Brandon Manville picked up a tennis racquet for the first time this past summer.
In a replay of the Valley Oak League's most pivotal rematch, the Manteca High School outlasted host Oakdale in an eight-inning battle that saw the Buffaloes explode for five in the bonus frame of a 6-1 win Thursday.
Sierra's boys track and field team was expected to clinch at least share of its second straight Valley Oak League title, and fifth in seven years, Thursday at Oakdale High.
In a clash between the top two teams in the Valley Oak League, Sierra High maintained the top spot by defeating second-place Kimball in Tracy Thursday, 4-1.
If it wasn't for bad luck, the East Union Lancers wouldn't have any.
Brennon Williams could have been the hero the last time he and the Oakdale High baseball team visited Manteca, but he was robbed of the opportunity.
Will C. Wood High of Vacaville returned home with the Tony Horton Golf Invitational's team and individual championships Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
After hauling in at least a portion of the 2011 Valley Oak League championship with a 5-0 win over the Lathrop Spartans Tuesday, the East Union tennis players simply stuck around for some extra work. The Lancers will have to stop the Sierra Timberwolves Thursday for the outright crown, and that will be the only thing to get the group a taste of satisfaction.
The Navarro family waited eight years for this moment, but Manteca High's softball program as a whole has waited even longer.
The spring showers won't seem to go away.
East Union boys tennis coach Ron Bylow is taking a lesson from some of the past weekend's first-round NBA playoff upsets.
An upset appeared to be in the making during the first 20 minutes of Monday's Weston Ranch-East Union girls soccer match at Dino Cunial Field.
Over a 10-day period in the last week and a half, three different girls soccer teams had sole possession of first place in the Valley Oak League, and defending champion Sierra High wasn't one of them heading into Friday's marquee matchup at rival East Union.
Every piece of Brian Goulart's puzzle fit perfectly in place, and junior Kelsey Emerson left little doubt as to who was his most important piece. Emerson turned in a performance for the ages, going the distance in the circle and connecting on a three-run homer in a 14-3 blowout of Manteca High Friday.
Leadoff hitter Iyana Hughes scored both of Sierra's runs early, and Allison Walljasper and the defense took care of the rest in a key 2-1 Valley Oak League win over visiting Oakdale High Thursday.
RIPON - One goal was all it took for Ripon to advance in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs on Thursday.
Career win No. 400 will have to wait for Sierra head coach Manuel Pires.
East Union beat Oakdale in a coin flip Thursday to get the No. 1 seed for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - With the outright Trans-Valley League title already clinched, Ripon completed a perfect run Wednesday but had to hold off last-place Mountain House 6-5 ...
Adrian Sevier-Aflleje pitched a gem for East Union on Wednesday and Manteca High committed two seventh-inning errors that led to the only run of the ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch capped its winningest season in program history with a 4-0 shutout of defending Valley Oak League champion Sierra on Wednesday.
OAKDALE – Even with a patchwork lineup, East Union battled Oakdale for 10 innings Tuesday before Kindra Hackbarth plated sister Maddi from second on a sizzling ...
Top-seeded Manteca dominated in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff opener on Tuesday, though the 2-0 final against visiting Ceres may indicate otherwise.
TRACY - Three Manteca-area outright baseball champions were crowned on Tuesday.
East Union clinched at least a share of the Valley Oak League title with a 6-2 win over visiting Central Catholic at Northgate Softball Complex ...
Jake Peterson threw a complete-game shutout Monday for Sierra and led the Timberwolves to a 5-0 Valley Oak League win over visiting Weston Ranch, keeping ...
WEST SACRAMENTO - Manteca High's boys tennis team played its final match of the season Monday, but coach Frank Fontana is hoping his young players ...
PATTERSON - Connor Larkin is playing his best golf at just the right time.
Nothing is settled yet in the final week of the Valley Oak League.
Despite being held to a combined no-hitter by Weston Ranch's Larry Martinez and Jordan Severin, East Union downed the Cougars 3-2 Saturday at Agostini ...