Lower weights (103-130) • 103: Chris Rodriguez, Weston Ranch junior-Rodriguez qualified for the SJS Masters with a third-place finish at the Division IV tournament. • 119: Marco Castaneda, East Union junior-The Lancer junior won the Lincoln Tournament, the VOL tournament and Division IV tournament before ending his season at the Masters. • 119: Robert Howard, Sierra senior-Howard developed into one of Frank Sabala's best and ended his career with back-to-back Masters appearances. <div ...
For the second time in the four years since the inception of the Vern Gebhardt Champions Cup, the tournament host walked away with the hardware.
MODESTO – After struggling with a 1-6-1 start to the season, Weston Ranch turned it all around with an impressive 3-0 showing Saturday at the Big Valley Tournament, claiming the championship.
SACRAMENTO – The offense has arrived at East Union. The Lancers picked up a pair of wins Saturday at Sacramento's Tournament of Champions to finish 4-1, their best performance ever at the elite tournament. Last year in a 12-inning affair with Casa Robles, hurler Whitney Waltrip rang up 23 Lancers. Highlighted by Kourtni McCall's second-inning two-run blast, East Union exploded on Whitney on the way to an impressive 6-1 win that head coach Brian Goulart ...
GRANITE BAY – Besides Placer High, Sierra was the only other Division III school of the 22 to compete at this season's Bob King Invitational hosted by Granite Bay Saturday.
To say the Sierra Timberwolves are playing good soccer at this point in the season would be quite the understatement.
RIPON - Michael Donaldson put a preseason's worth of frustration into his final pitch - a game-ending strike on a 2-2 fastball that Modesto Christian's Devan Brown, caught off balanced after swinging on consecutive curveballs earlier in the at-bat, looked at.
CERES - Less isn't more in swimming. "More," in fact, helped East Union's boys team edge out Ceres 83-67 to open the Valley Oak League season Friday. The girls won more decisively, 112-56. "We're pretty deep this year, so we're able to mix it up a little bit," East Union coach Chris Johnson said. "We have some first-year swimmers that are very talented and quick learners. "For our boys, depth in our relays helped win ...
ELK GROVE - Smarting from Thursday's 10-0 Sacramento Tournament of Champions-opening loss to powerhouse Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills, the two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division II champion, East Union coach Brian Goulart was curious to see how his team would rebound with a healthy lineup.
STOCKTON - On Monday he did it with his bat. On Friday, he did it with his arm. Antonio Joseph struck out seven and walked one, as Weston Ranch completed a home-and-home sweep of McNair with a 12-2 victory to close the preseason. Joseph gave up two runs in the first, though both were unearned. Joseph was 2 for 4 in Monday's contest and drove in three runs. His performance on the mound was a ...
OAKDALE - For anyone that hasn't experienced courses like the ones offered at Oakdale and Sonora, the learning curve is steep.
C.J. Rivas was unstoppable at the plate Friday for the Manteca sophomore baseball team in a five-inning 15-3 drubbing of Chavez.
MODESTO - They call Tom Moore, the late meet director of the former Modesto Relays, the "Grandfather of district track and field."
Apparently the Lancers are charitable sorts. For the second straight day East Union sent home a Stockton opponent home without the muscle wear and joint strain of two superfluous innings. After a 12-2 beat-down of Stagg Friday night, the Lancers smacked Chavez 11-1 Saturday in a make-up contest at Agostini Field. Frank Bailey got the start and was fantastic, allowing no runs on one hit with five strikeouts and just one walk. Joe Modesto (1 ...
BAKERSFIELD - Down 3-2 with 20 seconds remaining in his first match Saturday at the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships, Ryan Mackey had little choice but to shoot.
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.
RIPON - It was two years ago on this same field that four current Ripon Christian seniors experienced heartache.
Meghan Wallace stood at the edge of the penalty area in stunned disbelief - hands atop her head, mouth agape.
MODESTO – Ripon's Yvette Serrano put together a respectable effort in the net Thursday afternoon at David Patton Field.
LODI - Ripon's Erika Brown qualified for the finals of the frosh-soph 100-yard freestyle and the 100 backstroke during the Sac-Joaquin Section girls swimming Trials at Tokay High on Thursday.
Jim Todd stopped practice and called for two substitutions.
The Sac-Joaquin Section's new playoff format has created plenty of intrigue.
LATHROP – Oakdale's resume speaks for itself.
RIPON - Ripon hasn't been to the Sac-Joaquin Section softtball playoffs since 1996.
Ripon resident and Central Catholic senior Aimee Rose has signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Notre Dame de Namur University. She will major in kinesiology at the Belmont-based Catholic school.
Manteca was 15 outs from missing out on a postseason berth altogether after starting the Valley Oak League season with a two-game lead in the standings through eight games.
Sierra senior Gabby Olmo came up clutch during a Valley Oak League finale against host East Union at the Northgate Softball Complex Tuesday.