Lathrop has certainly earned the respect of its opponents this year, but that hasn't translated into any wins so far.
The way things are shaping up in the Trans-Valley League landscape, Ripon has its best chance to land its first-ever conference championship.
East Union found itself in a dogfight early on at Lathrop Wednesday night, but the Lancers righted the ship to pull it out in four -- 25-22, 13-25, 25-14, 25-8.Regina Dias produced 13 kills and 14 digs to lead East Union (5-3 Valley Oak League, 17-5-2 overall), while Loreal Taylor had three kills and 10 blocks for Lathrop (0-9 VOL).See Thursday's edition of the Bulletin for a full report.
Playing its first home game in almost a full month, Ripon High returned to Stouffer Field on Wednesday and blasted Hughson, 7-0.
Abdiel Chaquito is a rarity for the high school soccer. It doesn't matter much that the Manteca senior is undersized for a goalkeeper. He makes up for that with his leaping ability, athleticism and raw talent playing the net. And to describe this 5-foot, 5-inch, Mexican-born goalie a "hard worker" would be a snub, like Manteca head coach Justin Coenenberg felt about last year's all-Valley Oak League selections. "I don't know how this kid wasn't ...
RIPON – Ripon Christian pieced together its highest-scoring performance of the season in an 84-0 win over Turlock Christian on Friday night at Stouffer Field.
TRACY – Weston Ranch came out and played an inspired second half of football Friday in a 48-27 loss to Kimball.
A group of tennis moms have partnered with the San Joaquin Valley Tennis Academy Future Stars 2000s program.
RIPON – Ripon quieted the non-believers with a performance for the ages during its Trans Valley League opener at Stouffer Field.
If defense wins championships, don't tell that to Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison. The T'Wolves (2-1) are giving up 34.6 points a game this year including 58 during a three-point win over Chavez of Stockton Sept. 13. After a week off last Friday, Sierra along with East Union will open up Valley Oak League play Friday night at home. Sierra (2-1) will bump heads with Kimball Tracy at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m., ...
Sierra's Vanessa Rodriguez was the medalist during Thursday's 246-274 Valley Oak League victory over Sonora at the Manteca Parks Golf Course.
East Union picked up four of its points from singles victories during Thursday's 6-3 Valley Oak League victory over host Sierra.
Ripon Christian improved to 3-0 in the Southern League after a five-set victory over host Turlock Christian Thursday, 22-25, 25-22, 27-29, 25-17, 15-7.
East Union had Oakdale on the ropes during Thursday's Valley Oak League matchup at Dino Cunial Field.
Ripon didn't face the stiffest of competition this preseason. That doesn't seem to matter much to head coach Chris Johnson, whose Indians (4-0) will be looking to knock off traditional Trans-Valley League powerhouse Escalon for a second straight season Friday at Stouffer Field in the league opener. Ripon Christian (2-1), meanwhile, makes its longest trip of the regular season as Mariposa awaits for a battle of Southern League contenders. Last year was the first time ...
Weston Ranch senior A.J. Brown got into some foul trouble during first half of the Delta Queen Classic's championship game and the Cougars (4-1) came up short against Mission San Jose, 66-47.
Ripon Christian got the job done during Saturday's championship game of the Galt Tournament.
Sierra's girls basketball team didn't have any trouble during the semifinals of the Linden Tournament on Friday night.
Manteca jumped out to an early lead during the semifinal of the DBMAC/Save Mart Classic against co-host Buhach Colony High Friday evening.
Weston Ranch won every quarter aside from the third during Thursday's 62-53 opening-round victory over Atwater at the Stagg tournament. The Cougars (3-0) outscored the Falcons 32-24 in the opening half and were led by Teressa Hailey's 14 points. "It was one of those games where everything was off by a little bit," Weston Ranch head coach Chris Bauer said. "But we played well enough to win. The kids kept their composure." A.J. Brown contributed ...
Sierra survived a near second-half collapse Thursday during the opening round of the McDonald's Classic.
Ripon Christian senior Andrew Brown pieced together a historic season that came to a heart-breaking end in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship game at Lodi's Grape Bowl on Saturday.
MODESTO – Weston Ranch head coach Chris Teevan went head-to-head against his former high school coach Mike Vander Molen during the second round of the Modesto City Classic Thursday night.
MODESTO – East Union's boys basketball squad resorted to its bread and butter down the stretch of Wednesday's opening round matchup of the Modesto City Classic.
Ripon senior Taylor Vernon won't be done playing softball after high school.
LODI – Billy Marr's final pass of his junior season was a little high to the left sideline.
FRESNO - Sierra sophomore Josh Spooner recorded the best finish of the four local runners competing at Saturday's CIF State Cross Country Championships at Fresno's Woodward Park.
Ripon Christian's first-year defensive coordinator Eddie Erdelatz has coaching in his ancestry.
Ripon Christian has reached the pinnacle of success for its 10th-year varsity football program under first-year head coach Randy Fasani.
WOODLAND – Andrew Brown only needed 117 yards to capture this year's Sac-Joaquin Section rushing title during Friday night's semifinal matchup against Woodland Christian.