Kimball freshman Samantha Sarmiento used deception and craft to baffle Sierra hitters for the better part of five innings.
Tuesday's midseason tournament at Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore was all about the individuals of the Trans-Valley League.
WESTON RANCH – The future of Weston Ranch softball is bright. And lanky … with a smooth left-handed swing. Elysia Hernandez kicked off the fourth inning of Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Manteca with a slicing drive down the left-field line. The ball tailed away from the outfielder's outstretched mitt, rolling into the shadows of a nearby building. The freshman, who rocketed out of the batter's box on contact, glided into third without a slide – ...
East Union ended the Cosumnes Oaks Easter Tournament with two rough losses Tuesday in Folsom.
RIPON - Sophomore Alyssa Harris shined in her longest outing in the pitcher's circle for Ripon High Monday, twirling a five-inning no-hitter in an 11-0 victory over nonleague visitor Foresthill of Placer County.
RIPON - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team is taking the one-at-a-time approach seriously.
Pitching and defense helped East Union open the Cosumnes Oaks Easter Tournament with a 4-1 victory over Folsom on Monday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Stanley Johnson scored 26 points as Mater Dei of Santa Ana defeated Archbishop Mitty of San Jose, 50-45, to win the first California boys' Open Division championship Saturday at Sleep Train Arena.
Things did not start out so smoothly for East Union freshman pitcher Michelle Castro in her first crosstown rivalry game.
RIPON - The Ripon coaching staff is running out of superlatives for midfielder wizard Tia Sidtikun.
RIPON - Ripon High's lack of depth on its boys team nearly cost it in an 87-80 win over East Union Friday at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Three tightly-contested matches went to third-set tiebreakers, and the two won by Riverbank proved to be the difference in Ripon High's 6-3 Trans-Valley League loss at home Friday.
Manteca High's anticipated Valley Oak League rematch with first-place Kimball wasn't much closer in the final outcome, but it was far more competitive.
Justin Nieto outlasted Oakdale ace Bryce Dyrda Thursday at Agostini Field to help East Union earn a rare win over the defending Valley Oak League champion, 3-2.
Manteca was in full control of the game, but not so much on the shots it took. "We just had the bad case of the shanks," Coach Justin Coenenberg said of the team's 3-1 victory over visiting Lathrop on Thursday. Sammie Morris broke the ice with a goal in the seventh minute and assisted Manteca's two early second-half scores. The Buffaloes (4-1 Valley Oak League, 12-3 overall) overcame a sluggish first half and put together ...
Sammie Morris finished with a hat trick and set Manteca High's girls' varsity soccer scoring mark at the same time during an 8-0 rout of Lathrop on Tuesday.
Manteca was highly competitive against Valley Oak League-leading Sonora on Tuesday afternoon at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
TRACY - Brian Goulart nodded in the direction of Kimball's dugout and gave his kudos after his East Union softball team was knocked around by the Jaguars for a second time in 10 days on Monday.
STOCKTON - Sierra's Haley Silva is an iron woman – and she is only a sophomore.