The Sierra High boys tennis team has earned the right to rest. Rivalry week was a grind. The Timberwolves won their second match in as many days, this one a 5-4 decision at East Union under cloudy skies. Sierra began the week with a shutout loss to Manteca, but rebounded with victories over fellow Manteca Unified schools Lathrop and East Union. Thursday's triumph wasn't without suspense, though. The match went down to the last pairing, ...
East Union's Cherish Burks sent the Lancers' visiting crowd into a ruckus Wednesday.
Feared regionally, the Sierra softball team now has the respect of national pundits, too. For now, at least. The Timberwolves began Wednesday on a high, moving up five spots to No. 9 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Softball Rankings following victories over Kimball and Weston Ranch last week. Then came the crash. The Timberwolves' 11-game, season-long winning streak was snapped Wednesday evening by East Union. Sophomore Cherish Burks homered and had the game-sealing outfield ...
Sierra leadoff hitter Jacob Souza did his job Wednesday and Weston Ranch did not as the Timberwolves sprinkled six runs over six innings on the way to a 6-0 win over the Cougars.
RIPON – John De Visser turned Wednesday afternoon's clash with Woodland Christian into an Abbott and Costello skit.
LATHROP – The Lathrop baseball team didn't need to beat Ryan Stevenson. It just needed to outlast the Mother Lode's best player and Sonora's fiery ace, which it did in a thrilling 2-1 victory in 10 innings on Wednesday. Stevenson was his usual dominant self, striking out seven Spartans while allowing one run. But he wouldn't factor in the end result. Reliever Evan Estes plunked Lathrop's Preston Rizo to start the 10th inning. After a ...
Before they were enemies, they were teammates – pint-sized stars on the Manteca Nuggets AAU basketball team.
Jake Corn stepped off the rubber, thumped the rosin bag off his left hand and calmed himself.
Up until the final two minutes of the first half Tuesday Manteca had taken just one shot on goal and the Buffaloes never did quite find their offensive rhythm as East Union closed out the first half of the Valley Oak League soccer schedule with a 4-1 victory at Dino Cunial Field.
WESTON RANCH – The struggling Sierra High girls soccer team picked up the three points it so desperately needed.
Cody Norman knew Courtney Range was a special player. Everyone did. Her name and game are posted all over the Internet. There are YouTube clips, scouting reports and profiles and headlines galore. What Norman didn't know was how the St. Mary's transfer would gel with her new teammates; how she would adjust to the level of competition; or how hard she'd be willing to work. Range was already a bona fide Division I talent when ...
LATHROP – Jasmine Ivey's season was turned upside down in an instant. Worse yet, her mentor had made the hours-long drive to Lemoore High School, arriving just in time to see her emotional setback in the semifinal round of the CIF State Girls Wrestling Championship. "That match went so quickly. I got the first takedown and then she rolled over and it was … over," the Lathrop junior said. "I was like, 'What just happened?' ...
RIPON – Trevor Smith's place in local legend is secure. If the red padded walls in the Ripon High wrestling room could talk, they'd tell you as much.
Dominic Pisano went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs and was part of a four-man pitching committee in Manteca High's 9-6 victory over Tokay at Zupo Field in Lodi Friday night.
RIPON - Ripon High's girls soccer team got to play on its own campus for the first-time ever Thursday, but the sight from under the lights of Stouffer Field never seemed so unfamiliar as it did on this night.
Ripon didn't play its best, but it was plenty good enough to clinch its third straight Trans-Valley League championship.
Weston Ranch punched its ticket into the quarterfinal of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II boys tennis tournament on Tuesday afternoon.
Manteca bounced back from consecutive losses against Oakdale last week and took out its frustration on Kimball Tuesday.
Manteca High's boys tennis team ended a four-year slide in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II playoffs with Monday's commanding 8-1 victory over Western Athletic Conference No. 3 seed Livingston at Manteca Regional Tennis Center.
Going into the regular-season finale between East Union and Manteca girls soccer teams there's plenty of intrigue beyond feuding neighbors.
RIPON – For Tami Kamper and the Ripon Christian tennis team, the matches will get infinitely harder beginning with the Sac-Joaquin Section Team Tournament.
Ripon Christian's boys golf team got even with Southern League rival Turlock Christian in the conference tournament Monday at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club.