RIPON - Mariposa proved to be no pushover.
The Manteca High volleyball team appeared to be well on its way to beating visiting Lathrop Monday in Valley Oak League action.
Playing on Stouffer Field's Bermuda grass for the first time, Ripon High's boys soccer team needed little time to adjust in its 5-1 Trans-Valley League win over Hilmar Monday.
Manteca High's girls tennis team began the second half of the Valley Oak League schedule with a commanding 9-0 win over visiting Sonora Thursday.
Back from an infection that kept her out of Sierra's three previous Valley Oak League matches, 6-foot-1 middle blocker Allie Walljasper was understandably wearing down during the Timberwolves' five-set marathon against visiting Weston Ranch Thursday.
It seemed as if nothing could separate the Lathrop Spartans and Sierra Timberwolves Thursday in Valley Oak League action. Not physicality, yellow cards, or outstanding goalie play would cause the difference. That would come from a picture-perfect heel kick from Nicholas Gonzalez in a 1-0 Sierra win.
Ripon Christian's volleyball team had little trouble dispatching Le Grand at home Thursday 25-13, 15-19, 25-12.
Even with a solid round, Ripon Christian was unable to keep pace with the visiting Escalon Cougars, falling to the Cougars 156-176 Thursday in Valley Foothill League play at Jack Tone Golf Course.
The Manteca Buffaloes continued a trend that could get convenient, pulling out another one-goal victory Thursday in a 2-1 win over Oakdale High.
Most of the Trans-Valley League's best athletes will converge on Modesto Christian's Roy Blakely Field this Friday.
RIPON – The Oakdale boys water polo team lost a great deal from its undefeated Valley Oak League squad from a year ago, but Ripon High's 12-10 win over the Mustangs Wednesday is still impressive for an up-and-coming Ripon program.
East Union did what it could with the Oakdale Mustangs, but it wasn't enough in a 17-25, 11-25, 12-25 loss in Valley Oak League play Wednesday.
Manteca High's cross country program had a strong showing in the Bret Harte Frogtown Invitational at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp this past Saturday.
Ryan Torres' string of first-place finishes in Trans-Valley League cross country meets ended Wednesday at Modesto's Tuolumne River/Legion Park.
Ripon High walked into halftime locked with Orestimba 1-1 but dominated the second half in a 5-1 Trans Valley League victory Wednesday.
FOLSOM – It was a tough day Saturday for local wrestlers Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championships as Vista del Lago High.
Six of the seven Sac-Joaquin Section postseason qualifiers from the area will get to enjoy home-field advantage in the opening round next week.
NEWMAN - Ripon could not overcome Payton Church and 16th-seeded Orestimba in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV play-in game Friday, but the young Indians gained valuable ...
STOCKTON – Alexa Garcia is a freshman with no fear, and now she is two matches away from a trip to the California Girls Wrestling Championships.
Sometimes, a miss can lead to a good thing – maybe even a dream coming true.
There isn't an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.
Syd'Nee Fryer made visits to a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but she found a home in Southern Oregon.
DELHI - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team topped off its fifth straight Southern League championship season Wednesday with a 2-1 victory at Delhi.
STOCKTON - Not bad for a rebuilding season.
LATHROP - Michael Mills let go of a corner 3 as time expired.
Wednesday's 67-52 loss to visiting Central Catholic of Modesto in all likelihood ended East Union's season, but it was a season in which ...
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
OAKDALE - Manteca already had at least a piece of the Valley Oak League championship when it visited Oakdale for the final regular-season game of the ...
East Union's Zach Hernandez got knocked to the ground on a corner kick from Trent Rivera early in the second half, but he did ...
Josie Reyes was in on two first-half goals for Manteca and that lead would hold for the rest of the game as the Buffaloes held ...