Three tightly-contested matches went to third-set tiebreakers, and the two won by Riverbank proved to be the difference in Ripon High's 6-3 Trans-Valley League loss at home Friday.
Manteca High's anticipated Valley Oak League rematch with first-place Kimball wasn't much closer in the final outcome, but it was far more competitive.
Justin Nieto outlasted Oakdale ace Bryce Dyrda Thursday at Agostini Field to help East Union earn a rare win over the defending Valley Oak League champion, 3-2.
Manteca was in full control of the game, but not so much on the shots it took.
Joey Guinta came up huge in just his second match of the season for Sierra High's boys golf team Thursday.
LATHROP - Weston Ranch's softball team opened the Valley Oak League season in style Wednesday.
Manteca High appears to be on its way to a second straight Valley Oak League title run.
Fifteen up, 15 down.
Ripon was ahead comfortably with a two-goal lead at halftime Wednesday in Salida.
WESTON RANCH - It took nine-plus years for Weston Ranch to notch its first win over Manteca, one of the Valley Oak League's perennial powers over that stretch.
Jack Thomson sent his Sierra baseball team onto the field for its Valley Oak League opener with three objectives.
Sophomore Dominic Pisano and Lucas Vaughn combined for a five-inning no-hitter and were a pitch away from perfection as they led Manteca High's 11-0 drubbing of Weston Ranch Tuesday.
A two-out, two-run error was the ultimate decider in Ripon's 4-3 road win over Trans-Valley League rival Escalon.
East Union needed its defensive midfielder to jump start the attack Tuesday against visiting Weston Ranch.
East Union recovered well from its first Valley Oak League defeat of the season, outpointing Kimball 205-249 behind Will Brink's 1-under 36 on the front nine of the Manteca Park Golf Course Tuesday.
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BAKERSFIELD - Branden Rullan is taking the long road to the medal rounds.
Being the underdog is nothing new for Sierra's boys soccer team (17-8-3), which has knocked off the No. 2- and 3-ranked teams in the ...
ELK GROVE - East Union softball coach Brian Goulart suspects this won't be the last time his Lancers will see Cosumnes Oaks this season.
RIPON – Tokay pitcher Arianna Lozano was too much for Ripon Christian to handle.
TURLOCK - The Manteca softball team took its lumps on Tuesday and took it out on Turlock in a nonleague contest Thursday.
LATHROP – The sun gave out before the players did Thursday, as Lathrop and visiting Ripon battled to a 2-2 tie in non-league baseball action that ...
Manuel and Joe Pires, separated by just two years in age, have heard it all their lives.
With sophomore Fernando Segura on his game, one hit was all East Union's team needed to get past visiting Lodi 1-0 in a pitchers ...
STOCKTON - Ripon Christian hung tough in the early going, but the Knights couldn't keep up high-powered Elliot Christian of Lodi for long in the ...
LODI - Ripon had a tough going in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal game against top-seeded Central Catholic on Wednesday.
Sierra didn't wait long to strike this time around, and the Timberwolves' air-tight defense took care of the rest.
GALT – How quickly a game can change.
SACRAMENTO - Capital Christian caught fire early, and No. 6 Ripon Christian couldn't make up ground in a 59-35 loss in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...
RIVERBANK - Ripon Christian's baseball team started its 2017 campaign with a 14-run first inning on its way to an 18-4 rout of Riverbank.
LIVINGSTON – Sierra goalie Saul Aguiniga saved the best for last.
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