The Buffaloes appear to be peaking at the right time.
After a rough patch through the middle of the Valley Oak League season, sophomore Jordan Vinson is picking her game back up at just the right time for East Union's girls golf team.
The Weston Ranch High girls tennis team chalked up another Valley Oak League win Tuesday.
Sophomore setter Regina Dias got East Union going from the service line.
Lathrop High volleyball coach Nicole Unrein isn't expressing disappointment in her team's three-game defeat (16-25, 16-25, 11-25) to visiting Oakdale.
Ripon Christian's boys soccer team has had little trouble holding teams for a half of late.
The East Union High girls golf squad took care of cross-town rival Manteca High Tuesday at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
Sierra High's boys soccer team secured bragging rights Monday at East Union, but first place still belongs to the Lancers.
It took another five games to decide an East Union-Weston Ranch volleyball match Monday.
Two of the area's top offensive players did not play in Friday's Manteca-Sierra rivalry grudge match at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
East Union High's varsity volleyball team swept cross-town rival Sierra in three games on Thursday.
It was a strong showing from the serving stripe that helped Weston Ranch supplement their offense against intra-district rival Lathrop Thursday night.
Ripon Christian's boys soccer team missed out on a chance to make a move in the Southern League Thursday but settled on a scoreless tie with visiting Mariposa.
With all other Valley Oak League tennis matches washing out Thursday, Sierra High took the opportunity to make a splash against a team that's in position to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
Mark Carganilla had already earned an academic scholarship and was accepted by Pacific University with an eye on the private school's popular exercise science program.
Jack Thomson encourages today's student-athletes to play as many sports as possible, but as the baseball coach of several basketball players, the longtime Sierra High skipper has also been a victim of that phenomena.
Only one goal was scored the last time the Southern League's reigning girls soccer co-champions met.
Steven Rios was so fired up for Wednesday's clash with Oakdale that he could feel his body tightening up in the batter's box.
Despite a strong pitching performance from Marco Gonzales, East Union suffered a 4-2 loss to Central Catholic Wednesday at Agostini Field.
Ilena Rivera's hat trick powered East Union to a 3-0 win at Central Catholic on Wednesday, and the victory clinches a second-straight outright title in the Valley Oak League for the Lancers.
Weston Ranch junior Jordan Severin didn't know he was going to get the starting nod until about 30 minutes before throwing the first pitch in Wednesday's Valley Oak League tilt with visiting Kimball.
RIPON - In seven innings against a defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion, Ripon coach Jon Manrique bore witness to the very best and worst of his baseball team.
The East Union track and field team won at every level in a Valley Oak League dual meet with visiting Central Catholic on Wednesday.
Yok Jing Ma won't get another crack at Kimball standout Garrett Chun.
One has to wonder what type of game Kindra Hackbarth would have had if she was healthy.
National speaker and former collegiate athletic director Jack Renkens is bringing his no-nonsense insight on the world of college recruiting to Manteca High.
The tone was set on the first race of the day.
After a scoreless first half, Ripon Christian found its footing against visiting Delhi on Tuesday, winning 5-0 in the Southern League match.
Central Catholic, East Union and Oakdale boast the most accomplished boys golf programs in the Valley Oak League, but the player all others are chasing represents none of those schools.