RIVERBANK - Ripon High's Renae McFadden was forced to play out of position with star center midfielder Ariel Anaya (knee) and wing forward Meredith Perkins (sick) sidelined.
STOCKTON - The rematch wasn't as close as the first one, but Ripon coach Chris Musseman expected better from his Indians, 240-315 winners over host Weston Ranch Monday at Van Buskirk Golf Course.
East Union High's sophomore baseball team did all of its damage at the start, and it was more than enough to upend visiting Patterson 12-6 Monday.
Fifty years ago, on March 12, 1959, Manteca High's Tony Cardoza won the championship in the 120-pound class at the Sac-Joaquin Section wrestling tournament. He was also named the outstanding wrestler in the event after pinning Modesto High's Jim Raley in just 30 seconds in the title match of the class. Cardoza, under the direction of Coach Ken Von Rueden, had an outstanding career for the Buffalo matmen that included a fourth place finish in the state tournament in his junior year.
It was about as textbook as baseball victories come.
The Valley Oak League's reigning dynasty is keeping it in the royal family.
The round's medalist and Sierra's throw-out scorer were separated by just five strokes.
MODESTO - East Union softball coach Brian Goulart used three syllables to describe Kourtni McCall's first varsity start as a pitcher.
RIPON – Hitting hasn't been a problem for Ripon Christian thus far this season, and Wednesday was no different as the Knights racked up nine runs on 14 hits.
Fishing in the rain isn't that bad.
MODESTO – The East Union sophomore softball team picked back up where it left off a season ago with a 9-0 win over Lathrop Wednesday afternoon at the Ceres Tournament at Rainbow Fields in Modesto.
WESTON RANCH – Goalkeeper Mayra Ambriz had eight saves and the Weston Ranch defense played its best contest of the season, as the Cougars battled McNair to a scoreless tie Thursday at home.
GALT - Things went pretty much as expected Wednesday afternoon at Galt High, the site of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinals.
Roll on, Junior Buffaloes.
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