The Weston Ranch tennis team has had its fair share of tough luck on the season, but everything came together for the squad Thursday in its Valley Oak League victory over the Sonora Wildcats 8-1.
The Weston Ranch Cougars have made climbs throughout this Valley Oak League season. The group has put together competitive contests against the hierarchy of the league and that continued Thursday with a 1-1 tie against East Union High.
After seeming less than interested in winning Wednesday's Valley Oak League matchup with Weston Ranch, the Manteca Buffaloes started playing. Only it was a little, too late for the Buffaloes, falling to the Cougars in five, 25-19, 25-18, 20-25, 14-25 and 15-13.
Led by medalist Brooke Riley, East Union captured its fifth consecutive Sierra Invitational title Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Arik Anaya's clutch goal in the 77th minute helped Ripon escape Hughson with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.
Sierra High was able to pull out one during its trip to Oakdale, but that would be it in 18-25, 10-25, 26-24, 12-25 loss Wednesday in Valley Oak League play.
The hard work started during the hot summer days, and Manteca High's girls tennis team hasn't cooled off since.
There was nothing extraordinary about the first 25 minutes of Sierra's Valley Oak League matchup with host East Union, but after Nicholas Gonzalez's first goal at the 27-minute mark things changed in a hurry for Sierra.
Ripon High's Sienna Starck finished the final two holes 3-over but had a good enough start to hold off Jenny Wickham to earn low-medalist honors Tuesday at Jack Tone Golf Course.
Monica King wanted to be the one to end it, and she did so emphatically.
This was more like it.
Ripon Christian's volleyball team is tuning up for the competitive Presentation Tournament in San Jose this week starting with Monday's 25-7, 25-2, 25-20 drubbing of visiting Denair.
Things seemed to be clicking just fine for the East Union Lancers Friday night.
For a few moments late in the first quarter of Ripon Christian's 42-6 win over Turlock Christian Andrew Brown garnered some attention. Brown scored 21 points in 160 seconds, giving Turlock Christian much more then they could handle in no time at all.
No one is celebrating yet, but the Manteca High girls tennis team is a step closer to do so.
LINDEN - Mark Rodriguez came through in clutch situations during East Union's 5-3 extra-innings victory over previously-undefeated Linden on Monday.
Sierra broke into the win column Saturday with a 25-23, 16-25, 15-11 win over Lathrop in the Sierra Boys Volleyball Tournament.
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Thanks to Tawny Deerinck, the science wing at Manteca High may need a new skylight.
LATHROP - Lathrop's first four batters reached in the bottom of the seventh, but visiting Chavez was able to limit the damage for a 9-7 ...
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RIPON - Ripon hit the pool swimming Thursday, dominating visiting Sierra and Kimball to sweep the Valley Oak League-opening tri-meet at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Manteca's Gino Campiotti broke open a close game in the sixth inning with a bases-clearing double and pitched five innings to get the win ...
RIPON - Things were looking bleak just a week ago for the Ripon boys golf team.
East Union was held to two hits but was rewarded for its patience at the plate in a 3-1 win over visiting Atwater on Wednesday.
A rough start was only part of the reason for Sierra High's 5-3 loss to visiting Turlock on Wednesday.
Sometimes patience wins out over power.
PATTERSON - One day after winning a pitchers duel against powerhouse Ceres, Manteca squeaked past Patterson 11-10 in a slugfest Wednesday.
When Manteca's Kyle Reis goes on a roll, he goes on a roll.