The Manteca Buffaloes are trying to get better as a team, and for them that means competing in one of the state's most competitive tournaments in the California High School Tennis Classic.
Even in defeat, Ripon High's boys basketball team walked out of the Modesto Christian gym in Salida with new-found swagger back on Feb. 10.
The all-Valley Oak League major awards were fittingly split between the co-championship girls basketball teams.
Manteca High alumnus Paul Lyons IV was the runner-up finisher in the 60-meter dash during the Big Sky Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships last Saturday at Walkup Skydome (Flagstaff, Ariz.), and it was a close second.
East Union's baseball team routed first-year varsity Gregori 13-3 in a mercy-shortened nonleague affair in Salida. The win moves the Lancers to 3-0.
Eleven years to the day, head coach Scott Thomason and Sierra High's boys basketball team will return to Power Balance Pavilion Friday to play top-seeded Foothill of Sacramento for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III championship
GALT - Halie Bergman poured in 31 points to lead Turlock Christian past rival Ripon Christian during Wednesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division V semifinal clash at Warriors Gymnasium.
LODI - For the second time in school history, Ripon High is one win from a Sac-Joaquin Section boys basketball title.
GALT - The Ripon Christian Knights had their hopes of reaching the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V finals derailed by Central Catholic on Wednesday.
East Union's boys golf team teed off its promising 2012 season with a 202-215 win over Ripon Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course. The nonleague match pitted two of the area's top teams.
The Sierra High girls soccer team took down three-time defending San Joaquin Athletic Association champion Lodi 2-0 Wednesday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
SACRAMENTO - The game starts before the game for a perimeter marksman like Tim Thornton.
For the second consecutive season, standout Juliana Triplett closed the year as a state champion.
East Union closed the first half with back-to-back exciting goals from Meghan Wallace and Isela Rivera to take the lead from Lodi, but the excitement wouldn't last for the Lancers. An unanswered second-half goal from the Flames would link the two clubs in a 2-2 tie Tuesday.
The East Union High varsity baseball squad improved its early season mark to 2-0 following Tuesday's 10-1 non-league win at Patterson.
East Union felt unstoppable at this point last season.
Weston Ranch struggled with serving errors throughout its Valley Oak League match at Sierra on Wednesday, but Judit Zamora came through in a big way ...
MODESTO - Manteca saved its best for last Wednesday at Central Catholic.
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.
TRACY - All Megan Oblin wanted to do was keep pace with Iris Carrillo in the first of three Valley Oak League meets Wednesday at Eagal ...
After gutsy play by Manteca forced a fourth match game Wednesday night, two-time defending Valley Oak League champ showed they have not lost much from ...