Sierra High's playoff hopes became a little bit tougher following Friday's 11-7 Valley Oak League loss to visiting Oakdale.
LATHROP - Devin Sullivan pitched five strong innings in his first start in more than month, and Manteca rapped out 16 hits in completing a series sweep of Lathrop with 12-6 win on Friday.
Sierra High's boys track and field team had to truly early its Valley Oak League championship, and it ended the regular season undefeated with a 78-57 win against a talented Weston Ranch contingent Thursday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
RIPON - A team rarely celebrates a tie, and while two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII champion Ripon Christian was not all smiles after tying visiting Waterford 0-0 on Thursday, the Knights did have something to revel in - for the fourth consecutive season, they captured the Southern League title.
Two days after pitching a perfect game against rival Manteca, Sierra ace Lindsey Walljasper didn't get the nod for the Timberwolves' rematch with once-beaten Oakdale on Thursday.
TRACY - C.J. Drain scored the eventual-game winning run, then struck out the side in the bottom of the eighth inning as Weston Ranch escaped Kimball with an 8-7 win that that snapped a six-game losing skid for the Cougars.
Barely three minutes into the game, Ivy Benson fought through a pack of Oakdale defenders for a goal, and midway through the first half Leah Manuleleua added a second goal. The Mustangs could not close the gap in a 2-1 Valley Oak League win for the first-place Buffaloes at Guss Schmiedt Field.
The race for the fourth and final Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth is on in the Valley Oak League.
Central Catholic found out firsthand last week that there is no quit in Manteca.
It was home sweet home for East Union's five seniors during a Valley Oak League "away" softball game against Central Catholic, which does not have its own field to host games.
TRACY - Scott Tolman made school history during his outstanding junior season.
Oakdale handed Sierra an own goal in the game's first minute Monday and battled back from a three-goal deficit to knock the Timberwolves out of the top spot in the Valley Oak League with a 3-3 tie at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Regardless of the outcome, three Manteca High boys tennis players are going to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament.
Sierra High's boys swim team can do no worse than first.
A Ripon High graduate and former coach at her alma mater, Jocelyn Benziger will now lead the volleyball team next door.
The Manteca girls tennis and Ripon volleyball teams earned the top seeds in their respective brackets for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Both begin play today.
Fuko Inoue and Natalie Karim took advantage of forfeitures Saturday during the Valley Oak League Doubles Tournament at Manteca High and became the first East ...
RIPON - They are not in eighth grade any more.
Sierra freshman Kaitlyn Rausa rolled past three opponents Wednesday to earn a spot in today's Valley Oak League Singles Tournament finals at Manteca High.
It may have been senior night for Manteca High at Winter Gymnasium , but the evening belonged to East Union sophomore Kiana Day.
TRACY - One second separated the Sierra varsity girls cross country team and Oakdale in their duel for the Valley Oak League title Wednesday at Eagal ...
TRACY - Ripon came out on fire Tuesday, and only the Indians would calm their own flames in a 12-2 shellacking of host Kimball of Tracy.
MARIPOSA - Make it seven straight Southern League volleyball titles for Ripon Christian.
Manteca battled valiantly with a starter hobbled by injury and another out for the season, but the Buffaloes could not keep up with the taller ...
LODI - Ripon High's girls golf team is the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V runner-up for a second straight year, but this time two Indians will ...
Senior Night did not start out well for East Union on Monday.
MODESTO - The Ripon boys water polo team went 2-3 in the DeLong Tournament held at Enochs High last Friday and Saturday.
Manteca carried the frustrations of two close losses to Central Catholic into the season, using it as motivation to return to championship form.
LATHROP - Manteca High's girls tennis team has one more match to complete what has been a dominant run in the Valley Oak League.
LATHROP - What started out nip-and-tuck ended up anything but Wednesday night, as visiting Manteca pulled away in the first game and rolled through the next ...