Arabella Whitlock had just one request of her young Lathrop girls tennis team: Hold your racquets back and be ready to hit.
Manteca High had what coach Kevin Bolding called "a good all-around effort" in its three-game sweep (25-13, 25-19, 25-19) of host Patterson on Tuesday.
Weston Ranch suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday against an undefeated team. On Tuesday, the Cougars narrowly escaped with a bounce-back win at winless Edison. Sal Molina netted the game-winner in stoppage time as Weston Ranch prevailed, 2-1. The deciding score came off a corner-kick sequence in which the Edison goalkeeper deflected the ball to the opportunistic Molina. Weston Ranch (7-1-1) was coming off a hard-fought 2-1 defeat to Valley Oak League ...
Ripon High's girls golf team teed off the Valley Foothill League season Tuesday with a resounding 170-238 victory over visiting Riverbank at Jack Tone Golf Course.
While most other Valley Oak League teams are two matches into the season, Manteca High's girls squad began its title defense on Monday with a 9-0 sweep of visiting Weston Ranch.
Sierra shook off a rusty start and ran the table to beat host Grace Davis of Modesto in four games (12-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19) Monday. It was the season opener for the Timberwolves.
Manteca High's boys soccer team remains undefeated in nonleague play after edging past Tokay 2-1 in Lodi on Monday.
Postseason hopeful Sierra picked up its first win Monday at Manteca Park Golf Course after beginning the Valley Oak League season with two losses against the top squads.
Anna Cardenas represented the Sierra High tennis team well at the Freedom Invitational in Oakley on Friday and Saturday, placing fifth in the 32-draw, double-elimination tournament.
RIPON - Ripon and Ripon Christian will have to wait for Tuesday's nonleague contest to resume its rivalry.
DeleteIt took Manteca a half to get going but the Buffaloes came to life in the second half of the Buffalo Cup championship game.
Riverbank's girls cross country team ran a solid race during Wednesday's opening Trans Valley League meet at Modesto's Tuolumne Regional Park.
MODESTO – Lenny Lial took one look at the Gustine bench, teeming with fresh legs, and thought the worst.
RIPON - Adrienne Uecker hoped that Tuesday's Foundation Game victory over rival Ripon Christian would be the boost her Ripon High volleyball team needed to realize its potential.
Weston Ranch proved a point during Thursday's opening round of the 6th Annual Buffalo Cup Tournament.
With a Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV berth already wrapped up, Ripon High's volleyball decisively won its third straight Trans-Valley League match on Tuesday by sweeping visiting Riverbank, 25-12, 25-9, 25-14.
Manteca High's boys and girls cross country teams have shown glimpses of what they can do at full strength this season.
STOCKTON - One stroke was what separated the East Union girls golf team from capturing the 2013 Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament title at Reserve at Spanos Park.
Victoria Gulley knows how to dominate from both ends of the volleyball court.
Second-half comebacks are nothing new to Ripon Christian's boys soccer team.
Slow and steady didn't win the race this time.
STOCKTON - Manteca had a chance to clinch a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth with a victory over Weston Ranch Thursday, but the Cougars had different plans on Senior Night.
East Union could have easily thrown in the towel against Manteca Thursday after losing two five-set heartbreakers earlier this week that likely ruined its shot at a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth and a top-three finish in league.
RIPON – Ripon needed either a tie or win in order to stay atop the Trans Valley League standings and in the hunt for the school's first-ever boys soccer title Wednesday.
The Manteca volleyball team bounced back from a first-set loss Wednesday to win against Sierra 23-25, 25-21, 27-25, 25-14, but the host Timberwolves did not make it easy.
Weston Ranch had it in it the bag.
STOCKTON - Converted forward Hector Maldonado was moved to the attack third because of his powerful and accurate striking ability, but it was his defensive instincts and hustle that helped Weston Ranch earn an important three points Tuesday.
The hangover effect from last week's loss in Oakdale led to a stunning loss for Sierra on Tuesday.
Sierra High will be represented in the Valley Oak Leagues Singles Tournament final for the fourth consecutive year.
It was a program-wide sweep for Ripon's volleyball team Tuesday night, which was capped by a 25-20, 25-18, 25-21 varsity win over visiting Hughson. The sophomore and freshman teams both won in two games.