It may have seemed like just another Valley Oak League game for the Sonora Wildcats, but the Sierra Timberwolves made the trip to Sonora with purpose, mercy ruling the hosts 14-2 and clinching at least a half slice of the league championship.
The Valley Oak League season-ending series between intra-city rivals East Union and Sierra once again meant something for both clubs.
Manteca High's baseball team is one step closer to securing a Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoff berth after thumping host Weston Ranch 31-0 on Wednesday, and everybody was in on the action.
Rocio Lopez took her final time suiting up for the Manteca Buffaloes to heart, posting back-to-back second-half goals to help her Buffaloes beat the East Union Lancers 3-1 Wednesday in the Valley Oak League finale at Guss Schmeidt Field.
The Sierra Timberwolves have not seen a legitimate test over their final few Valley Oak League contests, yet that has not stopped the club from putting together solid outings, including a one-sided 7-1 victory over Weston Ranch to close out the regular season as the conference's runners-up.
With a Valley Oak League championship safely tucked away, the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Team Tournament was supposed to be a gift to be enjoyed one time. Only now, the East Union Lancers have not only expierenced the postseason atmosphere, the club extended its season with a 5-4 win over Benicia High Tuesday in the second round.
Sierra's softball team is one game away from capturing the school's first-ever Valley Oak League championship after beating visiting rival Manteca High 9-3 on Tuesday.
Jillian Goulart took to the pitcher's circle in hopes of guiding the East Union Lancers to a victory on senior night, and Goulart was not disappointed, tossing a complete-game one-hitter in a 10-0 win over Weston Ranch Tuesday in Valley Oak League play.
East Union High's boys golf team claimed its fourth Valley Oak League championship in five seasons, and Drew Allen of Sierra made school history at the conference tournament Tuesday Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort in Angels Camp.
It was a bittersweet moment for ReAnna Schmitt.
Manteca High's string of shutouts ended Monday, and it came at the worst possible time.
Ripon High's boys golf team claimed its first championship since 2007 and did it with one of its top contributors sustaining an injury during the Trans-Valley League Tournament Monday at Trinitas Golf Club in Valley Springs.
Everything that needed to go right for the Sierra High girls swim team did, as the Timberwolves put together a quality Valley Oak League Championships performance to outlast the Oakdale Mustangs for the 2011 league title Saturday at East Union.
In a Valley Oak League meeting that has tremendous impact on the playoff picture, the East Union Lancers held off a stubborn Manteca High squad 8-7, using Brett Riley in relief to close out the game's final three outs Thursday at East Union.
Sierra High freshman hurler Allison Walljasper threw a no-hitter Friday against West in opening-round action of the NorCal Classic softball tournament.
STOCKTON - When visiting Sierra ran its lead to nine points with a 5-0 run to start the second half, Weston Ranch regrouped with a timeout ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian got a much-needed win Friday at home.
LATHROP - The Lathrop High wrestling team edged out visiting Sierra and Central Catholic in the Valley Oak League finale on Wednesday to finish in third ...
STOCKTON - There are only so many was to score a goal, and as just a freshman, Lathrop's Kassandra Ceja may have come up with ...
MODESTO - Manteca's streak of shutout wins ended at six Thursday in a 2-1 loss at Central Catholic.
LATHROP - The Lathrop Spartans took what the Weston Ranch High defense gave them.
MODESTO - Manteca was on the brink of breaking it open Thursday against Central Catholic, leading 27-16 with 2:30 to go in the second quarter.
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RIPON - It was an upset in the making for the first 60 minutes of Ripon's Trans-Valley League tussle with Hughson at Stouffer Field on ...
OAKDALE - East Union distanced itself further from the pack in the Valley Oak League thanks to a 2-1 win on Oakdale's artificial turf at ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch scrapped its way to another home victory Tuesday, edging out Interstate 5 rivals Lathrop, 50-47.
East Union earned the distinction of being the best of the rest in the Valley Oak League in its final double dual of the regular ...
MODESTO - Manteca came up with big stops when it needed to Wednesday at Central Catholic.
RIPON - Derek Wright was feeling it.
LATHROP - Gurveen Bal knows how to set the tone.