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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


Buffs drop 3rd straight VOL game

Lathrop bounced back in a big way Saturday night.

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


Cougars stay unbeaten in league play

WESTON RANCH – Four Weston Ranch players almost outscored the entire Sierra girls basketball team during Friday's 70-56 Valley Oak League victory over the visiting Timberwolves (2-4 VOL, 10-9 overall).

January 25, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Ripon Christian rolls past Redskins

The Ripon Christian boys basketball squad picked up its fifth straight Southern League victory Friday during a 67-43 victory over winless Gustine.

January 25, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


STANDING TALL

Sierra junior Joshua Patton amplified the home crowd during the first two minutes of the second half Thursday night.

January 24, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


2 fighters nominated for awards

Mike Persons and Vince Bordi have been making a name for themselves on the California MMA circuit.

January 24, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | Pro Sports


Spartans net first VOL win of the season

Despite only scoring nine second-half points Wednesday, Lathrop's girls basketball team still held off visiting Oakdale 30-28 for its first Valley Oak League victory of the season.

January 23, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Sierra slams Manteca, Sonora in double dual

Sierra was nothing short of impressive during a 59-15 Valley Oak League victory against cross-town rival Manteca High Wednesday night.

January 22, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Two local girls take titles at Enochs Invitational

MODESTO – Lathrop's Jasmine Ivey and Sierra's Victoria Burke both took home Enochs Lady Eagles Invitational titles Saturday for each of their pooled weight brackets.

January 19, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Cougars on 3-game VOL winning streak

Weston Ranch has gone on a hot streak since adding a couple of players to its roster.

January 19, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Modesto Christian mops up Indians

RIPON – Despite senior guard Chase DePrue leading Ripon with 10 points during Friday night's 74-27 loss against powerhouse Modesto Christian, it was fellow senior Derek Hickman who had the highlight of the night in front of the Indians' home crowd.

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


Weston Ranch lassos improved Mustangs

Weston Ranch is all alone at the top of the Valley Oak League standings after a lopsided 67-30 victory on the road against Oakdale Friday night.

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


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Jags top Sierra in critical match

Sierra came out the gates amped for senior night Tuesday and scored the game's first two goals in just 13 minutes against the defending Valley Oak League champion Kimball.

April 23, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Last man standing

Lucas Widmer had a giant pair of shoes to fill heading into his senior season the mat.

April 22, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Rising Star

Olivia Vezaldenos has the type of talent not typically seen on the high school hardwood but more on blacktops and playgrounds.

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


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


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