PATTERSON Tioga High School's Dan Monroe stayed ahead in the Southern League's Most Valuable Player race by taking medalist honors in Thursday's 242-248 dual-match boys' golf loss to Orestimba of Newman at Diablo Grande.

Monroe shot a four-over-par-40 on the long, demanding course and will take a 12-point lead into Tuesday's SL Tournament at Stevinson Ranch outside Hilmar.

Jim Atkins shot a 45 for Tioga (7-10) against Orestimba, which was led by Brent Lerno's round of 43 in the last match of the regular season.

Sonora soccer

The Wildcats (6-9-3, 2-6-2 Valley Oak League) ran into a buzzsaw and lost 9-1 to East Union in Manteca. Kelli Goes scored five goals for the Lancers (7-2-1 VOL), who were coming off a 2-2 tie with perennial champion Sierra of Manteca.

Heather Duerkop scored Sonora's goal on a penalty kick after Hannah Boyack was taken down in the 49th minute, and freshman goalie Julie Ross made 16 saves.

"The game stayed primarily in the East Union defensive half until they made some adjustments that we didn't respond to right away," Sonora coach Rick Mogg said. "They also began to dominate control of the ball in the midfield and delayed just long enough to set up some extremely productive breakaway midfield runs that produced most of the goal scoring."

Sonora finishes up next week with a road game Tuesday against Los Banos at 4 p.m. and a home game Thursday against Oakdale at 6:30.

Frosh-Soph Sonora (9-8-2, 4-7-1) got goals from Kim McClung and Amanda McColloch in a 4-2 loss to East Union. Rachel Callahan assisted McClung, while Elly Kerns made five saves.


Summerville's girls' soccer game at Linden, its coed tennis match against Amador at Columbia College and its track meet against Argonaut in Jackson were rained out yesterday, as were Sonora's softball game at Manteca and its home track meet against Manteca.

The soccer game has been rescheduled for May 8 and the softball game for Monday. The Sonora track meet will not be made up.

The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Friday October 28, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Sonora whips Oakdale for title


Sonora head coach Matt Personius began his coaching day wearing a green ... more

Powerful Bullfrog defense too much for Bears to handle


The Bret Harte Bullfrogs felt disrespected the last time they faced the ... more

TCA swimmers set records in home pool


With a summer of conditioning, training and sprinting, 14 Tuolumne County Aquatic ... more

Wildcats lose 12-11 nailbiter to rival Mustangs


There was a little extra motivation for the Sonora Wildcats Tuesday afternoon. ... more

TCAM swimmers finish 15th in smaller division


With the Pacific Masters open water swim season coming to a close ... more