WESTON RANCH- Real life has a way of dictating one's priorities. It also reveals, and sometimes introduces a person to their passions. For one longtime figurehead in the Weston Ranch Cougars football family, real life is helping to inspire the kids.
Manteca High's boys soccer team is perfect no more, but the Buffaloes were jubilant after their hard-fought 1-1 stalemate with visiting Lathrop at Guss Schmiedt Field Tuesday.
Freshman Brooke Riley edged out fellow Lancer Brittany Ugalino by a stroke for low-medalist recognition, and the tandem led East Union to a 224-263 victory over crosstown rival Sierra Tuesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
The East Union Lancers took care of business in a major way, dropping only one match in an 8-1 Valley Oak League victory over the Sonora Wildcats Tuesday.
Sierra's coaches are treating its 2-2 tie at Sonora like a victory.
Manteca High hasn't had it easy since its 10-0 shellacking of Kimball in its Valley Oak League opener.
WESTON RANCH -- A first half goal from William Giron would not hold up for the Weston Ranch Cougars Thursday, as the Lathrop Spartans would tie it up in the 63rd minute and again moments after Weston Ranch's second goal in a 2-2 Valley Oak League draw.
Manteca High's girls tennis team coasted to a routine a 9-0 win over visiting Kimball Thursday, improving to 6-0 in the Valley Oak League and 9-2 overall.
East Union punctuated an impressive week of soccer with a 5-1 drubbing of visiting Oakdale on Thursday. This followed a dominating 7-0 effort against dangerous Weston Ranch.
The Ripon Christian Knights got a solid round from No. 1 Jenny Wickham, but it wasn't enough to keep close with Bret Harte in a 163-179 Valley Foothill League loss Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course.
Things continued to go smoothly in Southern League action for the Ripon Christian Knights, as the club remained undefeated in league play with a 25-13, 25-22 and 25-19 victory over Turlock Christian Thursday.
LATHROP - After clinging close through a first-game loss, Sierra High would eventually drop the next two in one-sided fashion in a 25-18, 25-18 and 25-10 Valley Oak League loss Wednesday to the Lathrop Spartans.
In recent seasons the matchup between the East Union and Oakdale golf teams has held great significance in the Valley Oak League standings. That likely will not be the case this year as East Union cruised to a 70-stroke win Thursday at Manteca Golf Course, 217-287.
ESCALON – Taking the first two games was likely the worst thing the Ripon Indians could have done, because an inspired Escalon club down two games turned invincible in a 21-25, 24-26, 25-21, 28-26 and 15-11 victory over Ripon Tuesday.
Twelve up, 12 down and 10 to go.
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 ...
STOCKTON - Manuel Rubio pitched three innings and went 3 for 4 with three runs at the plate, helping Weston Ranch complete a series sweep of ...
Jhai Flowers set a new school record in the pole vault in helping Lathrop's boys track and field team trample host Manteca 111-23 in ...
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.
East Union won the majority of the matches played, but it wasn't enough to overcome its low numbers in a 6-3 loss to visiting ...
OAKDALE - The Manteca High varsity boys swim team earned a rare win over Oakdale in its season-opening double dual on Tuesday.
Ryan Ward got all the run support he needed in the first inning, as Manteca scored three runs and rode its freshman pitcher to a ...
Haighley Kissee struck out 12 and walked two in a one-hit gem, and Manteca rallied for all of its runs in the bottom of the ...