It wasn't the opening whistle that got the East Union Lancers going in their Valley Oak League showdown with Sierra High Wednesday; it was the Timberwolves netting the game's first goal in a 2-1 come-from-behind win over host Sierra.
The Manteca Buffalos were led by a solid nine-hole round from Mickey Dias whose round of 53 led the Buffalos over the Sierra Timberwolves 323-333 Wednesday at Manteca Golf Course.
It was a matchup between the city's top best singles players, and for now title belongs to Sierra High's Vannida Nguyen.
Ripon Christian was welcomed to the Southern League with a 3-2 loss to visiting Mariposa Tuesday.
The Weston Ranch Cougars bounced back after dropping the third game, beating Central Valley 25-22, 25-20, 17-25, 26-24 Tuesday in Stockton.
The East Union Lancers attacked one of the more challenging courses in the Valley Oak League but did not flinch, handling Oakdale 232-310 Tuesday at Oakdale Golf and Country Club.
Ricardo Perez admitted there was a little luck involved in his late goal that decided East Union High's 4-3 win over visiting Lathrop at Dino Cunial Field Monday.
The Sierra High Cross-Country program narrowly missed out on closing out its 8th Annual Sierra Invitational with a boys and girls small-schools varsity championship, finishing second to Cosumnes Oaks and St. Mary's in the boys and girls side, respectively.
RIPON – The Ripon Indians did not have a huge offensive breakout during the 30th Annual Ripon Christian-Jerry Terpsma Classic, but the Indians put together enough to earn a spot in the championship where they would fall to the eventual champion Escalon Cougars in a 2-0 loss Saturday.
East Union High tennis coach Julia Bylow hopes the Lancers' 8-7 squeaker against visiting rival Manteca is a sign that a turnaround is imminent.
Chelsea Bereta got into a nice groove from the service line, where Sierra High was especially effective in its three-game shutout of visiting Johansen Thursday.
East Union High delves into Valley Oak League action riding a three-match winning streak following Thursday's sweep (25-19, 25-18, 25-13) of host Downey Thursday in Modesto.
It will be up to the four-time defending champion East Union Lancers to motivate themselves at moments during this Valley Oak League season, and the group responded with a relatively easy win over the Manteca Buffaloes Thursday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
The Sierra Timberwolves continue to take steps towards building a Valley Oak League contender, stopping the host Tracy Bulldogs 2-1 Thursday in non-league action.
ESCALON – Manteca High jumped out in front of the Escalon Cougars in the first 10 minutes of their non-league contest, but a pair of penalties in the box would cost Manteca in its 2-1 loss to Escalon Wednesday at Escalon High.
Weston Ranch coach Chris Teevan didn't want to get too excited after his team's first of two wins over Manteca.
Jake Menasco pitched five shutout innings for Manteca and led the Buffaloes to a 4-1 non-league win over visiting Los Banos on Thursday.
Manteca High needed five innings to dispose of Central Valley on Wednesday.
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 ...