A Valley Oak League record almost a decade and a half old was broken and another 1994 mark was almost shattered at Saturday's VOL Swimming Championships as the Ripon boys and girls teams each finished second and claimed nine of the 22 first places.
Bryce Coutrakis finished what he started on Friday by defeating Escalon's Ashton Redberg to capture the Trans Valley League Singles Tournament championship Saturday at the Modesto's SOS Club.
Despite Ripon jumping out to a one-run lead on the road against Orestimba on Friday, the Indians didn't have an answer at the plate for the Warriors' Adrian Perez.
MODESTO – Ripon head coach Robert Mayfield couldn't recall the last time an Indians boys tennis player made it to a Trans Valley League Tournament championship or much less punched a ticket to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Individual Tournament.
The Manteca Baseball Club's 12-and-under team – made up of players from Manteca, Tracy, Lodi and Escalon – will be headed to Cooperstown, N.Y. the week of June 7 to compete at the Cooperstown Dreams Park and American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament.
Lucas Vaughn had a mixture of pitches working Thursday afternoon, but his curve ball specifically had the Kimball lineup baffled.
Despite Sierra playing its third game in as many days Thursday, the Timberwolves showed no sign of fatigue heading into next week's season-ending series against Manteca that will determine the Valley Oak League champion.
Ripon is headed back to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V postseason tournament for a second straight season after picking up its ninth consecutive Trans Valley League victory Thursday.
RIPON – Cynthia Van Vliet had a fair share of opportunities to put the ball in the net during Wednesday's Southern League finale against first-place Mariposa.
Manteca isn't completely eliminated from playoff contention yet, but its chances did take a hit after Wednesday's 10-4 Valley Oak League loss against Kimball.
The Sierra boys track and field team dominated Valley Oak League competition this year.
Vince Bordi got his first pro victory in the Mixed Martial Arts cage after knocking his opponent Bercharis McGIll out at the 2:20 mark at the McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento Saturday.
Vincent Bordi will make his much-anticipated pro Mixed Martial Arts debut tonight, which also means he'll be collecting a paycheck for his work in the cage.
RIPON – March 22, 2005.
Kimball got redemption against Sierra on Wednesday during a rematch of last year's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship.
Paul Whitaker, 54, has been around the starting blocks - and long jump runways, shot put rings and javelin fields.
Kyle Colyn came up a few strokes short of becoming the first golfer in Ripon Christian history to qualify for the CIF Northern California Regional Championship Tournament.
STOCKTON - Buddy Reeder was part of a wild come-from-behind victory the last time he was on the same field with former Manteca High teammates Lucas Vaughn and Michael Garibay.
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