East Union punctuated an impressive week of soccer with a 5-1 drubbing of visiting Oakdale on Thursday. This followed a dominating 7-0 effort against dangerous Weston Ranch.
The Ripon Christian Knights got a solid round from No. 1 Jenny Wickham, but it wasn't enough to keep close with Bret Harte in a 163-179 Valley Foothill League loss Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course.
Things continued to go smoothly in Southern League action for the Ripon Christian Knights, as the club remained undefeated in league play with a 25-13, 25-22 and 25-19 victory over Turlock Christian Thursday.
LATHROP - After clinging close through a first-game loss, Sierra High would eventually drop the next two in one-sided fashion in a 25-18, 25-18 and 25-10 Valley Oak League loss Wednesday to the Lathrop Spartans.
In recent seasons the matchup between the East Union and Oakdale golf teams has held great significance in the Valley Oak League standings. That likely will not be the case this year as East Union cruised to a 70-stroke win Thursday at Manteca Golf Course, 217-287.
ESCALON – Taking the first two games was likely the worst thing the Ripon Indians could have done, because an inspired Escalon club down two games turned invincible in a 21-25, 24-26, 25-21, 28-26 and 15-11 victory over Ripon Tuesday.
Twelve up, 12 down and 10 to go.
East Union's girls tennis team squeaked out a 5-4 victory over visiting Kimball on Tuesday. The win is the Lancers' first through four Valley Oak League matches for the Lancers.
In a close Valley Oak League matchup, the Sierra Timberwolves used a medalist-honors earning round from Lexus Barnes to push past the Manteca Buffaloes 275-289 Tuesday at the Manteca Golf Course.
Desperate for a win, East Union pounded visiting Weston Ranch 7-0 Tuesday at Dino Cunial Field.
Ripon High's boys soccer team rebounded nicely from last week's Trans-Valley League opening loss with a 2-0 win over Hughson Monday at Ripon Elementary.
After coming out with a dud, Weston Ranch ended with a bang.
Lynette Vos reminds her girls daily.
East Union's volleyball team took the better-late-than-never approach in its Valley Oak League match with Weston Ranch Friday.
RIPON – Ripon High hasn't been able to get a break of luck as of late and the club's struggles continued with a 178-187 loss to the Ripon Christian Knights Thursday in Valley Foothill League play.
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.