The East Union Lancers have shown steady improvement since their minor setback against the league leading Oakdale Mustangs, and that trend continued Thursday with a 198-217 Valley Oak League victory over Kimball.
Manteca High's boys tennis squad completed a season sweep of Lathrop with an 8-1 victory at home Thursday.
The Manteca High swim program earned a split against the Ripon Indians Thursday, winning in the girls meet 90-79 and falling to the Indians' boys 98-70.
Both East Union and Weston Ranch have showed glimpses of possibly being in position for a postseason berth, but Thursday the Lancers asserted themselves as the more dominant of the two, winning 9-3 in Valley Oak League play.
One swing of the bat and 19 strikeouts, all rom Allie Walljasper, were all Sierra needed to grab a 2-0 Valley Oak League win over the Manteca Buffaloes Thursday at Sierra High.
One streak fell. Two are still alive.
After dropping two straight and being shut out in the series opener in Sonora, the Manteca Buffaloes responded behind a strong pitching performance from sophomore Jake Corn in a 10-3 Valley Oak League win over the Wildcats Wednesday.
The Sierra boys golf team hosted the Oakdale Mustangs Wednesday, and the Valley Oak League frontrunners continued their early season roll, beating the Timberwolves 208-234 at Manteca Golf Course.
Asia Cortez was a perfect 3 for 3 on first-half shot attempts and was one of two Sierra Timberwolves to tally a hat trick in their 11-0 blowout of Weston Ranch at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Wednesday.
East Union used a complete-game effort from Jordan Kron to cruise to a Valley Oak League win over Lathrop Wednesday, 8-1.
Sierra High pitcher Allie Walljasper was her usual dominant self Tuesday against visiting rival East Union, and the supporting cast did more than enough in a 3-0 victory.
Manteca High is suffering through a period of defensive difficulties, dropping its second straight Valley Oak League contest in a 10-0 shutout to the Sonora Wildcats Tuesday.
The strength is in numbers for the Oakdale High swimming program. Not just the numbers of the program's size, but the times the teams posted in its Valley Oak League program sweep of the Sierra Timberwolves Tuesday.
RIPON – The Escalon baseball team came into Tuesday's Trans Valley League contest with Ripon undefeated, and nothing changed for the Cougars after a 10-0 shutout engineered by senior pitcher Matt Valencia's no-hitter.
Jorge Sierra came through with the clinching point for Manteca High's boys tennis team Tuesday at Kimball.
Sometimes, a miss can lead to a good thing – maybe even a dream coming true.
There isn't an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.
Syd'Nee Fryer made visits to a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but she found a home in Southern Oregon.
DELHI - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team topped off its fifth straight Southern League championship season Wednesday with a 2-1 victory at Delhi.
STOCKTON - Not bad for a rebuilding season.
LATHROP - Michael Mills let go of a corner 3 as time expired.
Wednesday's 67-52 loss to visiting Central Catholic of Modesto in all likelihood ended East Union's season, but it was a season in which ...
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
OAKDALE - Manteca already had at least a piece of the Valley Oak League championship when it visited Oakdale for the final regular-season game of the ...
East Union's Zach Hernandez got knocked to the ground on a corner kick from Trent Rivera early in the second half, but he did ...
Josie Reyes was in on two first-half goals for Manteca and that lead would hold for the rest of the game as the Buffaloes held ...
Sierra celebrated senior night and its Valley Oak League outright championship with a trouncing of Weston Ranch on Tuesday night.
RIPON - Ripon will take a three-game winning streak into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after exacting revenge against Hilmar on Tuesday, 44-43.
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian appears to be peaking at the right time.
MARIPOSA - Nick Van Vliet scored twice, and Ripon Christian benefited from an own goal from Mariposa to sneak away with a 5-4 Southern League win ...