RIPON - Mariposa proved to be no pushover.
The Manteca High volleyball team appeared to be well on its way to beating visiting Lathrop Monday in Valley Oak League action.
Playing on Stouffer Field's Bermuda grass for the first time, Ripon High's boys soccer team needed little time to adjust in its 5-1 Trans-Valley League win over Hilmar Monday.
Manteca High's girls tennis team began the second half of the Valley Oak League schedule with a commanding 9-0 win over visiting Sonora Thursday.
Back from an infection that kept her out of Sierra's three previous Valley Oak League matches, 6-foot-1 middle blocker Allie Walljasper was understandably wearing down during the Timberwolves' five-set marathon against visiting Weston Ranch Thursday.
It seemed as if nothing could separate the Lathrop Spartans and Sierra Timberwolves Thursday in Valley Oak League action. Not physicality, yellow cards, or outstanding goalie play would cause the difference. That would come from a picture-perfect heel kick from Nicholas Gonzalez in a 1-0 Sierra win.
Ripon Christian's volleyball team had little trouble dispatching Le Grand at home Thursday 25-13, 15-19, 25-12.
Even with a solid round, Ripon Christian was unable to keep pace with the visiting Escalon Cougars, falling to the Cougars 156-176 Thursday in Valley Foothill League play at Jack Tone Golf Course.
The Manteca Buffaloes continued a trend that could get convenient, pulling out another one-goal victory Thursday in a 2-1 win over Oakdale High.
Most of the Trans-Valley League's best athletes will converge on Modesto Christian's Roy Blakely Field this Friday.
RIPON – The Oakdale boys water polo team lost a great deal from its undefeated Valley Oak League squad from a year ago, but Ripon High's 12-10 win over the Mustangs Wednesday is still impressive for an up-and-coming Ripon program.
East Union did what it could with the Oakdale Mustangs, but it wasn't enough in a 17-25, 11-25, 12-25 loss in Valley Oak League play Wednesday.
Manteca High's cross country program had a strong showing in the Bret Harte Frogtown Invitational at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp this past Saturday.
Ryan Torres' string of first-place finishes in Trans-Valley League cross country meets ended Wednesday at Modesto's Tuolumne River/Legion Park.
Ripon High walked into halftime locked with Orestimba 1-1 but dominated the second half in a 5-1 Trans Valley League victory Wednesday.
MODESTO - Manteca's streak of shutout wins ended at six Thursday in a 2-1 loss at Central Catholic.
LATHROP - The Lathrop Spartans took what the Weston Ranch High defense gave them.
MODESTO - Manteca was on the brink of breaking it open Thursday against Central Catholic, leading 27-16 with 2:30 to go in the second quarter.
Bulletin staff reports
RIPON - It was an upset in the making for the first 60 minutes of Ripon's Trans-Valley League tussle with Hughson at Stouffer Field on ...
OAKDALE - East Union distanced itself further from the pack in the Valley Oak League thanks to a 2-1 win on Oakdale's artificial turf at ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch scrapped its way to another home victory Tuesday, edging out Interstate 5 rivals Lathrop, 50-47.
East Union earned the distinction of being the best of the rest in the Valley Oak League in its final double dual of the regular ...
MODESTO - Manteca came up with big stops when it needed to Wednesday at Central Catholic.
RIPON - Derek Wright was feeling it.
LATHROP - Gurveen Bal knows how to set the tone.
Tuesday was a whirlwind day for Loretta Kakala.
RIPON - Emily Manes and Abby Buitrago jump started the Ripon Christian attack early, and the Knights kept the pressure on visiting Delhi in a 10-0 ...
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian, leading by double digits for much of the game, fended off a late rally from Hughson to escape with a 52-44 win.
Manteca's boys soccer team has been at its best in the second half of late.