Sierra's postseason hopes took a hit with Tuesday's 4-3 loss at Oakdale. The Timberwolves are now 2-4-1 at the midway point of the Valley Oak League (6-6-3 overall), and a rematch with a motivated East Union squad looms. Sierra managed to salvage a point by battling the much-favored Lancers to a 1-1 draw last Friday. They'll meet again Thursday at East Union's Dino Cunial Field. "This was a game we needed," Sierra coach Manuel Pires ...
East Union senior Kimberly LaMar was among the big winners of the A. Dale Lacky Scholarship, the Sac-Joaquin Section announced Monday.
RIPON – With long red hair blowing in the wind and a neck full of gold, Erika Brown owns the pool deck at the Ripon Aquatic Center.
It all comes down to next week's date with Kimball. Weston Ranch's quest for at least a share of its first Valley Oak League boys tennis title is very much alive after it completed a season sweep of defending champion Manteca High on Monday. The Cougars prevailed 6-3 at the Manteca Regional Tennis Center. Weston Ranch (9-1) notched its first win over Manteca by a 7-2 margin back on March 19. Weston Ranch is in ...
Weston Ranch completed a highly-successful run in the popular NorCal Classic Saturday, finishing 3-1 with a second-place finish in the Gold Bracket at Tracy Sports Complex.
Manteca High's boys swimming team nearly swept three of the final four events and swept 100-yard free style to overcome a talented Ripon team 88-78 last Friday.
Sierra junior Jessica Cueca had a silent first half Friday night. The second half was quite the contrary. Sierra played inspired soccer during the final 40 minutes as Cueca put in the Timberwolves' only score during a 1-1 Valley Oak League tie against East Union at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium. Cueca almost won the game for Sierra (2-3-1 VOL, 6-5-3 overall) in stoppage time, too. The shot sailed a foot to the right and EU ...
Sommer Wilson watched the ball loop toward her, a slow-cruising changeup that finished at the belt.
The East Union baseball team struggled to deliver the finishing blow on Friday evening. When given the chance, Manteca's Ezekiel Diaz wouldn't make the same mistake, delivering Manteca a 5-3 victory. Diaz doubled into the gap in right-center field to plate the eventual game-winning runs in the top of the 12 inning, bringing to close another classic chapter in this storied crosstown rivalry. Diaz produced three hits, none bigger than his two-run knock beneath a ...
The Oakdale swim program had their way with East Union on Friday afternoon. Except when Janelle Macedo and Hayley Boyd were in the pool. The Mustangs rode into the weekend with two comfortable victories. Oakdale's boys lapped East Union 128-42, while the girls cruised to a 105-65 win. Macedo and Boyd were among the few bright spots for the Lancers, each earning an individual victory. They later teamed with two others to win the 400-yard ...
For Sierra golf coach Jeff Williams, a Valley Oak League victory never felt so unsettling. The Timberwolves edged crosstown rival Manteca on Thursday afternoon, but the manner in which they won the match will drive Williams' tutelage for the next few weeks. The box score suggests Sierra and Manteca left Manteca Park Golf Course locked in a stalemate: 244-244. But even in a gentleman's sport like golf, there can be no ties. Someone has to ...
WESTON RANCH – Sammie Morris was in her domain on Thursday. Manteca's senior forward record a hat trick during a 5-0 win over Weston Ranch, still looking for its second Valley Oak League victory. Meanwhile, Manteca improved to 5-2 in league, 12-4 overall. "I don't think we played the best we've ever played," said Morris, who also tallied two assists. "Usually it takes us a couple of minutes to get it together and actually play, ...
The Sierra High boys tennis team has earned the right to rest. Rivalry week was a grind. The Timberwolves won their second match in as many days, this one a 5-4 decision at East Union under cloudy skies. Sierra began the week with a shutout loss to Manteca, but rebounded with victories over fellow Manteca Unified schools Lathrop and East Union. Thursday's triumph wasn't without suspense, though. The match went down to the last pairing, ...
East Union's Cherish Burks sent the Lancers' visiting crowd into a ruckus Wednesday.
Feared regionally, the Sierra softball team now has the respect of national pundits, too. For now, at least. The Timberwolves began Wednesday on a high, moving up five spots to No. 9 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Softball Rankings following victories over Kimball and Weston Ranch last week. Then came the crash. The Timberwolves' 11-game, season-long winning streak was snapped Wednesday evening by East Union. Sophomore Cherish Burks homered and had the game-sealing outfield ...
The Valley Oak League isn't traditionally known for its sprinting, but the 2013 class is poised to make some noise.
Tyler Moss has returned in time for Sierra to make a run at a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth.
Manteca High's tennis team was well represented in the first day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament on Thursday.
Tiana Chacon and the Ripon softball team got their revenge.
Will Brink punctuated his decorated four-year run in the Valley Oak League with multiple titles Wednesday at Livermore's Poppy Ridge Golf Course.
With the Valley Oak League championship and a postseason berth already out of reach, Manteca High had little to play for but pride Wednesday when the Buffaloes travelled across town to meet Sierra.
How's this for degree of difficulty: To find Manteca High's only diver in recent history you'll have to travel to Tracy High.
RIPON – Mariposa was on the verge of spoiling Ripon Christian's senior day and Southern League finale on Wednesday.
Four East Union seniors came through with clutch plays on Senior Night Wednesday at Northgate Softball Complex, where the Lancers squeaked out a 7-6 extra-inning victory over Weston Ranch.
Ripon came up short on the road against Orestimba Newman on Wednesday and failed to record any RBIs during its fourth Trans Valley League loss.
The Ripon Christian Knights will get one more shot at clinching the outright Southern League baseball title.
Freshman Leah Manuleleua reached out for sister Sialei's right hand and wrapped an arm around her shoulders as the two walked off gusty Guss Schmiedt Field Tuesday night.
It all comes down to today's winner-take-all Valley Oak League Championships at Livermore's Poppy Ridge Golf Course.
Ripon didn't play its best, but it was plenty good enough to clinch its third straight Trans-Valley League championship.
Weston Ranch punched its ticket into the quarterfinal of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II boys tennis tournament on Tuesday afternoon.