Never mind the final score. Many have forgotten those digits anyway. What made the inaugural Ripon Bowl rivalry game on the night of Nov. 4, 2006 so memorable was the resounding (fashion) statement Ripon Christian made on Ripon High soil during Ripon High's homecoming. Down 27-0 at halftime, Ripon Christian players came out of the locker room wearing their blue jerseys, typically reserved for home games. Yes, they started the game wearing the away whites. ...
There are three regular-season games that Manteca High's senior class has mentally earmarked, and the first one is this Friday.
The strong winds led to some high scores during a Valley Oak League match Tuesday at Manteca Park Golf Course, but it didn't affect Oakdale High's Jaylene Ponce.
East Union High's volleyball team appears to be on the right track after winning its first match of the season with a three-game shutout (25-13, 25-17, 25-12) of host Tracy Wednesday.
It wasn't the ideal way for Weston Ranch High to cap what has been an otherwise successful non-league schedule, but all things considered Coach Carlos Gaspar is still going into conference play beaming.
The varsity Ripon Chiefs rolled to a 3-0 record in the Trans Valley Youth Football League behind solid all-around play in their 36-0 drubbing of the Salida Steelers at Salida Middle School Saturday.
The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes varsity squad bulldozed its way past the Gustine Redskins 53-0 at Manteca High's Guss Schmiedt field Sunday.
Anyone anticipating the unveiling of what could be an explosive passing attack for Manteca High, known over the years more for its punishing ground-and-pound running game, might have been disappointed Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
SAN ANDREAS - Weston Ranch High was outnumbered, outmatched and ultimately outmuscled in its 34-7 season-opening loss to Calaveras Friday.
MODESTO - Sierra was in no celebratory mood on a muggy Thursday night following a 38-28 win over Grace Davis at Downey High's Chuck Hughes Stadium.
The ride to the Valley Oak League season won't be a smooth one for Manteca High. Starting with Galt Friday, Manteca will embark on a pre-league schedule featuring two tradition-rich programs and another that appears to be on the rise. The Buffaloes, who haven't lost a season opener in the 2000s but has had some close calls, will find out just how good they really are before kicking off conference play Sept. 24. "Week 1 ...
STOCKTON - The Sac-Joaquin Section overhauled its postseason format for football last season and has made a few minor tweaks for 2010.
Patience and persistence paid off for Corey Navarro. He enters his ninth year with Manteca High's softball team this spring as its head coach, a position Navarro has coveted throughout his tenure with the program. He interviewed for the job and accepted it last week. Navarro, who is also on staff with the school's varsity football team, coached at the lower levels for seven seasons before serving as an assistant under Todd Hardcastle last year. ...
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.
It had been a while since East Union's varsity football players got to hit others from another team.
Jim Agostini refuses to use youth as an excuse.
Sierra was unable to recover from a slow start in its 57-52 loss to Golden Valley in Merced this past Saturday.
Are you ready for some more football?
STOCKTON - Rain. Running clock. Ring.
Jacob LeDon is arguably the best player that few outside of Manteca High's football team know about.
Olivia Vezaldenos and the East Union girls basketball team started the season with a bang Thursday in Modesto.
Brandon Dabney hopes to be the speed bump that slows down the lightningrod receiver nicknamed "Wheels."
Three area wrestling teams had rough season-opening duals Wednesday night.
LATHROP - Lathrop High's boys basketball team showed flashes of how good it can be under first-year head coach Nathan McGrath in Tuesday's 60-36 victory over Stagg.
Andrew Brown scored eight touchdowns as a freshman on Ripon Christian's sophomore team in 2010.
Manteca High's football team is playing a 14th game for the first time ever.
Strength trumped speed Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Four area runners are chasing history Saturday in the CIF State Cross Country Championships.
RIPON - Kody Day, a disruptive force on Ripon High's defensive line at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, does not back down from a challenge.
Regina Dias' comeback to the volleyball court was a successful one.