Ripon High's girls swim team emphatically claimed a share of its Valley Oak League title in Friday's regular-season finale at Sierra, winning 102-68.
Perhaps the smallest player on the field came up the biggest Friday night. And standout Sammy Morris was there to put the icing on the cake. Manteca freshman Katie Locke, along with the senior Morris, each netted goals for the Buffaloes during a 2-1 victory over visiting Sonora in the 3rd Annual 'Kicking for a Cure' game at Guss Schmiedt Field. "Katie is our little spark plug on the team," Manteca head coach Justin Coenenberg ...
Manteca High's softball team won't be overlooked in the final two weeks of the Valley Oak League season.
TRACY - Games with Kimball haven't been easy for Sierra. Even with an eight-run lead. The Timberwolves held on for an 8-4 victory Friday to improve to 7-1 against the third-year club. It was their largest margin of victory against the talented Jaguars (5-3 Valley Oak League, 13-6 overall), who committed two infield errors to spot Sierra 4-0 lead in the first. "They're always tough. That's a team that's going to fight until the last ...
RIPON – Danielle Sperry was pitching at an all-Trans Valley League level on Thursday afternoon.
Sierra had to grind out its 3-2 win over visiting Oakdale on Thursday. "A lot of our games have been that way," Sierra coach Jack Thomson said. That experience paid off, as the resilient Timberwolves (5-3, 12-7-1 overall) forced a series split with the defending Valley Oak League champion Mustangs (6-2, 13-8) and remain tied for third place. Sierra could have come away with a sweep but blew a four-run lead in Tuesday's 8-6 loss ...
East Union struck quickly during Thursday's Valley Oak League matchup against visiting Oakdale.
Lucas Vaughn had a stellar pitching performance during Manteca's 6-0 shutout over Lathrop on Thursday afternoon.
Manteca clinched a spot in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II postseason after wrapping up its Valley Oak League schedule with a 9-0 rout of East Union on Thursday.
Peyton Rose came through with clutch pitches and the game-winning hit in the seventh inning of Manteca High's thrilling 4-3 win over visiting East Union Wednesday.
Manteca moved that much closer to repeating as Valley Oak League boys track and field champions on Wednesday.
Austin McDonnell's future looks bright. Not just in the swimming pool, but in the classroom as well. The Manteca resident and St. Mary's of Stockton standout signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday and is headed to Wright State University (Fairborn, Ohio) on partial scholarship. "(The scholarship) is mainly athletic with a little bit of academic added," he said. "I'm still waiting to hear back from the engineering department." The former Manteca Dolphin youth ...
A disputed called third strike took Weston Ranch out of what was a competitive game for five-plus innings at Oakdale on Wednesday.
The East Union boys swim team was narrowly beaten by Kimball 87-83 in a Valley Oak League dual meet in Tracy Tuesday.
Ripon was missing a few of its top players on Wednesday yet still managed to escape Hughson with a much-needed Trans Valley League point.
Sierra High has built it.
Manteca and Ripon Christian begin the Sac-Joaquin Section Division playoffs against familiar foes next week.
The road to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship appears to go through the Valley Oak League once again.
Ripon High's Zach Scudder and freshman Scott Tolman of Sierra are two of the favorites in today's Sac-Joaquin Section frosh-soph final in the 100-yard breast stroke.
RIPON - It was two years ago on this same field that four current Ripon Christian seniors experienced heartache.
Meghan Wallace stood at the edge of the penalty area in stunned disbelief - hands atop her head, mouth agape.
MODESTO – Ripon's Yvette Serrano put together a respectable effort in the net Thursday afternoon at David Patton Field.
LODI - Ripon's Erika Brown qualified for the finals of the frosh-soph 100-yard freestyle and the 100 backstroke during the Sac-Joaquin Section girls swimming Trials at Tokay High on Thursday.
Jim Todd stopped practice and called for two substitutions.
The Sac-Joaquin Section's new playoff format has created plenty of intrigue.
LATHROP – Oakdale's resume speaks for itself.
RIPON - Ripon hasn't been to the Sac-Joaquin Section softtball playoffs since 1996.
Ripon resident and Central Catholic senior Aimee Rose has signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Notre Dame de Namur University. She will major in kinesiology at the Belmont-based Catholic school.
Manteca was 15 outs from missing out on a postseason berth altogether after starting the Valley Oak League season with a two-game lead in the standings through eight games.
Sierra senior Gabby Olmo came up clutch during a Valley Oak League finale against host East Union at the Northgate Softball Complex Tuesday.