LOCKEFORD - Ripon High's boys golf team may be hitting its stride, and it couldn't have come at a better time.
Spring break isn't about rest and relaxation under the sun for East Union High's girls soccer team this week.
FRESNO - Sierra High earned its first victory of the Fresno Easter Classic, but couldn't make it two straight falling to Centennial in the nightcap 12-2 Tuesday.
RIPON - Chris Musseman was anxious to see how his Ripon High boys golf team would respond to suffering its first loss of the season.
RIVERBANK – The Ripon Indians had a tough time trying to solve Riverbank High pitcher Carlye Avey, stringing up just five hits in Tuesday's 2-0 Trans Valley League loss.
Lexy Posz has accomplished a lot in her two varsity seasons for the East Union High girls basketball team, but she remains hungry going into her senior year.
Central Valley came out and drew first blood with a leadoff home run to start the contest, but that solo shot proved to be the beginning of the end for the Hawks in East Union's 26-1 shellacking Friday in Valley Oak League play.
East Union High's girls golf team had a fifth former player in the last two years sign a letter of intent to continue her athletic career at the next level Wednesday.
The Manteca High boys swimming team took care of business against both Central Valley and Ceres highs, winning with ease in the school's Valley Oak League meet Friday at Manteca High.
HUGHSON – The Ripon High baseball team cracked things open with a four-run second inning and put it away with a monstrous nine-run fifth for a Trans valley League win over the Hughson Huskies Friday.
Sierra High's girls soccer players hobbled toward the sideline with shoulders slumping following a 0-0 tie against visiting rival East Union at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Thursday.
Finishing their Valley Oak League series against East Union with a two-game sweep was important to the Manteca Buffaloes, and a complete-game victory from pitcher Matt Barber helped them accomplish that task in a 5-1 win Thursday.
RIPON – Ripon High's softball team grabbed its first Trans Valley League win of the young season, rolling over the Ripon Christian Knights with ease 5-0 Thursday.
After putting a close game out of reach in Tuesday's game, Sierra had to hold tight for the series sweep, finishing off a determined Weston Ranch team 6-3 for the Valley Oak League win Thursday.
RIPON – After a Wednesday practice round where everybody was right where they were supposed to be, the Ripon High golf team was confident about Thursday's Trans Valley League matchup against intracity rival Ripon Christian.
Neither Joshua Patton nor Hunter Johnson knows what the future holds.
Lathrop's Keenan Donatelli pitched an outstanding game for six innings Wednesday against host East Union, but things fell apart in the seventh inning of the Valley Oak League contest at Agostini Field.
Manteca busted out of its recent scoring slump Wednesday with a 5-2 victory at Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, and with four regular-season contests remaining it's a safe bet that the prolific Buffaloes will break the 100-goal mark for the first time in program history.
When Miranda McDonnell joined Ripon Aquatics less than two years ago, she sat down with coach Erik Zador and spoke candidly about her goals.
While it's still early in the Valley Oak League race, the Sierra High Timberwolves share the top spot with Oakdale.
A fifth straight Trans-Valley League title may now be out of reach for Ripon High's boys golf team, but coach Chris Musseman has his players' focused train on an even larger prize.
This was supposed to be the year.
Manteca High's boys tennis team secured sole possession of the Valley Oak League crown in its regular-season finale on Tuesday, but 10th-year head coach Frank Fontana and the Buffaloes aren't satisfied yet.
RIPON - Mistakes proved costly for Ripon High during a big Trans-Valley League showdown against first-place Hughson on Tuesday.
Lindsey Walljasper and the Sierra High softball team are playing as well as they've played all season, and their timing couldn't be any better.
Chris Musseman expects better play out of his Ripon High boys golf team the next two days.
East Union swim coach Natalie Heihn won't judge Lathrop by Tuesday's final scores.
Hughson has rarely been a kind host to Ripon's girls soccer team in recent years.
Tristan Smith has his return to Bakersfield all mapped out, with push-pins marking all of wrestling's usual stops: league and divisional championships, Masters and lastly, state.
After an early free-kick goal, the high-octane East Union offense could not manage another goal until the game's last minute but Sierra did not take advantage of multiple scoring opportunities and lost to the visiting Lancers 2-0 Monday in Valley Oak League soccer action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.