RIPON - It didn't take long for the wind to play a role in Thursday's big Southern League match involving Waterford and Ripon Christian.
It's a tied ballgame, there's a runner on third with no out in the bottom of the seventh inning, and No. 9 batter Adrian Valencia had the big boppers behind him in the order itching to drive in the winning run should he fail to do so himself.
East Union fresh-faced freshman forwards Gina Dias and Isela Rivera have already showed the rest of the Valley Oak League why the Lancers are going to be a force to be reckoned with for years.
Errors and missed opportunities proved costly Wednesday for the Ripon High varsity softball squad.
East Union has been the top softball program for years, but there appears to be a new sheriff in town.
Jillian Goulart and Logan Vos' achievements in high school extend outside the athletic arena.
The coast is far from clear for East Union High's boys tennis team, but the Lancers are liking the spot they're in at the moment.
It appears to be a four-team race for the title and three postseason berths the way the Valley Oak League girls soccer season is shaping up.
Manteca High's softball team hopes last week's discouraging loss to Kimball is fully behind it after beating visiting Lathrop 8-0 Monday.
One gutty pitching performance was spoiled in its previous outing, and another was wasted Monday for East Union High's baseball team.
The winless streak is over for East Union High's girls soccer team, which snapped a string of three straight draws Monday with a 5-0 shutout of host Sonora
After a grueling three hours of tennis, it came down to the East Union No. 1 doubles team against the Manteca High No. 2 doubles team, and the Lancers' combination of Chris Garcia and Matt Eichsteadt handled the task, posting a 10-8 win for an 8-7 East Union victory.
Sierra High pitcher Dylan DeBrouwer was bothered by an uncooperrative throwing arm Friday against visiting Kimball of Tracy.
In an effort that can only be summarized as atrocious, the Manteca High Softball team squandered a gritty outing from freshman pitcher Peyton Rose, getting mercy-ruled by Kimball 13-0 Thursday in Valley Oak League play.
The Sierra High varsity softball team was rewarded with another sterling pitching performance from freshman Allison Walljasper, helping the Timberwolves to a 6-0 shutout victory over visiting Weston Ranch Thursday.
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.