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 ...
Leah Manuleleua was a first grader when Manteca High's girls soccer team last beat Sierra.
RIPON – George Contente graciously accepted the praise of his colleagues, but believes they whiffed on Ruth Waters.
The East Union boys looked to their relay teams for victory, while the Sierra girls relied on the strength of its individuals.
The Ripon Christian girls soccer team continued its dominant start to the Southern League season with Friday's 5-2 win at Gustine.
RIPON – If Danielle Sperry was holding onto any frustration following Wednesday's runaway loss to Sierra, the freshman didn't show it.
Manteca High's boys tennis team continued to show signs of improvement Friday, rolling past Sonora on the road, 7-2.
STOCKTON – Jack Thomson's formula for success sounds so simple off the tongue.
Justin Nieto was impressive for East Union, tossing a mercy-rule shortened, complete-game win with 12 strikeouts and no walks Thursday as the Lnacers beat Patterson 11-1.
WESTON RANCH – It did not take long for Lathrop to get things going, netting its first goal in the fourth minute. Then Lathrop went lethargic as Weston Ranch rallied and never let up en route to landing its first Valley Oak League win Thursday, 3-2.
Former Sierra High basketball standout Christian Williams prolonged his collegiate career Thursday when he helped Jackson State, the No. 2 seeded team in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, win its postseason opener.
After doing her best to keep Sierra High in its matchup against Argonaut with eight solid innings of pitching, Sommer Wilson decided to end it for good when she connected on a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth for a 8-5 Sierra win Thursday.
Manteca High's boys tennis team is on a little roll after dropping its Valley Oak League opener to Kimball.
East Union suffered its first loss of the Valley Oak League season Thursday, falling to Sonora in a close 206-209 decision at Mountain Springs Golf & Country Club.
Essley Green started out his career-best outing with a chip for eagle on the par-five first hole of Manteca Park Golf Course on Wednesday. He would finish with a personal best 2-over 39 on the front nine, and Sierra cruised to a 218-322 victory over Lathrop. It was collectively a rock-solid effort for the Timberwolves. Blake Settlemoir added a 41, Chris Schmitz carded a 44, Matt ...
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.