Lathrop High volleyball coach Nicole Unrein isn't expressing disappointment in her team's three-game defeat (16-25, 16-25, 11-25) to visiting Oakdale.
Ripon Christian's boys soccer team has had little trouble holding teams for a half of late.
The East Union High girls golf squad took care of cross-town rival Manteca High Tuesday at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
Sierra High's boys soccer team secured bragging rights Monday at East Union, but first place still belongs to the Lancers.
It took another five games to decide an East Union-Weston Ranch volleyball match Monday.
Two of the area's top offensive players did not play in Friday's Manteca-Sierra rivalry grudge match at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
East Union High's varsity volleyball team swept cross-town rival Sierra in three games on Thursday.
It was a strong showing from the serving stripe that helped Weston Ranch supplement their offense against intra-district rival Lathrop Thursday night.
Ripon Christian's boys soccer team missed out on a chance to make a move in the Southern League Thursday but settled on a scoreless tie with visiting Mariposa.
With all other Valley Oak League tennis matches washing out Thursday, Sierra High took the opportunity to make a splash against a team that's in position to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
One day after winning the Sierra Invitational for a fifth straight year at Manteca Park Golf Course, the Valley Oak League-leading East Union girls golf team returned to its home track Thursday to post one of its best nine-hole scores of the season.
The East Union High girls golf team enjoyed playing 18 holes.
Heavy rains hit portions of the early soccer matches, making for some interesting action on Wednesday afternoon.
Weston Ranch High's girls tennis team is quickly closing in on its second straight Valley Oak League championship.
STOCKTON - Perhaps the only thing that could cool off Sierra's sizzling bats was the rain.
No. 2 Sierra used a monstrous first inning to advance out of the elimination round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III baseball playoffs Thursday, defeating El Camino 12-2 in five innings at McAuliffe Memorial Ballpark in Sacramento.
The Valley Oak League's top girls swim team was well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Trials Thursday at Tokay High in Lodi.
STOCKTON - Jeremy Wager-Smith was just too much for Ripon Christian to handle on Thursday.
Arianna Cardenas hadn't scored in more than a month, and she was battling a freshman for minutes, but few have been better in big games.
CERES - A chance at making history turned into heartbreak for the Manteca High boys tennis team in the first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section Division III team final.
Natalia Duran got the last laugh Wednesday.
Ripon Christian is heading to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship game for a second straight year after upending fourth-seeded Vacaville Christian 4-1 on Wednesday.
Cindy Alvarez started on defense for a second straight game.
Ripon's softball team is hoping the fourth time is the charm against Hughson.
RIPON - Emily O'Brien and Alli Hickman's valiant effort came up short in the No. 2 girls doubles match, as Ripon lost to Trans-Valley League rival Escalon 5-4 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis semifinals Wednesday.
The Ripon High baseball team is hitting its stride at the right time.
SACRAMENTO - Second-seeded East Union came out swinging Tuesday against No. 15 American Canyon.
Frank Fontana joined in on a three-on-three drill, talking a little trash and sharing laughs in what was the final practice of the season for the 2015 Manteca High boys tennis team.
Four Manteca-area schools qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer playoffs, and all four are a win away from playing for the blue banner.