The traffic on Highway 99 was the best defense against Ripon High's attack Monday. Normally a 35-minute trip by bus, Ripon coach Jamie DeBruyn said it took about an hour and 15 minutes to reach its destination. The ride home went much more smoothly, as moods lightened following a 5-1 trouncing of Hughson. "We didn't show up until 5 minutes before game time," DeBruyn said. "We rushed through warm-ups and stretches, and you can tell ...
Manteca bounced back from a discouraging loss with an encouraging win Monday against visiting Weston Ranch.
It was just two years ago that East Union captured the outright Valley Oak League crown and played for a Sac-Joaquin Section championship for the first time.
Manteca senior Abdiel Chaquito was nothing short of impressive during Thursday's Valley Oak League showdown between the Valley Oak League's defending co-champions Sierra at Guss Schmeidt Field.
Bad news first. Brooke Riley, East Union's sophomore sensation, bogeyed twice on the Manteca Park Golf Course front nine on Thursday. The good news? She etched her name into the course records books anyway. The reigning Valley Oak League MVP carded an impressive 4-under-par 33 to lead the Lancers' 229-271 win over crosstown foe Manteca High. Riley holed six birdies en route to securing her place as the VOL course record holder. East Union coach ...
Manteca dropped two singles competitions but still overpowered Kimball of Tracy 7-2 during Thursday's Valley Oak League match in Tracy.
Ripon was pushed to its first five-game match of the season Thursday night. The Indians had their final preseason tune-up against visiting Los Banos as they prep for their Trans Valley League opener next week against Escalon. Ripon evened their record to 5-5 after defeating the Tigers in a fifth and decisive game, 18-25, 26-24, 16-25, 25-22, 15-9. "We start (TVL) on Tuesday," Ripon head coach Adrienne Uecker said. "And I'm proud of my kids. ...
Andrew Manes had himself a game Thursday. Manes finished with three assists and a goal as Ripon Christian netted three in the first half of a 4-0 Southern League victory over visiting Denair Thursday. The game was scoreless through 17 minutes until Manes assisted Travis Vander Molen in front of the net. In the 21st minute, Manes found Kyle Van Vuren for the 2-0 advantage. Manes then recorded a third assist in the 39th minute ...
Manteca High's Winter Gym seems to bring out the best in Monica King. East Union's senior outside hitter showed up in a big way on Wednesday, finishing with 12 kills and 10 digs during a 3-0 sweep over cross-town rival Manteca, 25-11, 25-10, 25-18. "Monica loves playing over here," East Union head coach Rich Posz said. "She had a great night, and I think she had a statement to make." This was the Lancers' Valley ...
Weston Ranch hosted a five-game loss (25-19, 22-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-17) against visiting Kimball on Wednesday evening to open Valley Oak League play.
Ripon wanted to prove itself to be a legitimate threat in the Trans-Valley League when it kicked off conference play Wednesday against visiting Escalon.
It appears to be a two-school race for the Valley Oak League's varsity boys and girls titles.
LATHROP - One down, 13 more stressful matches to go. Sierra began its Valley Oak League co-championship defense Tuesday with a 4-1 win over Lathrop High at Bennie Gatto Field. While the Timberwolves (1-0, 5-3-1 overall) prevailed by a wide margin, head coach Joe Pires isn't expecting very many of those results moving forward. And the league opener wasn't necessarily stress-free for Sierra. More on that later. "I told the guys not to get too ...
Manteca High's girls tennis team continued its Valley Oak League title defense with a 9-0 shutout of visiting Lathrop on Tuesday.
The East Union volleyball team has worked up a sweat going into tonight's Valley Oak League opener at Manteca High.
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.