Oakdale gave itself some breathing room in the Valley Oak League standings Thursday, warding off visiting Manteca 3-2 for the second time this season.
Sierra went from escaping with a disappointing one-goal win to breathing a sigh of relief that it remained a 1-1 tie with visiting Lathrop High on Thursday.
Ripon High's girls golf team put together its best round of the season Thursday, and just in time with the Valley Foothill League North Division Tournament looming.
For Weston Ranch to play its way back into the postseason hunt, it will have to avenge some of its losses from the first-half of Valley Oak League play.
Sierra carried some momentum from Game 1 to Game 2 on Wednesday against host East Union, but unfortunately for the Timberwolves the results were the same in all three matches as the Lancers won the Valley Oak League volleyball contest 25-19, 25-19, 25-16 at Dalben Center.
TRACY - Injuries continue to slow Manteca High's cross country team, but not enough to keep the Buffaloes from widening their leads in the Valley Oak League standings.
East Union co-head coach Brian Goulart summed up his team's round in the Sierra Invitational with one word Wednesday.
The best of Marcus Montano may have yet to come. That's good news for the Manteca High boys soccer team. The third-year junior striker accounted for every goal in a 3-0 win at East Union on Thursday, keeping the Buffaloes on pace with first-place Oakdale at the halfway point of the Valley Oak League season. Montano was the beneficiary of good passing when he struck in the 49th, 50th and 58th minutes. Head coach Justin ...
Bryan Ramos is humble but relentless, a goal-thirsty striker who won't give up on a play, a run or a teammate.
The Manteca High girls tennis team is a win away from repeating as Valley Oak League champion.
LATHROP - After two back-and-forth games Monday night visiting Manteca dished out eight aces down the stretch to pull away from Lathrop and post a 25-21, 25-17, 25-11 sweep in Valley Oak League volleyball action.
Ripon High's boys soccer team is on a roll, but the wins have not come easily of late.
Brooke Riley and the East Union girls golf team is rounding into postseason form in the final week of Valley Oak League play.
Through four holes, East Union sophomore Brooke Riley was on pace to break her own Valley Oak League course record Thursday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Sierra was far more competitive in its rematch with crosstown rival Manteca on Thursday, but the visiting Buffaloes proved once again why they are still the team to beat in the Valley Oak League.
The Manteca High girls tennis team hasn't lost a Valley Oak League matchup in two full seasons.
Oakdale wasn't too happy about suffering its first Valley Oak League loss of the season against Lathrop on Tuesday.
LATHROP – Apparently Lathrop's last loss against East Union woke the Spartans up.
The way things are shaping up in the Trans-Valley League landscape, Ripon has its best chance to land its first-ever conference championship.
By JOHN-JOEL GRIFFITHS
East Union found itself in a dogfight early on at Lathrop Wednesday night, but the Lancers righted the ship to pull it out in four -- 25-22, 13-25, 25-14, 25-8.Regina Dias produced 13 kills and 14 digs to lead East Union (5-3 Valley Oak League, 17-5-2 overall), while Loreal Taylor had three kills and 10 blocks for Lathrop (0-9 VOL).See Thursday's edition of the Bulletin for a full report.
Playing its first home game in almost a full month, Ripon High returned to Stouffer Field on Wednesday and blasted Hughson, 7-0.
Juan Acosta tumbled to the turf following the final whistle, wearing a look of frustration.
East Union captured its seventh straight Valley Oak League championship and eighth in nine years Tuesday at Micke Grove Golf Links in Lodi.
Sierra's girls tennis team ended its regular-season run with a 7-2 loss at Kimball on Tuesday.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
Abdiel Chaquito is a rarity for the high school soccer.
TRACY - A combination of an intimidating Kimball front line and a string of unforced errors by visiting Weston Ranch proved to be too much for the Cougars to overcome.
Ripon made program history with its 3-1 win at Escalon on Monday.
Needing to beat Bret Harte in the Valley Foothill League finale to reach the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament, Ripon High's girls golf team did one better Monday at Lodi's Micke Grove Golf Links.