The additions of Hilmar and Orestimba made the Trans Valley League even tougher Ripon High this year, and that was reflected in the all-conference selections.
One streak could continue, while another could come to an end.
A prophecy was fulfilled and a dream came true Monday for Cassie Waggy.
Manteca High senior Sharon Washington officially accepted a full-ride scholarship offer from Chico State when she signed a letter of intent Monday at Winter Gym, and it was a family affair.
The Manteca Cowboys will defend their National Youth Football League varsity-level championship after winning the Northern Conference Saturday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
PATTERSON - Lady Luck sided with Patterson High when the Tigers needed her most in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III postseason opener Friday at Patterson Community Stadium.
RIPON - This time, Ripon High's Indians had to break a sweat.
Ripon Christian High senior Logan Vos is a national finalist to earn the 17th Annual Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
The 2009 season marked the end of Sierra and Patterson's annual non-league meeting.
Northwest Nazarene University head volleyball coach Jared Sliger doesn't mind putting the ball in the hands of a freshman, especially one with the talent of Ripon Christian setter Michelle Terpstra.
If the close ones counted, Sierra High would be on its way to the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV boys soccer playoffs.
That East Union High made its first Sac-Joaquin Section playoff appearance since the winter of 1993 was enough for co-head coach Allan Green to call the 2010 season a success Tuesday.
MARIPOSA - Two second-half interceptions Saturday played a pivotal role for the varsity Ripon Chiefs in their 20-14 come-from-behind victory over the Modesto Rams in the Trans-Valley Youth Football League Super Bowl at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.
NEWMAN - Almost everything went right for Ripon High in the first half Friday against Orestimba in a game that both teams needed for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff berth.
There are two unbeaten teams in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV boys soccer playoffs, and one that has lost just once.
East Union lined up in victory formation on its own 5, down 35-21 in the final seconds of its intra-city duel at Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Sealy McAdams and Elizabeth Tolbert's last two matches in Thursday's Valley Oak League Doubles Tournament held at East Union had entirely different endings.
Alyssa Burch hosted another block party at Manteca High's Winter Gym on Thursday.
Injury-hampered Ripon gave up two second-half goals by Ulises Ramirez on set pieces and are now in danger of not repeating as league champions no thanks to Thursday's 2-0 loss at Escalon.
East Union considered last week's game with Lathrop to be its "Super Bowl."
Gerardo Romero scored two goals and assisted another in East Union's 4-1 triumph at Sierra on Wednesday.
Weston Ranch's coronation looked as if it was going to be delayed.
Manteca had two game-point opportunities in an attempt to force a fifth set against visiting Weston Ranch but came up short in a 20-25, 25-27, 25-16, 30-32 defeat Wednesday.
East Union won the Valley Oak League title and Brooke Riley is the MVP.
Tuesday's Trans-Valley League rematch against Ripon was sure to have been circled on Riverbank's calendar.
TRACY - The road to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs just got a little longer for the East Union volleyball team.
Kevin Bolding summed up Manteca's trip to Oakdale as a "tough night."
RIPON -Hilmar had the look of a team that had been there, done that in tight situations.
Weston Ranch clinched a second straight postseason berth with Monday's resounding 7-1 victory at Lathrop.
Jeff Harbison put his full trust in his players.