GALT-The Lathrop High Spartans came out flat in the season opener at Liberty Ranch.
The Manteca High volleyball team got its first win of the 2012 season out of the way on Thursday, but it also served as a reminder that there is still work to be done.
East Union's volleyball team earned its first win for rookie head coach Rich Posz the hard way.
Ripon Christian earned its first win of the Valley Foothill League season in style, edging out the visiting Riverbank Bruins by two-strokes in a 189-191 victory Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course.
Manteca High suffered its second consecutive loss in as many days Wednesday when the Buffaloes fell to Gregori High 3-0 in non-league action.
After rolling through a its first few opponents with near-laughable ease, East Union stumbled upon a Sac-Joaquin Section champion on its home course. Lodi took full advantage, handling East Union easily 218-249 Wednesday at Woodbridge Golf and Country Club.
With six goals netted by halftime, second half action between Sierra and Franklin seemed destined for more scoring. The two clubs didn't disappoint, providing another four goals to settle with a 5-5 tie Tuesday at Sierra High.
Three players hit the maximum score of 83 on Manteca Park Golf Course's par-37 front nine, and none of the three favored to post the lowest individual score did not.
It didn't take long for Ripon Christian to make its first big statement for the 2012 season.
The Weston Ranch Cougars were able to open the season on a good note, using a pair of first-half goals to cruise to a 3-0 shutout victory over Stagg in Tuesday's season opener.
East Union dropped a four-game match (19-25, 25-18, 17-25, 20-25) to visiting Orestimba Monday.
Ripon had many chances to take the lead in the second half.
Marcus Montano had barely broke a sweat by the time he had his hat trick Monday.
With early struggles converting lengthy drives into points and defensive miscues revealing obvious vulnerabilities, Sierra High leaned on trickery, major defensive adjustments and enough Anthony Cota to outlast the Tracy Bulldogs 32-26 Friday.
Jose Zamarripa was packing up his belongings on the sideline after helping Manteca High's frosh-soph team score a shutout victory over Delhi Friday.
TRACY - After getting shut out by Kimball on Wednesday, East Union's offensive busted out in a big way during a 13-8 victory on Friday.
Two Manteca-area seniors are among the 48 student-athletes to earn a piece of the $30,000 worth of scholarships from the Sac-Joaquin Section.
RIPON - A hat trick is always good, but a hat trick in the first half is even better.
The Sierra High boys team improved to 6-0 in the Valley Oak League after its 120-39 win over visiting East Union on Thursday.
MODESTO - Sierra's pitching tandem of Madisyn Anchundo and Lindsey Walljasper struck out 13 batters, and the Timberwolves got all the runs they needed with ...
RIPON - Ripon High's boys golf team is now alone in first place in the Trans-Valley League after fending off Escalon 234-246 under breezy conditions ...
LATHROP - East Union took out its frustrations on Lathrop on Wednesday.
Kimball's pitching corps kept East Union off balance Wednesday and the Lancers never did find home plate as the visiting Jaguars blanked East Union ...
MODESTO - Off to its best start in program history, Weston Ranch now finds itself in the middle of its first three-game skid of the season.
Manteca worked its seventh-inning magic yet again.
ESCALON – Sometimes the game of baseball is just about being in the right place at the right time.
Alejandra Rascon is accustomed to hitting tape-measure shots at Northgate Softball Complex, but she didn't have a home run to show for it heading ...
TRACY - Manteca High's boys tennis team lost its final regular-season match in heartbreaking fashion Tuesday.
The Sierra baseball team won its fourth straight thanks to Jacob Peterson's walk-off hit off the right-centerfield wall in a 3-2 nonleague win over ...
East Union managed to shut down Manteca's all-time leading scorer once again, but its mastery of the Buffaloes came to an end Monday in ...