Oakdale took advantage of its opportunities.
Manteca did not have the opening few minutes that they would have liked, but had little trouble reasserting themselves as the dominant squad, reeling off four unanswered goals in a 4-1 Valley Oak League win Friday.
The Manteca Buffaloes just missed out on an opportunity to close out the Valley Oak League season with a .500 mark, falling to Kimball High 215-225 Thursday in the league ending match for both clubs at Old River Golf Course in Tracy.
All-out hustle from Adaeze Nkwocha proved to be the difference for Manteca High's soccer team Thursday.
Oakdale High's girls track and field team met its stiffest challenge in a Valley Oak League finale at Sierra Thursday.
After getting things going with three runs in the top of the first, the Manteca Buffaloes would add insurance runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh on their way to an 8-2 win Thursday in Valley Oak League over Lathrop High.
It was business as usual for Sierra High standout Allison Walljasper.
Sierra pitcher Mark Crain was good.
With the Valley Oak League crown within reach, the East Union girls soccer team had its coronation postponed following Wednesday's 2-2 tie with Kimball on rain-soaked Dino Cunial Field.
The Lathrop Spartans rode the dominant right arm of Gabe Castellanos to an 8-0 Valley Oak League win over Weston Ranch Wednesday in league action.
Megan Gonsalves' goal in the 23rd minute decided Sierra's 1-0 win over visiting Sonora Wednesday and kept the Timberwolves in good position to grab a postseason berth.
It all comes down to the Trans-Valley League Tournament.
TRACY - Manteca High tennis coach Frank Fontana is not looking forward to the Valley Oak League's championship singles match.
With playoff positioning resting on each of the remaining Valley Oak League games, Kimball High came in and did exactly what it needed to do in a mercy-rule shortened 12-1 victory over the Manteca Buffaloes Tuesday.
The Sierra Timberwolves were able to keep pace with the Kimball Jaguars in the Valley Oak League standings, getting a no-hitter from Allison Walljasper in a 5-0 win over Weston Ranch Tuesday.
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.