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.
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 ...