Austin Acker stood at the plate with a full count, the tying run on second and the winning run on first in Sierra High's half of the seventh inning Friday against visiting Escalon. The first-year varsity player cashed in when what looked like a harmless flyball to centerfield found the grass and gave Sierra a 4-3 comeback win.
Manteca High's girls soccer team effectively played keep-away against Stagg of Stockton in its 4-0 victory Friday, when its own Buffalo Cup tournament opened action for eight participating clubs.
Manteca High's boys tennis team dropped two of its first three matches in the California High School Tennis Classic Friday at Fresno City College.
The Sierra softball team had no problem taking care of business during its opening contests in the Ceres Tournament at Modesto's Rainbow Fields.
Manteca High's softball team is 3-0 for the first time since winning its first four in 2007 after pummeling visiting Denair by a football score of 27-0 Thursday.
When Lincoln High made its way to Manteca, there was no way the soccer team could have expected to witness the show Sierra junior Joanna Ortiz was prepared to put on. Ortiz went off for four goals in a 6-0 shellacking of the visiting Trojans Thursday.
RIPON - It took a little while for the Ripon to get its softball bats warmed up during a preseason game against Ripon Christian Thursday afternoon.
Ripon High's boys golf team made a statement in its Trans-Valley League opener against visiting Hilmar Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course's par-31 front nine.
LATHROP – Striking out the side in the first inning usually will give your team a good chance at winning, but Michael Pereznegron's such feat was sandwiched in between a couple of walks and a badly played fly ball, getting Cosumnes Oaks High out to a quick start in its 17-4 win over Lathrop Thursday.
When the CIF State Wrestling Championships begin at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield Friday, two area wrestlers will be on hand to try and accomplish a feat that every wrestler in the state opened the season pursuing. Ripon High's Travis Smith and Sierra High's Alex Nuanez are the area's last two standing.
SACRAMENTO - The Weston Ranch boys basketball team couldn't slay the Dragons, and the biggest and baddest of them all was slowed only by early foul trouble.
In a match between two of the more decorated programs in the Sac-Joaquin Section, the Manteca Buffaloes were able to use a strong team-wide effort to cruise past the Central Catholic Raiders 5-4 Wednesday in nonleague action.
RIPON – Ripon Christian was able to strike first against old Trans Valley League foe Ripon High, but the host Knights were unable to keep the upper hand, falling 3-1 on Wednesday.
GALT - For 19 consecutive games the Ripon Christian Knights have been able to conquer any task, but the Vacaville Christian defensive pressure was simply a challenge too great in the Knights' 71-63 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V semifinal loss Tuesday.
The 2011 Home Run Derby between Manteca High baseball standouts Matt Burrows and Daniel Miramontes is officially underway.
OAKDALE - No. 1 singles player Solman Aniss was one of four Manteca players to win shutouts, and the Buffaloes rolled past postseason hopeful Oakdale 9-0 ...
LOS BANOS - Ripon entered just eight swimmers in the third annual Merced County Championships at Pacheco High on Saturday but managed to make a splash ...
MODESTO - East Union was unable to capitalize on Central Catholic's rare "off" day at Dryden Park Golf Course on Monday.
OAKDALE - Manteca has prolific goal scorers, but its defense has quietly dominated Valley Oak League opponents so far.
Garet Stone led a contingent of seven Sierra High runners who broke 11 minutes in the 3200 Friday in the Cosumnes Oaks Distance Carnival.
Ripon came through in extra innings against Louisville of Woodland Hills for a 7-5 win Saturday in the semifinals of the NorCal Classic before losing ...
The Manteca High Buffaloes took second place in the Gold Bracket of the NorCal Classic at Tracy Sports Complex on Friday.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Manteca teen Ty Griggs' favorite memory of the Masters was Adam Scott making a birdie putt on the 18th hole that led ...
Lathrop High's track and field team swept at the varsity level in a Valley Oak League dual meet at East Union on Thursday.
Sometimes it pays to have two outs when you are up to bat.
Make no mistake about it but there's good old fashion rivalry when it comes to Ripon High and Ripon Christian.
I started covering high school sports in this area around the turn of the century. In those days, Valley Oak League and Sac-Joaquin Section championships ...
Bulletin staff reports
Ryan Lee and Ezra Lenhardt led the way as East Union rolled past Weston Ranch in Thursday's Valley Oak League match at the Van ...
TRACY - Pitching. Defense. Heads-up base running. Clutch hits.