It's a pivotal week for area schools in the Valley Oak League.
The Sierra Timberwolves hauled in a one-sided 117-51 girls victory Thursday, but the boys came up short 85-79 to visiting Ripon High in the two clubs' Valley Oak League swim meet, falling in the final race for the difference.
Brandon Manville picked up a tennis racquet for the first time this past summer.
In a replay of the Valley Oak League's most pivotal rematch, the Manteca High School outlasted host Oakdale in an eight-inning battle that saw the Buffaloes explode for five in the bonus frame of a 6-1 win Thursday.
Sierra's boys track and field team was expected to clinch at least share of its second straight Valley Oak League title, and fifth in seven years, Thursday at Oakdale High.
In a clash between the top two teams in the Valley Oak League, Sierra High maintained the top spot by defeating second-place Kimball in Tracy Thursday, 4-1.
If it wasn't for bad luck, the East Union Lancers wouldn't have any.
Brennon Williams could have been the hero the last time he and the Oakdale High baseball team visited Manteca, but he was robbed of the opportunity.
Will C. Wood High of Vacaville returned home with the Tony Horton Golf Invitational's team and individual championships Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
After hauling in at least a portion of the 2011 Valley Oak League championship with a 5-0 win over the Lathrop Spartans Tuesday, the East Union tennis players simply stuck around for some extra work. The Lancers will have to stop the Sierra Timberwolves Thursday for the outright crown, and that will be the only thing to get the group a taste of satisfaction.
The Navarro family waited eight years for this moment, but Manteca High's softball program as a whole has waited even longer.
The spring showers won't seem to go away.
East Union boys tennis coach Ron Bylow is taking a lesson from some of the past weekend's first-round NBA playoff upsets.
An upset appeared to be in the making during the first 20 minutes of Monday's Weston Ranch-East Union girls soccer match at Dino Cunial Field.
Over a 10-day period in the last week and a half, three different girls soccer teams had sole possession of first place in the Valley Oak League, and defending champion Sierra High wasn't one of them heading into Friday's marquee matchup at rival East Union.
RIPON - Ripon Christian had its inside-out attack firing on all cylinders Friday, as it celebrated winter homecoming with a 65-48 drubbing of Trans-Valley League newcomer ...
Weston Ranch High coach Chris Teevan had concerns about his team Friday.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Mountain House won't intimidate its opponents with size, but these scrappy Mustangs now have the attention of their Trans-Valley League foes.
RIPON - Despite missing several starters from its normal lineup Wednesdsay, Ripon had members of the junior varsity team come through to help the varsity pin ...
Olivia Vezaldenos was just an eighth grader the last time East Union defeated Kimball.
LATHROP – Although Manteca led Lathrop wire to wire Tuesday night in a 52-42 win to open the Valley Oak League girls season, the host Spartans ...
LATHROP – A game that started as a laugher Tuesday turned into a nail-biter as visiting Manteca held on for a 58-51 win over Lathrop to ...
MODESTO - In the first of many marquee matchups to come in the Valley Oak League, Weston Ranch squeaked out a 62-58 win at Central Catholic ...
Manteca High's Kenny Wooten is one of 755 high school seniors to earn a nomination for the 2016 McDonald's All-American Games.
HILMAR - Ripon owns Hilmar.
RIPON - Ripon Christian snapped out of its early funk and used a 20-4 third-quarter push to sprint past visiting Hughson 53-28 in the Trans-Valley League ...
RIPON - Kaitlyn Morenzone averaged 18.7 points and 11.3 rebounds and was named MVP after leading the Manteca High freshman girls basketball team to ...
The Trans-Valley League could crown two new champions for boys and girls basketball season.
If the preseason is any indication, the Valley Oak League race has the potential to be a real barnburner from top to near bottom.
Much has changed for Kimball and Weston Ranch, East Union's first two opponents in what is expected to be a competitive Valley Oak League ...