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MOVING ON

Manteca exited the locker rooms at Winter Gym Friday night playing ball like there was a playoff spot on the line – which there was.

February 15, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


KEEPING PACE

East Union point guard Olivia Vezaldenos remained hot and put together a flashy performance during a 58-45 Valley Oak League victory over cross-town rival Manteca.

February 14, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


HOME DOJO

Nick and Joe Luna III have arguably put in more time on the mat than any other youth in the area.

February 11, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | Regional Sports


ONE AND DONE

STOCKTON – Sierra jumped out to a quick but not-so comfortable lead thanks to three early forfeits Saturday during the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Team Dual Championships at Lincoln High.

February 09, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Cantu takes title, 1 of 5 state qualifiers

STOCKTON – Weston Ranch senior Alyssa Cantu will be making her third straight trip to the state tournament.

February 09, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


SWEET, SWEET THREE-PEAT

Sierra High's entire student cheering section showed up to Dalben Center Friday and rushed midcourt following a Valley Oak League victory against cross-town rival East Union.

February 08, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | Regional Sports


Five locals move on to SJS Girls Regional semis

Victoria Burke could likely make Sierra High history today.

February 08, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Heavy Lifting

LATHROP – Nick McGill came through in the clutch during Thursday's Valley Oak League finale between East Union and Lathrop.

February 07, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Postseason begins for area wrestlers

Sierra was one of the tougher and more talented squads in the Valley Oak League this year.

February 07, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Ellis leads Lathrop in home win

Lathrop junior Isaiah Ellis put on a show in front of the home crowd Friday night.

February 01, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


TIMBER!

Weston Ranch put Friday's Valley Oak League ball game against Sierra solely in the hands of standout sophomore Jaelen Ragsdale.

February 01, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Ripon’s Chacon signs with NAIA Corban University

RIPON – Tiana Chacon has been an All-Trans Valley League first-team third baseman the past two seasons.

February 01, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


EU pounds Oakdale, wins fourth straight

The last time East Union and Oakdale got together, the Lancers' head coach Jim Agostini referred to it as one of the hardest losses the program has experienced.

January 31, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Indians suffer lopsided loss to Escalon

RIPON – Ripon drew first blood during Wednesday's Trans Valley League matchup against its visiting rival Escalon.

January 30, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


PLAYING FOR A CURE

RIPON – Despite Ripon going scoreless for over a 10-minute stretch Saturday night, the Indians still had a chance to knock down a game-winning trey as time expired - but it was never hoisted.

January 26, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


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Sierra gets split against Oakdale

Sierra standout Dakota Conners delivered on Thursday afternoon in Oakdale.

April 18, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Rounsville shines as EU beats Buffs

East Union sophomore Nick Rounsville missed an eagle putt and left a couple of birdies short during Thursday's 205-235 Valley Oak League victory over Manteca at the Manteca Park Golf Course.

April 18, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Cougars win final match to decide winner

Weston Ranch's Kent Balacy came through with a clutch victory over Sierra's Anthony Alcantar with all eyes on the final No. 6 singles match that would decide the winner.

April 18, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


BACKYARD BRAWL

Despite being faced with an eight-run deficit and just six more outs left to make something happen with on Wednesday, Manteca had no intentions of laying down against its cross-town rival East Union at the Northgate Softball Complex.

April 17, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Sierra stymied by ’Stangs

Sierra competed with the heart of a lion Tuesday during a Valley Oak League showdown with Oakdale.

April 16, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Lancers look impressive in VOL win against Sierra

Both of Sierra's points were awarded thanks to pair of grueling victories from its No. 5 and No. 6 singles players in a 7-2 loss at East Union Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


ERICH DELIVERS

Alexis Erich and East Union held a three-run cushion heading into the seventh inning Friday and were three outs away from a key Valley Oak League victory over Kimball.

April 12, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Ripon hustles past Huskies

Only one of Friday's matches between Ripon and Hughson's co-ed tennis teams needed to be decided in a third set.

April 12, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


East Union pulls away

Isela Rivera fired the game-tying goal in the 38th minute with an angry blast from 20 yards away that knotted the game at one apiece Thursday night.

April 11, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Sharp shoots 1-over in Ripon victory

Ripon junior Nick Sharp shot a 1-over 36 during Thursday's Trans Valley League victory over visiting Riverbank at the Spring Creek Golf & Country Club.

April 11, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Manteca swings by Sierra for VOL victory

Manteca's top two singles players Yok-Jing Ma and Mike Lopez didn't waste time picking up wins on Wednesday during the Buffaloes' 8-1 Valley Oak League victory over cross-town rival Sierra.

April 10, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Sierra dominates swimming double dual

Sierra's boys and girls swimming teams didn't have much struggle picking up a pair of victories Tuesday afternoon over Valley Oak League opponents Weston Ranch and Lathrop.

April 10, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Ripon girls win Zador Invite

Ripon's inaugural Ervin Zador Invitational Saturday was the start of a tradition for the Indians' swim program that will in hope keep the memory of a local legend alive.

April 06, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


RIVALRY RUMBLE

Manteca settled for a split with the two finalists of last year's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.

April 05, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Ripon unravels late in loss

RIPON – Hughson pitcher Bobby Etcheverry earned a complete-game victory and scattered four hits against Ripon Friday afternoon.

April 05, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


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