Lathrop has less than a handful of seniors heading into this upcoming season. The Spartans' second-year head volleyball coach Diana Kimbrough still doesn't seem too worried. "We have a heavy load of juniors this year," Kimbrough said. "My seniors will definitely stand out and will get a lot of playing time. We have set our goals high for the season. "We're looking for the top four or five, maybe even third." The Valley Oak League ...
Weston Ranch head volleyball coach Chris Bauer has a roster littered with juniors for this upcoming season.
Arik Anaya was the Trans-Valley League's co-Most Valuable Player, a four-year talent as sure as the sun rises.
Things didn't go as planned for Francisco Cisneros in his first season at the helm of the Weston Ranch boys soccer program.
Adrienne Uecker feels fortunate heading into her third season as the Ripon head volleyball coach.
The Ripon Christian athletic department had been lacking a cross country program for about three decades. That will change this fall 2013. "We're trying to extend our athletic program by not necessarily having more teams, but to provide something the whole year for every athlete," Ripon Christian Athletic Director Joe Darretta said. "So if we have an athlete who only plays basketball, we want them to have a chance to compete in something during the ...
Victor Polanco isn't looking back. He isn't asking "what if." As far as the East Union boys soccer coach is concerned the 2012 season done, done, done. Clearly, though, a season foiled by forfeits still stings. The Lancers' hopes of defending their 2011 Valley Oak League championship were dashed when they were forced to forfeit two blowout wins because Polanco played an ineligible player. At the time, Polanco said he was unaware the player – ...
The breakfast of champions includes milk. Crystal Creamery, a sponsor of the California Interscholastic Federation's Sac-Joaquin Section, has unveiled special commemorative milk cartons that recognize the section's spring champions. Included is Sierra High's SJS Division IV champion softball team. It is the first of four teams listed on one version, which also features Hughson (Division V), Waterford (Division VI) and Millennium of Tracy (Division VII). Valley Oak League baseball champion Oakdale is featured one of ...
Joe Pires watched and waited, studying his players' tendencies as they plowed through the summer conditioning program.
RIPON - Ripon Christian had a successful season last year, but it ended on a bitter note.
It's no secret Oakdale and Sonora are the teams to beat on the Valley Oak League's volleyball landscape.
The Sierra High volleyball squad didn't have the best season last year and won four games in Valley Oak League play.
The Manteca High boys soccer program will begin its Valley Oak League title defense with a tribute to its past.
Kevin Bolding is back at the helm at Manteca High, and the program's former head volleyball coach has already drawn up a blueprint for success.
The last time Joe Pires was head coach of Sierra High's boys soccer program, the Timberwolves' ended up finishing second at the section tournament.
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.