Manteca High's volleyball team fought back from an early six-point deficit in Game 4 to clinch a four-game win (25-16, 25-27, 25-11, 25-20) at Lathrop Tuesday.
For the first half, the Ripon Christian High boys varsity soccer team managed to stay even with Gustine on Tuesday.
There are no winners and losers, but there are rare moments when ties in soccer can be either exhilarating or agonizing.
East Union High's girls golfers were fans of crosstown rival Sierra on Monday.
The Sierra High boys soccer team is back on top of the Valley Oak League standings, but not before host Weston Ranch put a scare into the Timberwolves Monday.
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.
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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.
The Ripon High coed tennis team got clutch victories from its doubles tandems, and the Indians ended visiting Escalon's Trans-Valley League win streak at 88 with a 5-4 stunner last Friday.
After Monday's results in the Valley Oak League, East Union is once again the team everyone else is chasing.
Behind the catcher's mask and all that armor, Jake Souza is a modern-day knight picked to help lead Sierra High's conquest.
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