Ripon Christian earned its first win of the Valley Foothill League season in style, edging out the visiting Riverbank Bruins by two-strokes in a 189-191 victory Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course.
Manteca High suffered its second consecutive loss in as many days Wednesday when the Buffaloes fell to Gregori High 3-0 in non-league action.
After rolling through a its first few opponents with near-laughable ease, East Union stumbled upon a Sac-Joaquin Section champion on its home course. Lodi took full advantage, handling East Union easily 218-249 Wednesday at Woodbridge Golf and Country Club.
With six goals netted by halftime, second half action between Sierra and Franklin seemed destined for more scoring. The two clubs didn't disappoint, providing another four goals to settle with a 5-5 tie Tuesday at Sierra High.
Three players hit the maximum score of 83 on Manteca Park Golf Course's par-37 front nine, and none of the three favored to post the lowest individual score did not.
It didn't take long for Ripon Christian to make its first big statement for the 2012 season.
The Weston Ranch Cougars were able to open the season on a good note, using a pair of first-half goals to cruise to a 3-0 shutout victory over Stagg in Tuesday's season opener.
East Union dropped a four-game match (19-25, 25-18, 17-25, 20-25) to visiting Orestimba Monday.
Ripon had many chances to take the lead in the second half.
Marcus Montano had barely broke a sweat by the time he had his hat trick Monday.
With early struggles converting lengthy drives into points and defensive miscues revealing obvious vulnerabilities, Sierra High leaned on trickery, major defensive adjustments and enough Anthony Cota to outlast the Tracy Bulldogs 32-26 Friday.
Jose Zamarripa was packing up his belongings on the sideline after helping Manteca High's frosh-soph team score a shutout victory over Delhi Friday.
The countdown to zero is over.
The anticipation that comes along for every soccer player at the beginning of the high school season is evident in each and every player. Manteca sophomore Marcus Montano surely had that excitement on the Buffaloes soccer field.
New head volleyball coaches are looking to bring some stability to East Union, Lathrop and Weston Ranch - three programs that have undergone constant change at the top over the past four years.
Weston Ranch was able to cool off the hottest hand in the Valley Oak League on Wednesday.
East Union nearly forfeited the game on its own senior night Wednesday.
Despite playing the fourth quarter with vision in only one eye after a collision at the end of the third, Manteca's Tydus Verhoeven came ...
Jenna Zuniga won't soon forget this Christmas present.
East Union broke open a tie game late in the first quarter and ended the period on a 7-0 run, extending that run to 25-6 ...
LATHROP - Lathrop made a big step toward the postseason after completing a season sweep of Central Catholic on Tuesday, 50-35.
RIPON - Ripon Christian High has a little bit more breathing room atop of the Southern League standings.
RIPON - Just hours after signing his letter of intent to play football for Humboldt State on Tuesday, Aaron Paschini punctuated Ripon's 65-62 boys basketball ...
RIPON - A win was as good as a tie for Hilmar at Ripon's Stouffer Field on Monday.
TRACY - Edgar Zelaya has had the luxury of resting his best players in an effort to keep them fresh for the postseason.
RIPON - Ripon Christian High can be seen as one big family.
Manteca used a balanced attack Saturday with all the players seeing the floor in a 55-33 win over host Sierra in Valley Oak League action.
STOCKTON – While victories were few and far between for East Union on Saturday in a 51-24 opening-round loss to Vista del Lago of Folsom in ...
OAKDALE – Lathrop kept itself in the hunt for the third and final playoff slot from the Valley Oak League with a 44-32 road win over ...
Gyse Hulsebosch hit NBA-range 3-pointers, fall-away jumpers along the baseline and nearly everything else in between.