The Valley Oak League's co-champions swept the major awards in the year-end coaches meeting.
Head coach Nick Olmo said the recent barrage of accolades and attention garnered by his Sierra High softball team has not affected the players.
The Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championship trials ushered in the close of the 2011 season for all area swimmers after the boys wrapped up their races Friday at Tokay High.
PATTERSON - East Union freshman Isela Rivera was involved in all of the Lancers' scoring plays in a 3-0 win over Patterson High Thursday, but she wasn't the only youngster who shined at Patterson Community Stadium.
The challenges of making it to the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Finals is no easy task, and several of the area swimmers gave their best shot at coming away with a championship berth during the first day of trials at Tokay High in Lodi Thursday.
With the final home-home series to play in Valley Oak League action, there was no clear-cut team clutching to the league title.
Jim Todd and his coaching staff are turning a positive into a negative.
Allison Walljasper's introduction to the Valley Oak League did not go as well as she had hoped.
The Ripon Christian baseball squad found little resistance from the Gustine Redskins Wednesday, mercy ruling the Southern League cellar dwellers 14-1 to close out the RC Knights' first season competing in the conference.
For the few swimmers who still have the privilege of heading to the pool with a postseason purpose, everything will come to a head during the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials today and Friday at Tokay High in Lodi.
The opportunity to continue in athletics at the collegiate level has become more and more difficult for today's student athletes, but those worries are no longer relevant for Manteca High senior Airenne Curry. A three-sport athlete at Manteca, she inked a letter of intent to play soccer for Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa.
For three innings it was smooth sailing for freshman pitcher Allison Walljasper and the Sierra High softball team, and after a few turbulent moments it took one swing of her bat to right the ship.
Ronnie Green had a hand - or foot, rather - on both scoring plays of the revived East Union-Manteca alumni football game Friday at Dino Cunial Field.
STOCKTON - Considering the gusty conditions along with the slippery and unforgiving greens of Brookside Country Club, bogey was a good score on some holes during the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Tournament Monday.
Jake Menasco did all he could and then some.
RIPON - Ripon No. 3 batter Nick Price picked a good time to pick up a hit.
Kenny Wooten was not going to let a sore ankle slow him down.
Celina Cooper started her senior season with plenty of pop in her bat, but a pop in her knee is what ended it.
Yok Jing Ma and Mike Lopez's quest for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament doubles title was a delayed for a day after the opening rounds rained out at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville on Thursday.
Former Manteca High football standout Reggie Bell was among 11 rookie free agents signed by the Washington Redskins, the team announced Thursday.
Manteca will take on 10th seeded Ponderosa in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls soccer playoffs.
Sometimes, missing a shot works out too.
RIPON - Having two starting defenders out would put most teams at a disadvantage.
RIPON - The baby bounded across the soccer field toward her father, stumbling over her steps but smiling the whole way.
The Manteca High baseball team has a long road ahead in its attempt at gaining a second straight Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
Sierra (16-5) will have to wait until next season to get another crack at its Valley Oak League rivals.
East Union had a chit in the karma bank Wednesday night and picked the right time to get it back.
Marcus Montano and his booming right foot are taking the next step.
Comfortable first-round victories allowed the East Union and Manteca girls soccer programs to rest many of their regulars.