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RIPON CHRISTIAN ROLLS

Danny Vander Molen delivered a clutch 19-point performance Saturday, including the game's final five points that helped lift Ripon Christian over its cross-town rivals, 71-66.

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


Olaya wins title, one of 38 area wrestlers on to divisional round

Weston Ranch junior Andrew Olaya was the only Manteca Unified School District wrestler to bring home a Valley Oak League championship during the VOL Tournament in Sonora on Saturday.

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


Weston Ranch drops EU at the buzzer

Elisabeth Alexander helped set up Weston Ranch's winner-take-all Valley Oak League championship against Kimball Tracy on Tuesday.

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


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


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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


Buffaloes bounce back after suffering first loss

Manteca got back on the winning track Thursday as it knocked off Lathrop 8-1 during a Valley Oak League matchup.

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


BUFFALO BASH

The Buffaloes' tennis squad has dominated other Manteca Unified School District programs in recent history.

March 21, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


EU falters in final inning

Gabe Chavez kept the East Union baseball squad in the game with superb dealing from the bump Thursday.

March 21, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Ripon looks very ‘Sharp’ in TVL win over Hilmar

Ripon junior Nick Sharp was 4-under going into the ninth hole at Stevinson Ranch during Thursday's Trans Valley League showdown against Hilmar (4-3).

March 21, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


East Union blasts Kimball in VOL win

East Union freshman Alexis Erich not only delivered a stout performance from the circle on Wednesday, but she also blasted a solo home run as the Lancers extended their unbeaten streak to eight after a 6-2 Valley Oak League victory on the road against Kimball.

March 20, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


East Union cracks the win column

Lucas Garcia recorded the first win of the season for East Union, and he also made a game-ending catch in foul territory in front of visiting Lodi's dugout on Wednesday.

March 20, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


TESTED T’WOLVES

Sierra sophomore goalie Emma Broderick didn't let the pressure of an overtime shootout take over during the championship of the Vern Gebhardt Cup against Tracy at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Saturday.

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


Kimball crushes Cougars

WESTON RANCH – Kimball's Samantha Sarmiento and Llesenia Torres were primarily responsible for dealing Weston Ranch a 9-3 loss to open up Valley Oak League play on Friday.

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


Lancers, Rascon stay hot in VOL victory

East Union sophomore catcher Alejandra Rascon continued her stellar hitting during Friday's Valley Oak League opener against Lathrop at the Northgate Softball Complex.

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


Sierra wins 2 in Cup opener

The Sierra girls soccer squad won both of its games during the opening rounds of the Timberwolves' Vern Gebhardt Cup Friday, capped by a 3-1 victory over Buhach Colony of Atwater.

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


Ripon remains unbeaten after stomping St. Joseph

Ripon senior Mackenzie Gauden threw a complete game, three-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and no walks on Thursday afternoon.

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


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