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.
Finally the full-fledged ace in her final collegiate season, Erin Arevalo is shining in the pitcher's circle for the University of Georgia's softball team.
Allison Walljasper is the MVP of the Valley Oak League for the second straight year, but this time Sierra High's star pitcher shares the award.
Cassie Waggy is no stranger to immediate success.
East Union's girls soccer team annexed its first Valley Oak League championship since 2001 this spring and was further rewarded for the feat during the annual coaches meeting.
Modesto Junior College assistant men's basketball coach Chris Teeven has been hired to take over the Weston Ranch High boys program.
Marissa Navarro recently wrapped up her career at Sacramento State with her best season, and she was rewarded for this past week.
STOCKTON - Sierra High's softball team has yet to figure out Oakdale ace Shelby Reali.
MODESTO - Shakira Lewis, with her rare speed, helped Sierra High capture its first Valley Oak League and Sac-Joaquin Section playoff championships in softball last year.
LODI - An epic 3-hour and 15-minute marathon of dueling aces ended in heartbreak for Manteca High's baseball team at Tony Zupo Field Wednesday.
It was perhaps the most telling scene of the game.
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RIPON - Everything was going Mariposa's way at the start of its Southern League showdown of defending co-champions at Ripon Christian on Monday.
Oakdale needed two fourth-down touchdown passes and a monster night from running back Cameron Cherry to escape Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Stadium with a 28-25 ...
RIPON - Hilmar wasn't going down without a fight.
East Union felt unstoppable at this point last season.
Weston Ranch struggled with serving errors throughout its Valley Oak League match at Sierra on Wednesday, but Judit Zamora came through in a big way ...
Manteca wasn't always sharp, but the Buffaloes were good enough to sweep rival Sierra across town Monday, 25-15, 25-16, 25-19.
LATHROP - The Spartans of Lathrop High marched two by two toward the locker room as they always do after home games, and they did it ...
MODESTO - Ripon's nightmare at Sonora is now in the rear-view mirror.
With four teams idle, it's a light week on the grid iron in the area but an important one for the few in action.
TRACY - All Megan Oblin wanted to do was keep pace with Iris Carrillo in the first of three Valley Oak League meets Wednesday at Eagal ...
There was no quit in the East Union and Lathrop volleyball teams Monday at Dalben Center, where the two clubs were engaged in a nip-and-tuck ...
RIPON - It was probably a match-up that came a year too late for Ripon Christian, but head coach Trey Ozenbaugh doesn't regret pitting this ...
There is still a long road ahead for Manteca, but the Buffaloes made waves with their impressive opening week to the Valley Oak League season.
Ripon Christian and Ripon are gearing up for two of the top small-school programs in Northern California.
CERES - Jack Weaver rolled right, twirled away from Ceres linebacker Andrew Rosien-Gibson and darted toward the left sideline.
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