This was far from a routine victory for Manteca High's girls tennis team, which travelled across town to Sierra Tuesday as the established favorite to earn the Valley Oak League championship.
LATHROP – In what shaped up to be two well-coached programs vying to win their Valley Oak League opener, the improved Lathrop Spartans soccer club battled reigning champion East Union to a 2-2 tie Tuesday.
Valley Oak League play opened just fine for the Sierra Timberwolves, taking care of business in their leaue debut against the Oakdale Mustangs 3-1 Tuesday.
Ripon Christian went into Monday's Southern League opener at Waterford coming off a solid third-place finish in its own 32nd Annual Jerry Terpsma Classic.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thursday's volleyball results did not run in Friday or Saturday's editions of the Bulletin due to space constraints. This is the roundup in its entirety.
RIPON - Eight area teams got together for the Ripon Christian Soccer Tournament Saturday with the Valley Oak League's Lathrop Spartans closing out play as champions in a victory over the Ripon Indians.
Manteca High's tennis team made a quality impression at the California Girls Tennis Classic in Clovis, finishing tournament action with a 1-1 split Saturday, including a 6-4 win over Atascadero.
East Union's boys soccer team notched its first two wins of the season during group play of the Arturo Marquez Memorial Tournament in Stockton Friday.
Manteca High showed well in the first day of the California Girls Tennis Classic in Clovis, winning two of its three matches.
In more ways than one, Modesto High was its own worst enemy in a 2-1 loss at Manteca Thursday.
LATHROP - Lathrop High's volleyball team got swept by Edison and fell to 1-4 in nonleague play Thursday, but the Spartans had little reason to feel discouraged.
Sierra's girls tennis team nearly made it a clean sweep Thursday in Sonora, where it routed the Wildcats, 8-1.
Ripon Christian trailed visiting Hughson 1-0 at the half and fought back with a second-half goal to force a 1-1 non-league tie with the Huskies Thursday.
When the East Union girls golf team walked off the par-36 front nine at Van Buskirk Golf Course, the team not only had put together its best round of the season, but also gave a brief glimpse at the expected potential this year's group of Lancers hold.
The passing of the torch began Wednesday at Weston Ranch.
RIPON - It was an upset in the making for the first 60 minutes of Ripon's Trans-Valley League tussle with Hughson at Stouffer Field on ...
OAKDALE - East Union distanced itself further from the pack in the Valley Oak League thanks to a 2-1 win on Oakdale's artificial turf at ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch scrapped its way to another home victory Tuesday, edging out Interstate 5 rivals Lathrop, 50-47.
East Union earned the distinction of being the best of the rest in the Valley Oak League in its final double dual of the regular ...
MODESTO - Manteca came up with big stops when it needed to Wednesday at Central Catholic.
RIPON - Derek Wright was feeling it.
LATHROP - Gurveen Bal knows how to set the tone.
Tuesday was a whirlwind day for Loretta Kakala.
RIPON - Emily Manes and Abby Buitrago jump started the Ripon Christian attack early, and the Knights kept the pressure on visiting Delhi in a 10-0 ...
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian, leading by double digits for much of the game, fended off a late rally from Hughson to escape with a 52-44 win.
Manteca's boys soccer team has been at its best in the second half of late.
Another day, another game cancelled for Manteca High boys and girls soccer coach Justin Coenenberg.
The coaching change for Ripon High's girls basketball team has had no effect on the annual Hoops for the Cure Classic, which is now ...
LATHROP – Manteca's Kyle Bolding knows how to bury an opponent.
East Union employed a suffocating defense to take over first place in Valley Oak League boys soccer Saturday with a 3-1 win over host Sierra ...