Tiger Shelton figured it wasn't going to be easy.
FOLSOM – With a berth into the California State Championships at stake, a handful of area runners took full advantage of their opportunity to advance to the big stage.
After advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Meet with a first-place finish at sub-sections, the Ripon girls cross country program stands a legitimate chance at the program's first-ever berth in the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships.
RIPON - Word travels quickly in this small town known for almonds and volleyball. It gets around even faster between the city's rival high schools that are a stone's throw away from each other.
For Ripon High, a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff home game is right where it thought it would be.
Ripon Christian's football team doesn't mind not being awarded the playoff bye week it deserved.
The Ripon High boys water polo team's roll came to halt Thursday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II Championships.
A true freshman from Manteca is playing a big part in the Minot State women's soccer team's historic 2012 season.
In a season where the majority of things went the Manteca Buffaloes' way, their final contest was a new experience, as they fell victim to their first shutout of the season in a 1-0 loss to Central Valley in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal Wednesday.
Erick Noriega had one last chance to score with a free kick in Sierra's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff game with visiting Galt on Wednesday.
As the Manteca football team prepares for the second-season, the importance of one of the Buffaloes' second halves looms as a pivotal moment. Getting ready for a trip to Sacramento to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs, probably would have probably been an afterthought if weren't for halftime up at Sonora.
A season for the ages came to an abrupt end for Ripon Christian Wednesday, as the Knights fell short offensively and were beat 4-0 by Sacramento Country Day during semifinal action of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division- II playoffs.
For each of the three area high school soccer programs still vying for a shot at hoisting a blue banner, their next contest will prove the most important game any of the clubs have played this season. As important as preseason tournaments and league titles were a few weeks ago, Today's contests will dictate all of these team's season.
RIPON – For a fleeting moment it looked as if West Campus was prepared for what Ripon Christian would be bringing to their Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Volleyball Championships debut. By the time the Knights were closing out a first game win, it was obvious that wasn't the case.
Ripon High's second-round trip will be much shorter than the one it took Tuesday night.
RIPON - Despite a disproportionate advantage in shots, Manteca only managed to escape Stouffer Field on Monday with a 4-3 win over host Ripon in girls ...
STOCKTON - Manteca High's much-vaunted defense was tested early against Placer.
FRESNO - Megan Oblin made a good first impression in her inaugural CIF State Championships race at Woodward Park on Saturday.
Brett Lewis could tell something was a little off with Jorge Cedano, a sophomore who could play a key role on Manteca's defending CIF ...
KENTFIELD – The Ripon High volleyball team is good – very good – but unfortunately, the Indians found out on Saturday what great was.
Only three players from Manteca-area schools were selected to the All-Valley Oak League first team.
RIPON - Best friends and phenomenal volleyball players, Ashlyn Eisenga and Sam McCreath have what Ripon head coach Erin Cutino calls a "Siamese twins-like power" on ...
RIPON-Sam McCreath is known for her sizzling spikes and ability to perform in clutch situations, but first-year Ripon coach Erin Cutino said it is ...
RIPON - Even when it is not at full strength, the Ripon volleyball team is pretty tough to beat.
Sierra sophomores Jesse Hurtado and Megan Oblin will be joining repeat qualifier Tomas Huerta of Weston Ranch at the CIF State Championships at Woodward Park ...
The fun just may be beginning for Ripon High's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champion volleyball team.
LODI – Get the ball to Sam.
Erin Cutino inherited an experienced team with Sac-Joaquin Section championship aspirations this past summer.
They're Sac-Joaquin Section champions and their future for college is already set.
There may be no crying in baseball, but there were tears of joy a plenty Wednesday night in the East Union library.