The East Union Lancers took advantage of an opportunity they had to seize, edging out the visiting Oakdale Mustangs by two-strokes in a 204-206 Valley Oak League win Thursday at Manteca Golf Course.
The Ripon Christian Knights were scheduled for two games the first day of the 2nd Annual Mark Smallwood Memorial Tournament Thursday, but weather would only permit the Knights a 7-5 win over Millenium.
The Weston Ranch Cougars opened play in the Tracy NorCal Classic Softball Tournament Silver Bracket Thursday with a split, demolishing Livingston High 11-1 after dropping a 6-2 contest against Orestimba.
Will Ward set three goals at the start of the 2011-12 basketball season.
The Weston Ranch Cougars have not missed a beat since their midseason loss to Manteca High, bringing home another Valley Oak League win with an 8-1 defeat of Sierra Tuesday.
The East Union Lancers were probably a dozen points higher than head coach Dennis Wells would have liked them to be, but it was still good enough for a 207-241 Valley Oak League win over the Manteca Buffaloes Tuesday.
Shalane Jackson bided her time.
Manteca High's boys track and field team came through with another statement win Thursday, soundly beating traditional Valley Oak League power Oakdale, 82-54.
Lathrop High's third-year varsity baseball team scrapped its way to its biggest Valley Oak League win on Thursday.
Six days after stunning Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV finalist Manteca, Weston Ranch nearly shocked section champion Oakdale at home Thursday.
The East Union Lancers have shown steady improvement since their minor setback against the league leading Oakdale Mustangs, and that trend continued Thursday with a 198-217 Valley Oak League victory over Kimball.
Manteca High's boys tennis squad completed a season sweep of Lathrop with an 8-1 victory at home Thursday.
The Manteca High swim program earned a split against the Ripon Indians Thursday, winning in the girls meet 90-79 and falling to the Indians' boys 98-70.
Both East Union and Weston Ranch have showed glimpses of possibly being in position for a postseason berth, but Thursday the Lancers asserted themselves as the more dominant of the two, winning 9-3 in Valley Oak League play.
One swing of the bat and 19 strikeouts, all rom Allie Walljasper, were all Sierra needed to grab a 2-0 Valley Oak League win over the Manteca Buffaloes Thursday at Sierra High.
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.
Sometimes patience wins out over power.
PATTERSON - One day after winning a pitchers duel against powerhouse Ceres, Manteca squeaked past Patterson 11-10 in a slugfest Wednesday.