The Manteca High volleyball team got its first win of the 2012 season out of the way on Thursday, but it also served as a reminder that there is still work to be done.
East Union's volleyball team earned its first win for rookie head coach Rich Posz the hard way.
Ripon Christian earned its first win of the Valley Foothill League season in style, edging out the visiting Riverbank Bruins by two-strokes in a 189-191 victory Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course.
Manteca High suffered its second consecutive loss in as many days Wednesday when the Buffaloes fell to Gregori High 3-0 in non-league action.
After rolling through a its first few opponents with near-laughable ease, East Union stumbled upon a Sac-Joaquin Section champion on its home course. Lodi took full advantage, handling East Union easily 218-249 Wednesday at Woodbridge Golf and Country Club.
With six goals netted by halftime, second half action between Sierra and Franklin seemed destined for more scoring. The two clubs didn't disappoint, providing another four goals to settle with a 5-5 tie Tuesday at Sierra High.
Three players hit the maximum score of 83 on Manteca Park Golf Course's par-37 front nine, and none of the three favored to post the lowest individual score did not.
It didn't take long for Ripon Christian to make its first big statement for the 2012 season.
The Weston Ranch Cougars were able to open the season on a good note, using a pair of first-half goals to cruise to a 3-0 shutout victory over Stagg in Tuesday's season opener.
East Union dropped a four-game match (19-25, 25-18, 17-25, 20-25) to visiting Orestimba Monday.
Ripon had many chances to take the lead in the second half.
Marcus Montano had barely broke a sweat by the time he had his hat trick Monday.
With early struggles converting lengthy drives into points and defensive miscues revealing obvious vulnerabilities, Sierra High leaned on trickery, major defensive adjustments and enough Anthony Cota to outlast the Tracy Bulldogs 32-26 Friday.
Jose Zamarripa was packing up his belongings on the sideline after helping Manteca High's frosh-soph team score a shutout victory over Delhi Friday.
The countdown to zero is over.
Another day, another game cancelled for Manteca High boys and girls soccer coach Justin Coenenberg.
The coaching change for Ripon High's girls basketball team has had no effect on the annual Hoops for the Cure Classic, which is now ...
LATHROP – Manteca's Kyle Bolding knows how to bury an opponent.
East Union employed a suffocating defense to take over first place in Valley Oak League boys soccer Saturday with a 3-1 win over host Sierra ...
The stars shined Friday at Manteca High's raucous Winter Gym, but it was the play of the less heralded players that was the difference ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian exploded on a 16-0 run in the second half Friday to trim a 20-point deficit to four in the fourth quarter, but ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch survived a scare Friday night, needing a 14-4 flurry in the third quarter to ward off Sierra, 49-41.
RIPON - In a 9-0 Ripon run to start the second quarter Friday, Sarah Thompson converted one steal in into a transition basket and Reina Sausedo ...
Aron Navarette led a second-half Manteca comeback with four goals Thursday as the Buffaloes came from behind to beat visiting Lathrop 4-2 in boys Valley ...
The Sac-Joaquin Section announced Thursday that Manuel Pires is one of its six Model Coaches for the 2016-17 school year.
Sierra accomplished almost all that it wanted to for three quarters against Junior Ballard and visiting Lathrop on Thursday.
MODESTO - East Union's boys basketball team followed one of its worst efforts of the season with its best.
LATHROP - After allowing its previous opponent to shoot 33 free throws in a loss, Lathrop's girls basketball team made it a point to scale ...
East Union High remains in the thick in the Valley Oak League race.
Rhiannon Genilla can make lemonade out of lemons.