Old rivals will be teammates at the 14th Annual Six-Counties All-Star Games Friday at Modesto Junior College.
SONORA - With just two games remaining in one of the wildest Valley Oak League softball seasons in recent memory, Sierra had to get a win in the foothills Wednesday to preserve a shot at calling heads or tails when and if the time comes.
RIVERBANK - The Indians went about their business with an eye on Hughson Wednesday, and Ripon was rewarded with a pair of victories, an 18-1 throttling of the Bruins, and a 4-3 Modesto Christian loss at the hands of the Huskies.
Kelsey Emerson was unstoppable for the East Union sophomore softball team Wednesday in a 19-2 win over Central Valley.
Christian Williams, Sierra's all-time single-season scorer, signed a national letter of intent to join Tevester Anderson and the Jackson State Tigers Tuesday evening.
Andy Scott had just walked his sixth batter of the day, sending East Union's potential tying run to the plate with runners on first and second and two outs in the top of the seventh.
LINCOLN - Kyle Harman played 19 holes Tuesday at Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln, the site of the 2009 Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Tournament.
STEVINSON - Ripon coach Chris Musseman expected a better finish to the season for his golfers, but the primary objective was already met by them just getting to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament.
There were a few upsets along the way, but for the most part, the Valley Oak League singles tournament went pretty much as expected Tuesday at East Union High.
WESTON RANCH - Matt Barber's mound appearances all season have been short, be it as a starter or a reliever.
Justin Dias insisted on pitching East Union's sophomore baseball game against Sierra Tuesday at Agostini Field, and he came through.
SACRAMENTO - What doesn't this kid do well? The eldest of Sierra High's senior twin wunderkinds, Courtney Whitlock, took center stage Saturday at Hughes Stadium, the site of the 2009 Meet of Champions. The highly prestigious event brings together the crème de la crème of the Sac-Joaquin Section track world annually, and Whitlock was one of just a handful of Timberwolves to receive an invite. Whitlock was seeded 18th heading into her first race of ...
A sullen overcast sagged over Sierra High Saturday as the league's elite did battle in the Timberwolves' chlorine, but the mood around the pool was anything but dreary at the Valley Oak League Championships.
The ever-changing Valley Oak League will undergo another transformation, and Ripon Christian will leave behind familiar foes the Trans Valley League come 2010 after the Sac-Joaquin Section Board of Managers approved a realignment proposal Wednesday at Elkhorn Country Club in Stockton.
The postseason has arrived, and with it comes another opportunity for the Valley Oak League's best to shine and a chance for a few unheralded newcomers to make a name for themselves.
Those pesky Warriors from Orestimba were at it again.
Marc Wilson had a huge game from the plate on Thursday.
Yok Jing Ma repeats as a champion, while Angel Tejada gets to go out as one.
East Union is starting to peak at the right time.
Nick Sharp brought his best to Stevinson Ranch on Thursday.
Manteca lost its outright grip on the top spot in the Valley Oak League with its 3-1 defeat at Oakdale Thursday.
Ripon made quick work of visiting Modesto Christian on Thursday, amassing seven runs in the second inning en route to a 10-0 mercy-shortened win. The Indians plated their final two runs in the bottom of the fifth to end it early.
The top sprinters on the Manteca High boys track and field team were nursing injuries in the Buffaloes' final Valley Oak League dual meet at East Union Wednesday.
RIPON – Ripon's Josh Clark and Fotios Jordanoglou had solid games defensively Wednesday.
Selena Gonzalez's RBI single in the top of the first inning gave Manteca some needed early momentum on the road.
Kimball High's Valley Oak League champion boys tennis team would have been guaranteed an individual title had standout Logan Staggs, one of the top players in his age group nationally, been healthy for the start of the conference tournament Tuesday at East Union.
The East Union Lancers won't have too much time to savor their 3-1 Valley Oak League win over visiting Sierra High on Tuesday.
Oakdale High's Nick Ippolito carried a 6.36 ERA and was 0-3 going into a pivotal Valley Oak League contest at Manteca Tuesday.
Sommer Wilson knows a thing or two about hitting the long ball.
Ripon had a slight hiccup on Tuesday afternoon, dropping a 10-0 Trans Valley League contest on the road against first-place Hughson.