East Union's boys and girls track and field teams both moved to 4-2 in Valley Oak League duals after getting past rival Manteca in a make-up meet at home Friday.
Sierra High's sophomore baseball team recovered from a blowout loss to Oakdale Thursday to hand the Valley Oak League's top club its first loss with a 10-9 victory in eight innings Friday at home.
Manteca High's girls soccer ended its playoff drought by beating visiting Sonora 1-0 Thursday.
Manteca High's boys tennis team took some big graduation hits over the last two years.
Jackie Ketner has always been one to rely on her defense to make plays, and her defense came through for the final out of Thursday's Valley Oak League contest with Lathrop at Northgate Softball Complex.
After leading the East Union Lancers to their fourth straight Valley Oak League championship and 10th consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth, head coach Jim Agostini will get to take a curtain call when he guides one of the squads in the 15th Annual Six-County All-Star Game.
It was more than just the final match of a long Valley Oak League season, it was the final tune-up for both Sierra and Manteca high's going into Tuesday's VOL Championships at Greenhorn Creek in Angels Camp.
OAKDALE – The Sierra Timberwolves could have folded after falling behind early, but they hung tough and battled, falling to the Oakdale Mustangs 7-2 in Valley Oak League play Thursday.
LATHROP – After four attempts at getting in their makeup game, East Union and Lathrop finally met up and it was all Lancers in their 14-4 Valley Oak League sophomore softball win over the Spartans Thursday.
Usually when the Valley Oak League season ends and Sierra and Oakdale high's track and field programs prepare to do battle there is something worthwhile at stake. Nothing changed with this year's regular season finale, as Sierra was able to outshine Oakdale on three of the four levels of competition taking a trio of VOL championships Wednesday.
RIPON – Earlier in the season the Ripon Christian golf team dealt the Ripon Indians a difficult defeat, but the Indians were able to get a taste of revenge with their 218-242 Trans Valley League win over the Knights Wednesday at Spring Creek Golf and Country Club.
East Union High's golf team turned in exceptional round for the majority of the squads in the Valley Oak League, but its effort Wednesday was only good enough to stay close to the league leading Oakdale Mustangs in a 208-217 loss at Manteca Golf Course.
CERES - In what was a complete team effort, the Sierra Timberwolves made it a season sweep of the Ceres Bulldogs, winning their Wednesday Valley Oak League battle 6-4 to shake the league's foundation up even further.
With her future already locked up, there is one thing left on Manteca High Rileigh Mankin's to-do list to make her senior year even sweeter.
HUGHSON – With a single, a double and a triple already in the books, Ripon High's Jared Macedo calmly strolled to the plate and put the finishing touches on his cycle when he blasted a homerun in his final at bat of the Indians' 17-3 dismantling of Hughson High Wednesday in Trans Valley League play.
Outstanding efforts from the goalies kept this Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV boys soccer playoff opener from erupting into a high-scoring affair at Sierra High's ...
Not this time.
East Union ended the regular season strong on tuesday, sweeping host rival Sierra 25-13, 25-14, 25-18.
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LODI - Alex Gonzales and the Ripon High girls golf team came up short of advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament.
Manteca came oh so close to pulling off a big upset on Tuesday.
STOCKTON - It was a great day for East Union, which claimed its ninth straight Valley Oak League championship at Swenson Park Tuesday.
This time, Manteca made Oakdale earn the victory, and the Buffaloes nearly pulled off the upset in Tuesday's showdown between the Valley Oak League ...
LATHROP – In the third set Tuesday Sierra's Brianna Padua served five consecutive service points to bring the Timberwolves from behind for the second set ...
STOCKTON - Sierra High's Claire Banks swept No. 3 Elizabeth Tolbert of rival Manteca 6-4, 6-0 in the semifinal round of Tuesday's Valley Oak ...
SONORA - A five-goal outburst in the second quarter helped the Ripon High boys water polo team gain a wide separation en route to a 15-7 ...
Payton Reis' hardest hit of the night didn't score for Manteca, but it inspired fellow freshman Kacy Bolding to finish what her teammate started ...