The Ripon Senior Babe Ruth squad swept visiting Lodi with 10-6 and 11-0 victories in a doubleheader at Mistlin Park Thursday to improve to 5-2.
The fairways are looking as wide as the Pacific Ocean to Julie Shutler these days.
Seventeen of the Manteca area's top senior baseball and softball players were selected to participate in an all-star event held annually at the University of the Pacific.
The Manteca Dolphins evened their Mid-Valley Swim League record to 1-1 with their 2,053-915 drubbing of the outgunned Oakdale Gators Saturday at East Union High.
They did the dirty work and the heavy lifting for Sierra High sports teams for the 2011-12 school year.
Shakira Lewis has at least one more race to run in her first and only season as a track athlete for Sierra High.
Lathrop native Erin Arevalo was one of 54 NCAA Division-I softball standouts to be named an All-American, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced on Wednesday.
Colby DeVries was named Most Valuable Player of the Southern League after leading Ripon Christian (12-2, 15-11-1 overall) to a share of its first conference championship.
Anchored by goalkeeper Marcella Salyer and a dominant defense, the Manteca FC Newcastle under-12 girls soccer team continued its early-season roll in the Santa Clara Sporting Invitational over Memorial Day weekend.
Manteca Dolphin Scott Tolman dominated the 13-14 boys division, and the Ripon Sea Lions had four high-point winners en route to a second-place team finish in the Tracy Invitational at West High this past weekend.
Graduates of rival schools played a big part in Ripon Babe Ruth's 6-1 win over host Modesto Tigers at Davis Park Saturday.
Ripon High junior shortstop/pitcher Nicole Kaiser was named the Defensive Player of the Year by Trans-Valley League coaches.
Ripon Christian's girls soccer team had five players named to the All-Southern League team, while three Lady Indians from Ripon High earned All-Trans Valley League honors.
The Manteca Dolphins opened the Mid-Valley Swim League season with a 1,216-965 loss to the Tracy Tritons at East Union High last Saturday.
Manteca High alumnus Paul Lyons will compete in the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Friday at the University of Texas - Austin.
TRACY - One second separated the Sierra varsity girls cross country team and Oakdale in their duel for the Valley Oak League title Wednesday at Eagal ...
Manteca battled valiantly with a starter hobbled by injury and another out for the season, but the Buffaloes could not keep up with the taller ...
East Union greatly improved its chances to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Friday night at Dino Cunial Field after fending off visiting Kimball, 28-6.
Manteca carried the frustrations of two close losses to Central Catholic into the season, using it as motivation to return to championship form.
There's no such thing as a down year for Escalon, says Ripon head coach Chris Musseman.
MODESTO - Manteca was able to slug it out with Central Catholic in Friday's anticipated clash of Valley Oak League heavyweights at David Patton Field.
RIPON - The Ripon High boys water polo team's streak of Valley Oak League victories came to an end Thursday at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Gino Campiotti remembers his first varsity encounter with Central Catholic, and not too fondly.
Isaiah Sholund is the hard-charging bull who wears down defenses in the fourth quarter.
Scheduling may have conspired against Manteca leading up to its pivotal Valley Oak League duel with rival Sierra on Thursday.
Mark Vicente and the Sierra Timberwolves continued their late-game wizardry in last week's heart-stopping 37-36 overtime win over visiting East Union.
A longtime tradition has turned into a weekly feast for Manteca.
Tawny Deerinck got to match her teammates' jersey tops for a change Monday when she and the Buffaloes from Manteca visited rival East Union.
Another week, another shutout for undefeated Manteca.
East Union coach Kim Brooks urged her setter to ramp up the pace of the attack against host Sierra on Thursday.