The road to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship appears to go through the Valley Oak League once again.
Ripon High's Zach Scudder and freshman Scott Tolman of Sierra are two of the favorites in today's Sac-Joaquin Section frosh-soph final in the 100-yard breast stroke.
RIPON - It was two years ago on this same field that four current Ripon Christian seniors experienced heartache.
Teammates turned rivals were recognized by the California Pacific Conference on Wednesday. East Union alumni Brittany LaMar and Cheri DeJesus were named to the all-Cal Pac team, and both earned top honors. LaMar, a sophomore catcher at Rocklin's William Jessup University, was voted Player of the Year, while Simpson University (Redding) junior DeJesus is Newcomer of the Year. LaMar was the conference leader with a .518 batting average and 43 RBIs. He also hammered 71 ...
Ripon resident and Central Catholic senior Aimee Rose has signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Notre Dame de Namur University. She will major in kinesiology at the Belmont-based Catholic school.
Manteca was 15 outs from missing out on a postseason berth altogether after starting the Valley Oak League season with a two-game lead in the standings through eight games.
Austin Plunk nearly led Lathrop High to an upset win at Oakdale, which would have been the Spartans' first against the Valley Oak League champion Mustangs.
They're baaaaaaack. Sierra's baseball team qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for the first time in eight years after its 6-4 victory over visiting Manteca Monday. All of Sierra's runs were scored on three homers, the first of which were swatted by winning pitcher Marc Wilson. Since last advancing in 2005, the Timberwolves (9-4 Valley Oak League, 16-8-1 overall) have been burned by various tiebreaking scenarios that knocked them out of contention. With one game ...
The Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV and V tournaments both ended dramatically on Monday. At Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, Ripon High garnered its third section banner by edging Trans-Valley League rival Hilmar by a single stroke in Division V. Meanwhile, East Union standout Will Brink won a playoff hole at Castle Oaks Golf Course in Ione to make his fourth straight appearance to next week's SJS Masters Tournament. Ripon resident Andrew Bonner led Central Catholic to ...
Ripon Christian dropped two three-set heartbreakers in a very competitive 6-3 loss to Escalon in Monday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Coed Tournament quarterfinal at the Ripon Community Center.
The Valley Oak League isn't traditionally known for its sprinting, but the 2013 class is poised to make some noise.
Jim Todd gave his East Union girls soccer team the day off on Friday. Come Monday, though, it's back to work. The Lancers will open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs on Thursday as the No. 1 seed, a just reward following a one-loss regular season and two hard-fought games against Valley Oak League champion and Division II contender Kimball. On Monday's practice agenda: "Basics," said Todd, the Lancers' seventh-year head coach. "We're getting back ...
The roller-coaster ride that is Ripon High's baseball season has hit another valley. The Indians were swept by Orestimba this week following Friday's staggering 13-2 five-inning loss at home. The Warriors (7-3 Trans-Valley League, 14-6 overall), on the other hand, appear to be peaking at the right time. By sweeping Ripon, they hold a tiebreaking advantage and clinched a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs, something that coach Matt Candelario says, "hasn't happened ...
Yok Jing Ma and Angel Tejada's Cinderella run in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Doubles Tournament came to an Friday morning at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville. The Manteca High tandem did go down with a fight, however dropping a two-plus-hour long match to No. 2-seeded Alick Liang and Gurman Bains of Ceres, 6-3, 3-6, 3-6. "It was extremely competitive throughout," Manteca coach Frank Fontana said. "The Ceres team won the big points when ...
Tyler Moss has returned in time for Sierra to make a run at a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth.
The past along with the present is being recognized this week in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Central California Lions All-Star Football Classic, one of the state's four original prep contests of its kind.
Oscar Guitron and Cedric Harris-Dixon competed in their first track meet for the Manteca Track Club this past weekend, and both earned berths to the USATF Pacific Association Junior Olympic Championships.
Scott Tolman led the Manteca Dolphins to a third-place finish with five meet-record performances Saturday in the Oakdale Invitational, while Matthew Trejo of second-place Ripon is the new standard bearer in three individual events.
Backed by a good-sized contingent of supporters - including former teammates, classmates, teachers, and friends and family - Will Brink played his final round as an East Union Lancer during Wednesday's CIF/CGA State Boys Golf Championship in scenic Carmel.
Nick Olmo reiterated on Tuesday that he doesn't put much stock into rankings.
Three Manteca residents representing Cortez Martial Arts Academy came up victorious in the Titan's Cage 5 mixed-martial arts card in Elk Grove on Saturday.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
One of just two sophomores in the sprint events, Weston Ranch High's John McDonald was understandably wide-eyed upon his rival at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis - the site of the CIf State Track & Field Championships.
Manteca High graduate Paul Lyons wrapped up his successful sophomore season with Sacramento State's track and field team last week.
Manteca Dolphin Scott Tolman and Matthew Trejo of the Ripon Sea Lions had sizzling starts to the 2013 Mid-Valley Swim League season over Memorial Day weekend.
ELK GROVE - The kid they call "Texas" is competing in the California Interscholastic Federation Track and Field State Championships for the first time next week.
ELK GROVE - Run the straightaway or walk the podium?
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