The Manteca High girls soccer team came into Tuesday's match needing a win to remain viable in the Valley Oak League championship race.
Manteca won't need ace pitcher Jacob Corn to get two wins this week after he did so as both starter and reliever in last week's thrilling series with East Union.
Sierra High's girls swimming team is on track to earn its fourth Valley Oak League title and first since 2009.
Sierra's postseason hopes took a hit with Tuesday's 4-3 loss at Oakdale. The Timberwolves are now 2-4-1 at the midway point of the Valley Oak League (6-6-3 overall), and a rematch with a motivated East Union squad looms. Sierra managed to salvage a point by battling the much-favored Lancers to a 1-1 draw last Friday. They'll meet again Thursday at East Union's Dino Cunial Field. "This was a game we needed," Sierra coach Manuel Pires ...
East Union senior Kimberly LaMar was among the big winners of the A. Dale Lacky Scholarship, the Sac-Joaquin Section announced Monday.
RIPON – With long red hair blowing in the wind and a neck full of gold, Erika Brown owns the pool deck at the Ripon Aquatic Center.
It all comes down to next week's date with Kimball. Weston Ranch's quest for at least a share of its first Valley Oak League boys tennis title is very much alive after it completed a season sweep of defending champion Manteca High on Monday. The Cougars prevailed 6-3 at the Manteca Regional Tennis Center. Weston Ranch (9-1) notched its first win over Manteca by a 7-2 margin back on March 19. Weston Ranch is in ...
Weston Ranch completed a highly-successful run in the popular NorCal Classic Saturday, finishing 3-1 with a second-place finish in the Gold Bracket at Tracy Sports Complex.
Manteca High's boys swimming team nearly swept three of the final four events and swept 100-yard free style to overcome a talented Ripon team 88-78 last Friday.
Sierra junior Jessica Cueca had a silent first half Friday night. The second half was quite the contrary. Sierra played inspired soccer during the final 40 minutes as Cueca put in the Timberwolves' only score during a 1-1 Valley Oak League tie against East Union at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium. Cueca almost won the game for Sierra (2-3-1 VOL, 6-5-3 overall) in stoppage time, too. The shot sailed a foot to the right and EU ...
Sommer Wilson watched the ball loop toward her, a slow-cruising changeup that finished at the belt.
The East Union baseball team struggled to deliver the finishing blow on Friday evening. When given the chance, Manteca's Ezekiel Diaz wouldn't make the same mistake, delivering Manteca a 5-3 victory. Diaz doubled into the gap in right-center field to plate the eventual game-winning runs in the top of the 12 inning, bringing to close another classic chapter in this storied crosstown rivalry. Diaz produced three hits, none bigger than his two-run knock beneath a ...
The Oakdale swim program had their way with East Union on Friday afternoon. Except when Janelle Macedo and Hayley Boyd were in the pool. The Mustangs rode into the weekend with two comfortable victories. Oakdale's boys lapped East Union 128-42, while the girls cruised to a 105-65 win. Macedo and Boyd were among the few bright spots for the Lancers, each earning an individual victory. They later teamed with two others to win the 400-yard ...
For Sierra golf coach Jeff Williams, a Valley Oak League victory never felt so unsettling. The Timberwolves edged crosstown rival Manteca on Thursday afternoon, but the manner in which they won the match will drive Williams' tutelage for the next few weeks. The box score suggests Sierra and Manteca left Manteca Park Golf Course locked in a stalemate: 244-244. But even in a gentleman's sport like golf, there can be no ties. Someone has to ...
WESTON RANCH – Sammie Morris was in her domain on Thursday. Manteca's senior forward record a hat trick during a 5-0 win over Weston Ranch, still looking for its second Valley Oak League victory. Meanwhile, Manteca improved to 5-2 in league, 12-4 overall. "I don't think we played the best we've ever played," said Morris, who also tallied two assists. "Usually it takes us a couple of minutes to get it together and actually play, ...
MODESTO – Ripon's Yvette Serrano put together a respectable effort in the net Thursday afternoon at David Patton Field.
LODI - Ripon's Erika Brown qualified for the finals of the frosh-soph 100-yard freestyle and the 100 backstroke during the Sac-Joaquin Section girls swimming Trials at Tokay High on Thursday.
Jim Todd stopped practice and called for two substitutions.
The Sac-Joaquin Section's new playoff format has created plenty of intrigue.
LATHROP – Oakdale's resume speaks for itself.
RIPON - Ripon hasn't been to the Sac-Joaquin Section softtball playoffs since 1996.
Ripon resident and Central Catholic senior Aimee Rose has signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Notre Dame de Namur University. She will major in kinesiology at the Belmont-based Catholic school.
Manteca was 15 outs from missing out on a postseason berth altogether after starting the Valley Oak League season with a two-game lead in the standings through eight games.
Sierra senior Gabby Olmo came up clutch during a Valley Oak League finale against host East Union at the Northgate Softball Complex Tuesday.
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.