Ann McFerran was intentionally kept out of the loop.
The Sonora Wildcats brought their undefeated Valley Oak League record into the Dalben Center and got pushed to the brink in Game 1, but a short-staffed East Union club would come no closer to an upset, falling 3-0 Thursday in front of the home fan
LATHROP - No playoff berth, no problem.
It did not take long for the Ripon Christian volleyball program to make its mark in its new Southern League home, winning the championship outright with a 3-0 sweep of Gustine Thursday for its first title in over a decade.
Ripon High knew that to find a seat in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs it would need a glorious finish to the Trans Valley League season.
A one-goal loss Monday eliminated the Manteca Buffaloes from the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoff picture, but that did not stop the Buffaloes from crashing East Union High's Valley Oak League championship hopes, stopping the Lancers 5-3 to close out the 2010 regular season.
Jose Montes was spared the Gatorade bath on a cold Thursday afternoon.
When the third and final Valley Oak League cross-country race was complete, the Sierra Timberwolves were able to land three of four VOL Championships, winning both girls titles and the sophomore boys crown Wednesday in Angels Camp.
Just about everything that could go right did for the Weston Ranch tennis team this year, putting together the school's first-ever Valley Oak League girls tennis championship and Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoff berth.
WESTON RANCH - Weston Ranch countered Sierra High's big comeback with one of its own.
Ripon Christian could have took advantage of a lackluster start by the Delhi Hawks, but that was not the case as the Knights drop another Southern League match Tuesday 6-3 in Ripon.
The East Union Lancers got their second crack at the Oakdale Mustangs, but the results didn't improve much as the Lancers dropped their Valley Oak League match with Oakdale 3-0 Tuesday in Oakdale.
The enormity of Monday's Valley Oak League all-important showdown with visiting Oakdale didn't do the trick.
It was only appropriate that Sierra High's Alysia Atkins closed off the Manteca Buffaloes' hopes to win an emphatic smash, sending the Timberwolves off with a 3-0 win over Manteca Thursday in Valley Oak League play.
It took a combination platter of the best tennis players at Sonora High to accomplish a feat no Valley Oak League doubles tandem was able to do, when Brianne McRee and Brielle Snyder teamed up for a 6-2, 6-0 win over No. 1 seeded Stephanie Vanni and Maryann Baker Thursday.
The best got a little better on Wednesday.
East Union bounced back from its first Valley Oak League loss of the season on Tuesday, but head coach Dennis Wells said his team is ...
RIPON - It took Hilmar less than three minutes Tuesday to score on Ripon – but all that did was focus the Indians.
RIPON - Quality nearly trumped quantity in the boys portion of the East Union-Ripon Valley Oak League dual meet at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center on Tuesday.
OAKDALE - No. 1 singles player Solman Aniss was one of four Manteca players to win shutouts, and the Buffaloes rolled past postseason hopeful Oakdale 9-0 ...
LOS BANOS - Ripon entered just eight swimmers in the third annual Merced County Championships at Pacheco High on Saturday but managed to make a splash ...
MODESTO - East Union was unable to capitalize on Central Catholic's rare "off" day at Dryden Park Golf Course on Monday.
OAKDALE - Manteca has prolific goal scorers, but its defense has quietly dominated Valley Oak League opponents so far.
Garet Stone led a contingent of seven Sierra High runners who broke 11 minutes in the 3200 Friday in the Cosumnes Oaks Distance Carnival.
Ripon came through in extra innings against Louisville of Woodland Hills for a 7-5 win Saturday in the semifinals of the NorCal Classic before losing ...
The Manteca High Buffaloes took second place in the Gold Bracket of the NorCal Classic at Tracy Sports Complex on Friday.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Manteca teen Ty Griggs' favorite memory of the Masters was Adam Scott making a birdie putt on the 18th hole that led ...
Lathrop High's track and field team swept at the varsity level in a Valley Oak League dual meet at East Union on Thursday.
Sometimes it pays to have two outs when you are up to bat.
Make no mistake about it but there's good old fashion rivalry when it comes to Ripon High and Ripon Christian.