Sierra scored four second-half goals – two by Bryan Ramos – to pull away from East Union for a 5-2 Valley Oak League soccer win at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
The fourth time was the charm for Marcus Montano. His goal in the 73rd minute lifted Manteca High past visiting Weston Ranch 2-1 on what was an otherwise frustrating Tuesday night for the junior standout. Montano had opportunities in the 10th and 11th minutes thwarted by Weston Ranch goalie Jose Avila. His attempt four minutes into the second half, set up wonderfully by Ramon Rodriguez, was blasted over the crossbar. The two would hook up ...
Ripon High enjoyed a dominant start and rode it to a three-game sweep (25-8, 25-20, 25-15) of visiting Modesto Christian on Tuesday.
All five of East Union's scoring contributors bested the top finisher for Sierra in a 218-274 win at Manteca Park Golf Course on Tuesday. The Lancers are now 10-0 in the Valley Oak League.
Manteca's girls tennis team continued its roll in the Valley Oak League with Tuesday's 7-2 victory at Weston Ranch.
Joseph Espinosa put on a show in the Manteca Cowboys' 34-6 varsity win over the Galt Jr. Warriors at Galt High this past Saturday.
East Union picked up a much-needed victory during its toughest stretch in Valley Oak League play Monday, holding off visiting Weston Ranch in four - 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 26-24.
The anticipated Central California Junior Football League showdown between the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes and Oakdale Stampede is on.
Barring upsets, the Trans-Valley League boys soccer championship will be decided on Oct. 23 at Ripon High's Stouffer Field.
Alyssa Burch called for the quick set and Beth Aschenbrenner delivered. Burch emphatically crushed her 10th kill and put Manteca in the driver's seat in Monday's crosstown tussle with visiting Sierra at Winter Gym. The long-limbed middle blocker then stuffed a Sierra spike attempt for the clinching point on the next play, as the Buffaloes rallied late for a hard-earned sweep (25-17, 27-25, 27-25. "I wanted to (finish it) bad, but I knew I needed ...
The Ripon volleyball team evened its Trans Valley League record to 1-1 with a 3-0 victory over Hughson on Thursday, 25-21, 25-15, 25-10.
Sierra's Vanessa Rodriguez was the medalist during Thursday's 246-274 Valley Oak League victory over Sonora at the Manteca Parks Golf Course.
East Union picked up four of its points from singles victories during Thursday's 6-3 Valley Oak League victory over host Sierra.
Ripon Christian improved to 3-0 in the Southern League after a five-set victory over host Turlock Christian Thursday, 22-25, 25-22, 27-29, 25-17, 15-7.
East Union had Oakdale on the ropes during Thursday's Valley Oak League matchup at Dino Cunial Field.
East Union could have easily thrown in the towel against Manteca Thursday after losing two five-set heartbreakers earlier this week that likely ruined its shot at a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth and a top-three finish in league.
RIPON – Ripon needed either a tie or win in order to stay atop the Trans Valley League standings and in the hunt for the school's first-ever boys soccer title Wednesday.
The Manteca volleyball team bounced back from a first-set loss Wednesday to win against Sierra 23-25, 25-21, 27-25, 25-14, but the host Timberwolves did not make it easy.
Weston Ranch had it in it the bag.
STOCKTON - Converted forward Hector Maldonado was moved to the attack third because of his powerful and accurate striking ability, but it was his defensive instincts and hustle that helped Weston Ranch earn an important three points Tuesday.
The hangover effect from last week's loss in Oakdale led to a stunning loss for Sierra on Tuesday.
Sierra High will be represented in the Valley Oak Leagues Singles Tournament final for the fourth consecutive year.
It was a program-wide sweep for Ripon's volleyball team Tuesday night, which was capped by a 25-20, 25-18, 25-21 varsity win over visiting Hughson. The sophomore and freshman teams both won in two games.
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PATTERSON - All Brooke Riley and Jordan Vinson could think about was the shots they missed.
The road to the playoffs got a little longer for the East Union volleyball team Monday night, and the Lancers have Kimball's Samantha Sanders to thank for it.
RIPON - Ripon Christian finally met its match in the Southern League, and its impressive run of conference victories nearly met its end Monday night against pesky Turlock Christian.
There will be no more practice this season for the Ripon High freshman football team, because there is nobody left to beat.
The Manteca High girls tennis team hasn't lost a Valley Oak League matchup in two full seasons.
ESCALON - For Ripon to get over the hump against elite teams like the one it faced Thursday at rival Escalon, the Indians will have to overcome its own worst enemy.