Manteca was in full control of the game, but not so much on the shots it took. "We just had the bad case of the shanks," Coach Justin Coenenberg said of the team's 3-1 victory over visiting Lathrop on Thursday. Sammie Morris broke the ice with a goal in the seventh minute and assisted Manteca's two early second-half scores. The Buffaloes (4-1 Valley Oak League, 12-3 overall) overcame a sluggish first half and put together ...
Joey Guinta came up huge in just his second match of the season for Sierra High's boys golf team Thursday.
LATHROP - Weston Ranch's softball team opened the Valley Oak League season in style Wednesday.
Manteca High appears to be on its way to a second straight Valley Oak League title run.
Fifteen up, 15 down. Peyton Rose and the Manteca softball team made quick work of Sonora Wednesday. She struck out eight of the 15 batters she saw in a five-inning perfect game, and the Buffaloes doled out 15 hits for a second straight game in a 22-0 rout of the host Wildcats. Manteca (1-0 Valley Oak League, 7-3 overall) continued to garner momentum for Friday's rivalry showdown with East Union, going into ...
Ripon was ahead comfortably with a two-goal lead at halftime Wednesday in Salida.
WESTON RANCH - It took nine-plus years for Weston Ranch to notch its first win over Manteca, one of the Valley Oak League's perennial powers over that stretch.
Jack Thomson sent his Sierra baseball team onto the field for its Valley Oak League opener with three objectives.
Sophomore Dominic Pisano and Lucas Vaughn combined for a five-inning no-hitter and were a pitch away from perfection as they led Manteca High's 11-0 drubbing of Weston Ranch Tuesday.
A two-out, two-run error was the ultimate decider in Ripon's 4-3 road win over Trans-Valley League rival Escalon.
East Union needed its defensive midfielder to jump start the attack Tuesday against visiting Weston Ranch.
East Union recovered well from its first Valley Oak League defeat of the season, outpointing Kimball 205-249 behind Will Brink's 1-under 36 on the front nine of the Manteca Park Golf Course Tuesday.
Manteca High's softball team capped its pre-league schedule Monday by drubbing visiting Argonaut of Jackson with a 12-2 win, its fifth in a row.
Lucas Garcia and Justin Ontiveros helped East Union jump out to a one-run lead against heralded prospect Jonah Wesley and host Tracy High Saturday at Monte Vista Middle School.
Four straight walks. Not the way East Union wanted to start off against a hard-hitting Ripon club Saturday at Northgate only freshman catcher Alejandra Rascon stuck a bandage on the early wound, and Savina Brandi stopped the bleeding in long relief as EU prevailed 7-1 to avenge its 2012 loss to the Indians. Rascon threw out a base stealer after the leadoff runner ...
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.