East Union senior Jami Arceo went on a mean streak from the service line during the opening set of Wednesday's preseason matchup with visiting Lodi.
It's a busy week for a handful of area boys soccer teams as league play approaches. Today, Manteca High hosts its 6th Annual Buffalo Cup at Woodward Park. Upstart Valley Oak League rival Weston Ranch returns to the loaded eight-team field. The tournament concludes with the second and final rounds this Saturday at Manteca High. Also Saturday is the Ripon Christian Jerry Terpsma Classic, which features small-school programs from around the Sac-Joaquin Section including familiar ...
East Union standout sophomore Brooke Riley continued to play impressive golf on Wednesday afternoon.
The style points did not go to East Union's girls tennis team Tuesday when it opened the Valley Oak League season with visiting rival Sierra.
RIPON - It was a sigh-of-relief type of win for Manteca, while Ripon felt like it let one slip away at Stouffer Field on Tuesday night.
Coach Francisco Cisneros isn't disappointed in how his Weston Ranch boys soccer team blew a two-goal lead in Tuesday's 3-3 tie with visiting Lincoln.
MODESTO – The season is young, but Rich Posz can already see the growth in his team. East Union went 9-15 in Posz's first season as head coach and finished four games below .500 in Valley Oak League play. The close matches almost always slipped away from his Lancers. A strong showing at the Officials Tournament at Johansen High this weekend has changed Posz's perception. His team has learned how to close. East Union was ...
East Union didn't need to play well to notch a win in its Valley Oak League opener Tuesday at Manteca Park Golf Course, but the reigning champion posted a solid score anyway.
Manteca High's sophomore football team didn't need to complete a pass to get past Central Valley 24-14 in last Friday's season opener for both squads.
HUIGHSON - A questionable call kept the Ripon High boys soccer team from playing for a championship on Saturday.
STOCKTON - Two days into their first varsity soccer season and the much ballyhooed junior class at Weston Ranch has a title.
The Manteca and Ripon cross country teams opened the season with solid efforts Friday at the Jaguar Invitational hosted by Kimball High of Tracy.
RIPON - There is a confidence among those with the Ripon Christian boys soccer program that hasn't existed in nearly a decade.
What do you do when you're overwhelmed with offensive talent? Easy. You take your best midfielder – a kid who received serious consideration in the Valley Oak League Most Valuable Player vote – and turn him into a defender. Oh … wait. Some might think Justin Coenenberg has gone mad, tinkering with the area's top offense in 2012. Rest assured, the Manteca boys soccer coach with the ZZ Top beard just looks crazy. Coenenberg has ...
Lathrop is coming off a respectable fourth-place finish in the Valley Oak League. Considering only the top three finishers made it into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, Lathrop and its then-first-year head soccer coach Lenny Lial were on the outside looking in. This fall, after Lathrop graduated a heavy load of seniors, the Spartans and their veteran second-year coach will be looking to four upperclassmen who are all returning with varsity experience to lead the charge. ...
The Weston Ranch, Ripon and Ripon Christian boys soccer teams enjoyed home-field advantage last Thursday when they opened the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
A last-ditch effort to extend its season came up short for the Ripon High boys water polo team on Monday.
Haley Silva and Josh Spooner of Sierra, Ellie Waters and Alex Norling of Ripon and Brendon Curtright of Weston Ranch finished in the top 10 of the Sac-Joaquin Subsection Cross Country championships Saturday at Frogtown in Angels Camp.
The Ripon boys outscored Los Banos in all four periods Saturday and came away with a 21-5 win in opening-round action of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II boys' water polo playoffs at Whitney High School.
RIPON - Andie Shelton thought nothing of it when Ripon Christian volleyball coach Kara Ledeboer asked for a list of her achievements a month ago.
RIPON – Ripon took nearly 30 minutes to get on the scoreboard during Thursday's opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V tournament.
RIPON – Ripon Christian standout Travis Vander Molen raced up the field after scoring the game's second goal, repeatedly tapping his head with his index while celebrating toward the home crowd.
Three area schools were represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament at Roseville's Johnson Ranch Racquet Club on Thursday.
STOCKTON - The littlest of Cougars came up big in Weston Ranch's first-ever postseason soccer game.
Vanden's defense was stingy during the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III tournament Thursday night.
If the Ripon and Ripon Christian volleyball teams are to meet again in the playoffs, it would have to be in the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV tournament.
Manteca senior Jesus Ponce was called off the pitch in the 71st minute of Tuesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff opener with visiting Lincoln of Placer County.
Hilmar capped an undefeated run through the Trans-Valley League season with Tuesday's four-game win (23-25, 25-19, 25-9, 25-23), but host Ripon gave the Yellowjackets another scare.
Manteca High's girls tennis team ended a 20-year playoff drought in 2011.
It turns out Ripon High's boys soccer team has its first Trans-Valley League championship all to itself.