East Union High's volleyball team will take some momentum into Thursday's Valley Oak League-opening match against rival Manteca.
A valuable lesson was learned by Ripon High's boys cross country team last week.
Jessica Bettancourt became Ripon High's first female cross country runner to qualify for the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships last year, joining the Indians' boys squad.
East Union made quick work of Gustine during a non-league match on Monday, dispatching the visiting Redskins 25-19, 25-23 and 25-15.
After an up-and-down run through its nonleague schedule, the East Union High boys soccer team appeared to be in midseason form with its 5-0 victory over visiting Lathrop Monday.
It was a long and hot day for the three area squads that competed in the Ripon Christian Tournament Saturday.
Spearheaded by Ricky Morris' second-place finish, Sierra High's varsity boys cross country team won the small-schools title in the 9th Annual Sierra Invitational Saturday.
The Manteca High volleyball squad posted its first win of the season.
Giovanni Marin provided the only score of the game as the Manteca High boys soccer squad eked out a 1-0 victory Thursday against Tokay.
The Sierra High girls' tennis team dominated Lathrop in the Valley Oak League match played Thursday at East Union, 9-0.
The East Union High girls golf team got back on the winning track Thursday.
It took the Manteca High boys soccer team just nine minutes to find the back of the net in its non-league matchup with the Escalon Cougars on Wednesday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
MODESTO - It turns out that repeating as Trans Valley League champion won't be so easy for Ripon High's boys cross country team.
Another day, another five-game volleyball match for Weston Ranch High.
The East Union High girls tennis squad opened Valley Oak League play Tuesday with a 6-3 victory against visiting Sonora.
STOCKTON - Perhaps the only thing that could cool off Sierra's sizzling bats was the rain.
No. 2 Sierra used a monstrous first inning to advance out of the elimination round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III baseball playoffs Thursday, defeating El Camino 12-2 in five innings at McAuliffe Memorial Ballpark in Sacramento.
The Valley Oak League's top girls swim team was well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Trials Thursday at Tokay High in Lodi.
STOCKTON - Jeremy Wager-Smith was just too much for Ripon Christian to handle on Thursday.
Arianna Cardenas hadn't scored in more than a month, and she was battling a freshman for minutes, but few have been better in big games.
CERES - A chance at making history turned into heartbreak for the Manteca High boys tennis team in the first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section Division III team final.
Natalia Duran got the last laugh Wednesday.
Ripon Christian is heading to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship game for a second straight year after upending fourth-seeded Vacaville Christian 4-1 on Wednesday.
Cindy Alvarez started on defense for a second straight game.
Ripon's softball team is hoping the fourth time is the charm against Hughson.
RIPON - Emily O'Brien and Alli Hickman's valiant effort came up short in the No. 2 girls doubles match, as Ripon lost to Trans-Valley League rival Escalon 5-4 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis semifinals Wednesday.
The Ripon High baseball team is hitting its stride at the right time.
SACRAMENTO - Second-seeded East Union came out swinging Tuesday against No. 15 American Canyon.
Frank Fontana joined in on a three-on-three drill, talking a little trash and sharing laughs in what was the final practice of the season for the 2015 Manteca High boys tennis team.
Four Manteca-area schools qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer playoffs, and all four are a win away from playing for the blue banner.