Building a lead came easy for Sierra High.
Nothing is settled yet, but Manteca High's cross country program is on its way to winning all six Valley Oak League cross country championships.
It wasn't easy for Weston Ranch, but the Cougars were good enough to get it done.
A stunningly one-sided 4-1 victory over crosstown rival Manteca left a bittersweet taste in the mouths of the East Union Lancers Tuesday.
East Union took to its match against the Weston Ranch Cougars with a business-as-usual mentality, taking care of the Cougars and continuing their perfect run through the Valley Oak League with a 224-348 win Tuesday.
No lead is safe in the Valley Oak League this season.
The Manteca Buffaloes did their part in setting up a showdown later in the week with Sierra High, destroying the Weston Ranch Cougars 9-0 Tuesday in Valley Oak League action.
Ripon High did away with Orestimba with relative ease, trouncing Orestimba in a 25-18, 25-10 and 25-20 clean sweep Tuesday in Trans Valley League action
RIPON - Mariposa proved to be no pushover.
The Manteca High volleyball team appeared to be well on its way to beating visiting Lathrop Monday in Valley Oak League action.
Playing on Stouffer Field's Bermuda grass for the first time, Ripon High's boys soccer team needed little time to adjust in its 5-1 Trans-Valley League win over Hilmar Monday.
Manteca High's girls tennis team began the second half of the Valley Oak League schedule with a commanding 9-0 win over visiting Sonora Thursday.
Back from an infection that kept her out of Sierra's three previous Valley Oak League matches, 6-foot-1 middle blocker Allie Walljasper was understandably wearing down during the Timberwolves' five-set marathon against visiting Weston Ranch Thursday.
It seemed as if nothing could separate the Lathrop Spartans and Sierra Timberwolves Thursday in Valley Oak League action. Not physicality, yellow cards, or outstanding goalie play would cause the difference. That would come from a picture-perfect heel kick from Nicholas Gonzalez in a 1-0 Sierra win.
Ripon Christian's volleyball team had little trouble dispatching Le Grand at home Thursday 25-13, 15-19, 25-12.
RIPON - The Ripon High bounced back from a dismal start with a second-half surge at Ripon Christian during Friday's rivalry match-up.
RIPON - It took a total team effort for Ripon High to get past host Ripon Christian in Friday's Trans Valley League clash, 52-42.
RIPON - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team is the Southern League champion once again.
Sierra weathered an early storm from visiting Weston Ranch on Thursday and picked up its second Valley Oak League win of the season, 50-47.
RIVERBANK - Noah Hernandez threatened to break a Ripon High record, and the Indians' boys basketball team claimed sole possession of the Trans-Valley League title with ...
LATHROP - The Sac-Joaquin Section's recommendation of moving Lathrop High out of the Valley Oak League and into a new-look Western Athletic Conference held up ...
Weston Ranch was able to cool off the hottest hand in the Valley Oak League on Wednesday.
East Union nearly forfeited the game on its own senior night Wednesday.
Despite playing the fourth quarter with vision in only one eye after a collision at the end of the third, Manteca's Tydus Verhoeven came ...
Jenna Zuniga won't soon forget this Christmas present.
East Union broke open a tie game late in the first quarter and ended the period on a 7-0 run, extending that run to 25-6 ...
LATHROP - Lathrop made a big step toward the postseason after completing a season sweep of Central Catholic on Tuesday, 50-35.
RIPON - Ripon Christian High has a little bit more breathing room atop of the Southern League standings.
RIPON - Just hours after signing his letter of intent to play football for Humboldt State on Tuesday, Aaron Paschini punctuated Ripon's 65-62 boys basketball ...
RIPON - A win was as good as a tie for Hilmar at Ripon's Stouffer Field on Monday.