Ripon Christian's boys soccer team has had little trouble holding teams for a half of late.
The East Union High girls golf squad took care of cross-town rival Manteca High Tuesday at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
Sierra High's boys soccer team secured bragging rights Monday at East Union, but first place still belongs to the Lancers.
It took another five games to decide an East Union-Weston Ranch volleyball match Monday.
Two of the area's top offensive players did not play in Friday's Manteca-Sierra rivalry grudge match at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
East Union High's varsity volleyball team swept cross-town rival Sierra in three games on Thursday.
It was a strong showing from the serving stripe that helped Weston Ranch supplement their offense against intra-district rival Lathrop Thursday night.
Ripon Christian's boys soccer team missed out on a chance to make a move in the Southern League Thursday but settled on a scoreless tie with visiting Mariposa.
With all other Valley Oak League tennis matches washing out Thursday, Sierra High took the opportunity to make a splash against a team that's in position to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
One day after winning the Sierra Invitational for a fifth straight year at Manteca Park Golf Course, the Valley Oak League-leading East Union girls golf team returned to its home track Thursday to post one of its best nine-hole scores of the season.
The East Union High girls golf team enjoyed playing 18 holes.
Heavy rains hit portions of the early soccer matches, making for some interesting action on Wednesday afternoon.
Weston Ranch High's girls tennis team is quickly closing in on its second straight Valley Oak League championship.
The East Union High girls golf squad took care of Weston Ranch Tuesday at Stockton's Van Buskirk Municipal Course.
Sierra's Scott Tolman set four school records Saturday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swim Championships on Saturday at Tokay High, and in doing so he qualified for the inaugural state meet.
The East Union softball and Sierra and Ripon baseball teams are all seeking revenge in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
STOCKTON - From milestone wins to program scoring records, Manteca High girls soccer head coach Justin Coenenberg reminded his players of all they've accomplished this season while standing on the center circle at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
STOCKTON – Sierra put up five runs in the second inning Saturday and rode the hot bat of Devi Coglio to a 9-2 win over Lindhurst of Olivehurst for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV softball championship in The Stadium at the Arnaiz Softball Complex. This is the third blue banner for Sierra in five seasons.
STOCKTON – The Ripon softball team did something Saturday nobody has done this year.
STOCKTON - For the second straight year, Ripon Christian is the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII girls soccer champions.
The Ripon and Sierra baseball teams will have to win two straight on the same night to advance to the final round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
Fernando Segura struck out 11 through five strong innings for the Pirates on Saturday to lead the Pirates to the Northgate Junior championship with a 7-2 win over the Giants. Gary Alexander did a good job in relief of Segura.
STOCKTON - Ripon High had its chances in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V girls soccer championship game on Saturday.
STOCKTON - Sierra lost three NCAA Division I scholarship players to graduation over the past two years, while Nick Olmo stepped down as the winningest coach in program history.
SACRAMENTO - Down by three runs before even coming to bat Friday, the East Union softball team was unfazed.
STOCKTON - Chapter 5 of the Ripon-Hughson saga will take place at noon today at Arnais Field.
Sierra's Scott Tolman and Ripon freshman phenom Ty Wells have set themselves up to earn berths to the first-ever CIF State Swimming Championships with their efforts in the Sac-Joaquin Section Boys Trials on Friday.
STOCKTON - Perhaps the only thing that could cool off Sierra's sizzling bats was the rain.
No. 2 Sierra used a monstrous first inning to advance out of the elimination round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III baseball playoffs Thursday, defeating El Camino 12-2 in five innings at McAuliffe Memorial Ballpark in Sacramento.