RIPON - Zach Evans plated Ripon's first run with a leadoff homer in the sixth. And he, along with many others in attendance, thought he scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth to stun undefeated Escalon during an anticipated Trans Valley League contest. With two outs and Evans representing the deciding score at third base, teammate Jared Macedo got caught in a pickle between the first- and second-base bags to catch Escalon ...
Kelsey Emmerson was fantastic for the East Union sophomore softball team in a double-header sweep Wednesday at Northgate Park.
Curtiss May couldn't have pitched much better for Manteca in a 10-1 loss Tuesday. And Oakdale's Nick Vander Tuig, oddly enough, could have. Vander Tuig beaned Ricky Acosta in the fourth inning to break up a perfect game, and two errors in the fifth allowed Kevin Allen to reach and score Manteca's only run. "He was close (to a perfect game), but at least he gets the no-no," Oakdale coach Hondo Arpoika said. The UCLA-bound ...
Playing a home match on the road once again, Sierra fell to the Buffaloes, 5-0, Tuesday afternoon at Manteca High.
SONORA - Sierra has reason to celebrate. More like reasons. The Timberwolves' commanding 6-0 victory over three-time defending Valley Oak League and Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champion Sonora was their first at Dunlavy Field since 2004. And with the win comes the decorated program's 10th conference title in 14 varsity seasons. Sierra's last title came in 2006, which was shared with Sonora. "There's so much to be proud of with this game," Sierra coach Manuel ...
CERES - Jode Johnson hit a walk-off three-run blast Tuesday at Ceres High, where the second-place Bulldogs stunned Valley Oak League frontrunner East Union, 8-6.
LA GRANGE - Chris Musseman can't help but run the "what ifs" through his mind after his Ripon Indians won the second Trans Valley League Tournament Tuesday at Lake Don Pedro Golf and Country Club.
East Union took out a frustrating week against Sonora with a 15-3 pounding of Ceres Tuesday at Agostini Field.
CERES - Jared Twomey got it done on both sides of the ball Tuesday in Ceres, as the Sierra sophomore baseball team tripped up Central Valley, 9-5.
Sierra High head coach Dave Breitenbucher gathered the troops near rival East Union's pool to make one last announcement.
There's a reason half of East Union's roster was on hand Friday at Sierra High to witness the Timberwolves saddle Oakdale with another 1-0 loss.
HUGHSON – Copperfield? Blaine? Maybe Penn? Perhaps Teller? Somebody check the Ripon High dugout for ringers. Something magical is happening. The Indians completed a two-game sweep of Hughson Friday afternoon with an 11-8 victory produced by yet another come-from-behind offensive explosion. Not only was the win the sixth in Ripon's last seven outings, but the victory also vaulted the Indians into a second-place tie with Modesto Christian with four games left to play in the ...
SONORA - Sonora got its revenge. Again. The Wildcats edged Weston Ranch for the second time in seven days, this time by a 4-3 margin in Valley Oak League play Friday at Standard Park. Jacee Malone closed the book on the contest with a bases-loaded gapper to left center, scoring Amanda Tye for the winning run for Sonora (2-8, 9-12 overall) in the bottom of the seventh inning. In the Nor-Cal Classic in Tracy last ...
The score wasn't a good indication of how thoroughly the Lancers handled Ceres in a 3-1 win Friday night at Dino Cunial Field.
LATHROP – Steven Gigli went 4 for 4 with six RBIs and a grand slam Friday afternoon as the East Union sophomore baseball team blasted Lathrop, 22-3, on the road.
STOCKTON – Nicole Kaiser performed like she had a ticket to play Division I softball on Thursday.
Racing against time and trailing by a score, the East Union girls soccer team turned to desperation.
LODI – Jake Corn had confidence in his fastball.
LODI - Chandler Bengston woke up Central Catholic's bats with a loud two-run dinger that sparked a game-breaking, two-out rally.
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.