Over a 10-day period in the last week and a half, three different girls soccer teams had sole possession of first place in the Valley Oak League, and defending champion Sierra High wasn't one of them heading into Friday's marquee matchup at rival East Union.
Every piece of Brian Goulart's puzzle fit perfectly in place, and junior Kelsey Emerson left little doubt as to who was his most important piece. Emerson turned in a performance for the ages, going the distance in the circle and connecting on a three-run homer in a 14-3 blowout of Manteca High Friday.
Leadoff hitter Iyana Hughes scored both of Sierra's runs early, and Allison Walljasper and the defense took care of the rest in a key 2-1 Valley Oak League win over visiting Oakdale High Thursday.
The East Union High boys golf team suffered another heartbreaking Valley Oak League loss against Oakdale.
Nothing is settled yet, and that's exactly how East Union's boys tennis team is playing it as the Valley Oak League season nears the end.
RIPON – When Escalon forward Alex Gonzales nailed the crossbar with just over two minutes remaining it seemed like the Ripon High girls soccer team was well on its way to the huge Trans Valley League win. Only Gonzales was not done, trickling a header in off a direct kick and allowing Escalon to sneak out with the 1-1 tie.
Before the Sierra Timberwolves came to the plate in the frist inning they were looking up at the Oakdale Mustangs 2-0. Sierra answered with a Dylan DeBrouwer run in their at bat, but the Timberwolves would get no closer in Oakdale's 12-1 Valley Oak League thumping of Sierra Thursday.
LATHROP – Steven Gigli allowed just one hit in four innings of work against the Spartans on Wednesday.
The Manteca High soccer team knew what they had to do when they met up with the Weston Ranch Cougars, and the Buffaloes were able to take care of business in a 3-0 Valley Oak League win Wednesday.
Sam Dhaliwal and Marcus Munoz dropped the deciding sets in Manteca High's two Valley Oak League boys tennis losses, and on Tuesday the No. 2 doubles tandem had an opportunity to make up for it.
The East Union Lancers helped boost their team confidence, putting on an offensive and defensive clinic in a 14-0 Valley Oak League softball victory over the visiting Lathrop Spartans Tuesday.
Whenever Manteca High and East Union meet up in any sport the likeliness of an outstanding performance from somewhere is pretty much expected, and that was the case for Tuesday's 208-235 Valley Oak League victory for East Union.
Manteca High's girls soccer team got its revenge Monday, beating upstart Kimball of Tracy 3-1 at Guss Schmiedt Field.
It may go down as the longest out of East Union High's baseball season.
RIPON - As hard as it may seem to believe, the Gustine Redskins jumped out on Ripon Christian 3-0 to start the two clubs' Southern League contest, but that was probably the Redskins' worst mistake in the Knights' 20-4 shellacking of Gustine Saturday.
STOCKTON – The Manteca High Buffaloes ran into a tough West Campus squad in the second round of the Trojan Clash Tournament at Lincoln High on ...
STOCKTON – Bikram Thiara knows how to handle himself down the stretch.
Manteca rebounded well from its season-opening loss to Lincoln, and rebound the Buffaloes did.
STOCKTON - Thirteen turnovers and a lack of hustle on defensive rebounds led to a 16-5 first-quarter deficit for Manteca in the opening round of the ...
Linden took out its frustrations on Manteca, rallying in the second half for a commanding 2-0 win at Guss Schmiedt Field on Thursday.
STOCKTON - Lathrop fell behind to start the game Thursday, but the Spartans did not say there for long.
TURLOCK - Jadyn Shinn scored once in each half, and it was enough for the Sierra girls soccer team to come away with a 2-0 road ...
The Maytag repairman has nothing on Isabella Cruz.
Trent Rivera set the tone on his first touch of the game for East Union at Riverbank.
STOCKTON - Sierra's boys basketball team dropped a 77-74 double-overtime heartbreaker to Grant in the first round of the McDonald's Classic at Edison High ...
Some teams have little depth because of a drop-off in talent. The Sierra girls basketball team has no depth – not because of a drop-off in ...
RIPON - Anthony Sisk turned to rapper Meek Mill to get him in the right mindset for Ripon's home opener against Lathrop on Tuesday.
LATHROP - Lathrop High's girls basketball team has high hopes for the 2016-17 season.
LATHROP - A defensive standout for Lathrop last season, Ronaldo Macias boosted the attack in the battle-tested Spartans' 4-3 win over visiting St. Mary's on ...
STOCKTON - Do not mess with tradition.