East Union knew coming into the week that it would likely encounter the first challenge of the Valley Oak League season. The Lancers answered the call, drubbing the visiting Sonora Wildcats 232-275 Tuesday in at Manteca Park Golf course.
The offensive machine that is Manteca High's boys soccer team continued to churn out goals by the bundle in the first round of its own Buffalo Cup Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
GALT-The Lathrop High Spartans came out flat in the season opener at Liberty Ranch.
The Manteca High volleyball team got its first win of the 2012 season out of the way on Thursday, but it also served as a reminder that there is still work to be done.
East Union's volleyball team earned its first win for rookie head coach Rich Posz the hard way.
Ripon Christian earned its first win of the Valley Foothill League season in style, edging out the visiting Riverbank Bruins by two-strokes in a 189-191 victory Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course.
Manteca High suffered its second consecutive loss in as many days Wednesday when the Buffaloes fell to Gregori High 3-0 in non-league action.
After rolling through a its first few opponents with near-laughable ease, East Union stumbled upon a Sac-Joaquin Section champion on its home course. Lodi took full advantage, handling East Union easily 218-249 Wednesday at Woodbridge Golf and Country Club.
With six goals netted by halftime, second half action between Sierra and Franklin seemed destined for more scoring. The two clubs didn't disappoint, providing another four goals to settle with a 5-5 tie Tuesday at Sierra High.
Three players hit the maximum score of 83 on Manteca Park Golf Course's par-37 front nine, and none of the three favored to post the lowest individual score did not.
It didn't take long for Ripon Christian to make its first big statement for the 2012 season.
The Weston Ranch Cougars were able to open the season on a good note, using a pair of first-half goals to cruise to a 3-0 shutout victory over Stagg in Tuesday's season opener.
East Union dropped a four-game match (19-25, 25-18, 17-25, 20-25) to visiting Orestimba Monday.
Ripon had many chances to take the lead in the second half.
Marcus Montano had barely broke a sweat by the time he had his hat trick Monday.
It didn't come easily for the Manteca, but the Buffaloes finally got the better of Weston Ranch in this rematch of the 2016 Sac-Joaquin ...
RIPON - Ripon tipped off Trans-Valley League action Thursday with a mild upset, using a 17-6 second-quarter surge to defeat Escalon, 36-25.
Ramon Rojas finished with a hat trick, but it was Aron Navarrette's goal in the 65th minute that proved to be the difference as ...
LATHROP - Once East Union's Daniel Gomez got his goal, he set about helping his teammates score.
The Lancers came into the home of the Timberwolves believing they were the better team.
After Manteca and East Union took turns squeaking out wins over Sierra's depleted squad Wednesday the two rivals met for the rubber match of ...
LATHROP - After getting shut out at Central Catholic in its Valley Oak League opener three weeks ago, East Union broke out in a big way ...
LATHROP - Coming off three straight losses in the unforgiving Gold Division of the West Coast Jamboree, Manteca had a tough assignment to begin Valley Oak ...
East Union began its defense of the Valley Oak League title Wednesday and was outlasted by visiting Kimball 57-53 at Dalben Center.
LE GRAND - Abby Buitrago broke a scoreless tie in the 20th minute and was just getting started for Ripon Christian in its Southern League opener ...
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Ripon Christian's recent struggles extended into its Trans-Valley League opener against Mountain House on Wednesday.
The Sierra and Weston Ranch boys soccer teams have had some epic duels over the years, and Tuesday's Valley Oak League tussle was no ...
Even in limited action, Manteca's Tydus Verhoeven can make a big impact.
STOCKTON - The young Cougars of Weston Ranch began their Valley Oak League title defense Tuesday with 62-42 loss to visiting Central Catholic.
TRACY - Gyse Hulsebosch tallied a game-high 26 points, but East Union's supporting cast also shined in key moments in a 66-53 win at Kimball.