STOCKTON - Staving off elimination with a tying run in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday night, Ripon let a golden opportunity slip away in the ninth and lost 5-2 to Linden in rubber game of this Sac-Joaquin the Section Division V best-of-three semifinal at Billy Hebert Field.
In a span of three days, Scott Tolman broke his own school records and reaffirmed his status as an All-American while twice medaling in the CIF State Swimming & Diving Championships - all before qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
The Sierra boys picked up three silver medals in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III Track and Field Championships at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks on Friday while the Timberwolves' Thiara Bikram advanced to the SJS Masters Meet in three events. .
The Ripon girls' 4x400-meter relay finished sixth at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Track and Field championships in 4 minutes, 15.41 seconds on Thursday at Cal State Stanislaus, one place short of qualifying for the Masters championships.
Vengeance may be the Lord's, but Manteca got its own revenge Thursday night, eliminating River Valley of Yuba City from the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III baseball championships by the same score the Falcons eliminated the Buffaloes in 2015 – 3-2 – at McAuliffe Memorial Ballparks in Sacramento.