Ripon Christian's 3-2 loss to host Mariposa in Tuesday's Southern League opener was a tale of two halves.
East Union High's volleyball team will take some momentum into Thursday's Valley Oak League-opening match against rival Manteca.
A valuable lesson was learned by Ripon High's boys cross country team last week.
Jessica Bettancourt became Ripon High's first female cross country runner to qualify for the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships last year, joining the Indians' boys squad.
East Union made quick work of Gustine during a non-league match on Monday, dispatching the visiting Redskins 25-19, 25-23 and 25-15.
After an up-and-down run through its nonleague schedule, the East Union High boys soccer team appeared to be in midseason form with its 5-0 victory over visiting Lathrop Monday.
It was a long and hot day for the three area squads that competed in the Ripon Christian Tournament Saturday.
Spearheaded by Ricky Morris' second-place finish, Sierra High's varsity boys cross country team won the small-schools title in the 9th Annual Sierra Invitational Saturday.
The Manteca High volleyball squad posted its first win of the season.
Giovanni Marin provided the only score of the game as the Manteca High boys soccer squad eked out a 1-0 victory Thursday against Tokay.
The Sierra High girls' tennis team dominated Lathrop in the Valley Oak League match played Thursday at East Union, 9-0.
The East Union High girls golf team got back on the winning track Thursday.
It took the Manteca High boys soccer team just nine minutes to find the back of the net in its non-league matchup with the Escalon Cougars on Wednesday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
MODESTO - It turns out that repeating as Trans Valley League champion won't be so easy for Ripon High's boys cross country team.
Another day, another five-game volleyball match for Weston Ranch High.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
SALIDA - After a nip-and-tuck contest for six innings, Manteca put up six runs in the top of the seventh Monday and defeated Spreckels Park 9-4 for the championship of the District 67 All Star Tournament at Salida Elementary School.
SALIDA – Manteca has played two games in the District 67 Senior All-Star Tournament at Salida Elementary School, and as a result of Wednesday's 8-0 win over Salida, Manteca has yet to give up a run.
STOCKTON - Cherish Burks has a mindset for hitting.
STOCKTON - Ripon High shortstop Jarrod Andrews made the defensive play of the game, and it was he who scored the final run to end the 25th Annual High School All-Star Baseball Classic at Delta College's Nick Cecchetti Field on Friday.
Brian Goulart and his East Union softball team aren't done celebrating yet.
STOCKTON - John Ward doesn't have fond memories of Sierra.
STOCKTON - Since taking over his alma mater in 2002, Manteca High head coach Eric Reis has built a winning program steeped in tradition anchored by dominant linemen.
STOCKTON - Steven Martinez, a bull of a lineman at 5-foot-11, 290 pounds, couldn't wait between turns to go toe-to-toe with other touted linemen from the county.
The area's two qualifiers for the CIF State Track & Field Championships ended their high school careers in the preliminary round Friday in Clovis.
Cherish Burks, Darian Van Der Maaten, Leo Soto and 11 other recent graduates from the Manteca area will don their high school jerseys one last time.
Nine players from the Ripon and Ripon Christian baseball teams earned all-league honors, with Indians junior Angelo Baciocco getting the nod for the Most Valuable Offensive Player in the Trans-Valley League.
After splitting innings with an elder teammate for two seasons, Danielle Sperry finally had her shot at carrying the load as the workhorse pitching ace for Ripon High's softball team.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
ELK GROVE – Anthony Santiago had a personal best in the shot put Friday, is going to the state championships and he wants more.