It could not have been any closer for the Lathrop Spartans.
After a walk in the park in its last win Ripon was expecting a stiffer challenge from Delhi in Wednesday's nonleague matchup. The Indians weren't in awe, jumping on Delhi early and never relinquishing control in a 12-2 mercy-rule road game win.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Spartans got a solid outing from starting pitcher Mikey Pereznegron and a five-run third inning to power past visiting Gregori High 6-0 Tuesday.
RIPON – It was line drive after line drive and rocket after rocket.
OAKDALE – After closing out last week with a less-than-impressive showing on its home course, Ripon High was able to shake it off in a hurry, stinging Escalon in the Trans-Valley League opener 212-245 at Oakdale Golf and Country Club Tuesday.
For the kids it was all about getting better.
BAKERSFIELD - There is absolutely nothing for Ripon standout Trevor Smith to hang his head about.
Trevor Smith has had his sight set on a CIF Boys State Wrestling Championship for a long time.
Offensively Manteca is not where it would like to be. It is the complete opposite for the Buffaloes pitching staff, which is doing a phenomenal job of keeping the club in ball games. Pitching responded again Thursday, but no offense left Manteca on the short end of a 3-1 loss in the Johansen Tournament semifinal.
Things have been looking good for the Weston Ranch softball squad.
Sierra and Escalon have had some interesting endings to their nonleague matchups in recent years, but Thursday's 3-3 tie after nine innings of play is the first of its kind.
Allison Walljasper found herself in the midst of a pitching duel with Tracy's Taylor Misfeldt, but the Sierra senior didn't flinch as her offense had her back in a 6-2 come-from-behind win Thursday in non-league play.
RIPON – The Ripon Indians had absolutely no trouble blazing past the host Ripon Christian Knights on Tuesday afternoon.
STOCKTON -- Lathrop snapped a two-game losing streak in thrilling fashion on Tuesday evening.
The Sierra Timberwolves were able to open the 2013 season victorious, blasting Livingston High 11-5 Friday in the season-opener for both clubs.