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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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Buffaloes bash Bulldogs

The Manteca baseball team showcased its talent and potential Thursday during a non-league contest against visiting Ceres.

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


T’Wolves torch Escalon for 16 runs

Sierra brought the bats out during Thursday's preseason road matchup against Escalon.

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


Ripon gives up late goals in TVL defeat

RIPON – Ripon's Trans Valley League opener didn't pan out well for the Indians Wednesday evening at Stouffer Field.

March 13, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


SPOONER SETS SIERRA’S PACE

Sierra sophomore Josh Spooner crossed the finish line and aggressively pumped his fists in celebration Saturday at the Tom Moore Relays at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

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


Manteca wins Buffalo Cups in shootout

Jasmine Basuil made a veteran-like save during Saturday's penalty-kick shootout against Valley Oak League rival Oakdale at Guss Schmeidt Field.

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


ATWATER ESCAPES

Despite Sierra giving undefeated Atwater a run for its money Friday, the Timberwolves (1-2) weren't able to shake a three-run deficit with just three outs to go despite putting two runners on with no one out.

March 08, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Rascon lifts Lancers to pair of victories

East Union registered its first wins of the season Friday in the Ted Yoneda Tournament at Arnaiz Stadium in Stockton.

March 07, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


STATE VALOR

Alyssa Cantu and Jasmine Ivey both made their third consecutive appearance at the CIF 2014 State Girls Wrestling Championships this past weekend at the Visalia Convention Center.

March 02, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Lady Spartans open season with a draw

The Lathrop girls soccer team opened the spring season with a 1-1 non-league draw against McNair-Stockton on Saturday.

March 02, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Nobody makes it to second day of Masters Tourney

STOCKTON – Lucas Widmer's prep career came to a conclusion against an all-too familiar foe during the third round of the consolation bracket of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament Friday night.

March 01, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


KNIGHTS IGNITED

RIPON – Lillie Olson was a significant reason Sacramento Waldorf made it to the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament Thursday night.

February 28, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


Top-seeded Vanden throttles EU

East Union's six-game winning streak came to a halt Thursday night when the Lancers got acquainted with top-seeded Vanden-Fairfield during the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Girls Basketball Tournament.

February 28, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | High School Sports


THE GREAT EIGHT

FOLSOM – Six of the eight area wrestlers who punched tickets to this weekend's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament in Stockton all came up empty during the finals of their divisional tournaments on Saturday.

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


WR wins, will miss playoffs

STOCKTON – Chris Teevan took a lap around the track and paced all over the Weston Ranch campus while awaiting the final results of the Lathrop-Sierra game Tuesday night.

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


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