With two of the three groups lounging alongside the ninth green of Manteca Golf Course, one group strolled up the fairway not knowing its scores would ultimately decide the outcome of Tuesday's highly-anticipated Valley Oak League match between Sierra and East Union highs.
All Sierra High's baseball team could do Tuesday was tip its hat and look forward to the rematch.
CERES – Not even 36 straight innings of pitching during the NorCal Classic in Tracy could slow down Sierra softball ace Gabby Hawkins.
STOCKTON – The 4-0 beating that the Weston Ranch Cougars dealt to first-year varsity program Lathrop High School would have most coaches ecstatic.
CERES - Three goals inside of the first 30 minutes was enough to keep the Manteca girls soccer team atop the Valley Oak League standings after a 3-0 win against Ceres.
A long string of perfection came to a screeching halt for the Manteca Buffaloes, as they finally experienced defeat in a 4-1 loss to Ceres High Tuesday in Valley Oak League action.
Coming off two heartbreaking, one-run losses to rival Sierra last week, the Manteca High baseball team reversed its fortunes behind a stellar pitching performance from Matt Burrows in a 2-0 win over the dangerous Central Valley Hawks at home Tuesday.
PATTERSON - It was Ripon freshman Andrew Bonner and everybody else at the challenging Diablo Grande Golf and Country Club Tuesday.
The Manteca High frosh-soph soccer squad had little trouble disposing of the visiting Ceres Bulldogs, cruising to a relatively easy 6-0 win Tuesday in Valley Oak League play.
NEWMAN - Ripon Christian's baseball team wrapped up its dominating run through the Orestimba Tournament Saturday with a 12-1 victory over Turlock Christian for the title.
The East Union High soccer team's potentially explosive attack was given a wake-up call when it suffered its first Valley Oak League loss by a 2-0 count last Thursday against rival Manteca.
When I saw this photo accompanying my column for the first time it provoked emotions inside of me I haven't tapped into in years. What an amazing sight to see. Seeing one of those once-in-a-while type of players that really gets it. Caleb Young, though. really gets it.
TRACY – The motivation was there for the Sierra Timberwolves to bounce back from a pair of losses on the opening day of the NorCal Classic softball tournament on Friday.
It was all Manteca High in both divisions of Friday's Valley Oak League meet between the Buffaloes and East Union Lancers, with Manteca earning a pair of victories with a 100-69 boys win and a 118-51 win on the girls side.
TRACY – East Union's softball team could not channel the performance that lifted them over Notre Dame High, putting together a lackluster performance in a lopsided 8-1 loss to Clovis High Friday in the NorCal Classic Tournament's platinum division action.
Nolan Lingley's 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth period Saturday keyed a 20-14 come-from-behind win for the Ripon Knights varsity over the host Modesto ...
TRACY - Adrienne Beltrami hoped to break up Karina Rodriguez's rhythm at the service line by calling a timeout for Ripon, which then trailed 14-9 ...
Despite taking 15 first-half shots, East Union could manage just one goal in the first 39 minutes Monday night when Gerardo Romero found the net ...
Despite two touchdowns for the Manteca Chargers from Marcelo Morales, the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity held on for a 24-19 win over the Chargers ...
Derek Roy scored two touchdowns for Ripon on Thursday in a 28-18 loss to Sonora in non-league freshman football action.
In the Valley Oak League volleyball opener, the Buffaloes rode the momentum Thursday to squeak past rival East Union.
Ripon swept visiting Big Valley Christian-Modesto 25-14, 25-16, 25-20 in non-league volleyball action Thursday.
It came down to a tiebreaker, but the Weston Ranch girls tennis team was able to squeak out a victory against intradistrict rival East Union ...
Ripon Christian got behind early to host Delhi on Thursday and lost 3-0 in Southern League soccer action.
Orestimba-Newman defeated Ripon Christian 227-261 Thursday in Southern League golf action at the par-36 Diablo Grande Ranch Course in Patterson.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants pitcher Jake Peavy homered through the low-hovering mist for his first long ball in more than nine years, leading San Francisco ...
The Weston Ranch soccer team continued its defense of the Sac-Joaquin Section championship Wednesday but it was not a pretty defense as the Cougars and ...
Emotions can play a big factor when crosstown rivals clash.
The Manteca High girls' tennis squad rolled past visiting Lathrop in Tuesday's Valley Oak League match, 9-0.
STOCKTON – Manteca eked out a first-set victory Tuesday before host Chavez-Stockton took the next three in a 24-26, 25-23, 25-11, 25-22 non-league volleyball win.