Never has scheduling dealt a team such an evil hand when East Union had to roll out the welcome mats for two-time defending Valley Oak League champion Oakdale High in a 55-14 homecoming loss.
HUGHSON – The Ripon Indians are running full speed towards a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff spot.
CERES - Ceres High spoiled Weston Ranch's homecoming last year. The Cougars returned the favor Friday night, beating the Bulldogs 35-15 in a Valley Oak League varsity football showdown. "We wanted payback," Weston Ranch running back/linebacker Deon Eley said. The Cougars took a major step in the right direction as they improved to 3-3 on the year and 2-1 in the VOL. Weston Ranch was 2-8 and 1-6 last season. "All the critics picked us ...
Ripon's four-game loss to Escalon Thursday proved to have big playoff ramifications. "This will likely drop us from a top-two (seed) to fourth," Ripon coach Larry Keethe said after Thursday's contest. His hunch was right. The Sac-Joaquin Section released its midseason postseason power ratings Friday, revealing that Escalon is currently ranked third in Division IV with Ripon one spot behind the Cougars, though they have mirroring 1.33497 seeding ratings. The power ratings are used to ...
ESCALON - The streak is over. Escalon stunned defending Trans Valley League champion Ripon in four games (25-17, 19-25, 25-18, 25-21) Thursday, halting the Indians' regular-season win streak at 33. But the streak was an afterthought for Ripon coach Larry Keethe. Keethe is more concerned about his team's seeding in the midseason Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff power ratings, which will be released early next week. Ripon (8-1, 26-8 overall) also missed out on a ...
A first half-goal from David Molina seemingly sparked a Weston Ranch revenge win, but the Buffaloes had other plans. Manteca outshot and outscored the Cougars over the final half salvaging a 1-1 tie in the Valley Oak League playoff showdown at Lincoln Park Thursday.
LATHROP - It has been a long time coming, but it's finally here for the Lathrop Spartans who pulled in their first Valley Oak League win, 4-3, against Sonora Thursday.
Jena Anderson and Stephanie Vanni did what was expected of them Thursday against Oakdale to remain the lone undefeated doubles team in the Valley Oak League.
The Manteca High golf team came through with a solid round, yet the squad still fell 11 strokes shy of upsetting the Valley Oak League's second-place team in a 252-263 loss.
RIPON - There are two sides to Ripon High senior Hart Yoshida. There's the gentle side that loves to smile and helps others do the same. Ripon football head coach Chris Johnson said, "He's kind of a class clown, but a real nice kid." On Friday nights, that smile fades into a scowl. Mr. Happy Go Lucky is suddenly temperamental and tenacious. The Indians, who are 4-1 going into their Trans Valley League opener at ...
Valley Oak League OAKDALE (2-0, 5-0) at EAST UNION (0-2, 2-3) • Kickoff: Friday, 7:15 p.m. • Last year: 35-0, Oakdale. • Key matchup: East Union OL vs. Oakdale DL Tim House and LB Charlie Gilstrap. Oakdale boasts the stiffest defense in the league having kept four of its five previous opponents to single digits going into Friday's contest against EU's revamped offense. The Lancers' linemen will key in on the Mustangs' two ...
ESCALON – After putting themselves back in contention with a late first half goal, the Ripon Indians outplayed the Escalon Cougars over the final half, ending a nine-game losing drought with a 2-1 win in Trans Valley League play.
The Sierra High cross country program put forth a valiant effort, yet it was unable to slow down the Sonora Wildcats in Wednesday's Valley Oak League Meet No. 2 at Woodward Reservoir.
Weston Ranch was able to put forth a fight in the first game, but that would be all the Cougars could muster up in a 28-26, 25-17, 25-8 loss to the Buffaloes Wednesday in Valley Oak League play.
Even when things don't work out perfect they still work out for the East Union golf team as it overcame scheduling obstacles to win the Sierra Invitational golf tournament with a team score of 485 Wednesday at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
Abdiel Chaquito is a rarity for the high school soccer.
TRACY - A combination of an intimidating Kimball front line and a string of unforced errors by visiting Weston Ranch proved to be too much for the Cougars to overcome.
Ripon made program history with its 3-1 win at Escalon on Monday.
Needing to beat Bret Harte in the Valley Foothill League finale to reach the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament, Ripon High's girls golf team did one better Monday at Lodi's Micke Grove Golf Links.