The pads were popping at Ripon Christian Friday afternoon as the Ripon Knights practiced full-contact tackling drills. Head coach Todd Keast and the Knights kick off the 2009 season Aug. 22 at Gustine High, where the Redskins will be waiting. Ripon will face another road test in the Delhi Raiders Aug. 29 before returning to RC for the first contest in front of the home faithful.
The East Union high varsity linemen ran through conditioning and blocking drills Tuesday at East Union while the skill position players hit up the weight room. The Sac-Joaquin Section imposed dead period for fall season athletes begins today and lasts until Aug. 17. Pre-conditioning for football begins Aug. 17 and lasts until the Aug. 24, the first day of practice.
Kyle Harman, ever the perfectionist, wasn't exactly thrilled. He wasn't thoroughly disappointed either. Coming off a month-long hiatus from golf because of a groin injury, the soon-to-be East Union High senior took second in the San Joaquin Valley Junior Invitational in Fresno Monday and Tuesday. Harman finished the tournament 13-over par (79-76-155) at, just two strokes shy of the leader, D.J. Stone at San Joaquin Country Club, where Fresno State's men's and women's golf teams ...
East Union High hosted a two-day volleyball skills camp at the Dalben Center.
STOCKTON - Don't tell Eric Reis and his assistant coaches that the season hasn't started yet.
East Union was back on the gridiron Saturday at Modesto Junior College as part of the MJC passing league tournament. The Lancers made short work of Turlock in the second game of the day. The first and second-team offenses both turned in a pair of touchdowns, while the first and second-team defenses held the Bulldogs to just one score. Starting quarterback Teejay Gordon was in control throughout, throwing an accurate, tight spiral. Gordon found both ...
For three varsity seasons at Sierra High, Andy Scott displayed his fielding prowess at both middle-infield positions and his keen ability to get the big hits.
East Union and Sierra's softball rivalry took a back seat during the final week of the Valley Oak League season and the days following.
Nicole Vanni, the 2009 Bulletin All-Area Most Valuable Player, is quite possibly the best girls soccer player ever to compete at Sierra High.
It's hard to look back on everything the 2009 Bulletin All-Area Track Athletes of the Year, Sierra High hurdler Courtney Whitlock and Weston Ranch hurdler Angell Mayfield, were able to accomplish over the course of the season and not be thoroughly impressed.
One put the finishing touches on an outstanding high school career. The other is just getting started. Sierra High teammates Josh Revives and Kara Hall are the 2009 Bulletin All-Area Swimmers of the Year. After qualifying for his third-straight Sac-Joaquin Section trials in both the 100 and 200 freestyle events, Revives ended his career at Tokay High May 16 with a 15th place finish in the 200. "I've always placed top-eight (in the 200)," Revives ...
On April 27, baby-faced Kyle Harman became the man. Harman met his chief personal goal for the season in the Valley Oak League Championships at Lockeford Springs Golf Course in Lodi that day, earning the conference's Most Valuable Player honor after outdueling Oakdale's Austin Whitworth. It was a winner-take-all for both, and both recorded the lowest score with one-over 73s. Harman won the tiebreaker, total strokes over the last three holes, to take home his ...
The South all-star team snapped the North's six-game winning streak with a 19-3 win Saturday at the University of the Pacific, the site of the 36th Annual Lions Club All-Star Football Classic. The South took a 6-3 lead into halftime before scoring a touchdown each in the third and fourth quarters. Four area standout football players took part in the all-star event as a part of the victorious South squad, Manteca's LaRon Bennett, Sierra's Michael ...
STOCKTON - Recent Manteca High graduate Ricky Acosta restrained himself from throwing his helmet in the bottom of the eighth inning after his bases-loaded double led to just one run no thanks to base running mishap ahead of him.
STOCKTON - Sierra High snapped a seven-game losing streak to hated rival Manteca last fall, but on Saturday members from both teams along with East Union will look to preserve the North's recent string of dominance of the South in the 36th Annual Lions Club All-Star Football Classic at the University of the Pacific.
The past along with the present is being recognized this week in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Central California Lions All-Star Football Classic, one of the state's four original prep contests of its kind.
A productive year at the plate might be an understatement when referring to the type of season Ripon Christian's now-graduated senior Dominic Nelson just had.
Guillermo Nunez was praised for his high basketball IQ.
Backed by a good-sized contingent of supporters - including former teammates, classmates, teachers, and friends and family - Will Brink played his final round as an East Union Lancer during Wednesday's CIF/CGA State Boys Golf Championship in scenic Carmel.
Nick Olmo reiterated on Tuesday that he doesn't put much stock into rankings.
Ripon's softball team certainly pitched and played defense this spring.
One of just two sophomores in the sprint events, Weston Ranch High's John McDonald was understandably wide-eyed upon his rival at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis - the site of the CIf State Track & Field Championships.
Manteca High junior Jake Corn had an astounding season on the bump this spring.
ELK GROVE - The kid they call "Texas" is competing in the California Interscholastic Federation Track and Field State Championships for the first time next week.
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