Sierra junior Jessica Cueca had a silent first half Friday night. The second half was quite the contrary. Sierra played inspired soccer during the final 40 minutes as Cueca put in the Timberwolves' only score during a 1-1 Valley Oak League tie against East Union at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium. Cueca almost won the game for Sierra (2-3-1 VOL, 6-5-3 overall) in stoppage time, too. The shot sailed a foot to the right and EU ...
Sommer Wilson watched the ball loop toward her, a slow-cruising changeup that finished at the belt.
The East Union baseball team struggled to deliver the finishing blow on Friday evening. When given the chance, Manteca's Ezekiel Diaz wouldn't make the same mistake, delivering Manteca a 5-3 victory. Diaz doubled into the gap in right-center field to plate the eventual game-winning runs in the top of the 12 inning, bringing to close another classic chapter in this storied crosstown rivalry. Diaz produced three hits, none bigger than his two-run knock beneath a ...
The Oakdale swim program had their way with East Union on Friday afternoon. Except when Janelle Macedo and Hayley Boyd were in the pool. The Mustangs rode into the weekend with two comfortable victories. Oakdale's boys lapped East Union 128-42, while the girls cruised to a 105-65 win. Macedo and Boyd were among the few bright spots for the Lancers, each earning an individual victory. They later teamed with two others to win the 400-yard ...
For Sierra golf coach Jeff Williams, a Valley Oak League victory never felt so unsettling. The Timberwolves edged crosstown rival Manteca on Thursday afternoon, but the manner in which they won the match will drive Williams' tutelage for the next few weeks. The box score suggests Sierra and Manteca left Manteca Park Golf Course locked in a stalemate: 244-244. But even in a gentleman's sport like golf, there can be no ties. Someone has to ...
WESTON RANCH – Sammie Morris was in her domain on Thursday. Manteca's senior forward record a hat trick during a 5-0 win over Weston Ranch, still looking for its second Valley Oak League victory. Meanwhile, Manteca improved to 5-2 in league, 12-4 overall. "I don't think we played the best we've ever played," said Morris, who also tallied two assists. "Usually it takes us a couple of minutes to get it together and actually play, ...
The Sierra High boys tennis team has earned the right to rest. Rivalry week was a grind. The Timberwolves won their second match in as many days, this one a 5-4 decision at East Union under cloudy skies. Sierra began the week with a shutout loss to Manteca, but rebounded with victories over fellow Manteca Unified schools Lathrop and East Union. Thursday's triumph wasn't without suspense, though. The match went down to the last pairing, ...
East Union's Cherish Burks sent the Lancers' visiting crowd into a ruckus Wednesday.
Feared regionally, the Sierra softball team now has the respect of national pundits, too. For now, at least. The Timberwolves began Wednesday on a high, moving up five spots to No. 9 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Softball Rankings following victories over Kimball and Weston Ranch last week. Then came the crash. The Timberwolves' 11-game, season-long winning streak was snapped Wednesday evening by East Union. Sophomore Cherish Burks homered and had the game-sealing outfield ...
Sierra leadoff hitter Jacob Souza did his job Wednesday and Weston Ranch did not as the Timberwolves sprinkled six runs over six innings on the way to a 6-0 win over the Cougars.
RIPON – John De Visser turned Wednesday afternoon's clash with Woodland Christian into an Abbott and Costello skit.
LATHROP – The Lathrop baseball team didn't need to beat Ryan Stevenson. It just needed to outlast the Mother Lode's best player and Sonora's fiery ace, which it did in a thrilling 2-1 victory in 10 innings on Wednesday. Stevenson was his usual dominant self, striking out seven Spartans while allowing one run. But he wouldn't factor in the end result. Reliever Evan Estes plunked Lathrop's Preston Rizo to start the 10th inning. After a ...
Before they were enemies, they were teammates – pint-sized stars on the Manteca Nuggets AAU basketball team.
Jake Corn stepped off the rubber, thumped the rosin bag off his left hand and calmed himself.
Up until the final two minutes of the first half Tuesday Manteca had taken just one shot on goal and the Buffaloes never did quite find their offensive rhythm as East Union closed out the first half of the Valley Oak League soccer schedule with a 4-1 victory at Dino Cunial Field.
Going into the regular-season finale between East Union and Manteca girls soccer teams there's plenty of intrigue beyond feuding neighbors.
RIPON – For Tami Kamper and the Ripon Christian tennis team, the matches will get infinitely harder beginning with the Sac-Joaquin Section Team Tournament.
Ripon Christian's boys golf team got even with Southern League rival Turlock Christian in the conference tournament Monday at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club.
Nick Sharp could feel the shadow cast and left behind by arguably the most gifted golfer to play for Ripon High's tradition rich boys program.
Celina Cooper needed just two innings to rack up six RBIs, and Peyton Rose twirled a mercy-shortened three-hitter as Manteca walloped visiting Lathrop 17-0 Friday.
Those pesky Warriors from Orestimba were at it again.
Marc Wilson had a huge game from the plate on Thursday.
Yok Jing Ma repeats as a champion, while Angel Tejada gets to go out as one.
East Union is starting to peak at the right time.
Nick Sharp brought his best to Stevinson Ranch on Thursday.
Manteca lost its outright grip on the top spot in the Valley Oak League with its 3-1 defeat at Oakdale Thursday.
Ripon made quick work of visiting Modesto Christian on Thursday, amassing seven runs in the second inning en route to a 10-0 mercy-shortened win. The Indians plated their final two runs in the bottom of the fifth to end it early.