Jacob Gomes earned the third win of his sophomore season in the Spears SRL Southwest Tour last Saturday.
Trevor Smith and Juliana Triplett of the Ripon Tribe Wrestling Club fell short of their goals at the ASICA/Vaughan Junior & Cadet National Championships this past week.
The Ripon Rampage softball program left its mark in the 2011 National Softball Association Western World Series in Sacramento and Elk Grove earlier this week.
It turns out that Belmont/Redwood Shores Little League of San Mateo has two pitching aces at its disposal.
While Alex Nuanez was looking to the future, his dad and coach, Alex Sr., took a quick glimpse at the past.
Sixteen-year-old Mantecan Will Brink posted his best round of the summer when he won the Oakdale Rotary Junior Classic at Oakdale Golf and Country Club Monday.
Andrew Bonner's exhausting summer schedule is about to get busier.
Manteca Baseball Club's run toward a Mattingly World Series berth ended Wednesday at Beyer High in Modesto, but it was an impressive run nonetheless.
DANVILLE - The game fittingly ended with two spectacular diving grabs in left field.
Demitrius Snaer went out with a bang.
DANVILLE - Manteca Little League's 9-10-year-old all-stars hadn't faced a pitcher they couldn't hit until Monday.
The Ripon Sea Lions' reign continues, as the longtime program clinched its third straight conference title in the Mid-Valley Swim League Championships Saturday at Oakdale High.
TRACY - Chris Johnson isn't used to opening up the playbook this soon.
Four Mantecans representing Tiger Aquatics competed in the Adam Szmidt Memorial Pacific Swimming Junior Olympics Championships July 7-10.
TRACY - Zach Chamberlain got the final out of Manteca Little League's 15-5 victory over Tracy American with a nice throw from the third-base side of the infield.
Sierra proved up to the challenge in its Valley Oak League encounter with visiting Weston Ranch on Friday.
Valley Oak League-leading Sierra took Lathrop's best punch and cruised to a 65-59 victory Thursday night.
RIPON - Riverbank survived a second-half charge from Ripon and escaped with a 43-39 overtime win in a pivotal duel between the Trans-Valley League's first-place teams.
STOCKTON - East Union came prepared for a track meet but left the sprint spikes at home.
Emery Sipe's conventional 3-point play with 1.4 seconds to go lifted host Oakdale to a dramatic 39-37 win over Lathrop on Wednesday.
In a first-place battle of teams with similar strengths, experience and Hunter Johnson proved to be the difference for reigning Valley Oak League champion Sierra.
Jourdy Richter drained five 3s and scored a season-high 22 points, and the Ripon girls basketball team had its best offensive game of the season in a 66-26 thrashing of visiting Hilmar on Tuesday.
Ripon Christian boys basketball coach Ron Vander Molen employed various zone defenses with hopes of neutralizing visiting Riverbank's speed advantage in their Trans-Valley League contest Tuesday.
No one will ever accuse a Scott Thomason-led team of looking past anybody.
RIPON - Mario Roach considers Ripon an "up-and-down" team that forces a frenetic pace with defensive pressure and constant movement on offense.
Olivia Vezaldenos broke out of a recent scoring slump Friday and led East Union to a 46-38 win over visiting Lathrop at Dalben Center.
Marcus Montano and the Manteca boys basketball team couldn't make a shot in the first quarter.
Sierra can now center its focus on the big games to come after steamrolling Kimball 59-38 on Thursday.
Ripon coach George Contente tested his team with a rugged schedule in the first month of the season, and it paid off in the Indians' Trans-Valley League opener Thursday.
Jessica Pablo missed East Union's final six pre-league contests after rolling an ankle in a game at Sonora.