Ripon was missing a few of its top players on Wednesday yet still managed to escape Hughson with a much-needed Trans Valley League point.
Manteca High was minutes away from a crippling loss Tuesday at Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
The fifth inning has not been kind to Lathrop baseball this year, and Tuesday no different. Clinging to a one-run lead against host Manteca, the Spartans gave up five runs in the bottom of the fifth as the Buffaloes came back for a 5-1 win and remained undefeated in Valley Oak league play. "The fifth inning is our Achilles heal," Lathrop coach Randy Baltazar said. "We just cannot seem to be able to put together ...
Weston Ranch missed out on a chance to grab a piece of the Valley Oak League boys tennis championship by a slim margin on Tuesday.
Kimball's Reese Maxfield was low medalist with a 5-over 42 at Manteca Park Golf Course Tuesday, but Manteca overcame the Jaguars 239-242 thanks to the play of their No. 5 and 6 golfers Tuesday.
Will Brink is no stranger to The Reserve at Spanos Park. East Union's UC Davis-bound senior finished 1-under 71 despite cold and blustery conditions at the Stockton golf course, placing second in the 10th Annual McNair Invitational. Brink was the defending champion from a year ago. It is also the site of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament, the qualifying event for NorCals. The Lancers finished fifth as a team behind fourth-place Ripon. Manteca High also ...
Sierra got a much-needed win at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Saturday, blowing out visiting Sonora with a five-goal barrage in the second half. The game was tied 2-2 at halftime.
Caleb Rogers was 3 for 3 with a double and a run, and Scott Robison pitched a complete-game four-hitter to lead Ripon in a 3-1 nonleague victory at Downey of Modesto Monday.
Manteca High's boys and girls swim teams overcame visiting intracity rival East Union with mirroring 95-75 scores on Friday.
Bad news first. East Union suffered its first Valley Oak League defeat Friday at Northgate Softball Complex, and the 9-0 walloping administered by the hard-hitting Jaguars of Kimball wasn't pretty. The good news for the Lancers (6-1 VOL, 15-3-1 overall) is that they are still alone in first place. That's because rival Sierra lost to defending champion Oakdale 3-1 on Friday, creating a logjam in the upper half of the standings with now three teams, ...
RIPON – Escalon's Alana Kualapai played with a killer instinct on Friday. After Ripon tied the ballgame at one apiece late in the first half, Kualapai immediately answered with her second of three goals that helped lift Escalon to a 3-1 Trans Valley League victory. "It was deflating," Ripon assistant coach Bryce Perkins said. "That was just a mental letdown. We were still celebrating, and it's like we weren't even set. That one lowered everyone's ...
Nick Sharp finished 3-over par with a 39 at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club, leading Ripon to a 214-249 victory Friday over visiting Escalon.
HUGHSON – Hughson's Ryan Bava drew the game-winning walk that lifted his squad to a 4-3 Trans Valley League victory over visiting Ripon on Friday in extra innings.
Isela Rivera, East Union's goal-scoring dynamo, is used to being one of the smallest players on the field, but she doesn't let her 5-foot-1 frame hinder her.
Manteca's pitching and defense were lights out Thursday. Jake Corn and Jeremy Vaughn combined for a two-hitter, and the Buffaloes cruised to a 9-1 Valley Oak League victory against visiting Sonora. "Jake was doing his thing," Manteca head coach Gene Ballardo said. "I felt like the game was in hand, so I went with Jeremy to get him some more work. "(Corn and Vaughn) just threw strikes and got it done." The junior Corn got ...
STOCKTON - Senior grad night and the always-pesky Kimball softball team almost got the better of Sierra in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal at Arnaiz Stadium.
LODI – Ripon Christian's Danny Vander Molen was handed the ball for just his third start of the season Friday night.
RIPON – Kevin Tameling remembers a time not so long ago when Ripon Christian was all heart with little results.
Phillip Herrera and Emmanuel Elijah opted not to join their senior classmates at Magic Mountain Thursday night.
STOCKTON – Nicole Kaiser performed like she had a ticket to play Division I softball on Thursday.
Racing against time and trailing by a score, the East Union girls soccer team turned to desperation.
LODI – Jake Corn had confidence in his fastball.
LODI - Chandler Bengston woke up Central Catholic's bats with a loud two-run dinger that sparked a game-breaking, two-out rally.
STOCKTON - Allie Walljasper had plenty to do with Sierra punching its ticket to the semifinal of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV softball tournament Wednesday night.
RIO LINDA – Teagan Manus scored a hat trick and Bryanna Heida earned the clean sheet as Ripon Christian moved within one win of its first Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
LODI – The Ripon Christian Knights used their 12-day layoff to get back to the fundamentals.
Sierra High's 4x100 boys relay team broke the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Meet record Tuesday on its home track.
Ashley Almeida dove to her left, batting a rocket shot out of bounds.
STOCKTON - There was no fist pump. No twirl of the putter. Not even a smile cracked the face of the always even-keel Will Brink.
On a championship-caliber team with no Sac-Joaquin Section championships, Jim Todd isn't leaning on a rich core of veterans for the missing ingredient.