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.
One day after winning the Sierra Invitational for a fifth straight year at Manteca Park Golf Course, the Valley Oak League-leading East Union girls golf team returned to its home track Thursday to post one of its best nine-hole scores of the season.
The East Union High girls golf team enjoyed playing 18 holes.
Heavy rains hit portions of the early soccer matches, making for some interesting action on Wednesday afternoon.
Weston Ranch High's girls tennis team is quickly closing in on its second straight Valley Oak League championship.
The East Union High girls golf squad took care of Weston Ranch Tuesday at Stockton's Van Buskirk Municipal Course.
TRACY - After taking an early lead Friday, Weston Ranch committed five errors in the last two innings – including a throwing error that led to the walk-off run for Kimball in the bottom of the seventh – as the Jaguars came away with an 11-10 come-from-behind win in Valley Oak League baseball action played in blustery conditions on an arid field at Kimball High School.
Lathrop High's track and field program continued its breakout season Thursday with a varsity split at Sierra, while its frosh-soph teams remain undefeated in the Valley Oak League with one meet to go.
Yok Jing Ma and Mike Lopez went out in style - and as Valley Oak League champions.
Sometimes you win a game through offense and sometimes through defense.
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.