Will Ward set three goals at the start of the 2011-12 basketball season.
The Weston Ranch Cougars have not missed a beat since their midseason loss to Manteca High, bringing home another Valley Oak League win with an 8-1 defeat of Sierra Tuesday.
The East Union Lancers were probably a dozen points higher than head coach Dennis Wells would have liked them to be, but it was still good enough for a 207-241 Valley Oak League win over the Manteca Buffaloes Tuesday.
Shalane Jackson bided her time.
Manteca High's boys track and field team came through with another statement win Thursday, soundly beating traditional Valley Oak League power Oakdale, 82-54.
Lathrop High's third-year varsity baseball team scrapped its way to its biggest Valley Oak League win on Thursday.
Six days after stunning Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV finalist Manteca, Weston Ranch nearly shocked section champion Oakdale at home Thursday.
The East Union Lancers have shown steady improvement since their minor setback against the league leading Oakdale Mustangs, and that trend continued Thursday with a 198-217 Valley Oak League victory over Kimball.
Manteca High's boys tennis squad completed a season sweep of Lathrop with an 8-1 victory at home Thursday.
The Manteca High swim program earned a split against the Ripon Indians Thursday, winning in the girls meet 90-79 and falling to the Indians' boys 98-70.
Both East Union and Weston Ranch have showed glimpses of possibly being in position for a postseason berth, but Thursday the Lancers asserted themselves as the more dominant of the two, winning 9-3 in Valley Oak League play.
One swing of the bat and 19 strikeouts, all rom Allie Walljasper, were all Sierra needed to grab a 2-0 Valley Oak League win over the Manteca Buffaloes Thursday at Sierra High.
One streak fell. Two are still alive.
After dropping two straight and being shut out in the series opener in Sonora, the Manteca Buffaloes responded behind a strong pitching performance from sophomore Jake Corn in a 10-3 Valley Oak League win over the Wildcats Wednesday.
The Sierra boys golf team hosted the Oakdale Mustangs Wednesday, and the Valley Oak League frontrunners continued their early season roll, beating the Timberwolves 208-234 at Manteca Golf Course.
RIPON - Four Manteca players shared the top spot Wednesday in their 222-311 victory over Lathrop at Jack Tone Golf Course.
RIPON - Ripon continued its roll through the Valley Foothill League's North Division on Tuesday, dispatching Escalon 149-166 at Jack Tone Golf Course.
MERCED - The Ripon High boys water polo team placed eighth out of 18 in the two-day Roddy Svendsen Shootout at Merced College.
Manteca wasn't always sharp, but the Buffaloes were good enough to sweep rival Sierra across town Monday, 25-15, 25-16, 25-19.
The offense did not need to be perfect for the East Union sophomore team last Friday at Dino Cunial Field.
RIPON - Ripon fell behind early in its first set with visiting Escalon on Thursday and ended up dropping that first game before rebounding to win ...
The Manteca High improved to 4-0 in Valley Oak League play Thursday with a 8-1 victory over rival East Union.
ANGELS CAMP – Ripon High sits atop of the Valley Foothill Hill League-North Division standings following a 188-215 victory over Bret Harte on Thursday.
LATHROP - Heather Anderson finally has her first win as Lathrop High's new volleyball coach.
With four teams idle, it's a light week on the grid iron in the area but an important one for the few in action.
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East Union won its first match of the season 5-4 against visiting Lathrop on Tuesday, getting a big point from Mandi Weberg at No. 3 ...