RIPON – With the Trans Valley League schedule winding down and postseason spots being dictated, the Ripon Indians needed a win. Sophomore pitcher Caleb Rogers gave Ripon what it needed, tossing a complete-game three-hitter Thursday in a 4-1 Indians win.
For a brief moment the Lathrop Spartans held a one-run lead and had made it through the heart of the Sierra lineup. The moment fleeted fast and Sierra unloaded with a five-run, error-laced second inning to cruise to a 10-1 Valley Oak League win Wednesday.
Isela Rivera called it a "family moment" on the pitch.
Brandon Waidmann squeaked out a three-set victory over Ripon Christian's Darren Boersma in the No. 1 boys singles match, and it proved to be the difference in Lincoln High's 5-4 victory at the Ripon Community Center tennis courts Tuesday.
Steven Gigli went deep twice and Brock Swift tossed six shutout innings, but East Union needed a defensive gem to close out the Weston Ranch Cougars in a 4-3 Valley Oak League win Wednesday at home.
The postseason unofficially kicks off tonight at Sierra High's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Weston Ranch had little trouble keeping the Sonora Wildcats in search of their first win on the season, blasting the host Wildcats 14-4 Wednesday in Valley Oak League play.
RIPON – The Knights needed a win Tuesday against visiting Gustine to keep their season going.
One pitch, led to one swing, which led to one run.
Sierra High graduate Julie Shutler was named Women's Golfer of the Year by the Big Sky Conference Monday.
East Union pitcher Kelsey Emerson had to work herself out of jam in the final inning and the senior answered the call, getting a strikeout and a groundball to end it in a 6-5 Valley Oak League win over the Weston Ranch Cougars Tuesday.
With the Valley Oak League title in the balance, the Oakdale Mustangs put together a team round to remember, posting three players in the 70s to capture the VOL Tournament title with a score of 409 and edging out second place East Union by 17-strokes Tuesday at Diablo Grande Country Club Ranch Course.
Manteca High's boys tennis team was eliminated by Rocklin 6-3 in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Team Tennis Tournament Tuesday.
East Union's girls soccer team bounced back from one of its worst efforts of the season and produced one of its best.
It wasn't the sharpest pitching performance by Oakdale's Shelby Reali, but when the going got tough she and the rest of the Mustangs clutched up in big moments during their 1-0 win at Sierra Monday.
After three quarters locked in a slugfest with host Manteca on Saturday, Albany needed one more weapon in the final period to advance in the ...
The Weston Ranch Cougars stumbled early on against visiting Bishop O'Dowd in Saturday's NorCal opening round.
Midway through the second half Friday night Minty Doyle headed in a corner kick from Jadyn Shinn for an insurance goal to help tournament host ...
RIPON - Reinforcements arrived just in time for the inaugural Ripon Christian Classic on Friday.
The East Union softball lineup is top-heavy - in a good way.
To be the champion, Weston Ranch (27-4) will have to beat the champion.
SALIDA - A nip-and-tuck battle turned into a blowout thanks to a seven-run barrage in the top of the fifth inning, as Manteca High's baseball ...
MOUNT SHASTA - The Ripon Christian girls basketball team's season ended a long way from home Wednesday in the first round of the CIF State ...
Sierra pitcher Lindsey Walljasper put the hammer down when she had to Wednesday.
RIPON - There was nothing that Manteca did that surprised Jamie DeBruyn and his Ripon girls soccer team in Wednesday's nonleague match between 2015 Sac-Joaquin ...
Manteca used the whole package Tuesday with stellar hitting, pitching and fielding to hand Ripon a 10-0 six-inning mercy rule loss in non-league baseball action ...
TRACY - After starting the season with two close losses, East Union's baseball team came out on the winning end of another thanks to a ...
STOCKTON - The Ripon Christian softball team had problems getting on track Monday in an 11-0 five-inning error-plagued mercy rule loss to host Stagg of Stockton ...
SACRAMENTO - D'Angelo Finley wasn't with Weston Ranch a year ago when the boys basketball team was handled by rival Sierra in the Sac-Joaquin ...
Past contacts with coaches ended up opening new doors for East Union senior Marco Gonzales' future.