Gift wrapping Oakdale its first Valley Oak League win was probably the best thing that could have happened to the East Union Lancers. East Union came off the loss with the intensity of a championship game, sapping Manteca's spirit in the first eight minutes of its 55-37 win Friday.
Kimball High used the momentum of its winter festival to come out and pounce on the visiting Lathrop Spartans 68-51 in Valley Oak League play Friday.
WESTON RANCH – Chris Teevan followed the bouncing ball from Modesto to Turlock, climbing basketball's ladder in a hard hat and sneakers.
Guillermo Nunez and Eric Melgar were once adversaries.
WESTON RANCH – With bounce in their step and smiles on their face, the Lathrop Spartans strolled to the sideline for a first quarter timeout. The Spartans had not only sustained, but had answered Weston Ranch's 10-0 run to open the game with a 10-0 run of their own.
Everything would have had to fall into place perfectly for the Sierra Timberwolves Thursday in Valley Oak League action against Kimball, but it didn't and the Timberwolves were left coping with a 49-35 loss to the host Jaguars.
For the eighth consecutive time in Valley Oak League play, the Sierra High freshman girls basketball team earned a victory in a 54-19 laugher over Kimball Thursday.
A four-point play from Eric Melgar followed by a pair of Guillermo Nunez baskets and another Melgar 3-pointer turned a legitimate Kimball effort into another Valley Oak League blowout for Sierra. The Timberwolves outscored Kimball 15-4 to open the second half on their way to a 62-44 win Wednesday.
Despite a plague of injuries and illnesses, Sierra was able to muster its first two wins of the Valley Oak League season in a double-dual showdown across town at Manteca High Wednesday.
SONORA – Getting out of Sonora with a victory in Valley Oak League play is a challenge in any sport, so Manteca High's 63-51 boys basketball win Wednesday was more than pleasing for the Buffaloes.
The Sierra High sophomore basketball team bounced back from a one-point loss at Oakdale over the weekend to handle the Kimball Jaguars Wednesday in a 44-32 Valley Oak League win.
Chalk up another tough loss for Lathrop's girls basketball team.
RIPON – There was a stretch early where both teams looked evenly matched.
The CIF State Wrestling Championships are fast-approaching, and most have only a handful of dual meets to prepare for the grueling and pressure-packed weekends that make up the postseason.
Manteca High wrestlers came away with a total of four medals - one gold, two silver and one bronze - at the Lloyd Engel Tournament in Escalon on Jan. 11-12.
Although Sierra lost a heartbreaker by penalty kicks on Saturday to Pacheco of Los Banos for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship, Aguilar played a ...
OAKDALE - Lathrop High's Christian Guzman continued his strong start to the season Monday, placing third out of 99 individuals in the Oakdale Cup.
Aaron Paschini doesn't have to score to make his presence felt.
Their size presented problems for the rest of the Valley Oak League, but Manteca High seniors Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala did much more for ...
Manteca High's boys basketball team begins its CIF State Division III title defense Wednesday against a familiar opponent, only this time it will be ...
ELK GROVE – Top-seeded Vista del Lago of Folsom put up two early goals Saturday and added a second-half insurance goal as No. 2 Sierra had ...
ELK GROVE – With 10 minutes left in the second half Saturday, Sierra's Eriq Kurys curved a long direct kick through the hands of Pacheco ...
BAKERSFIELD - Branden Rullan is taking the long road to the medal rounds.
Being the underdog is nothing new for Sierra's boys soccer team (17-8-3), which has knocked off the No. 2- and 3-ranked teams in the ...
ELK GROVE - East Union softball coach Brian Goulart suspects this won't be the last time his Lancers will see Cosumnes Oaks this season.
RIPON – Tokay pitcher Arianna Lozano was too much for Ripon Christian to handle.
TURLOCK - The Manteca softball team took its lumps on Tuesday and took it out on Turlock in a nonleague contest Thursday.
LATHROP – The sun gave out before the players did Thursday, as Lathrop and visiting Ripon battled to a 2-2 tie in non-league baseball action that ...
Manuel and Joe Pires, separated by just two years in age, have heard it all their lives.
With sophomore Fernando Segura on his game, one hit was all East Union's team needed to get past visiting Lodi 1-0 in a pitchers ...