RIPON - The Ripon Christian Knights are returning to UC Davis.
STOCKTON – For the better part of its Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Final match against nationally ranked Vista del Lago, East Union Highseemed poised to play the role of spoiler.
Ricky Morris of Sierra and the Ripon High boys cross country team are going back to Fresno.
Clarence Goes' next game as East Union High boys soccer coach will be his last, as he made his retirement public at the end of the regular season.
CERES - East Union was leaning against the ropes with hands up, chin down and elbow tucked as host Central Valley fired away at will with a salvo of shots.
ESCALON – The volleyball season came to a halt for the Ripon High Indians.
RIPON - There were no secrets or surprises when Southern League volleyball rivals Ripon Christian and Turlock Christian squared off for a third time this season Thursday.
Vista del Lago is for real.
RIPON – Paige Burrell spent time in practice on her volleyball serves.
Miguel Barbosa was given a second chance and converted.
The fourth time was the charm for Sierra High's boys soccer team Tuesday.
Just getting to the dance is a banner accomplishment for the East Union and Manteca volleyball teams.
The Ripon Indians were able to defy the expectations of the majority of the Sac-Joaquin Section, earning a berth into the Division II Boys Water Polo Championships. The Indians championship was cut short though, after running into Sierra Foothill League champion Granite Bay in a 12-3 first round loss.
The Marin brothers played their final soccer game together for Manteca High Thursday in the Buffaloes' Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV out-bracket playoff match with visiting Livingston.
ROSEVILLE - Prior to Thursday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II doubles tennis tournament, Ashley Duenas and Klacey Kachalkin of East Union High played apart.
SALIDA - After a nip-and-tuck contest for six innings, Manteca put up six runs in the top of the seventh Monday and defeated Spreckels Park 9-4 for the championship of the District 67 All Star Tournament at Salida Elementary School.
SALIDA – Manteca has played two games in the District 67 Senior All-Star Tournament at Salida Elementary School, and as a result of Wednesday's 8-0 win over Salida, Manteca has yet to give up a run.
STOCKTON - Cherish Burks has a mindset for hitting.
STOCKTON - Ripon High shortstop Jarrod Andrews made the defensive play of the game, and it was he who scored the final run to end the 25th Annual High School All-Star Baseball Classic at Delta College's Nick Cecchetti Field on Friday.
Brian Goulart and his East Union softball team aren't done celebrating yet.
STOCKTON - John Ward doesn't have fond memories of Sierra.
STOCKTON - Since taking over his alma mater in 2002, Manteca High head coach Eric Reis has built a winning program steeped in tradition anchored by dominant linemen.
STOCKTON - Steven Martinez, a bull of a lineman at 5-foot-11, 290 pounds, couldn't wait between turns to go toe-to-toe with other touted linemen from the county.
The area's two qualifiers for the CIF State Track & Field Championships ended their high school careers in the preliminary round Friday in Clovis.
Cherish Burks, Darian Van Der Maaten, Leo Soto and 11 other recent graduates from the Manteca area will don their high school jerseys one last time.
Nine players from the Ripon and Ripon Christian baseball teams earned all-league honors, with Indians junior Angelo Baciocco getting the nod for the Most Valuable Offensive Player in the Trans-Valley League.
After splitting innings with an elder teammate for two seasons, Danielle Sperry finally had her shot at carrying the load as the workhorse pitching ace for Ripon High's softball team.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
ELK GROVE – Anthony Santiago had a personal best in the shot put Friday, is going to the state championships and he wants more.
ELK GROVE - Carl Chandler stared at the ground as he paced alongside the triple jump runway, while Manteca High teammate Kenny Wooten was preparing to take his final leap in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet Thursday at Elk Grove High.