This was far from a routine victory for Manteca High's girls tennis team, which travelled across town to Sierra Tuesday as the established favorite to earn the Valley Oak League championship.
LATHROP – In what shaped up to be two well-coached programs vying to win their Valley Oak League opener, the improved Lathrop Spartans soccer club battled reigning champion East Union to a 2-2 tie Tuesday.
Valley Oak League play opened just fine for the Sierra Timberwolves, taking care of business in their leaue debut against the Oakdale Mustangs 3-1 Tuesday.
Ripon Christian went into Monday's Southern League opener at Waterford coming off a solid third-place finish in its own 32nd Annual Jerry Terpsma Classic.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thursday's volleyball results did not run in Friday or Saturday's editions of the Bulletin due to space constraints. This is the roundup in its entirety.
RIPON - Eight area teams got together for the Ripon Christian Soccer Tournament Saturday with the Valley Oak League's Lathrop Spartans closing out play as champions in a victory over the Ripon Indians.
Manteca High's tennis team made a quality impression at the California Girls Tennis Classic in Clovis, finishing tournament action with a 1-1 split Saturday, including a 6-4 win over Atascadero.
East Union's boys soccer team notched its first two wins of the season during group play of the Arturo Marquez Memorial Tournament in Stockton Friday.
Manteca High showed well in the first day of the California Girls Tennis Classic in Clovis, winning two of its three matches.
In more ways than one, Modesto High was its own worst enemy in a 2-1 loss at Manteca Thursday.
LATHROP - Lathrop High's volleyball team got swept by Edison and fell to 1-4 in nonleague play Thursday, but the Spartans had little reason to feel discouraged.
Sierra's girls tennis team nearly made it a clean sweep Thursday in Sonora, where it routed the Wildcats, 8-1.
Ripon Christian trailed visiting Hughson 1-0 at the half and fought back with a second-half goal to force a 1-1 non-league tie with the Huskies Thursday.
When the East Union girls golf team walked off the par-36 front nine at Van Buskirk Golf Course, the team not only had put together its best round of the season, but also gave a brief glimpse at the expected potential this year's group of Lancers hold.
The passing of the torch began Wednesday at Weston Ranch.
The Valley Oak League's selections for its most valuable boys and girls soccer players may be a surprise to some.
Sierra took visiting Central Valley of Ceres to five games Tuesday night before losing to the Hawks 25-20, 21-25, 18-25, 25-21, 15-11.
STOCKTON - Manuel Rubio pitched out of an early jam and later helped his cause with an RBI triple, as Weston Ranch blew past host Stagg ...
Although Sierra lost a heartbreaker by penalty kicks on Saturday to Pacheco of Los Banos for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship, Aguilar played a ...
OAKDALE - Lathrop High's Christian Guzman continued his strong start to the season Monday, placing third out of 99 individuals in the Oakdale Cup.
Aaron Paschini doesn't have to score to make his presence felt.
Their size presented problems for the rest of the Valley Oak League, but Manteca High seniors Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala did much more for ...
Manteca High's boys basketball team begins its CIF State Division III title defense Wednesday against a familiar opponent, only this time it will be ...
ELK GROVE – Top-seeded Vista del Lago of Folsom put up two early goals Saturday and added a second-half insurance goal as No. 2 Sierra had ...
ELK GROVE – With 10 minutes left in the second half Saturday, Sierra's Eriq Kurys curved a long direct kick through the hands of Pacheco ...
BAKERSFIELD - Branden Rullan is taking the long road to the medal rounds.
Being the underdog is nothing new for Sierra's boys soccer team (17-8-3), which has knocked off the No. 2- and 3-ranked teams in the ...
ELK GROVE - East Union softball coach Brian Goulart suspects this won't be the last time his Lancers will see Cosumnes Oaks this season.
RIPON – Tokay pitcher Arianna Lozano was too much for Ripon Christian to handle.
TURLOCK - The Manteca softball team took its lumps on Tuesday and took it out on Turlock in a nonleague contest Thursday.