EAST PALO ALTO - For the better part of two weeks the Ripon Christian Knights just kept on winning.
RIPON - The performance it would have taken for Ripon High to continue its CIF State Boys Basketball Championship run took a big hit with a one-point first quarter. Ripon eventually found its stride but the Arcata Tigers never lost theirs, eliminating the Indians with a 63-51 win Saturday.
After opening the Sierra High Vern Gebhardt Champions Cup with a one-sided 7-0 victory over Mesa Verde, Sierra had battled with Linden for a 0-0 tie, securing the top spot in Pool "A" play and setting up a match with Pool "C" winner Beyer High.
The East Union Lancers made the most of one hit.
Sierra's swim team visited crosstown rival Manteca to open the Valley Oak League season Friday and left with wins for both the boys and girls squads.
Brock Swift came up with the big bomb to get his team back into the game. Then he finished it off from the mound for the win.
Sierra High used one third-inning Iyana Hughes run to slip past Pitman 1-0 and then exchanged shots with Los Banos for a six-inning 4-4 stalemate in the Ceres Tournament Friday in Riverbank.
Manteca High's boys tennis team had little trouble dispatching visiting Kimball in Valley Oak League action Thursday, rolling to a 7-2 win despite injuries.
Lathrop High's track and field team made a statement even in defeat during Thursday's Valley Oak League-opening dual meet at East Union.
It will be home sweet home for Ripon High's boys basketball team in the second round of the CIF Northern California playoffs Saturday.
For the second time this young season, Ripon High dominated every facet of the game in handling intra-city rival Ripon Christian 10-0 in the mercy-rule shortened nonleague contest Thursday.
Weston Ranch was able to keep its perfect season going through the first meeting of the Ceres Tournament at Rainbow Fields in Riverbank, but perfection stopped there as the Cougars dropped the back end of a twin bill Thursday to tournament host Ceres.
The Ripon Indians took a huge step in the right direction, stopping the Escalon Cougars 221-225 Thursday in the Trans Valley League showdown.
Sierra High's swimming program was able to net a pair of victories over West High Wednesday, winning handily in the girls meet 104-65 and slipping past the Wolfpack in boys action, 84-82.
RIPON - The Ripon High Indians advanced in the CIF Northern California Division IV tournament Wednesday by beating Gridley at the North Gym, 56-45.
Thanks to Tawny Deerinck, the science wing at Manteca High may need a new skylight.
LATHROP - Lathrop's first four batters reached in the bottom of the seventh, but visiting Chavez was able to limit the damage for a 9-7 ...
STOCKTON - Manuel Rubio pitched three innings and went 3 for 4 with three runs at the plate, helping Weston Ranch complete a series sweep of ...
Jhai Flowers set a new school record in the pole vault in helping Lathrop's boys track and field team trample host Manteca 111-23 in ...
RIPON - Ripon hit the pool swimming Thursday, dominating visiting Sierra and Kimball to sweep the Valley Oak League-opening tri-meet at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Manteca's Gino Campiotti broke open a close game in the sixth inning with a bases-clearing double and pitched five innings to get the win ...
RIPON - Things were looking bleak just a week ago for the Ripon boys golf team.
East Union was held to two hits but was rewarded for its patience at the plate in a 3-1 win over visiting Atwater on Wednesday.
A rough start was only part of the reason for Sierra High's 5-3 loss to visiting Turlock on Wednesday.
Sometimes patience wins out over power.
PATTERSON - One day after winning a pitchers duel against powerhouse Ceres, Manteca squeaked past Patterson 11-10 in a slugfest Wednesday.
When Manteca's Kyle Reis goes on a roll, he goes on a roll.
East Union won the majority of the matches played, but it wasn't enough to overcome its low numbers in a 6-3 loss to visiting ...
OAKDALE - The Manteca High varsity boys swim team earned a rare win over Oakdale in its season-opening double dual on Tuesday.
Ryan Ward got all the run support he needed in the first inning, as Manteca scored three runs and rode its freshman pitcher to a ...