Sierra High's boys track and field team had to truly early its Valley Oak League championship, and it ended the regular season undefeated with a 78-57 win against a talented Weston Ranch contingent Thursday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
RIPON - A team rarely celebrates a tie, and while two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII champion Ripon Christian was not all smiles after tying visiting Waterford 0-0 on Thursday, the Knights did have something to revel in - for the fourth consecutive season, they captured the Southern League title.
Two days after pitching a perfect game against rival Manteca, Sierra ace Lindsey Walljasper didn't get the nod for the Timberwolves' rematch with once-beaten Oakdale on Thursday.
TRACY - C.J. Drain scored the eventual-game winning run, then struck out the side in the bottom of the eighth inning as Weston Ranch escaped Kimball with an 8-7 win that that snapped a six-game losing skid for the Cougars.
Barely three minutes into the game, Ivy Benson fought through a pack of Oakdale defenders for a goal, and midway through the first half Leah Manuleleua added a second goal. The Mustangs could not close the gap in a 2-1 Valley Oak League win for the first-place Buffaloes at Guss Schmiedt Field.
The race for the fourth and final Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth is on in the Valley Oak League.
Central Catholic found out firsthand last week that there is no quit in Manteca.
It was home sweet home for East Union's five seniors during a Valley Oak League "away" softball game against Central Catholic, which does not have its own field to host games.
TRACY - Scott Tolman made school history during his outstanding junior season.
Oakdale handed Sierra an own goal in the game's first minute Monday and battled back from a three-goal deficit to knock the Timberwolves out of the top spot in the Valley Oak League with a 3-3 tie at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Regardless of the outcome, three Manteca High boys tennis players are going to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament.
Sierra High's boys swim team can do no worse than first.
A Ripon High graduate and former coach at her alma mater, Jocelyn Benziger will now lead the volleyball team next door.
PATTERSON - Ripon wasn't exactly sharp in its 240-285 Trans-Valley League win over Hilmar at Diablo Grande Golf and Country Club on Thursday, but the Indians did have a surprise performance by a last-minute fill-in.
ESCALON - Ripon tuned up for its toughest stretch in Trans-Valley League play with a 6-1 trouncing of Escalon on Thursday.
Bikram Thiara made history Saturday night.
Ty Griggs, 14, has continued to gain momentum from his memorable effort at Augusta National in early April.
"El Toro" to his teammates and coaches, East Union senior Marco Gonzales was a nightmare for opposing clubs.
CLOVIS - The numbers flashed across the board near the finish line after the third and final heat of the 300-meter hurdles in the CIF State ...
With Alexis Erich shelved all season by an ACL injury, senior first baseman Michelle Castro and junior pitcher Mikayla Bongi filled the void well for ...
Sierra hurdler Bikram Thiara scheduled his workouts for the morning to avoid the heat this week.
Leah Manuleleua graduated as the Manteca High girls soccer team's all-time career leader in goals scored, but she has meant much more to the ...
LODI - The sting of defeat may linger for John DeVisser, Ripon Christian's fiery baseball coach who endured his fair share losses for the Knights ...
LODI – It may be baseball season, but Ronaldo Tijero's football training came in handy Monday night.
Manteca is going back to where it made history two years ago.
ELK GROVE - Isaias Hunter and Bikram Thiara are bound for the 98th annual CIF State Track & Field Championships.
ELK GROVE – Sierra junior Bikram Thiara advanced in two events from the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field trials and will be joined in the ...
STOCKTON - When the baseball playoffs roll around, pitching is at a premium for any team that wants to make a deep run.
SACRAMENTO - Knee injuries kept Tyler-Graves Kelso from participating in previous championship runs.
SACRAMENTO - To repeat as Sac-Joaquin Section Division III champions, East Union would have needed to win three straight elimination games and beat the winners-bracket finalist ...