TRACY - It turns out East Union will not successfully defend its 2008 Nor-Cal Classic championship.
To fully understand just how good both East Union starter Marshall Swift and Weston Ranch starter Chris Fleckenstein were in the Lancers' 10-0 win over the Cougars Thursday at Agostini Field, consider this: It took just one hour and three minutes to complete the first five and a half innings.
Kourtni McCall showed no mercy to Uncle Todd and his Manteca Buffaloes Wednesday. McCall recorded her first no-hitter at Todd Hardcastle's expense and was a walk and hit batsman away from a perfect game in leading East Union to a 5-0 victory. East Union's ace was aided by Alicia Cook's 3-for-3, two-RBI effort at the plate. And Cassie Waggy, who was 2 for 3, pummeled her area-leading fourth homer - a two-run shot in the ...
Earning back-to-back titles in the toughest bracket of the prestigious Nor-Cal Classic, now in its sixth season of existence, would be nice, but East Union coach Brian Goulart said that isn't the ultimate goal.
Despite gusting winds and freshly aerated greens at Manteca Park Golf Course, East Union produced its lowest round of the season: A 212, 34 strokes better than Manteca High.
WESTON RANCH - Sierra's top player, Heather Scharmann, was on a college trip, but that didn't stop the Timberwolves from pounding Weston Ranch 8-0 Wednesday in the two teams' first Valley Oak League game back from spring break.
The East Union sophomore softball team had the bats working overtime Wednesday at Lincoln Park in an 11-1 win over Manteca High.
JACKSON – There were a few big schools, including Galt and Atwater, on hand Saturday at Amador High's varsity-only Amador Relays, but for the most part, the 16-team field was comprised of schools similar to Sierra High in size.
It was a good day for Manteca tennis Saturday at East Union High, the site of the 2009 Valley Oak League Novice Tournament. Manteca High took home the two top spots in the singles tournament, and two East Union doubles tandems squared off in the doubles finals. Manteca High's Oral Nunis topped the Buffaloes' Xavier Lopez in the singles final, 6-1. In the doubles championship, Matt Montero and Troy Hoffdahl upended Tyler Oba and Matt ...
RIPON - Coming off a blowout loss to Modesto Christian Wednesday, Ripon was looking to turn the tables at home Friday afternoon against the Crusaders.
Sierra High met Manteca at the Buffaloes home pool Friday afternoon and the Timberwolves came away with a pair of wins, 116-54, on the girls' side and 87-77 on the boys'.
They're as impressive as athletes as they are students and community members. Sierra High three-sport star Heather Scharmann and Ripon Christian's Matt Unruh were among 50 student-athletes in the Sac-Joaquin Section to be awarded the A. Dale Lacky Scholarship, the section announced Friday. The section will dish out a total of $34,000 in scholarships to high school seniors that excelled on the playing field and in the classroom while serving their communities. Ten of the ...
Manteca played one of its best games all season Wednesday against the only team to beat Oakdale in Valley Oak League play.
Kourtni McCall helped her own cause with a leadoff homer in the first. She then put the game on ice in the fourth with a grand slam, driving in four of the six runs in the inning. After taking Wednesday off from the pitcher's circle, the East Union ace returned to the stripe but did most of her damage from the plate to lead the Lancers' 14-3 thrashing of Central Valley at Northgate Softball Complex ...
Jenny Ketner tossed a one-hit gem Friday night, striking out 10 as the East Union sophomore softball team waltzed past Central Valley, 12-0, in five.
Francisco Cisneros was in the middle of his us-against-the-world speech Friday afternoon when Weston Ranch athletic director Pat King interrupted with a phone call.
RIPON – For most of the afternoon, Brooke Riley greeted every shot, whether good or bad, with the same blank expression.
Justin Coenenberg wears many hats when hosting the annual Buffalo Cup, from head coach for the Manteca High boys soccer team, to tournament director and snack bar coordinator.
East Union went on long runs in the games it won Monday night and put up 14 aces as the Lancers prevailed 3-1 over host Sierra 25-20, 21-25, 25-16, 25-14 in Valley Oak League action on Monday night.
The Sac-Joaquin Section's playoff committee showed its respect for boys soccer in the Valley Oak League on Friday when postseason brackets were released.
Francisco Garcia and Joseph Mayorca came up clutch for Weston Ranch during Wednesday's Valley Oak League finale at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
RIPON - From both exhaustion and frustration, Ripon striker David Alvarez dropped to a crouch at midfield with both hands wrapped around his forehead.
Their best wasn't good enough, but Weston Ranch coach Chris Bauer was plenty pleased with his Cougars' performance on senior night Wednesday.
Ripon sophomore Ellie Waters took second overall in the girls varsity 5,000 meter race during Wednesday's Trans Valley League Championships at Modesto's Legion Park.
Manteca junior Marcus Montano refused to let his Buffaloes end the regular season on a losing note during Wednesday's Valley Oak League finale at Guss Schmeidt Field on Senior Night.
Ripon Christian finds out tonight if Thursday's regular-season finale with Gustine has Southern League title implications.
With a Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV berth already wrapped up, Ripon High's volleyball decisively won its third straight Trans-Valley League match on Tuesday by sweeping visiting Riverbank, 25-12, 25-9, 25-14.
Manteca High's boys and girls cross country teams have shown glimpses of what they can do at full strength this season.
STOCKTON - One stroke was what separated the East Union girls golf team from capturing the 2013 Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament title at Reserve at Spanos Park.
Victoria Gulley knows how to dominate from both ends of the volleyball court.