Early mistakes and all-around youth hurt Ripon High in its non-league finale against Argonaut in Jackson Friday.
WESTON RANCH - Robbie Geerlof had three good looks at the Weston Ranch goal in the first half: Two were lifted well over the crossbar and split the football uprights, and the other was touched weakly to the keeper.
To be more competitive in the Valley Oak League this season, East Union High coach Eryn Bowers has encouraged competition from within.
Weston Ranch High's surprising run to start the Valley Oak League season continued Thursday with a 12-3 victory over host Manteca.
Sierra High's 4-0 start to the season is followed by its first losing streak.
There is a lot riding on East Union High's final non-league contest Friday against Ceres, but head coach Mike James feels no need to place additional emphasis on this one.
Jesse Rodriguez has won many games as a head coach in the East Bay. His first varsity victory as Lathrop High's head coach ranks highly on his list.
It was a matchup between the city's top best singles players, and for now title belongs to Sierra High's Vannida Nguyen.
Ripon Christian was welcomed to the Southern League with a 3-2 loss to visiting Mariposa Tuesday.
Ricardo Perez admitted there was a little luck involved in his late goal that decided East Union High's 4-3 win over visiting Lathrop at Dino Cunial Field Monday.
Tracy High was on its way to beating traditional rival Manteca Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field for the second straight year, and this one was going to be a shocker.
East Union High tennis coach Julia Bylow hopes the Lancers' 8-7 squeaker against visiting rival Manteca is a sign that a turnaround is imminent.
Chelsea Bereta got into a nice groove from the service line, where Sierra High was especially effective in its three-game shutout of visiting Johansen Thursday.
East Union High delves into Valley Oak League action riding a three-match winning streak following Thursday's sweep (25-19, 25-18, 25-13) of host Downey Thursday in Modesto.
Never mind the final score.
Weston Ranch isn't going to surprise anybody this year.
Ripon Christian has re-established itself as a force among Sac-Joaquin Section small-school powers following eight straight losing seasons.
The Ripon High boys soccer team didn't just lose the area's top player from a year ago.
Manteca was supposed to help break in Levi's Stadium next Friday, Aug. 29.
Justin Coenenberg is calling all former Buffaloes to reunite at Manteca High's Guss Schmiedt Field this Friday.
Alex Hernandez slowed to a jog and eventually a brisk walk while running sprints with his Manteca High soccer teammates on Thursday.
The fall sports season is officially underway for local high schools.
Kyle Alexander shattered records once again in his final tune-up for the International Powerlifting League Worlds.
Dakota Conners was in Cooperstown, N.Y. serving as an assistant coach for a local youth baseball team competing in a prestigious tournament when he earned his greatest achievement.
Neil MacDannald's coaching resume just got a little longer.
Swimming standout Ty Wells has added four more medals to his growing collection.
Manteca's most accomplished boys basketball player is one of 32 inductees into the 2014 class of the Sac Joaquin Section Hall of Fame.
John Hitchcock said it best in front of a small and energetic gathering held at the CrossFit Excel gym Friday night:
It won't take long for Ripon to see what it's made of.
STOCKTON - Vincent Avina began his amateur boxing career at age 9.