RIPON - Word travels quickly in this small town known for almonds and volleyball. It gets around even faster between the city's rival high schools that are a stone's throw away from each other.
Ripon Christian's football team doesn't mind not being awarded the playoff bye week it deserved.
A true freshman from Manteca is playing a big part in the Minot State women's soccer team's historic 2012 season.
Measuring how two teams fared against common opponents is one way to gauge how they match up against each other.
Ripon High's second-round trip will be much shorter than the one it took Tuesday night.
Ripon High's boys water polo team staved off Christian Brothers' second-half surge to win 10-9 in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoff encounter Tuesday at Rocklin's Whitney High.
Nicole Vanni, Sierra High's all-time leading goal scorer, finishes out her career at San Francisco State as a member of the All-California Collegiate Athletic Association first team.
City rivals Manteca High and Sierra could lock up in the second-round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs if they get by two Sacramento schools they have never previously faced.
Ripon Christian hasn't had a meaningful volleyball match with neighboring rival Ripon High since leaving the Trans-Valley League after the 2009-10 season.
Will the real Ripon Christian football team please stand up?
Ripon High's best effort wasn't good enough in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoff match at West Campus Thursday.
Manteca had an early lead thanks to Nacho Valdovinos' two first-half goals, and the Buffaloes were able to stay on top thanks to clutch goal keeping by Abdiel Chiquito.
The Valley Oak League's top girls tennis players competed in their final matches during Thursday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament held at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville.
Ripon's postseason ticket is punched with its 10-game regular-season schedule already wrapped up.
Manteca FC Benfica placed fourth in the under-9 girls premier division of the Ghouls & Ghosts Halloween Tournament this past weekend in Livermore.
Six of the seven Sac-Joaquin Section postseason qualifiers from the area will get to enjoy home-field advantage in the opening round next week.
There isn't an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.
Syd'Nee Fryer made visits to a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but she found a home in Southern Oregon.
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
Manteca dominated from start to finish, but Noelle Smith and visiting Lathrop made the Buffaloes work for their 3-1 win in their annual Kicking for ...
Tydus Verhoeven crouched down into a defensive stance and clapped his hands as if to say, "Bring it on!" at one point in the fourth ...
LATHROP - The Sac-Joaquin Section's recommendation of moving Lathrop High out of the Valley Oak League and into a new-look Western Athletic Conference held up ...
East Union nearly forfeited the game on its own senior night Wednesday.
Jenna Zuniga won't soon forget this Christmas present.
RIPON - A win was as good as a tie for Hilmar at Ripon's Stouffer Field on Monday.
Gyse Hulsebosch hit NBA-range 3-pointers, fall-away jumpers along the baseline and nearly everything else in between.
Manteca and Sierra were desperate for a win when they met at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.
RIPON - Ripon Christian can't use the same old excuses when it keeps on winning.
Sierra made the most of its few chances but was ultimately outgunned by Oakdale in a 3-2 Valley Oak League loss at Daniel Teicheira Memorial ...
It played out as a "Can you top this?" moment, but Manteca sharpshooter Dwight Young insists that wasn't the case.