Ripon High junior midfielder Arik Anaya only played the second half of the Trans-Valley League season.
Clarence Goes and Giovanni Marin are going out on top.
The Lathrop Jr. Spartans' junior varsity squad got revenge while earning a berth to the North Conference championship game.
Ricky Morris of Sierra and the Ripon High boys cross country team are going back to Fresno.
Manteca High's Guss Schmiedt Field was a sloppy, slippery mess Friday, and the cold wind made for even harsher conditions.
Clarence Goes' next game as East Union High boys soccer coach will be his last, as he made his retirement public at the end of the regular season.
CERES - East Union was leaning against the ropes with hands up, chin down and elbow tucked as host Central Valley fired away at will with a salvo of shots.
RIPON - There were no secrets or surprises when Southern League volleyball rivals Ripon Christian and Turlock Christian squared off for a third time this season Thursday.
Vista del Lago is for real.
Home-field advantage hasn't been advantageous for Manteca High's football team the last two years.
Manteca High's committee approach has worked wonders.
Miguel Barbosa was given a second chance and converted.
The fourth time was the charm for Sierra High's boys soccer team Tuesday.
Just getting to the dance is a banner accomplishment for the East Union and Manteca volleyball teams.
Eleven 5-5 teams qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs in the Division I-IV brackets.
Rio Americano is a guard-oriented team that uses deadeye shooting, overall speed and unselfishness to overcome its deficiencies in the post.
It took less than an hour for Manteca to get its first official match out of the way Friday.
Help wanted: East Union seeking suitable training partners for blossoming 220-pound wrestler.
PATTERSON - Patterson head coach Elizabeth Tolleson burned two timeouts in the first three-plus minutes of the fourth quarter to give her overtaxed players a breather.
CERES - Young, yes, but these Cougars from Weston Ranch are far from inexperienced.
STOCKTON - Rosemont stifled Weston Ranch's guards early and fully controlled the tempo in Tuesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener.
Inconsistency on offense has plagued Ripon all season, and the 14th-seeded Indians battled through the shooting yips once again in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV opener at No. 3 West Campus.
Ripon Christian's first-round opponent?
Weston Ranch hadn't lost back-to-back games all season until it dropped its final two in the Valley Oak League.
George Contente looked at West Campus and Colfax as potential opponents first round opponents for his Ripon High girls basketball team.
Daniel Ruiz made five straight free throws in the final minute, 30 seconds, helping host Golden West edge previously-undefeated Sequoia 48-47 in Tuesday's thrilling Manteca Unified Student Trust small-school boys basketball championship game.
The Manteca girls basketball team's stumble to the finish line ultimately cost it a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
Four Ripon players were recognized on senior night Tuesday, and they had more reason to celebrate following the Indians' 36-27 triumph over Escalon.
Anand Hundal once again came up short of his first career triple-double in Manteca High's 69-37 shellacking of visiting Oakdale in a regular-season finale Tuesday.
East Union is peaking at just the right time.