RIPON - It didn't take long for the wind to play a role in Thursday's big Southern League match involving Waterford and Ripon Christian.
It's a tied ballgame, there's a runner on third with no out in the bottom of the seventh inning, and No. 9 batter Adrian Valencia had the big boppers behind him in the order itching to drive in the winning run should he fail to do so himself.
East Union fresh-faced freshman forwards Gina Dias and Isela Rivera have already showed the rest of the Valley Oak League why the Lancers are going to be a force to be reckoned with for years.
Errors and missed opportunities proved costly Wednesday for the Ripon High varsity softball squad.
East Union has been the top softball program for years, but there appears to be a new sheriff in town.
Jillian Goulart and Logan Vos' achievements in high school extend outside the athletic arena.
The coast is far from clear for East Union High's boys tennis team, but the Lancers are liking the spot they're in at the moment.
It appears to be a four-team race for the title and three postseason berths the way the Valley Oak League girls soccer season is shaping up.
Manteca High's softball team hopes last week's discouraging loss to Kimball is fully behind it after beating visiting Lathrop 8-0 Monday.
One gutty pitching performance was spoiled in its previous outing, and another was wasted Monday for East Union High's baseball team.
The winless streak is over for East Union High's girls soccer team, which snapped a string of three straight draws Monday with a 5-0 shutout of host Sonora
After a grueling three hours of tennis, it came down to the East Union No. 1 doubles team against the Manteca High No. 2 doubles team, and the Lancers' combination of Chris Garcia and Matt Eichsteadt handled the task, posting a 10-8 win for an 8-7 East Union victory.
Sierra High pitcher Dylan DeBrouwer was bothered by an uncooperrative throwing arm Friday against visiting Kimball of Tracy.
In an effort that can only be summarized as atrocious, the Manteca High Softball team squandered a gritty outing from freshman pitcher Peyton Rose, getting mercy-ruled by Kimball 13-0 Thursday in Valley Oak League play.
The Sierra High varsity softball team was rewarded with another sterling pitching performance from freshman Allison Walljasper, helping the Timberwolves to a 6-0 shutout victory over visiting Weston Ranch Thursday.
LATHROP – Although Manteca led Lathrop wire to wire Tuesday night in a 52-42 win to open the Valley Oak League girls season, the host Spartans ...
LATHROP – A game that started as a laugher Tuesday turned into a nail-biter as visiting Manteca held on for a 58-51 win over Lathrop to ...
MODESTO - In the first of many marquee matchups to come in the Valley Oak League, Weston Ranch squeaked out a 62-58 win at Central Catholic ...
Manteca High's Kenny Wooten is one of 755 high school seniors to earn a nomination for the 2016 McDonald's All-American Games.
HILMAR - Ripon owns Hilmar.
RIPON - Ripon Christian snapped out of its early funk and used a 20-4 third-quarter push to sprint past visiting Hughson 53-28 in the Trans-Valley League ...
RIPON - Kaitlyn Morenzone averaged 18.7 points and 11.3 rebounds and was named MVP after leading the Manteca High freshman girls basketball team to ...
The Trans-Valley League could crown two new champions for boys and girls basketball season.
If the preseason is any indication, the Valley Oak League race has the potential to be a real barnburner from top to near bottom.
Much has changed for Kimball and Weston Ranch, East Union's first two opponents in what is expected to be a competitive Valley Oak League ...
STOCKTON – East Union won the Demolition Day Wrestling Tournament and the Lancers' Jaysen Reindel was named Outstanding Upper-Weight Wrestler on Saturday at Stagg High School.
Maurice Woods was almost too much for visiting Sierra.
In a matchup between two prolific outside shooting teams Wednesday, it was defense and accuracy from the free-throw line that made all the difference for ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian coach Ed Mulder believes his team took forward steps in its two setbacks in the 22nd Annual Lady Knights Invitational.
DUBLIN - Sierra started strong Wednesday but needed an even better finish to pull off a 44-42 win over Los Banos in the Pearl Division championship ...