RIPON – As expected, the Knights got the job done on Monday. In the 44-21 Southern League victory over visiting Gustine, the Ripon Christian girls varsity basketball squad did so by battling through numerous fouls and turnovers. The two teams combined for 44 fouls and 40 turnovers. "It made it tough (for us) to get into the flow of the game," Knights coach Ed Mulder said. His team came in averaging about 55 points per ...
rra High coach Jose Montes is rolling with a new formation that forces his players to play ball-control soccer on the attacking third rather than having one or two try to do it themselves.
At the midway point of the Valley Oak League boys soccer season, one team has emerged from what was expected to be a crowded race for the title as the frontrunner.
Sierra High graduate Sarah Corbett's college career continues to blossom after a productive two-year run at the California Community College level. She is now helping the Cameron University Aggies in their pursuit to a NCAA postseason berth.
Manteca High set big goals for itself this season but got off to a rough start in non-league play.
The varsity Ripon Chiefs rolled to a 3-0 record in the Trans Valley Youth Football League behind solid all-around play in their 36-0 drubbing of the Salida Steelers at Salida Middle School Saturday.
ESCALON – Lathrop's Kevin Rainey set the tone for Thursday night's non-league freshman football contest with host Escalon when he returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown on the way to a 32-12 win for the Spartans.
The Panthers struck first and never looked back, winning their Manteca Area Soccer League opener 6-2 over the Pink Ladies at Woodward Park Saturday in the under-8 girls division.
MODESTO - The Manteca Cowboys spread the wealth on offense and dominated once again on defense in their 32-6 varsity win against the Modesto Jets.
The Manteca Jaguars varsity team hung tough but was outlasted by the Turlock Vikings, 18-6, in the Central California Junior Football League opener at Sierra High's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Saturday.
RIPON - The Ripon Knights had no answer for Dwight Jackson and the Ripon Chiefs in their Trans Valley Youth Football League opener on Ripon High's Stouffer Field Saturday.
The hassles that come along with continuing a baseball career became irrelevant to Sierra High graduate Kenny Leasure this summer.
While walking through the tackle aisle of most tackle shops, it can be somewhat overwhelming for the novice angler - so many different colors and baits to choose from.
TURLOCK - Thirteen meet records were set Saturday in the Mid-Valley Swim League Championships at Pitman High, and one of them belongs to Manteca Dolphins Swim Team member Maverick Lin.
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STOCKTON – Olivier Roy put on the best performance of his postseason career as the Stockton Thunder won Game 5 over the Idaho Steelheads 2-1 to become the 2013 Western Conference champions in front of 4,530 fans at Stockton Arena on Saturday.
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SEATTLE (AP) - It's been a stretch of struggles for Oakland, and no one on the Athletics struggled more Sunday than Brandon Moss.
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Jim Todd gave his East Union girls soccer team the day off on Friday. Come Monday, though, it's back to work. The Lancers will open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs on Thursday as the No. 1 seed, a just reward following a one-loss regular season and two hard-fought games against Valley Oak League champion and Division II contender Kimball. On Monday's practice agenda: "Basics," said Todd, the Lancers' seventh-year head coach. "We're getting back ...
The roller-coaster ride that is Ripon High's baseball season has hit another valley. The Indians were swept by Orestimba this week following Friday's staggering 13-2 five-inning loss at home. The Warriors (7-3 Trans-Valley League, 14-6 overall), on the other hand, appear to be peaking at the right time. By sweeping Ripon, they hold a tiebreaking advantage and clinched a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs, something that coach Matt Candelario says, "hasn't happened ...
Yok Jing Ma and Angel Tejada's Cinderella run in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Doubles Tournament came to an Friday morning at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville. The Manteca High tandem did go down with a fight, however dropping a two-plus-hour long match to No. 2-seeded Alick Liang and Gurman Bains of Ceres, 6-3, 3-6, 3-6. "It was extremely competitive throughout," Manteca coach Frank Fontana said. "The Ceres team won the big points when ...
Erika Brown and the rest of the Ripon High girls swimmers put the cherry on top of a banner season in the Valley Oak League on Saturday. The Lady Indians more or less confirmed their status as regular-season co-champion with their performance in the VOL Championships, placing first with 129 points. Meet host Oakdale, which shares the girls crown with Ripon, posted 105 points. Oakdale dominated to win the boys competition, and the Mustangs topped ...