Ripon High did not waste the opportunity to shine brightly on its senior night, knocking off the visiting Modesto Christian Crusaders 25-15, 25-20, 25-14 Thursday in Trans Valley League play.
Sierra's 3-1 victory over Sonora on senior night Thursday served two purposes for the Timberwolves, who clinched a postseason berth while jumping into a first-place tie with rival Manteca with two Valley Oak League matches remaining.
In the first game it was Sierra.
In a short period of time, Ripon High's water polo program has thrust itself to the top of the Valley Oak League standings.
Willie Herrera has goals.
LATHROP - Drew Erwin is a natural defender, but during Lathrop High's must-win Valley Oak League match with Weston Ranch the target was on him.
LODI - Girls golf in the Valley Oak League is not what it once was.
A 1-1 tie with Gustine last month was Delhi's only blemish in the Southern League.
Nicholas Gonzalez and Ruben Lopez each scored twice in the second half as Sierra's boys soccer team blew past host Kimball 6-2 in Valley Oak League action Monday.
The Ripon High and Ripon Christian girls golf teams will be represented in next week's Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament.
Vannida Nguyen finished the Valley Oak League regular season undefeated, and Sierra clinched a No. 2 seed for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II team playoffs with an 8-1 destruction of visiting Kimball on Monday.
Twenty five points were not enough in Sierra's Valley Oak League showdown with visiting Lathrop on Monday.
RIPON - Ripon High has instilled a great formula for success in its team. The Indians have done it each week, eight times, and the once-beaten Hilmar Yellowjackets were the most recent victim. The Indians simply score more than their opponent, and Friday's 42-7 Trans Valley League victory was no different.
In a match that was likely going to come down to the No. 5 golfers on both teams, Manteca and Sierra locked up for an epic Valley Oak League contest won by the Timberwolves 274-278 Thursday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
RIPON - Ripon High's rematch with Escalon didn't last as long as their Trans-Valley League opener back on Sept. 18, but second-year coach Adrienne Uecker came away more satisfied with Thursday's effort.
Sierra celebrated senior night and its Valley Oak League outright championship with a trouncing of Weston Ranch on Tuesday night.
RIPON - Ripon will take a three-game winning streak into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after exacting revenge against Hilmar on Tuesday, 44-43.
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian appears to be peaking at the right time.
MARIPOSA - Nick Van Vliet scored twice, and Ripon Christian benefited from an own goal from Mariposa to sneak away with a 5-4 Southern League win ...
Manteca dominated from start to finish, but Noelle Smith and visiting Lathrop made the Buffaloes work for their 3-1 win in their annual Kicking for ...
MODESTO - Sierra left little doubt in its rematch with Central Catholic.
STOCKTON – East Union remained in the hunt for an at-large Sac-Joaquin Section playoff bid Saturday with a 66-42 Valley Oak League girls basketball win over ...
With a playoff berth sewed up and two league games remaining Sierra maintained its hold on first place in the Valley Oak League on Saturday ...
Ripon came within two points of winning the Trans-Valley League wrestling tournament but still claimed an overall co-championship with Hilmar as the two teams split ...
MODESTO – East Union's Jaysen Reindel won a Valley Oak League championship for the second year in a row, moving up from 220 pounds last ...
MODESTO – Long time East Union wrestling coach A.J. Reindel was honored Saturday when he was named coach of the year by the Northern California ...
Tydus Verhoeven crouched down into a defensive stance and clapped his hands as if to say, "Bring it on!" at one point in the fourth ...
It was a game of runs Friday night.
TRACY - Craig Ward is hoping for a better effort next Wednesday when his Lathrop boys basketball team rounds out the regular season against Sierra.
RIPON - The Ripon High bounced back from a dismal start with a second-half surge at Ripon Christian during Friday's rivalry match-up.