RIPON - The Knights methodically took care of business Thursday against visiting Delhi.
Weston Ranch's volleyball team made things easier on itself this time around.
It didn't matter that the Delhi Hawks had three times as many shots on goal as Ripon Christian did heading into the half on Thursday afternoon.
At the end, allof the attention was on the final doubles match that decided whether it would be host Sonora or East Union that walked away with a tennis victory.
It wasn't about revenge.
And Ripon High takes the lead.
Sonora is one of those bubble teams that worry the Valley Oak League's contenders.
The East Union High girls golf team stayed in a three-way tie atop the Valley Oak League standings by beating Sierra Wednesday at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
In need of a confidence boost, Ripon High's volleyball team got just that in Wednesday's sweep of Hughson on the road.
It had been nearly five years since Manteca High's volleyball team had beaten intra-city rival Sierra.
The Ripon Christian boys soccer team posted a much-needed Southern League win over Turlock Christian on Tuesday.
The Weston Ranch High girls tennis team won its 20th straight match Tuesday, beating Oakdale in the battle for the top spot in the Valley Oak League, 6-3.
Five-game matches are nothing new to Weston Ranch this year.
The upstart Weston Ranch Cougars shot their best score of the season at Van Buskirk Park Golf Course.'
Monday's Valley Oak League contest between Lathrop and host Manteca High was a showcase of freshman phenoms.
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The final outcome was the same, but the rematch was more decisive.
East Union held on to beat visiting Kimball for its first Valley Oak League win of the season Thursday at Agostini Field.
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Sisters Kindra and Maddi Hackbarth put on a hitting clinic Wednesday at Oakdale, helping the host Mustangs blast Sierra 11-4 in a duel of Valley Oak League contenders.
It turns out there will be some drama in the Trans-Valley League after all.
The Sierra High Timberwolves won't much time to enjoy their 7-6 win at Manteca on Wednesday.
The Valley Oak League schedule makers didn't waste any time putting the lions in the ring with one another last fall.
David Hager called sophomore Jason Medina "the big offensive hero" in visiting Weston Ranch's 7-3 upset of Central Catholic on Wednesday.
Little needs to be said between Leah Manuleleua and Lejla Pepic on the pitch.
The last time East Union faced Oakdale they tussled to a 1-1 draw.
The Manteca area's top two high school boys golfers did not go head-to-head on Wednesday, but their teams did.
Sierra's bats started hot, its pitcher got into a groove later and the defense was solid throughout.
In a span of a little bit over five minutes – 5:23, to be exact – the Ripon Indians scored a barrage of goals Tuesday against defending Trans Valley League champion Escalon.
Modesto Christian limited Ripon to just four hits, but the Indians took advantage of seven walks and five errors to post a 9-6 Trans-Valley League baseball win in Salida on Tuesday.
LATHROP - Practice makes perfect.
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