The 2008 soccer season was a rough one for area teams. Manteca, fresh of its Valley Oak League championship campaign, battled injuries to key players all season and quickly fell out of the race for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff spot. Rival East Union and Ripon of the Trans Valley League both finished third in their respective conferences, but neither qualified for the postseason. Ripon was in the hunt before dropping a heartbreaking loss ...
The Manteca High soccer program held its 2nd Annual Band of Buffaloes Alumni Game Tuesday at Guss Schmiedt Field. The White Team won, 6-5, after Jesus Perez scored the last of his three goals on a penalty kick in stoppage time. Also scoring goals for the White were Juan Carlos Ramirez (two) and Kolby Murphy. Belmonte had a hat trick for the Green, with Adrian Gallardo and Tim Geerlof also scoring. Thirty four alumni participated, ...
The Comcast Hometown Network will televise 13 Northern California high school football games this fall, and among them will be the Oct. 30 matchup between Manteca and Oakdale at The Corral.
The anticipated realignment of Sac-Joaquin Section conferences won't come to pass until the 2010-11 school year, but changes to the football playoff format has been approved to begin this fall.
The pads were popping at Ripon Christian Friday afternoon as the Ripon Knights practiced full-contact tackling drills. Head coach Todd Keast and the Knights kick off the 2009 season Aug. 22 at Gustine High, where the Redskins will be waiting. Ripon will face another road test in the Delhi Raiders Aug. 29 before returning to RC for the first contest in front of the home faithful.
The East Union high varsity linemen ran through conditioning and blocking drills Tuesday at East Union while the skill position players hit up the weight room. The Sac-Joaquin Section imposed dead period for fall season athletes begins today and lasts until Aug. 17. Pre-conditioning for football begins Aug. 17 and lasts until the Aug. 24, the first day of practice.
Kyle Harman, ever the perfectionist, wasn't exactly thrilled. He wasn't thoroughly disappointed either. Coming off a month-long hiatus from golf because of a groin injury, the soon-to-be East Union High senior took second in the San Joaquin Valley Junior Invitational in Fresno Monday and Tuesday. Harman finished the tournament 13-over par (79-76-155) at, just two strokes shy of the leader, D.J. Stone at San Joaquin Country Club, where Fresno State's men's and women's golf teams ...
East Union High hosted a two-day volleyball skills camp at the Dalben Center.
STOCKTON - Don't tell Eric Reis and his assistant coaches that the season hasn't started yet.
East Union was back on the gridiron Saturday at Modesto Junior College as part of the MJC passing league tournament. The Lancers made short work of Turlock in the second game of the day. The first and second-team offenses both turned in a pair of touchdowns, while the first and second-team defenses held the Bulldogs to just one score. Starting quarterback Teejay Gordon was in control throughout, throwing an accurate, tight spiral. Gordon found both ...
For three varsity seasons at Sierra High, Andy Scott displayed his fielding prowess at both middle-infield positions and his keen ability to get the big hits.
East Union and Sierra's softball rivalry took a back seat during the final week of the Valley Oak League season and the days following.
Nicole Vanni, the 2009 Bulletin All-Area Most Valuable Player, is quite possibly the best girls soccer player ever to compete at Sierra High.
It's hard to look back on everything the 2009 Bulletin All-Area Track Athletes of the Year, Sierra High hurdler Courtney Whitlock and Weston Ranch hurdler Angell Mayfield, were able to accomplish over the course of the season and not be thoroughly impressed.
One put the finishing touches on an outstanding high school career. The other is just getting started. Sierra High teammates Josh Revives and Kara Hall are the 2009 Bulletin All-Area Swimmers of the Year. After qualifying for his third-straight Sac-Joaquin Section trials in both the 100 and 200 freestyle events, Revives ended his career at Tokay High May 16 with a 15th place finish in the 200. "I've always placed top-eight (in the 200)," Revives ...
Ripon Christian got redemption during Tuesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI Tournament at Stevinson Ranch Golf Course.
Ripon momentarily kept its playoff hopes alive Tuesday thanks to a 5-1 victory over visiting Hilmar, but another game in Newman ultimately knocked the Indians out of contention.
Austin Plunk nearly led Lathrop High to an upset win at Oakdale, which would have been the Spartans' first against the Valley Oak League champion Mustangs.
Courtney Range and Bri Moore were teammates for one season at St. Mary's.
The Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV and V tournaments both ended dramatically on Monday.
Ripon Christian dropped two three-set heartbreakers in a very competitive 6-3 loss to Escalon in Monday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Coed Tournament quarterfinal at the Ripon Community Center.
East Union coach Dan Triglia saved the best for last on Monday.
The Valley Oak League isn't traditionally known for its sprinting, but the 2013 class is poised to make some noise.
Tyler Moss has returned in time for Sierra to make a run at a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth.
Manteca High's tennis team was well represented in the first day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament on Thursday.
Tiana Chacon and the Ripon softball team got their revenge.
Will Brink punctuated his decorated four-year run in the Valley Oak League with multiple titles Wednesday at Livermore's Poppy Ridge Golf Course.
With the Valley Oak League championship and a postseason berth already out of reach, Manteca High had little to play for but pride Wednesday when the Buffaloes travelled across town to meet Sierra.
How's this for degree of difficulty: To find Manteca High's only diver in recent history you'll have to travel to Tracy High.