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Manteca shutout in D3 final

ELK GROVE – Manteca's opportunity to win a first-ever girls soccer section championship slipped away after an overpowering shot by Nici Lopez found the back of the net for Christian Brothers in the 61st minute Saturday.

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


Sierra’s Tolman wins two F/S section titles

Three Ripon Indians competed in varsity events during Saturday's Sac-Joaquin Section swimming finals at Tokay High in Lodi, but Sierra's Scott Tolman winning a pair of frosh-soph section titles certainly turned some heads as well.

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


Buffs take Game 1, SHS drops opener

Manteca could potentially be two wins away from a Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV baseball championship after it knocked off Cosumnes Oaks-Elk Grove 5-2 in the opener of Saturday's best-of-three semifinal series at Lodi's Zupo Field.

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


MHS, Sierra open D-IV semifinals

Manteca and Sierra's baseball squads both won opening round games of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV tournament Thursday.

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


Winter, Scudder make varsity finals

Ripon's Zach Scudder and Corey Winter both qualified for today's Sac-Joaquin Section swimming finals at Tokay High in Lodi.

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


Indians come up short in 1st round defeat

STOCKTON – Caleb Rogers laced up his cleats and went to work Thursday during the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V baseball tournament under near triple-digit temperatures.

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


One area swimmer advances to SJS finals

Emma Lewis is officially the last girls' varsity swimmer still alive this season.

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


Buffaloes back in section final; dust Cosumnes

ELK GROVE – Katie Lock and Lejla Pepic tallied a goal and an assist apiece during Manteca's 4-1 victory over Cosumnes Oaks in the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III tournament Wednesday.

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


Buffs do it again; oust El Dorado for 3rd time

LODI – Manteca is in the midst of a historical season after capturing the baseball program's first Valley Oak League championship since 1985.

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


Will Brink wins second straight tournament

East Union 2013 graduate Will Brink, now entering his sophomore season at UC Davis, pieced together a solid round of 69 Sunday that helped him win his second straight Manteca City Golf Championship at the two-day tournament hosted by the Manteca Parks Golf Course.

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


Ripon baseball, softball programs set for playoffs

Ripon's softball and baseball teams kick off the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs on Wednesday and Thursday. The Ripon Christian baseball squad will face Foresthill-Placer in the out-bracket game of the Division VI baseball tournament Monday.

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


MANTECA MOVES ON

Harleen Pabla overcame an ailment that forced her lung to collapse and required a surgery and sidelined her for the rest of her junior year.

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


Buitrago records hat trick, RC wins

The Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII playoff stage wasn't too big for Abby Buitrago Thursday.

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


Ripon junior breaks VOL record

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.

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


Ripon’s Coutrakis captures singles title

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.

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


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Mantecan officiating at USATF nationals

Paul Whitaker, 54, has been around the starting blocks - and long jump runways, shot put rings and javelin fields.

June 27, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | Regional Sports


PERFECT TIMING

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.

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


North wins in 13th

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.

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


BANNER SEASON

LODI – Manteca's bats came to life during Monday night's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV final against Vista del Lago at Tony Zupo Field – but it wasn't until the fifth inning.

May 27, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


SIERRA SUCCUMBS

LODI – As soon as Andrew Schantz crushed a two-run homer in the top of the fourth inning Wednesday during the third and deciding game of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV best-of-three semifinal series, Vista del Lago's supporters reacted as if Schantz just hit a walk-off bomb.

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


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