For some of the athletes competing in the Valley Oak League Track and Field Championships Saturday at Sierra High, finishing with a league title would be nice, but continuing the season a little while longer was the real goal.
There was one thing that was overwhelmingly obvious during Sierra and East Union's Valley Oak League season-ending matchup Thursday, and that was the fact pitcher Zac Carrillo was not about to let his Lancer teammates lose.
Manteca High senior Sharon Washington was named to the ESPN RISE California all-state Division III team for girls basketball this week.
The Manteca High varsity baseball squad took care of business early on against Weston Ranch.
In the game's opening minutes Manteca High's outfield ers were provided opportunities to make two miraculous catches, but both opportunities flew inches past outs and helped propel the visiting Oakdale Mustangs to a 12-1 Valley Oak League victory.
Manteca High doubles partners Alex Barragan and Xavier Lopez were the only local representatives to win a match in the first day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II Individual Boys Tennis Tournament at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville Thursday.
It may have seemed like just another Valley Oak League game for the Sonora Wildcats, but the Sierra Timberwolves made the trip to Sonora with purpose, mercy ruling the hosts 14-2 and clinching at least a half slice of the league championship.
The Valley Oak League season-ending series between intra-city rivals East Union and Sierra once again meant something for both clubs.
Manteca High's baseball team is one step closer to securing a Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoff berth after thumping host Weston Ranch 31-0 on Wednesday, and everybody was in on the action.
Rocio Lopez took her final time suiting up for the Manteca Buffaloes to heart, posting back-to-back second-half goals to help her Buffaloes beat the East Union Lancers 3-1 Wednesday in the Valley Oak League finale at Guss Schmeidt Field.
The Sierra Timberwolves have not seen a legitimate test over their final few Valley Oak League contests, yet that has not stopped the club from putting together solid outings, including a one-sided 7-1 victory over Weston Ranch to close out the regular season as the conference's runners-up.
With a Valley Oak League championship safely tucked away, the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Team Tournament was supposed to be a gift to be enjoyed one time. Only now, the East Union Lancers have not only expierenced the postseason atmosphere, the club extended its season with a 5-4 win over Benicia High Tuesday in the second round.
Sierra's softball team is one game away from capturing the school's first-ever Valley Oak League championship after beating visiting rival Manteca High 9-3 on Tuesday.
Jillian Goulart took to the pitcher's circle in hopes of guiding the East Union Lancers to a victory on senior night, and Goulart was not disappointed, tossing a complete-game one-hitter in a 10-0 win over Weston Ranch Tuesday in Valley Oak League play.
East Union High's boys golf team claimed its fourth Valley Oak League championship in five seasons, and Drew Allen of Sierra made school history at the conference tournament Tuesday Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort in Angels Camp.
There was a time when Mariah Jeffrey figured her senior season at East Union would be her last as a soccer player.
LATHROP - Sierra is still very much in the hunt for a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth.
The Ripon and Ripon Christian girls soccer teams both ended the regular season with blowout victories on the road.
Even as an up-and-coming sophomore, Kevin Rodriguez was a leader by example.
Michael Hatfield could always knock down the 3.
RIPON - Ripon clinched its first Trans-Valley League baseball championship since 2001 Thursday after the Indians sent Riverbank home with an 8-0 loss, but they are ...
The Trans-Valley and Southern League boys singles champions were one and done in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Tennis Tournament at Oak Park in Stockton on ...
Ripon - Ripon High has all but secured another Trans-Valley League title following Wednesday's 3-1 victory over visiting Escalon.
Patience paid off for Devi Coglio.
STOCKTON - After giving up six costly errors along with some passed balls and base-running miscues, East Union came through with two runs in the top ...
Sierra completed an unbeaten run in the regular season with a 6-0 win over visiting Weston Ranch on Wednesday but won't have a Valley ...
Leah Manuleleua ended her scoring drought against East Union on Wednesday, but more importantly she helped Manteca put a halt to a decade-long stretch without ...
East Union second baseman Deja Guzman may not stand out as much as her Lancers softball counterparts, but that may be because she makes it ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian finished its second-round match with visiting Colfax with a bang.
PATTERSON - With several of his players not competing in the Valley Oak League Tournament last week, Manteca head coach Frank Fontana was concerned his Buffaloes ...