Dennis Wells believes that his East Union girls golf team is right where it needs to be at this point in the season.
While its top singles players struggled Thursday afternoon, Manteca High girls' tennis team relied on its remaining singles players and doubles squads to rally to a 6-3 victory over the visiting East Union Lancers.
Tiger Shelton took little satisfaction when his Ripon Christian volleyball team swept rival Ripon in their Foundation Game on Aug. 29.
Oakdale and Sonora have been the top dogs when it comes to volleyball in the Valley Oak League. In the last five years, it's been one - or the other or both in some cases - that has come away with the title.
One scoring sequence summed up Sierra High's 5-0 drubbing of visiting rival East Union Wednesday.
Ricky Morris is focused on returning to the state cross country meet.
The Sierra High girls golf squad put together one of its top efforts of the season Wednesday against Weston Ranch.
It was a tough day for the Sierra High girls tennis squad.
RIPON - Ripon High's three-game loss (18-25, 17-25, 15-25) to Lodi Tuesday is one of those bumps on the road that first-year coach Adrienne Uecker is hoping will help make her volleyball club better.
Dennis Wells came away Tuesday pleased with the overall efforts of the East Union High girls golf team.
Ripon Christian's 3-2 loss to host Mariposa in Tuesday's Southern League opener was a tale of two halves.
East Union High's volleyball team will take some momentum into Thursday's Valley Oak League-opening match against rival Manteca.
A valuable lesson was learned by Ripon High's boys cross country team last week.
Jessica Bettancourt became Ripon High's first female cross country runner to qualify for the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships last year, joining the Indians' boys squad.
East Union made quick work of Gustine during a non-league match on Monday, dispatching the visiting Redskins 25-19, 25-23 and 25-15.
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.
The Valley Oak League's top girls swim team was well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Trials Thursday at Tokay High in Lodi.
STOCKTON - Jeremy Wager-Smith was just too much for Ripon Christian to handle on Thursday.
Arianna Cardenas hadn't scored in more than a month, and she was battling a freshman for minutes, but few have been better in big games.
CERES - A chance at making history turned into heartbreak for the Manteca High boys tennis team in the first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section Division III team final.
Natalia Duran got the last laugh Wednesday.
Ripon Christian is heading to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship game for a second straight year after upending fourth-seeded Vacaville Christian 4-1 on Wednesday.