No lead is safe in the Valley Oak League this season.
The Manteca Buffaloes did their part in setting up a showdown later in the week with Sierra High, destroying the Weston Ranch Cougars 9-0 Tuesday in Valley Oak League action.
Ripon High did away with Orestimba with relative ease, trouncing Orestimba in a 25-18, 25-10 and 25-20 clean sweep Tuesday in Trans Valley League action
RIPON - Mariposa proved to be no pushover.
The Manteca High volleyball team appeared to be well on its way to beating visiting Lathrop Monday in Valley Oak League action.
Playing on Stouffer Field's Bermuda grass for the first time, Ripon High's boys soccer team needed little time to adjust in its 5-1 Trans-Valley League win over Hilmar Monday.
Manteca High's girls tennis team began the second half of the Valley Oak League schedule with a commanding 9-0 win over visiting Sonora Thursday.
Back from an infection that kept her out of Sierra's three previous Valley Oak League matches, 6-foot-1 middle blocker Allie Walljasper was understandably wearing down during the Timberwolves' five-set marathon against visiting Weston Ranch Thursday.
It seemed as if nothing could separate the Lathrop Spartans and Sierra Timberwolves Thursday in Valley Oak League action. Not physicality, yellow cards, or outstanding goalie play would cause the difference. That would come from a picture-perfect heel kick from Nicholas Gonzalez in a 1-0 Sierra win.
Ripon Christian's volleyball team had little trouble dispatching Le Grand at home Thursday 25-13, 15-19, 25-12.
Even with a solid round, Ripon Christian was unable to keep pace with the visiting Escalon Cougars, falling to the Cougars 156-176 Thursday in Valley Foothill League play at Jack Tone Golf Course.
The Manteca Buffaloes continued a trend that could get convenient, pulling out another one-goal victory Thursday in a 2-1 win over Oakdale High.
Most of the Trans-Valley League's best athletes will converge on Modesto Christian's Roy Blakely Field this Friday.
RIPON – The Oakdale boys water polo team lost a great deal from its undefeated Valley Oak League squad from a year ago, but Ripon High's 12-10 win over the Mustangs Wednesday is still impressive for an up-and-coming Ripon program.
East Union did what it could with the Oakdale Mustangs, but it wasn't enough in a 17-25, 11-25, 12-25 loss in Valley Oak League play Wednesday.
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Things just got real for area boys volleyball teams.
LINDEN - Mark Rodriguez came through in clutch situations during East Union's 5-3 extra-innings victory over previously-undefeated Linden on Monday.
Sierra broke into the win column Saturday with a 25-23, 16-25, 15-11 win over Lathrop in the Sierra Boys Volleyball Tournament.
East Union had already battled back twice from deficits, and Brayden Hardcastle came oh so close to tying it back up in the bottom of ...
Thanks to Tawny Deerinck, the science wing at Manteca High may need a new skylight.
LATHROP - Lathrop's first four batters reached in the bottom of the seventh, but visiting Chavez was able to limit the damage for a 9-7 ...
STOCKTON - Manuel Rubio pitched three innings and went 3 for 4 with three runs at the plate, helping Weston Ranch complete a series sweep of ...
Jhai Flowers set a new school record in the pole vault in helping Lathrop's boys track and field team trample host Manteca 111-23 in ...
RIPON - Ripon hit the pool swimming Thursday, dominating visiting Sierra and Kimball to sweep the Valley Oak League-opening tri-meet at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Manteca's Gino Campiotti broke open a close game in the sixth inning with a bases-clearing double and pitched five innings to get the win ...
RIPON - Things were looking bleak just a week ago for the Ripon boys golf team.
East Union was held to two hits but was rewarded for its patience at the plate in a 3-1 win over visiting Atwater on Wednesday.
A rough start was only part of the reason for Sierra High's 5-3 loss to visiting Turlock on Wednesday.