RIPON – Ron Vander Molen was so worried about Millennium High's Ruben DeLeon that the Ripon Christian head coach planned all week to double team him in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO - All No. 16 Weston Ranch got out of Wednesday's 91-49 loss to top-seeded Sacramento in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs was needed postseason experience.
Regardless of the outcome, East Union will smell home cookin' for the last time this season tonight when El Dorado of Placerville visits for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division III second-round playoff game.
MODESTO – Ricky Acosta went 2 for 5 with an RBI and closed out the bottom of the seventh with a strikeout Wednesday in the opening round of the Johansen Tournament as Manteca picked up its second win in as many outings, 7-3.
RIPON – The Ripon Indians picked up where they left off last year, winning and winning convincingly Wednesday at Mistlin Park, 4-2, over visiting Amador.
East Union High recorded its last field goal with 4 minutes, 29 seconds left.
San Andreas - Ripon Christian didn't get the memo.
FAIRFIELD – Courtney Duran nailed a 3-pointer moments into Weston Ranch's first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff appearance, but by that time the Cougars were already down 5-0.
The Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament, which begins Thursday morning at the Spanos Center on the campus of the University of the Pacific, is a massive wrestling event featuring 448 wrestlers (32 in each of 14 weight classes).
TURLOCK – Facing a stiff test in Turlock, a 2008 Sac-Joaquin Section Division I runner-up, Sierra showed well, forcing a 1-1 tie on a Diana Alfaro goal from Nicole Vanni seven minutes into the second half.
Outdoor background noise has more ingredients at times than an $8 drink at Starbucks but, on occasion, harmonizes into beauty.
Manteca Babe Ruth has announced its tryouts dates for the three age divisions it offers.
Jim Agostini isn't pretending to have the book on Inderkum.
After meeting twice for epic Valley Oak League showdowns, Manteca and Sierra will go their separate ways Wednesday when the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs tip off.
RIPON - Ripon High's return to prominence may come quicker than expected after winning Trans Valley League and Sac-Joaquin Section Division V titles two years ago.
Roll on, Junior Buffaloes.
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