The first 20 minutes seemed to be scripting perfect for the Weston Ranch Cougars, but a colossal collapse to a quality Los Banos squad left the Cougars on the short-end of the pursuit for the 3rd Annual Buff Cup championship. Om a 4-1 loss Saturday.
In the first 10 minutes of Manteca High's 3rd Annual Buffalo Cup opener, the Buffaloes found themselves looking up at a 2-0 deficit to the Los Banos Tigers. The Buffaloes didn't flinch; battling back to tie things up, but a goal in the final two minutes forced Manteca to deal with a 3-2 loss to the Tigers Thursday at Manteca High.
The Weston Ranch Cougars jumped out on Ripon High with a quick first-half goal, but the Indians would claw back only to see their come-from-behind hopes sliced by the last of five penalty kicks in the Cougars' shootout win Thursday in the 3rd Annual Buffalo Cup opener.
STOCKTON – The fact that Weston Ranch only had three golfers didn't stop the four-time reigning Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champions from posting some low numbers in their first outing of their year.
Sierra High had no sympathy for the relatively young Lathrop Spartan squad, rolling over the second-year varsity program with ease Thursday in a 15-0 victory.
Things didn't look promising for the Manteca High varsity girls Friday night when they found themselves down to match point against the Beyer Patriots with their best jump server up at the line.
If the Lathrop Spartans are able to win their season opener it would be the biggest victory in school history. If the Escalon Cougars come into Lathrop and fall to the Spartans it would ruin the perennial powerhouse's season in week one.
STOCKTON - The Sac-Joaquin Section overhauled its postseason format for football last season and has made a few minor tweaks for 2010.
The Manteca Buffaloes did not get the luxury of warming up to the Valley Oak League schedule, drawing a match against perennial league front-runner Oakdale and falling 9.5 to 5.5 Tuesday at home.
Patience and persistence paid off for Corey Navarro.
TRACY - The rebuilding has begun for Sierra's girls golf team under first-year head coach Jack Thomson.
LINDEN - It was a rather ho-hum official start to Ripon's volleyball season Tuesday.
RIPON - Keith Terpsma doesn't know what to expect this season when his Ripon Christian boys soccer team heads into Southern League play for the first time.
Clarence Goes needed a right-hand man.
After closing out last season with their fourth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Championship, the East Union Lancers are opening the 2010 season with aspirations of bringing home the school's fifth straight section crown.
Ayala boasts a 33-3 record and is playing for the CIF state Division III title Thursday at Sleep Train Arena.
AMERICAN CANYON – How about that second half?
Experience proved to be the difference in Friday's first-place battle between Manteca and visiting Kimball, which came through in pressure-packed moments and escaped with ...
CERES - East Union's baseball team committed five errors and missed a big opportunity to put up a crooked number in the fifth inning of ...
Mikayla Bongi utilized her stellar East Union defense to get out of two late-inning jams Friday on the way to a 2-0 non-league softball victory ...
Manteca High's girls soccer team reworked its schedule this week as it looks to make its final tune-ups before the start of the competitive ...
LATHROP - When you rap out 15 hits and draw eight walks in just four innings, you probably will not need good pitching to win a ...
Oakdale visited Manteca Park Golf Course on Thursday and tallied two Valley Oak League wins in one shot.
What is a historic season for Manteca is considered a "down year" for Bishop O'Dowd.
GALT - With a strong mix of underclassmen and varsity veterans, Sierra is ready to return among the ranks of the Valley Oak League's elite ...
OAKDALE - Ripon rebounded from its Trans-Valley League-opening loss in a big way, topping host Escalon 210-222 at Oakdale Golf & Country Club on Wednesday.
East Union outpointed rival Sierra 8-1 at the Manteca Regional Tennis Center on Wednesday, but it far more competitive than the final score indicates.
Sam Rohovit has all the physical tools to play catcher.
RIPON - Lathrop got only four balls out of the infield Wednesday in its road game with Ripon, and three went to Andrew Durrer in right ...
Brett Lewis clapped, picked up the game ball and joined his players for the traditional postgame handshake.