Goalkeepers hardly get the glory, but on Friday Sierra High goalkeeper Lia Unterholzner took advantage of that rare opportunity in an evenly-contested 1-1 tie with visiting crosstown rival East Union.
Things remained relatively close in the Valley Oak League swim meet between East Union and Sierra highs Friday in girls action, but stellar performances from Christina Ngo and Kara Hall helped the Timberwolves pull out the 99-71 win at East Union.
It was the only game played in the area - half of one anyway.
It took a little over 10 minutes for Sierra High standout Joanna Ortiz to make her presence felt, and when she did she didn't stop. Putting together a first-half hat trick to lift the Timberwolves over the host Manteca Buffaoloes 3-1 Wednesday in Valley Oak League play.
With players returning from various ailments and injuries, East Union High's girls soccer team had one last chance to prepare for its big Valley Oak League tussle with rival Sierra Friday.
Sierra High's rebuilding boys golf team appears to be on the right track.
The golf career of Ripon High senior Samantha Conway began with a skillless session of hitting a bucket of balls, but after four grueling seasons with the Indians, the constant improvements paid off when Conway was accepted to the University of Redlands.
The Manteca Buffaloes got dominant starting pitching from Matt Burrows and capitalized offensively on a Sonora miscue, opening the Valley Oak League baseball schedule with a 4-2 win over the Wildcats Tuesday at Manteca.
Sierra High's upstart softball team hoped to make a statement Tuesday when it opened the Valley Oak League season at Oakdale, home of the two-time defending champion.
Even with one of the most impressive individual rounds of the young season, East Union fell a few strokes short in a 206-209 loss to Oakdale in Valley Oak League play Tuesday.
The East Union and Manteca high school boys golf teams showed some rust in their first match back from spring break Monday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
For the first time in a few seasons, several of the teams in the Valley Oak League will begin the treacherous home-home series' with the chance of winning the championship. Sure, every year coaches tell their kids to play for a championship, only this season those coaches believe they have a shot.
Manteca's three high school softball teams share one common trait this year; they're all young - very young.
Airenne Curry's goal in the 8th minute was all Manteca High's girls soccer team needed in a 2-0 road win at Weston Ranch Monday, which evens the Buffaloes' Valley Oak League record to 1-1.
Opening the contest by jumping on its opponents first has not been the case for Lathrop High, but the Spartans were able to do just that against Bear Creek yet could not keep pace in a 14-4 non-league baseball loss to the Bruins Friday.
After three quarters locked in a slugfest with host Manteca on Saturday, Albany needed one more weapon in the final period to advance in the ...
The Weston Ranch Cougars stumbled early on against visiting Bishop O'Dowd in Saturday's NorCal opening round.
Midway through the second half Friday night Minty Doyle headed in a corner kick from Jadyn Shinn for an insurance goal to help tournament host ...
RIPON - Reinforcements arrived just in time for the inaugural Ripon Christian Classic on Friday.
The East Union softball lineup is top-heavy - in a good way.
To be the champion, Weston Ranch (27-4) will have to beat the champion.
SALIDA - A nip-and-tuck battle turned into a blowout thanks to a seven-run barrage in the top of the fifth inning, as Manteca High's baseball ...
MOUNT SHASTA - The Ripon Christian girls basketball team's season ended a long way from home Wednesday in the first round of the CIF State ...
Sierra pitcher Lindsey Walljasper put the hammer down when she had to Wednesday.
RIPON - There was nothing that Manteca did that surprised Jamie DeBruyn and his Ripon girls soccer team in Wednesday's nonleague match between 2015 Sac-Joaquin ...
Manteca used the whole package Tuesday with stellar hitting, pitching and fielding to hand Ripon a 10-0 six-inning mercy rule loss in non-league baseball action ...
TRACY - After starting the season with two close losses, East Union's baseball team came out on the winning end of another thanks to a ...
STOCKTON - The Ripon Christian softball team had problems getting on track Monday in an 11-0 five-inning error-plagued mercy rule loss to host Stagg of Stockton ...
SACRAMENTO - D'Angelo Finley wasn't with Weston Ranch a year ago when the boys basketball team was handled by rival Sierra in the Sac-Joaquin ...
Past contacts with coaches ended up opening new doors for East Union senior Marco Gonzales' future.