SONORA - Sierra has reason to celebrate. More like reasons. The Timberwolves' commanding 6-0 victory over three-time defending Valley Oak League and Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champion Sonora was their first at Dunlavy Field since 2004. And with the win comes the decorated program's 10th conference title in 14 varsity seasons. Sierra's last title came in 2006, which was shared with Sonora. "There's so much to be proud of with this game," Sierra coach Manuel ...
CERES - Jode Johnson hit a walk-off three-run blast Tuesday at Ceres High, where the second-place Bulldogs stunned Valley Oak League frontrunner East Union, 8-6.
LA GRANGE - Chris Musseman can't help but run the "what ifs" through his mind after his Ripon Indians won the second Trans Valley League Tournament Tuesday at Lake Don Pedro Golf and Country Club.
East Union took out a frustrating week against Sonora with a 15-3 pounding of Ceres Tuesday at Agostini Field.
CERES - Jared Twomey got it done on both sides of the ball Tuesday in Ceres, as the Sierra sophomore baseball team tripped up Central Valley, 9-5.
Sierra High head coach Dave Breitenbucher gathered the troops near rival East Union's pool to make one last announcement.
There's a reason half of East Union's roster was on hand Friday at Sierra High to witness the Timberwolves saddle Oakdale with another 1-0 loss.
HUGHSON – Copperfield? Blaine? Maybe Penn? Perhaps Teller? Somebody check the Ripon High dugout for ringers. Something magical is happening. The Indians completed a two-game sweep of Hughson Friday afternoon with an 11-8 victory produced by yet another come-from-behind offensive explosion. Not only was the win the sixth in Ripon's last seven outings, but the victory also vaulted the Indians into a second-place tie with Modesto Christian with four games left to play in the ...
SONORA - Sonora got its revenge. Again. The Wildcats edged Weston Ranch for the second time in seven days, this time by a 4-3 margin in Valley Oak League play Friday at Standard Park. Jacee Malone closed the book on the contest with a bases-loaded gapper to left center, scoring Amanda Tye for the winning run for Sonora (2-8, 9-12 overall) in the bottom of the seventh inning. In the Nor-Cal Classic in Tracy last ...
The score wasn't a good indication of how thoroughly the Lancers handled Ceres in a 3-1 win Friday night at Dino Cunial Field.
LATHROP – Steven Gigli went 4 for 4 with six RBIs and a grand slam Friday afternoon as the East Union sophomore baseball team blasted Lathrop, 22-3, on the road.
A supremely talented class of eight Sierra High seniors celebrated their final regular season game on the home pitch Thursday evening at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, but their opponent, the Oakdale Mustangs, were dead-set on spoiling the party.
Sierra had the Mustangs by the mane. With the Timberwolves holding onto a one-run lead in the top of the sixth, a blown call on a pickoff attempt extended visiting Oakdale's turn at the plate. Oakdale took advantage of the opportunity to escape with a 4-1 victory Thursday and pad its first-place lead to three games with four to go. The Mustangs (10-0, 21-2 overall), ranked fifth in Northern California by NorCalPreps.com, are another win ...
Everything appeared to be working so well for the Manteca Buffaloes through the first two innings of their matchup with visiting Ceres on Thursday.
RIPON - No one ever accused Daniel Cardoza of backing down from a challenge. Thursday at Spring Creek Country Club, Ripon's No. 1 golfer decided to play in the No. 5 position to take on Escalon's best, Adam Zolezzi. Although Escalon wrapped up an expected regular season TVL title with a 212-232 win, Cardoza finished tied atop the leaderboard with a 41 and beat Zolezzi by a stroke. "You have to give Daniel credit," Ripon ...
MODESTO – Weston Ranch head coach Chris Teevan went head-to-head against his former high school coach Mike Vander Molen during the second round of the Modesto City Classic Thursday night.
MODESTO – East Union's boys basketball squad resorted to its bread and butter down the stretch of Wednesday's opening round matchup of the Modesto City Classic.
RIPON – The first game of the season was a work in progress.
Three area wrestling teams had rough season-opening duals Wednesday night.
It may not have been pretty but it was a win.
LATHROP - Lathrop High's boys basketball team showed flashes of how good it can be under first-year head coach Nathan McGrath in Tuesday's 60-36 victory over Stagg.
Some say that since Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation Games do not count in a team's overall record, they do not matter very much. Do not tell that to Xavier Hartfield.
FRESNO - Sierra sophomore Josh Spooner recorded the best finish of the four local runners competing at Saturday's CIF State Cross Country Championships at Fresno's Woodward Park.
Four area runners are chasing history Saturday in the CIF State Cross Country Championships.
RIPON - Kody Day, a disruptive force on Ripon High's defensive line at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, does not back down from a challenge.
Regina Dias' comeback to the volleyball court was a successful one.
Ripon High's Jamie DeBruyn was named the Trans-Valley League's 2013 Coach of the Year for the first time after leading his Indians to a historical season in which the Indians earned the school's first championship in boys soccer.
RIPON – Ripon Christian hopes the old cliché "the third time is a charm" holds some type of truthfulness during tonight's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinal matchup against No. 2-seeded Woodland Christian (9-1).
Abdiel Chiquito was certain he would not get snubbed, not for a second straight year.
The 54 competitors in the CIF State Girls Golf Championships were treated to surprisingly-good weather at Carmel's Quail Lodge Golf Course on Wednesday.