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Cougars improve to 3-0, advance in tournament

Weston Ranch won every quarter aside from the third during Thursday's 62-53 opening-round victory over Atwater at the Stagg tournament.

December 13, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Sierra squeaks past Bear Creek in OT

Sierra survived a near second-half collapse Thursday during the opening round of the McDonald's Classic.

December 13, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Golden Brown

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.

December 06, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Football


Cougars off mark in defeat

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.

December 06, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


EU TOPS DAVIS

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.

December 05, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Vernon inks with William Penn University

Ripon senior Taylor Vernon won't be done playing softball after high school.

December 05, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | Pro Sports


Ripon Christian plans to return to division final

LODI – Billy Marr's final pass of his junior season was a little high to the left sideline.

December 01, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Football


Final dash for foursome

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.

December 01, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


HISTORY IN THE MAKING

Ripon Christian's first-year defensive coordinator Eddie Erdelatz has coaching in his ancestry.

November 29, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Football


Knights play for first section title

Ripon Christian has reached the pinnacle of success for its 10th-year varsity football program under first-year head coach Randy Fasani.

November 29, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Football


Ripon Christian marches into final

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.

November 23, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Football


ANOTHER FIRST

Ripon High's Jamie DeBruyn was named the Trans-Valley League's 2013 Coach of the Year for the first time after leading his Indians to a historical season in which the Indians earned the school's first championship in boys soccer.

November 22, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Third shot at finals berth for RC

RIPON – Ripon Christian hopes the old cliché "the third time is a charm" holds some type of truthfulness during tonight's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinal matchup against No. 2-seeded Woodland Christian (9-1).

November 22, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Ripon’s CrossFit facility to host grand opening

By JOHN-JOEL GRIFFITHS

November 21, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | Local Business


MAKING STATE-MENTS

FOLSOM – Not long after Harleen Pabla punched her third consecutive ticket to the CIF State Cross Country Championships Saturday afternoon, her Manteca High coach Rick Cuevas was on the phone with College of Idaho's Pat McMurray.

November 17, 2013 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


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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


Buffaloes burn Sonora in VOL victory

Manteca picked up its second victory in as many days despite minimal rest after getting back into town late Thursday.

April 04, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


EU lets loose on Lathrop

Lucas Garcia half-jokingly told East Unionteammate Gabe Chavez he was going to break the scoreboard if he got a hold of one during Thursday's Valley Oak League matchup against Lathrop.

April 04, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Ripon rallies behind injured teammate, stays unbeaten

Ripon's No. 2 Robbie Figeroid wasn't able to finish his round Thursday afternoon at the Spring Creek Golf Course after injuring his neck on the fifth hole and not being able to continue.

April 04, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


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