The Manteca High girls soccer team came into Tuesday's match needing a win to remain viable in the Valley Oak League championship race.
Manteca won't need ace pitcher Jacob Corn to get two wins this week after he did so as both starter and reliever in last week's thrilling series with East Union.
Sierra High's girls swimming team is on track to earn its fourth Valley Oak League title and first since 2009.
Sierra's postseason hopes took a hit with Tuesday's 4-3 loss at Oakdale. The Timberwolves are now 2-4-1 at the midway point of the Valley Oak League (6-6-3 overall), and a rematch with a motivated East Union squad looms. Sierra managed to salvage a point by battling the much-favored Lancers to a 1-1 draw last Friday. They'll meet again Thursday at East Union's Dino Cunial Field. "This was a game we needed," Sierra coach Manuel Pires ...
East Union senior Kimberly LaMar was among the big winners of the A. Dale Lacky Scholarship, the Sac-Joaquin Section announced Monday.
RIPON – With long red hair blowing in the wind and a neck full of gold, Erika Brown owns the pool deck at the Ripon Aquatic Center.
It all comes down to next week's date with Kimball. Weston Ranch's quest for at least a share of its first Valley Oak League boys tennis title is very much alive after it completed a season sweep of defending champion Manteca High on Monday. The Cougars prevailed 6-3 at the Manteca Regional Tennis Center. Weston Ranch (9-1) notched its first win over Manteca by a 7-2 margin back on March 19. Weston Ranch is in ...
Weston Ranch completed a highly-successful run in the popular NorCal Classic Saturday, finishing 3-1 with a second-place finish in the Gold Bracket at Tracy Sports Complex.
Manteca High's boys swimming team nearly swept three of the final four events and swept 100-yard free style to overcome a talented Ripon team 88-78 last Friday.
Sierra junior Jessica Cueca had a silent first half Friday night. The second half was quite the contrary. Sierra played inspired soccer during the final 40 minutes as Cueca put in the Timberwolves' only score during a 1-1 Valley Oak League tie against East Union at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium. Cueca almost won the game for Sierra (2-3-1 VOL, 6-5-3 overall) in stoppage time, too. The shot sailed a foot to the right and EU ...
Sommer Wilson watched the ball loop toward her, a slow-cruising changeup that finished at the belt.
The East Union baseball team struggled to deliver the finishing blow on Friday evening. When given the chance, Manteca's Ezekiel Diaz wouldn't make the same mistake, delivering Manteca a 5-3 victory. Diaz doubled into the gap in right-center field to plate the eventual game-winning runs in the top of the 12 inning, bringing to close another classic chapter in this storied crosstown rivalry. Diaz produced three hits, none bigger than his two-run knock beneath a ...
The Oakdale swim program had their way with East Union on Friday afternoon. Except when Janelle Macedo and Hayley Boyd were in the pool. The Mustangs rode into the weekend with two comfortable victories. Oakdale's boys lapped East Union 128-42, while the girls cruised to a 105-65 win. Macedo and Boyd were among the few bright spots for the Lancers, each earning an individual victory. They later teamed with two others to win the 400-yard ...
For Sierra golf coach Jeff Williams, a Valley Oak League victory never felt so unsettling. The Timberwolves edged crosstown rival Manteca on Thursday afternoon, but the manner in which they won the match will drive Williams' tutelage for the next few weeks. The box score suggests Sierra and Manteca left Manteca Park Golf Course locked in a stalemate: 244-244. But even in a gentleman's sport like golf, there can be no ties. Someone has to ...
WESTON RANCH – Sammie Morris was in her domain on Thursday. Manteca's senior forward record a hat trick during a 5-0 win over Weston Ranch, still looking for its second Valley Oak League victory. Meanwhile, Manteca improved to 5-2 in league, 12-4 overall. "I don't think we played the best we've ever played," said Morris, who also tallied two assists. "Usually it takes us a couple of minutes to get it together and actually play, ...
STOCKTON – Nicole Kaiser performed like she had a ticket to play Division I softball on Thursday.
Racing against time and trailing by a score, the East Union girls soccer team turned to desperation.
LODI – Jake Corn had confidence in his fastball.
LODI - Chandler Bengston woke up Central Catholic's bats with a loud two-run dinger that sparked a game-breaking, two-out rally.
STOCKTON - Allie Walljasper had plenty to do with Sierra punching its ticket to the semifinal of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV softball tournament Wednesday night.
RIO LINDA – Teagan Manus scored a hat trick and Bryanna Heida earned the clean sheet as Ripon Christian moved within one win of its first Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
LODI – The Ripon Christian Knights used their 12-day layoff to get back to the fundamentals.
Sierra High's 4x100 boys relay team broke the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Meet record Tuesday on its home track.
Ashley Almeida dove to her left, batting a rocket shot out of bounds.
STOCKTON - There was no fist pump. No twirl of the putter. Not even a smile cracked the face of the always even-keel Will Brink.
On a championship-caliber team with no Sac-Joaquin Section championships, Jim Todd isn't leaning on a rich core of veterans for the missing ingredient.
Sierra High has built it.
Manteca and Ripon Christian begin the Sac-Joaquin Section Division playoffs against familiar foes next week.
The road to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship appears to go through the Valley Oak League once again.
Ripon High's Zach Scudder and freshman Scott Tolman of Sierra are two of the favorites in today's Sac-Joaquin Section frosh-soph final in the 100-yard breast stroke.