Four Manteca High tennis players played their final matches of the 2012 season in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament Thursday at Roseville's Johnson Ranch Racquet Club.
Brittany LaMar was named Freshman of the Year, while Jillian Goulart joined her former teammate on the all-California Pacific Conference softball first team.
RIPON – With the Trans Valley League schedule winding down and postseason spots being dictated, the Ripon Indians needed a win. Sophomore pitcher Caleb Rogers gave Ripon what it needed, tossing a complete-game three-hitter Thursday in a 4-1 Indians win.
For a brief moment the Lathrop Spartans held a one-run lead and had made it through the heart of the Sierra lineup. The moment fleeted fast and Sierra unloaded with a five-run, error-laced second inning to cruise to a 10-1 Valley Oak League win Wednesday.
Isela Rivera called it a "family moment" on the pitch.
Brandon Waidmann squeaked out a three-set victory over Ripon Christian's Darren Boersma in the No. 1 boys singles match, and it proved to be the difference in Lincoln High's 5-4 victory at the Ripon Community Center tennis courts Tuesday.
Steven Gigli went deep twice and Brock Swift tossed six shutout innings, but East Union needed a defensive gem to close out the Weston Ranch Cougars in a 4-3 Valley Oak League win Wednesday at home.
The postseason unofficially kicks off tonight at Sierra High's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Weston Ranch had little trouble keeping the Sonora Wildcats in search of their first win on the season, blasting the host Wildcats 14-4 Wednesday in Valley Oak League play.
RIPON – The Knights needed a win Tuesday against visiting Gustine to keep their season going.
One pitch, led to one swing, which led to one run.
Sierra High graduate Julie Shutler was named Women's Golfer of the Year by the Big Sky Conference Monday.
East Union pitcher Kelsey Emerson had to work herself out of jam in the final inning and the senior answered the call, getting a strikeout and a groundball to end it in a 6-5 Valley Oak League win over the Weston Ranch Cougars Tuesday.
With the Valley Oak League title in the balance, the Oakdale Mustangs put together a team round to remember, posting three players in the 70s to capture the VOL Tournament title with a score of 409 and edging out second place East Union by 17-strokes Tuesday at Diablo Grande Country Club Ranch Course.
Manteca High's boys tennis team was eliminated by Rocklin 6-3 in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Team Tennis Tournament Tuesday.
Sierra High's boys swim team can do no worse than first.
A Ripon High graduate and former coach at her alma mater, Jocelyn Benziger will now lead the volleyball team next door.
PATTERSON - Ripon wasn't exactly sharp in its 240-285 Trans-Valley League win over Hilmar at Diablo Grande Golf and Country Club on Thursday, but the ...
ESCALON - Ripon tuned up for its toughest stretch in Trans-Valley League play with a 6-1 trouncing of Escalon on Thursday.
East Union's offense is on a roll.
Manteca led off the bottom of the first Thursday with three infield singles that led to two runs, but visiting Oakdale proved to be too ...
OAKDALE - It was almost an all-Manteca final in the Valley Oak League Doubles Tournament at Oakdale High on Thursday.
RIPON - Ripon High's swim team celebrated Senior Day and another Valley Oak League championship for the girls on Thursday.
It has been seven years since Sierra last won a Valley Oak League championship, the longest title drought under longtime coach Manuel Pires.
It was a celebration of sorts for two East Union High teammates.
LATHROP - With a top of the lineup that went a combined 10 for 14 with eight RBI and Marco Gonzales dominating from the hill, East ...
MODESTO - Manteca's lead in the Valley Oak League keeps getting wider, even if it takes some close calls to get the Buffaloes to where ...
Christian Guzman did all he could to give Lathrop a chance, but his 2-over-39 score was not enough as the Spartans were nipped by Manteca ...
Valley Oak League softball games are tough, but Manteca intra-city games are tougher.
Weston Ranch senior point guard Jaelen Ragsdale has been recognized as the top Division III player in the state by Cal-Hi Sports.