Neither squad has anything to prove. They have played for Sac-Joaquin Section titles and won them, just as they have walked off the court as the runner up. Now these two highly-respected programs will lift the city of Ripon onto their shoulders and stroll into the UC Davis gym in search of a section banner. "At the beginning of the season my personal expectations were high," Ripon High head coach Larry Keethe said. "The team ...
A strong showing on the 2009 season lifted Sierra High into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Volleyball Championships and some of the squads' top individual performers were recognized.
RIPON - Just getting to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV girls volleyball championship at UC Davis Thursday would have thrilled the seventh-seeded Summerville Bears, but the berth merely seemed like business as usual for No. 3 in its 3-0 sweep over the visiting Mother Lode League champions.
Sierra High knew what it had to do to close out its Valley Oak League season, and there was nothing the Weston Ranch Cougars could do about it during a 35-14 league championship clinching victory at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
MODESTO – In what seemed like record time, the Ripon Christian volleyball team showed up to Big Valley Christians gym and ruined what was a terrific season when the Knights pulled off a second-round 3-0 upset of the hosts Lions.
Sierra High went into the Capital Valley Conferecne's No. 1 seed's home field and ended their season, now the Timberwolves have to travel to Ceres and try and end another streak and keep their season going.
Tournament play began with 18 teams looking for a spot on the U.C. Davis courts come Nov. 19, but that number has been chopped to eight teams and the volleyball programs of Ripon and Ripon Christian High's are looking to join each division's final four.
RIPON – The Sonoma State Seawolves have put together a solid program during the eight-year run of head coach Bear Grassl, but the program got even better after the National Letter of Intent's initial signing period's inking of Ripon High standout Ashley Robinson