The McNair Invitational was the first 18-hole event for East Union and Manteca High's boys teams this season, and coaches from both programs came away pleased on Monday.
One of the short-term goals coach Justin Coenenberg has set for Manteca High's girls soccer team is to keep every team it faces scoreless through the first half of its Valley Oak League schedule.
It is one thing to follow the path and end the journey where so many before have traveled.
Nine boys tennis teams hailing from leagues in the southern half of the Sac-Joaquin Section converged on the courts of Manteca High for the first Manteca Invitational Friday.
After suffering through the wrong end of a perfect game the Weston Ranch Cougars responded, asserting themselves as a viable Valley Oak League threat in a 4-1 victory over the Manteca Buffaloes Friday in Stockton.
LATHROP – After taking a fifth inning lead in Friday's back-and-forth Valley Oak League contest with Kimball High, the Lathrop Spartans fell apart, giving up back-to-back four run innings to close out an 11-3 loss Friday.
With aspirations for a Valley Oak League title embedded in the program, East Union had a clear agenda when it came to visiting Sonora Thursday in Valley Oak League play. The Lancers handled business, beating Sonora 204-226 at Manteca Golf Course.
Another day, another win for the Valley Oak League leading Manteca High boys tennis team.
The Lathrop Spartans were finally able to put it all together, taking down Sonora on the road 10-7 for their first-ever Valley Oak League win Thursday.
After outlasting rival Sierra last week, Manteca High's varsity boys track team continued its early-season roll with a 94-51 win over visiting Sonora Thursday.
Oakdale High's Mark Ortiz took a pitch off his batting helmet, but it was East Union that felt the pain Thursday at Agostini Field.
Jake Corn was perfect for the Manteca Buffaloes Wednesday against Weston Ranch.
After spotting the Kimball Jaguars a three-run lead in the top of the first, Lathrop chipped away to force extra innings, and score the winning run in the eighth inning of a 4-3 Valley Oak League win Wednesday.
Jack Thomson's 501st victory will have to wait.
Katie Thomas played the role of hero, connecting for a three-run home run in the seventh inning to lead Ripon Christian to an 8-7 win over Gustine High Wednesday.
DELHI - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team topped off its fifth straight Southern League championship season Wednesday with a 2-1 victory at Delhi.
STOCKTON - Not bad for a rebuilding season.
LATHROP - Michael Mills let go of a corner 3 as time expired.
Wednesday's 67-52 loss to visiting Central Catholic of Modesto in all likelihood ended East Union's season, but it was a season in which ...
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
OAKDALE - Manteca already had at least a piece of the Valley Oak League championship when it visited Oakdale for the final regular-season game of the ...
East Union's Zach Hernandez got knocked to the ground on a corner kick from Trent Rivera early in the second half, but he did ...
Josie Reyes was in on two first-half goals for Manteca and that lead would hold for the rest of the game as the Buffaloes held ...
Sierra celebrated senior night and its Valley Oak League outright championship with a trouncing of Weston Ranch on Tuesday night.
RIPON - Ripon will take a three-game winning streak into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after exacting revenge against Hilmar on Tuesday, 44-43.
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian appears to be peaking at the right time.
MARIPOSA - Nick Van Vliet scored twice, and Ripon Christian benefited from an own goal from Mariposa to sneak away with a 5-4 Southern League win ...
Manteca dominated from start to finish, but Noelle Smith and visiting Lathrop made the Buffaloes work for their 3-1 win in their annual Kicking for ...
MODESTO - Sierra left little doubt in its rematch with Central Catholic.
STOCKTON – East Union remained in the hunt for an at-large Sac-Joaquin Section playoff bid Saturday with a 66-42 Valley Oak League girls basketball win over ...