RIPON - Kevin Tameling cobbled together an ambitious nonleague schedule for Ripon Christian's girls soccer team and who can blame him?
The Manteca High boys tennis team earned its dinner Friday night after capping a busy four-match week with a 6-3 victory at Kimball in a battle of the Valley Oak League's top two teams.
Manteca and host Oakdale were locked in a pitchers' duel through four innings of their Valley Oak League contest on Friday.
East Union proved to be a tough out once again for Sierra at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
The Walljasper era hasn't ended just yet for Sierra's softball team.
Three school records fell during a Valley Oak League meet at Sierra on Thursday. The Timberwolves boys team overwhelmed visiting Lathrop 113-31, and the girls won, 121-45.
Sierra overwhelmed undermanned Manteca in the first Valley Oak League swim meet of the season Tuesday.
The last time Delaney Pamplin faced Oakdale it was in the 2014 Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship game.
East Union did what Sierra hopes to achieve by the end of the boys golf season.
Four area wrestling standouts returned home from Fresno with distinct trophies this weekend.
Leah Manuleleua recorded a hat trick for a third straight game, and the Manteca High girls soccer team dominated from start to finish 9-0 rout of visiting Weston Ranch on Monday.
Sierra scored more goals in four hours Friday than it did in six games through the first two weeks of the season.
Manteca High's softball team made quick work of its first two opponents in the Jackson Lions Club Tournament on Friday thanks to the stellar pitching of sophomore Haighley Kissee and an explosive offensive effort.
East Union softball coach Brian Goulart called his three sophomore pitchers "heroes" after the Lancers held off defending Modesto Metro Conference champion Gregori 13-10 in its home opener Thursday at Northgate Softball Complex.
Ripon overcame an early three-run deficit by scoring five in the fifth and held off visiting Hilmar 7-6 to complete the season sweep of the Yellow Jackets on Thursday.
CERES - A chance at making history turned into heartbreak for the Manteca High boys tennis team in the first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section Division III team final.
Ripon Christian is heading to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship game for a second straight year after upending fourth-seeded Vacaville Christian 4-1 on Wednesday.
Cindy Alvarez started on defense for a second straight game.
Ripon's softball team is hoping the fourth time is the charm against Hughson.
RIPON - Emily O'Brien and Alli Hickman's valiant effort came up short in the No. 2 girls doubles match, as Ripon lost to Trans-Valley League rival Escalon 5-4 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis semifinals Wednesday.
The Ripon High baseball team is hitting its stride at the right time.
Frank Fontana joined in on a three-on-three drill, talking a little trash and sharing laughs in what was the final practice of the season for the 2015 Manteca High boys tennis team.
Four Manteca-area schools qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer playoffs, and all four are a win away from playing for the blue banner.
All season, Manteca High boys tennis head coach Frank Fontana has praised the players on the lower end of the team ladder, and understandably so.
It will be an all-Trans-Valley League showdown on Wednesday when Ripon welcomes back Escalon for a semifinal match in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis playoffs.
Jake Menasco did all he could and then some.
Celina Cooper started her senior season with plenty of pop in her bat, but a pop in her knee is what ended it.
Yok Jing Ma and Mike Lopez's quest for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament doubles title was a delayed for a day after the opening rounds rained out at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville on Thursday.
Former Manteca High football standout Reggie Bell was among 11 rookie free agents signed by the Washington Redskins, the team announced Thursday.
RIPON - Having two starting defenders out would put most teams at a disadvantage.