It wasn't the opening whistle that got the East Union Lancers going in their Valley Oak League showdown with Sierra High Wednesday; it was the Timberwolves netting the game's first goal in a 2-1 come-from-behind win over host Sierra.
The Manteca Buffalos were led by a solid nine-hole round from Mickey Dias whose round of 53 led the Buffalos over the Sierra Timberwolves 323-333 Wednesday at Manteca Golf Course.
It was a matchup between the city's top best singles players, and for now title belongs to Sierra High's Vannida Nguyen.
Ripon Christian was welcomed to the Southern League with a 3-2 loss to visiting Mariposa Tuesday.
The Weston Ranch Cougars bounced back after dropping the third game, beating Central Valley 25-22, 25-20, 17-25, 26-24 Tuesday in Stockton.
The East Union Lancers attacked one of the more challenging courses in the Valley Oak League but did not flinch, handling Oakdale 232-310 Tuesday at Oakdale Golf and Country Club.
Ricardo Perez admitted there was a little luck involved in his late goal that decided East Union High's 4-3 win over visiting Lathrop at Dino Cunial Field Monday.
The Sierra High Cross-Country program narrowly missed out on closing out its 8th Annual Sierra Invitational with a boys and girls small-schools varsity championship, finishing second to Cosumnes Oaks and St. Mary's in the boys and girls side, respectively.
RIPON – The Ripon Indians did not have a huge offensive breakout during the 30th Annual Ripon Christian-Jerry Terpsma Classic, but the Indians put together enough to earn a spot in the championship where they would fall to the eventual champion Escalon Cougars in a 2-0 loss Saturday.
East Union High tennis coach Julia Bylow hopes the Lancers' 8-7 squeaker against visiting rival Manteca is a sign that a turnaround is imminent.
Chelsea Bereta got into a nice groove from the service line, where Sierra High was especially effective in its three-game shutout of visiting Johansen Thursday.
East Union High delves into Valley Oak League action riding a three-match winning streak following Thursday's sweep (25-19, 25-18, 25-13) of host Downey Thursday in Modesto.
It will be up to the four-time defending champion East Union Lancers to motivate themselves at moments during this Valley Oak League season, and the group responded with a relatively easy win over the Manteca Buffaloes Thursday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
The Sierra Timberwolves continue to take steps towards building a Valley Oak League contender, stopping the host Tracy Bulldogs 2-1 Thursday in non-league action.
ESCALON – Manteca High jumped out in front of the Escalon Cougars in the first 10 minutes of their non-league contest, but a pair of penalties in the box would cost Manteca in its 2-1 loss to Escalon Wednesday at Escalon High.
Two members of Sierra High's state championship football team were among six Manteca Unified standouts to be named to the Lions All-Star Classic.
TRACY - Lathrop High's boys golf team carded a season-best score of 239 behind a pair of 40s from co-medalists Christian Guzman and Robby Horrocks ...
Defense decided this Valley Oak League duel between first-place teams on Wednesday.
Oakdale doesn't typically let a team get away with committing four errors.
The best got a little better on Wednesday.
East Union bounced back from its first Valley Oak League loss of the season on Tuesday, but head coach Dennis Wells said his team is ...
RIPON - It took Hilmar less than three minutes Tuesday to score on Ripon – but all that did was focus the Indians.
RIPON - Quality nearly trumped quantity in the boys portion of the East Union-Ripon Valley Oak League dual meet at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center on Tuesday.
OAKDALE - No. 1 singles player Solman Aniss was one of four Manteca players to win shutouts, and the Buffaloes rolled past postseason hopeful Oakdale 9-0 ...
LOS BANOS - Ripon entered just eight swimmers in the third annual Merced County Championships at Pacheco High on Saturday but managed to make a splash ...
MODESTO - East Union was unable to capitalize on Central Catholic's rare "off" day at Dryden Park Golf Course on Monday.
OAKDALE - Manteca has prolific goal scorers, but its defense has quietly dominated Valley Oak League opponents so far.
Garet Stone led a contingent of seven Sierra High runners who broke 11 minutes in the 3200 Friday in the Cosumnes Oaks Distance Carnival.
Ripon came through in extra innings against Louisville of Woodland Hills for a 7-5 win Saturday in the semifinals of the NorCal Classic before losing ...
The Manteca High Buffaloes took second place in the Gold Bracket of the NorCal Classic at Tracy Sports Complex on Friday.