CERES - Less isn't more in swimming. "More," in fact, helped East Union's boys team edge out Ceres 83-67 to open the Valley Oak League season Friday. The girls won more decisively, 112-56. "We're pretty deep this year, so we're able to mix it up a little bit," East Union coach Chris Johnson said. "We have some first-year swimmers that are very talented and quick learners. "For our boys, depth in our relays helped win ...
ELK GROVE - Smarting from Thursday's 10-0 Sacramento Tournament of Champions-opening loss to powerhouse Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills, the two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division II champion, East Union coach Brian Goulart was curious to see how his team would rebound with a healthy lineup.
STOCKTON - On Monday he did it with his bat. On Friday, he did it with his arm. Antonio Joseph struck out seven and walked one, as Weston Ranch completed a home-and-home sweep of McNair with a 12-2 victory to close the preseason. Joseph gave up two runs in the first, though both were unearned. Joseph was 2 for 4 in Monday's contest and drove in three runs. His performance on the mound was a ...
OAKDALE - For anyone that hasn't experienced courses like the ones offered at Oakdale and Sonora, the learning curve is steep.
C.J. Rivas was unstoppable at the plate Friday for the Manteca sophomore baseball team in a five-inning 15-3 drubbing of Chavez.
MODESTO - They call Tom Moore, the late meet director of the former Modesto Relays, the "Grandfather of district track and field."
Apparently the Lancers are charitable sorts. For the second straight day East Union sent home a Stockton opponent home without the muscle wear and joint strain of two superfluous innings. After a 12-2 beat-down of Stagg Friday night, the Lancers smacked Chavez 11-1 Saturday in a make-up contest at Agostini Field. Frank Bailey got the start and was fantastic, allowing no runs on one hit with five strikeouts and just one walk. Joe Modesto (1 ...
BAKERSFIELD - Down 3-2 with 20 seconds remaining in his first match Saturday at the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships, Ryan Mackey had little choice but to shoot.
After Manteca let a 1-1 deadlock slip away to Pioneer, 4-2, on penalty kicks, the tournament host wrapped the 1st Annual Buffalo Cup with a nice 3-0 win over Hilmar to finish third overall Saturday afternoon at Guss Schmiedt Field.
SACRAMENTO - Sierra High moved to 7-0-1 on the season by winning the Folsom Challenge Cup in Sacramento Saturday.
MODESTO - Back-to-back errors, combined with mostly silent bats spelled doom for East Union in its first contest Saturday at Rainbow Fields, a 6-0 loss to Grace Davis.
BAKERSFIELD - There would be no slow start for Ryan Mackey this time around. Not even close. The Ripon High senior, and the lone area qualifier for the 2009 California Interscholastic Federation State Championships, went 3-0 to start and finished with a loss Friday, cementing his spot in today's Day 2. Guaranteed of at least a 12th-place finish at this point, Mackey must win two matches Saturday to assure himself of at least a sixth ...
Nobody likes a tie, but nobody was doing much whining about it after Ripon and East Union battled to a 1-1 stalemate at Woodward Park Friday.
Manteca High kicked off the 1st Annual Buffalo Cup with a 4-1 win over Bret Heart Friday evening at Guss Schmiedt Field.
STOCKTON - The 2008 Sac-Joaquin Section Division III runner-up East Union Lancers picked up where they left off a season ago, storming out of the gate with a 12-2 win over Stagg Friday afternoon.
TRACY – Weston Ranch came out and played an inspired second half of football Friday in a 48-27 loss to Kimball.
Sierra High's Anna Cardenas defeated Christine Kim in the No. 1 singles encounter Thursday, but the Timberwolves couldn't put away other tightly-contested matches in a 7-2 defeat against second-place Oakdale.
Oakdale gave itself some breathing room in the Valley Oak League standings Thursday, warding off visiting Manteca 3-2 for the second time this season.
Sierra went from escaping with a disappointing one-goal win to breathing a sigh of relief that it remained a 1-1 tie with visiting Lathrop High on Thursday.
Ripon High's girls golf team put together its best round of the season Thursday, and just in time with the Valley Foothill League North Division Tournament looming.
For Weston Ranch to play its way back into the postseason hunt, it will have to avenge some of its losses from the first-half of Valley Oak League play.
Sierra carried some momentum from Game 1 to Game 2 on Wednesday against host East Union, but unfortunately for the Timberwolves the results were the same in all three matches as the Lancers won the Valley Oak League volleyball contest 25-19, 25-19, 25-16 at Dalben Center.
TRACY - Injuries continue to slow Manteca High's cross country team, but not enough to keep the Buffaloes from widening their leads in the Valley Oak League standings.
East Union co-head coach Brian Goulart summed up his team's round in the Sierra Invitational with one word Wednesday.