The Trans-Valley League has long been considered one of the toughest, if not the toughest, small-school football conferences in the state.
The path to the California Interscholastic Federation State Championship Bowl Games is set for Le Grand, the runaway favorite in the Southern League.
The wait may be over for Tim Horning.
Ripon Christian broke a sweat in its second Southern Athletic League volleyball match of the season.
Ripon High's boys soccer team has had little success against Escalon over the years.
The Ripon Chiefs got off to an inauspicious start to their Trans Valley Youth Football League varsity game against the visiting Turlock Titans on Saturday.
The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes pounded Panthers Youth Football 30-14 at West High in Tracy Saturday.
Through one week of Valley Oak League play, it appeared as if it was going to be a Sierra-and-everybody-else race for the boys soccer crown.
Ripon High's girls golf team is off to an 0-5 start in dual matches, but it made up some ground in the Valley Foothill League North Division's midseason tournament Monday
East Union's boys soccer team had no problem getting off to a fast start in its 3-0 win over visiting Weston Ranch Monday.
The Rangers United 14-under girls soccer team kicked off the CYSA District-8 Kaercher Fall League with two wins, defeating Oakdale 2-0 on Sept. 10 and Turlock 6-1 this past Saturday.
RIPON - The Ripon High sophomore football team's comeback bid was thwarted near midfield, where quarterback Riley Clark was sacked on fourth-and-5 with 56 seconds left.
East Union visited Ceres Friday with hopes of leaving with a little momentum going into the Valley Oak League season.
RIPON - Jordan Sullivan is one of Ripon High's bigger linemen, checking in at 6 feet, 2 inches and 225 pounds.
Thursday's Valley Oak League opener between East Union and host Manteca High ended with somewhat of a whimper after they battled through four tightly-contested games.
East Union blew out its first four opponents by 20 or more points, including a 53-25 shelling of Ripon Christian in a Foundation Game.
They may be young, but the Manteca Buffaloes are proving to be fast learners.
STOCKTON - Sierra's uneven effort of late was bound to catch up to the Timberwolves.
Weston Ranch mounted a late charge but came up short in a 53-50 loss to Merced in the semifinal round of the 37th Annual Tony Contreras Delta Queen Classic at Stagg High on Friday.
With intentions of challenging his team, Manteca head coach Brett Lewis sent out an email to coaches from the Bay Area and Sacramento region in the offseason to set up a nonleague game.
Elisabeth Alexander wasn't entirely satisfied with her effort Thursday in the first round of the 37th Annual Tony Contreras Delta Queen Classic at Stagg High.
Cortez Martial Arts was well represented in two recent tournaments.
Much has changed in the Southern League volleyball ranks, but one thing has remained the same: Ripon Christian still rules this court.
In a matchup of 6-foot-8 centers, it was 5-10 guard Daniel Wyatt who came through in a big way for Sierra in its McDonald's Classic opener Wednesday at Delta College.
Angelo Baciocco sparked Ripon with an early win in the 152-pound bout, and the Indians benefitted from two forfeit victories to knock off visiting Waterford 45-33 in a nonleague dual Wednesday.
Record-breaking numbers that ranked him among the best in California weren't enough for Sierra running back Mark Paule Jr. to garner the MVP award during the Valley Oak League coaches meeting Monday night.
Chris Johnson has said his 2014 offensive line was the best he's had as Ripon's head coach.
The Lathrop United soccer team had a successful first showing in its under-19 Jim Frazier League opener Saturday at Northgate Park.
Will Kamps proved that his sophomore campaign was no fluke.
Ripon Christian appears to be hitting its stride.