Brandon Manville picked up a tennis racquet for the first time this past summer.
In a replay of the Valley Oak League's most pivotal rematch, the Manteca High School outlasted host Oakdale in an eight-inning battle that saw the Buffaloes explode for five in the bonus frame of a 6-1 win Thursday.
Sierra's boys track and field team was expected to clinch at least share of its second straight Valley Oak League title, and fifth in seven years, Thursday at Oakdale High.
In a clash between the top two teams in the Valley Oak League, Sierra High maintained the top spot by defeating second-place Kimball in Tracy Thursday, 4-1.
If it wasn't for bad luck, the East Union Lancers wouldn't have any.
Brennon Williams could have been the hero the last time he and the Oakdale High baseball team visited Manteca, but he was robbed of the opportunity.
Will C. Wood High of Vacaville returned home with the Tony Horton Golf Invitational's team and individual championships Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
After hauling in at least a portion of the 2011 Valley Oak League championship with a 5-0 win over the Lathrop Spartans Tuesday, the East Union tennis players simply stuck around for some extra work. The Lancers will have to stop the Sierra Timberwolves Thursday for the outright crown, and that will be the only thing to get the group a taste of satisfaction.
The Navarro family waited eight years for this moment, but Manteca High's softball program as a whole has waited even longer.
The spring showers won't seem to go away.
East Union boys tennis coach Ron Bylow is taking a lesson from some of the past weekend's first-round NBA playoff upsets.
An upset appeared to be in the making during the first 20 minutes of Monday's Weston Ranch-East Union girls soccer match at Dino Cunial Field.
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.
ESCALON – Sometimes the game of baseball is just about being in the right place at the right time.
Alejandra Rascon is accustomed to hitting tape-measure shots at Northgate Softball Complex, but she didn't have a home run to show for it heading ...
TRACY - Manteca High's boys tennis team lost its final regular-season match in heartbreaking fashion Tuesday.
The Sierra baseball team won its fourth straight thanks to Jacob Peterson's walk-off hit off the right-centerfield wall in a 3-2 nonleague win over ...
East Union managed to shut down Manteca's all-time leading scorer once again, but its mastery of the Buffaloes came to an end Monday in ...
East Union has already gotten past cross-town rivals Manteca and Sierra in its defense of the Valley Oak League championship.
The Ripon High girls roared to a first-place finish and the Sierra boys finished second in the Ervin Zador Invitational on Saturday at Ripon High ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian looked forward to the rematch.
RIPON - Brian Thomas yearned for the opportunity to come through with the game-winning hit for Ripon Christian, which scored four runs in the bottom of ...
Central Catholic of Modesto booted the ball around early and often Friday, committing six errors against a Sierra team that is heading in the right ...
TRACY - The Sierra High boys track and field team edged out Kimball 66-64 and is now a frontrunner in the Valley Oak League with a ...
DELHI - It wasn't a matter of "if," but "when" for the Ripon Christian soccer team Tuesday at Delhi.
RIPON - Ripon High boys golf coach Chris Musseman hoped that his team's first round of the season was is its worst.
Manteca gift wrapped four first-inning runs for East Union on Thursday but got them all back when it was two outs from losing via the ...
Two members of Sierra High's state championship football team were among six Manteca Unified standouts to be named to the Lions All-Star Classic.