The Manteca High Buffaloes left little to chance on Friday.
Will the real Ripon Christian football team please stand up?
The Ripon Christian soccer program opened up its 2012 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-VII Championship run with a one-sided 3-0 victory over host a Global Youth Charter Thursday.
Ripon High's best effort wasn't good enough in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoff match at West Campus Thursday.
Manteca had an early lead thanks to Nacho Valdovinos' two first-half goals, and the Buffaloes were able to stay on top thanks to clutch goal keeping by Abdiel Chiquito.
With the box area crammed with more players than could be counted, Sierra High's Bryan Ramos and Nicholas Gonzalez somehow got cozy, cashing in on a pair of first half corner-kick conversions in Sierra's 5-1 win over Colfax Thursday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Championships opener.
The Ripon Indians came out focused in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Boys Water Polo Championships, blasting Pacheco High 17-2 Thursday in the tournament opener.
The Valley Oak League's top girls tennis players competed in their final matches during Thursday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament held at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville.
There weren't too many things that went right for the Sierra Timberwolves Tuesday, as they fell in Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Team Championships 9-0 Tuesday to McClatchy.
The Manteca Buffaloes opened the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Championships with a matchup against the Solano County Athletic Conference's No. 2 seeded squad, falling to Benicia High 5-4 on Tuesday.
Ripon High senior Cole Herrin is one of 20 Californians to be selected as a state finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman award.
The Sierra High girls tennis team's postseason run rested on the shoulders of its No. 2 doubles tandem of Barbara Baxter and Kelsey Wells.
STOCKTON - East Union's girls golfers executed enough shots to be competitive, but all they could think about were the few they missed after the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament held at The Reserve at Spanos Park Monday.
It was set up perfectly for East Union to celebrate senior night with a three-game sweep of visiting rival Sierra on Monday.
The Valley Oak League co-champions are hosting first-round playoff games on Thursday, but there is no chance of them meeting again for the remainder of the season.
Gyse Hulsebosch hit NBA-range 3-pointers, fall-away jumpers along the baseline and nearly everything else in between.
STOCKTON - Although the game was out of reach Friday night, Manteca's Tydus Verhoeven slammed home the exclamation point in the fourth quarter.
ESCALON - The beat goes on for the Trans-Valley League's top boys basketball team.
LATHROP - Kaitlynn Funsch and Alexa Mayen each scored a goal and assisted two others to help Manteca defeat Lathrop 6-2 in a Valley Oak League ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian's depth, or lack thereof, was tested in its 60-50 win over winless Riverbank on Thursday.
Lathrop High came into East Union's Dalben Center Thursday with a game plan: play smart and aggressive defense.
TRACY - Manteca is perfect no more in the Valley Oak League.
WATERFORD - Ripon Christian was a few minutes away from maintaining its comfortable lead atop the Southern League girls soccer standings.
One finally made it through.
National Signing Day was special in many ways for several local soccer products.
Manteca didn't need a triple-double from Tydus Verhoeven in its second meeting with Kimball.
HILMAR - Ripon closed the regular season with a 48-27 win over Hilmar in a battle between the Trans-Valley League's remaining undefeated teams.
LATHROP - When Junior Ballard hit his second 3-pointer in 30 seconds Wednesday night to tie East Union, the hometown crowd went wild. Unfortunately for the ...
A single tie in any of its final three regular-season matches will be good enough for East Union to wrap up the Valley Oak League ...
Manteca and Sierra were desperate for a win when they met at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.