East Union needed its defensive midfielder to jump start the attack Tuesday against visiting Weston Ranch.
East Union recovered well from its first Valley Oak League defeat of the season, outpointing Kimball 205-249 behind Will Brink's 1-under 36 on the front nine of the Manteca Park Golf Course Tuesday.
Manteca High's softball team capped its pre-league schedule Monday by drubbing visiting Argonaut of Jackson with a 12-2 win, its fifth in a row.
Lucas Garcia and Justin Ontiveros helped East Union jump out to a one-run lead against heralded prospect Jonah Wesley and host Tracy High Saturday at Monte Vista Middle School.
Four straight walks. Not the way East Union wanted to start off against a hard-hitting Ripon club Saturday at Northgate only freshman catcher Alejandra Rascon stuck a bandage on the early wound, and Savina Brandi stopped the bleeding in long relief as EU prevailed 7-1 to avenge its 2012 loss to the Indians. Rascon threw out a base stealer after the leadoff runner ...
Leah Manuleleua was a first grader when Manteca High's girls soccer team last beat Sierra.
RIPON – George Contente graciously accepted the praise of his colleagues, but believes they whiffed on Ruth Waters.
The East Union boys looked to their relay teams for victory, while the Sierra girls relied on the strength of its individuals.
The Ripon Christian girls soccer team continued its dominant start to the Southern League season with Friday's 5-2 win at Gustine.
RIPON – If Danielle Sperry was holding onto any frustration following Wednesday's runaway loss to Sierra, the freshman didn't show it.
Manteca High's boys tennis team continued to show signs of improvement Friday, rolling past Sonora on the road, 7-2.
STOCKTON – Jack Thomson's formula for success sounds so simple off the tongue.
Justin Nieto was impressive for East Union, tossing a mercy-rule shortened, complete-game win with 12 strikeouts and no walks Thursday as the Lnacers beat Patterson 11-1.
WESTON RANCH – It did not take long for Lathrop to get things going, netting its first goal in the fourth minute. Then Lathrop went lethargic as Weston Ranch rallied and never let up en route to landing its first Valley Oak League win Thursday, 3-2.
Former Sierra High basketball standout Christian Williams prolonged his collegiate career Thursday when he helped Jackson State, the No. 2 seeded team in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, win its postseason opener.
Freshman Leah Manuleleua reached out for sister Sialei's right hand and wrapped an arm around her shoulders as the two walked off gusty Guss Schmiedt Field Tuesday night.
It all comes down to today's winner-take-all Valley Oak League Championships at Livermore's Poppy Ridge Golf Course.
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.