LATHROP – Lathrop responded with a ferocious last-ditch effort, but it wouldn't be nearly enough as Manteca established an early lead and it never surrendered in a 58-49 win over the Spartans Tuesday.
The Ripon High girls basketball team had its best scoring output of the season in Monday's 67-30 shellacking at Escalon, and the Indians have their defense to thank.
Manteca native Pete Duenas is among four of the newest members of the Amateur Softball Association's Greater San Joaquin Hall of Fame.
Manteca High senior Courtney Range is among the 814 basketball players nationwide to be nominated to play in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Games.
WESTON RANCH - The big-time players were making big-time shots, but the difference for Sierra in Friday's marquee matchup against Weston Ranch was the clutch play of its role players.
Gift wrapping Oakdale its first Valley Oak League win was probably the best thing that could have happened to the East Union Lancers. East Union came off the loss with the intensity of a championship game, sapping Manteca's spirit in the first eight minutes of its 55-37 win Friday.
Kimball High used the momentum of its winter festival to come out and pounce on the visiting Lathrop Spartans 68-51 in Valley Oak League play Friday.
WESTON RANCH – Chris Teevan followed the bouncing ball from Modesto to Turlock, climbing basketball's ladder in a hard hat and sneakers.
Guillermo Nunez and Eric Melgar were once adversaries.
WESTON RANCH – With bounce in their step and smiles on their face, the Lathrop Spartans strolled to the sideline for a first quarter timeout. The Spartans had not only sustained, but had answered Weston Ranch's 10-0 run to open the game with a 10-0 run of their own.
Everything would have had to fall into place perfectly for the Sierra Timberwolves Thursday in Valley Oak League action against Kimball, but it didn't and the Timberwolves were left coping with a 49-35 loss to the host Jaguars.
For the eighth consecutive time in Valley Oak League play, the Sierra High freshman girls basketball team earned a victory in a 54-19 laugher over Kimball Thursday.
A four-point play from Eric Melgar followed by a pair of Guillermo Nunez baskets and another Melgar 3-pointer turned a legitimate Kimball effort into another Valley Oak League blowout for Sierra. The Timberwolves outscored Kimball 15-4 to open the second half on their way to a 62-44 win Wednesday.
Despite a plague of injuries and illnesses, Sierra was able to muster its first two wins of the Valley Oak League season in a double-dual showdown across town at Manteca High Wednesday.
SONORA – Getting out of Sonora with a victory in Valley Oak League play is a challenge in any sport, so Manteca High's 63-51 boys basketball win Wednesday was more than pleasing for the Buffaloes.
LATHROP - Kaitlynn Funsch and Alexa Mayen each scored a goal and assisted two others to help Manteca defeat Lathrop 6-2 in a Valley Oak League ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian's depth, or lack thereof, was tested in its 60-50 win over winless Riverbank on Thursday.
Lathrop High came into East Union's Dalben Center Thursday with a game plan: play smart and aggressive defense.
TRACY - Manteca is perfect no more in the Valley Oak League.
WATERFORD - Ripon Christian was a few minutes away from maintaining its comfortable lead atop the Southern League girls soccer standings.
One finally made it through.
National Signing Day was special in many ways for several local soccer products.
Manteca didn't need a triple-double from Tydus Verhoeven in its second meeting with Kimball.
HILMAR - Ripon closed the regular season with a 48-27 win over Hilmar in a battle between the Trans-Valley League's remaining undefeated teams.
LATHROP - When Junior Ballard hit his second 3-pointer in 30 seconds Wednesday night to tie East Union, the hometown crowd went wild. Unfortunately for the ...
A single tie in any of its final three regular-season matches will be good enough for East Union to wrap up the Valley Oak League ...
Manteca and Sierra were desperate for a win when they met at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.
RJ Tisdell made it official.
TRACY - East Union's fall in the Valley Oak League standings continued Tuesday with a 54-45 loss at Kimball.
RIPON - Ripon Christian can't use the same old excuses when it keeps on winning.