Austin Acker stood at the plate with a full count, the tying run on second and the winning run on first in Sierra High's half of the seventh inning Friday against visiting Escalon. The first-year varsity player cashed in when what looked like a harmless flyball to centerfield found the grass and gave Sierra a 4-3 comeback win.
Manteca High's girls soccer team effectively played keep-away against Stagg of Stockton in its 4-0 victory Friday, when its own Buffalo Cup tournament opened action for eight participating clubs.
Manteca High's boys tennis team dropped two of its first three matches in the California High School Tennis Classic Friday at Fresno City College.
The Sierra softball team had no problem taking care of business during its opening contests in the Ceres Tournament at Modesto's Rainbow Fields.
Manteca High's softball team is 3-0 for the first time since winning its first four in 2007 after pummeling visiting Denair by a football score of 27-0 Thursday.
When Lincoln High made its way to Manteca, there was no way the soccer team could have expected to witness the show Sierra junior Joanna Ortiz was prepared to put on. Ortiz went off for four goals in a 6-0 shellacking of the visiting Trojans Thursday.
RIPON - It took a little while for the Ripon to get its softball bats warmed up during a preseason game against Ripon Christian Thursday afternoon.
Ripon High's boys golf team made a statement in its Trans-Valley League opener against visiting Hilmar Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course's par-31 front nine.
LATHROP – Striking out the side in the first inning usually will give your team a good chance at winning, but Michael Pereznegron's such feat was sandwiched in between a couple of walks and a badly played fly ball, getting Cosumnes Oaks High out to a quick start in its 17-4 win over Lathrop Thursday.
When the CIF State Wrestling Championships begin at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield Friday, two area wrestlers will be on hand to try and accomplish a feat that every wrestler in the state opened the season pursuing. Ripon High's Travis Smith and Sierra High's Alex Nuanez are the area's last two standing.
SACRAMENTO - The Weston Ranch boys basketball team couldn't slay the Dragons, and the biggest and baddest of them all was slowed only by early foul trouble.
In a match between two of the more decorated programs in the Sac-Joaquin Section, the Manteca Buffaloes were able to use a strong team-wide effort to cruise past the Central Catholic Raiders 5-4 Wednesday in nonleague action.
RIPON – Ripon Christian was able to strike first against old Trans Valley League foe Ripon High, but the host Knights were unable to keep the upper hand, falling 3-1 on Wednesday.
GALT - For 19 consecutive games the Ripon Christian Knights have been able to conquer any task, but the Vacaville Christian defensive pressure was simply a challenge too great in the Knights' 71-63 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V semifinal loss Tuesday.
The 2011 Home Run Derby between Manteca High baseball standouts Matt Burrows and Daniel Miramontes is officially underway.
A strong pitching performance by Escalon High's Robby Rickman and uncharacteristic Sierra defense helped the Cougars to a 7-1 non-league baseball win over the ...
GALT - Jaelen Ragsdale relaced his shoes, stretched his legs and ran in place.
GALT - Manteca's quest for redemption has come full circle.
After a scoreless first four innings, East Union put up six runs in its final two frames to come from behind and down Ripon 6-2 ...
Scoring balance was integral to their teams' success in the Trans-Valley League, but senior point guards Zach Cortright and Jill Jamero managed to stand out ...
LATHROP - Manteca rebounded well from a nonleague loss with Tuesday's 9-0 drubbing of Lathrop.
STOCKTON -David Gonzales and David Lopez supplied some of the pop for the Lathrop offense but were also instrumental in fending off host Chavez from ...
RIPON - The post-Nick Sharp era started with a win for Ripon High's boys golf team.
TRACY - Sierra's boys and girls swim teams started their seasons with wins over West at Pinkie Phillips Aquatic Center on Tuesday.
WOODLAND - Freshman Jadyn Shinn proved herself to be more than ready for the varsity level in the Cal Spring Classic last Friday and Saturday.
The best of the best in the Manteca Unified Student Trust basketball league converged at East Union's Dalben Center this past Saturday for the ...
The Manteca and Weston Ranch boys basketball teams are back in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinals, only this time they aren't facing each ...
VISALIA - Lathrop resident Aysia Cortez did not let a flu bug and her first loss of the postseason keep her from capturing a medal in ...