RIPON - Chris Johnson reluctantly took over as Ripon High head football coach in 2004.
RIPON - Carla Calderon banked in a key 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, and she later intercepted a pass for a coast-to-coast layup and the final points of Ripon's 41-33 win over Lathrop on Tuesday.
Now, it's back to business as usual for Sierra High's football team.
The boys in blue are enjoying life.
ELK GROVE - Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison commended Brandon Arreola for his hard running but reminded the junior running back to stay inbounds and keep that clock going.
Daniel Teicheira never got to play in the stadium that now bears his name, but it was a dream of his for Sierra to have a football home of its own.
There is no leader of this pack.
Enrique Jasso was as enthusiastic as ever during a rare mid-day practice at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.
Liberty Ranch's wing-T offense features four rushers with at least 600 yards and a pair of 6-foot-2 receivers capable of making big plays if defenses want to concentrate on stopping the run.
Greg Leland's first order of business after taking over for Vern Gebhardt as Sierra High's Dean of Athletics was finding his replacement as head football coach.
Manteca High senior outside hitter Morgan Miramontes is one of six area volleyball players to be selected to the All-Valley Oak League first team.
SAN ANDREAS - Daniel Wyatt was supposed to have had the football cleats switched out for the high-top basketball shoes by now.
Elysia Hernandez and Alejandra Rascon have never been teammates, but that will change next year.
Ellie Waters used cross country to get in shape for the basketball team as a freshman.
Teams were more aware of Joseph Mayorca this year, but there was still no stopping Weston Ranch's talented striker.
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RIPON - Ripon missed two free throws, a put-back and an open 3-pointer on the final possession of its nonleague tilt with East Union on Wednesday.
While St. Mary's gives up size against most teams, Manteca - with three starters at 6-foot-8 or taller - could struggle against the quicker ones.
Five Ripon Christian standouts earned all-Southern League first-team honors, while three others made the second team.
Mark Paule Jr. has starred on the offensive side for Sierra High's football team, but after Saturday's CIF State Division IV-A Regional Bowl ...
Two players from cross-town rival schools share the Utility Player of the Year award on the All-Valley Oak League team.
Undersized but tough, Ripon High's Jacob Duxbury and Matthew Ysit managed to stand out enough to earn top honors on the All-Trans-Valley League team.
They are two programs from two schools that couldn't be any more different, and their worlds collide Saturday at River Valley High's Falcon ...
Cal-Hi Sports playfully calls it the "We Got Beat by Ripon Bowl."
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