HUGHSON - Destiny was in the hands of the Ripon Indians, but not for long. After putting themselves in the driver's seat to contend for the program's first-ever Trans Valley League championship, they took a big step backwards Monday with a 2-0 loss to Hughson. Christian Sanchez scored both of the Huskies' goals in the 32nd and 65th minutes. His second score came off a penalty kick. "It was a classic (letdown) coming of a ...
RIPON - The Ripon Chiefs varsity team used its balanced ground assault and stifling defense to pound the Mountain House Panthers in a 26-0 victory in Trans Valley Youth Football League action at Ripon High Saturday. The Chiefs had four different rushers score, including quarterback Chase DePrue. DePrue capped the offensive barrage with a 9-yard keeper in the third quarter, and later a touchdown toss to Jace McFetridge. Michael Morris' 45-yard run set up Troy ...
Manteca High battled Sonora to a scoreless first half, but the Wildcats were able to push across the games' only score in the Buffaloes 7-0 loss at Gus Schmidt Field.
Sierra High had little trouble earning its fourth win of the season, blanking the visiting Central Valley Hawks 41-0.
SACRAMENTO – The Lathrop Spartans had their hands full with a Sacramento area powerhouse when they made the trip north for a 40-0 defeat at Christian Brothers High.
FOLSOM – Sierra High made the most of its trip to Folsom, leaving with three top-5 finishes in the 20-plus team Belle Vista Invitational at Willow Hills Course.
Marquis Miller had something to prove. So did quarterback Matt Barber and the rest of the Manteca Buffaloes. Manteca showed no ill effects from its loss to rival Sierra, taking it to previously undefeated Sonora early and often in a 37-13 shellacking Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field. Manteca (2-1 Valley Oak League, 4-2 overall) lost to heated rival Sierra 23-15 on Oct. 9. Miller had his worst varsity performance at running back, and Barber completed ...
It was a record day for Jarrod Daniels. Against visiting Central Valley on Friday, the Sierra High senior running back rushed for 291 yards, breaking Daniel Teicheira's school record of 277 for most yards in a game. Daniels' five touchdowns tied the mark set by Teicheira, who did it as a sophomore against Los Banos. But more importantly, the Timberwolves toppled the visiting Hawks, 49-20, remaining in a first-place tie with Oakdale in the Valley ...
Never has scheduling dealt a team such an evil hand when East Union had to roll out the welcome mats for two-time defending Valley Oak League champion Oakdale High in a 55-14 homecoming loss.
HUGHSON – The Ripon Indians are running full speed towards a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff spot.
CERES - Ceres High spoiled Weston Ranch's homecoming last year. The Cougars returned the favor Friday night, beating the Bulldogs 35-15 in a Valley Oak League varsity football showdown. "We wanted payback," Weston Ranch running back/linebacker Deon Eley said. The Cougars took a major step in the right direction as they improved to 3-3 on the year and 2-1 in the VOL. Weston Ranch was 2-8 and 1-6 last season. "All the critics picked us ...
Ripon's four-game loss to Escalon Thursday proved to have big playoff ramifications. "This will likely drop us from a top-two (seed) to fourth," Ripon coach Larry Keethe said after Thursday's contest. His hunch was right. The Sac-Joaquin Section released its midseason postseason power ratings Friday, revealing that Escalon is currently ranked third in Division IV with Ripon one spot behind the Cougars, though they have mirroring 1.33497 seeding ratings. The power ratings are used to ...
ESCALON - The streak is over. Escalon stunned defending Trans Valley League champion Ripon in four games (25-17, 19-25, 25-18, 25-21) Thursday, halting the Indians' regular-season win streak at 33. But the streak was an afterthought for Ripon coach Larry Keethe. Keethe is more concerned about his team's seeding in the midseason Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff power ratings, which will be released early next week. Ripon (8-1, 26-8 overall) also missed out on a ...
A first half-goal from David Molina seemingly sparked a Weston Ranch revenge win, but the Buffaloes had other plans. Manteca outshot and outscored the Cougars over the final half salvaging a 1-1 tie in the Valley Oak League playoff showdown at Lincoln Park Thursday.
LATHROP - It has been a long time coming, but it's finally here for the Lathrop Spartans who pulled in their first Valley Oak League win, 4-3, against Sonora Thursday.
STOCKTON - Allie Walljasper had plenty to do with Sierra punching its ticket to the semifinal of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV softball tournament Wednesday night.
RIO LINDA – Teagan Manus scored a hat trick and Bryanna Heida earned the clean sheet as Ripon Christian moved within one win of its first Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
LODI – The Ripon Christian Knights used their 12-day layoff to get back to the fundamentals.
Sierra High's 4x100 boys relay team broke the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Meet record Tuesday on its home track.
Ashley Almeida dove to her left, batting a rocket shot out of bounds.
STOCKTON - There was no fist pump. No twirl of the putter. Not even a smile cracked the face of the always even-keel Will Brink.
On a championship-caliber team with no Sac-Joaquin Section championships, Jim Todd isn't leaning on a rich core of veterans for the missing ingredient.
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.