Allison Walljasper's introduction to the Valley Oak League did not go as well as she had hoped.
The Ripon Christian baseball squad found little resistance from the Gustine Redskins Wednesday, mercy ruling the Southern League cellar dwellers 14-1 to close out the RC Knights' first season competing in the conference.
For the few swimmers who still have the privilege of heading to the pool with a postseason purpose, everything will come to a head during the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials today and Friday at Tokay High in Lodi.
The opportunity to continue in athletics at the collegiate level has become more and more difficult for today's student athletes, but those worries are no longer relevant for Manteca High senior Airenne Curry. A three-sport athlete at Manteca, she inked a letter of intent to play soccer for Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa.
For three innings it was smooth sailing for freshman pitcher Allison Walljasper and the Sierra High softball team, and after a few turbulent moments it took one swing of her bat to right the ship.
Ronnie Green had a hand - or foot, rather - on both scoring plays of the revived East Union-Manteca alumni football game Friday at Dino Cunial Field.
STOCKTON - Considering the gusty conditions along with the slippery and unforgiving greens of Brookside Country Club, bogey was a good score on some holes during the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Tournament Monday.
The East Union and Sierra softball teams will sport a new look today when they clash for their final Valley Oak League season contest.
Ripon High's boys golf team turned in a respectable score Monday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Tournament, but it's not advancing the Indians to Masters.
East Union High sophomore Will Brink was part of a four-way tie for third place in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Tournament in Stockton's Brookside Country Club Monday. Brink carded a 79 and scored a 5 on the playoff hole to earn one of three SJS Masters Tournament berths. East Union as a team finished in fourth place. For more information and other sports-related content, see today's edition of The Bulletin.
Trans Valley League champion Ripon High was stunned by rival Escalon in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Golf Tournament. Escalon's 418 score was four better than the Indians, who have only Andrew Bonner advancing to next week's Masters Tournament. For more information and other sports-related content see today's Bulletin.
The East Union and Sierra high school softball teams will play in pink today, starting at 4:30, in observation of breast cancer awareness. It is also the final Valley Oak League contest for both clubs. For more information and other sports-related content, see today's edition of The Bulletin.
For some of the athletes competing in the Valley Oak League Track and Field Championships Saturday at Sierra High, finishing with a league title would be nice, but continuing the season a little while longer was the real goal.
There was one thing that was overwhelmingly obvious during Sierra and East Union's Valley Oak League season-ending matchup Thursday, and that was the fact pitcher Zac Carrillo was not about to let his Lancer teammates lose.
The Sierra High softball team had almost a week to think about a stinging loss to Oakdale because of a rainout.
Darrell Clemons spent his varsity career trying to keep Sierra High pass-rushers LJ Alofaituli and Trevon McCray out of the backfield.
East Union boys golf coach Dennis Wells' mood ran hot even on a windy day.
Matt Rose plowed through a rough afternoon on the greens, earning medalist honors as Sierra pushed past Weston Ranch.
TRACY - The opening minutes looked promising for goalie Callia Morales-Linnell and the Lathrop girls soccer team.
Maliah Watson from East Union won the girls discus and finished second in the shot put Saturday in the Delta Mustang Invitational at the Merv Smith Track Complex on Stockton.
The Lathrop High varsity boys and girls track teams each improved to 2-1 in the Valley Oak League after impressive showings in a double dual meet at Weston Ranch on Thursday.
It was on this same field last season that the Manteca High baseball team celebrated one of its greatest moments.
The final outcome was the same, but the rematch was more decisive.
East Union held on to beat visiting Kimball for its first Valley Oak League win of the season Thursday at Agostini Field.
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Sisters Kindra and Maddi Hackbarth put on a hitting clinic Wednesday at Oakdale, helping the host Mustangs blast Sierra 11-4 in a duel of Valley Oak League contenders.
It turns out there will be some drama in the Trans-Valley League after all.
The Sierra High Timberwolves won't much time to enjoy their 7-6 win at Manteca on Wednesday.
The Valley Oak League schedule makers didn't waste any time putting the lions in the ring with one another last fall.