TRACY - It turns out East Union will not successfully defend its 2008 Nor-Cal Classic championship.
To fully understand just how good both East Union starter Marshall Swift and Weston Ranch starter Chris Fleckenstein were in the Lancers' 10-0 win over the Cougars Thursday at Agostini Field, consider this: It took just one hour and three minutes to complete the first five and a half innings.
Kourtni McCall showed no mercy to Uncle Todd and his Manteca Buffaloes Wednesday. McCall recorded her first no-hitter at Todd Hardcastle's expense and was a walk and hit batsman away from a perfect game in leading East Union to a 5-0 victory. East Union's ace was aided by Alicia Cook's 3-for-3, two-RBI effort at the plate. And Cassie Waggy, who was 2 for 3, pummeled her area-leading fourth homer - a two-run shot in the ...
Earning back-to-back titles in the toughest bracket of the prestigious Nor-Cal Classic, now in its sixth season of existence, would be nice, but East Union coach Brian Goulart said that isn't the ultimate goal.
Despite gusting winds and freshly aerated greens at Manteca Park Golf Course, East Union produced its lowest round of the season: A 212, 34 strokes better than Manteca High.
WESTON RANCH - Sierra's top player, Heather Scharmann, was on a college trip, but that didn't stop the Timberwolves from pounding Weston Ranch 8-0 Wednesday in the two teams' first Valley Oak League game back from spring break.
The East Union sophomore softball team had the bats working overtime Wednesday at Lincoln Park in an 11-1 win over Manteca High.
JACKSON – There were a few big schools, including Galt and Atwater, on hand Saturday at Amador High's varsity-only Amador Relays, but for the most part, the 16-team field was comprised of schools similar to Sierra High in size.
It was a good day for Manteca tennis Saturday at East Union High, the site of the 2009 Valley Oak League Novice Tournament. Manteca High took home the two top spots in the singles tournament, and two East Union doubles tandems squared off in the doubles finals. Manteca High's Oral Nunis topped the Buffaloes' Xavier Lopez in the singles final, 6-1. In the doubles championship, Matt Montero and Troy Hoffdahl upended Tyler Oba and Matt ...
RIPON - Coming off a blowout loss to Modesto Christian Wednesday, Ripon was looking to turn the tables at home Friday afternoon against the Crusaders.
Sierra High met Manteca at the Buffaloes home pool Friday afternoon and the Timberwolves came away with a pair of wins, 116-54, on the girls' side and 87-77 on the boys'.
They're as impressive as athletes as they are students and community members. Sierra High three-sport star Heather Scharmann and Ripon Christian's Matt Unruh were among 50 student-athletes in the Sac-Joaquin Section to be awarded the A. Dale Lacky Scholarship, the section announced Friday. The section will dish out a total of $34,000 in scholarships to high school seniors that excelled on the playing field and in the classroom while serving their communities. Ten of the ...
Manteca played one of its best games all season Wednesday against the only team to beat Oakdale in Valley Oak League play.
Kourtni McCall helped her own cause with a leadoff homer in the first. She then put the game on ice in the fourth with a grand slam, driving in four of the six runs in the inning. After taking Wednesday off from the pitcher's circle, the East Union ace returned to the stripe but did most of her damage from the plate to lead the Lancers' 14-3 thrashing of Central Valley at Northgate Softball Complex ...
Jenny Ketner tossed a one-hit gem Friday night, striking out 10 as the East Union sophomore softball team waltzed past Central Valley, 12-0, in five.
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.
The Sierra High Timberwolves spread around the wealth on offense in Friday's 48-7 Valley Oak League win over Lathrop at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
RIPON – Ripon Christian pieced together its highest-scoring performance of the season in an 84-0 win over Turlock Christian on Friday night at Stouffer Field.
TRACY – Weston Ranch came out and played an inspired second half of football Friday in a 48-27 loss to Kimball.
Sierra High's Anna Cardenas defeated Christine Kim in the No. 1 singles encounter Thursday, but the Timberwolves couldn't put away other tightly-contested matches in a 7-2 defeat against second-place Oakdale.
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.