If the close ones counted, Sierra High would be on its way to the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV boys soccer playoffs.
That East Union High made its first Sac-Joaquin Section playoff appearance since the winter of 1993 was enough for co-head coach Allan Green to call the 2010 season a success Tuesday.
It was the first hurdle on a path towards its fourth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Volleyball title, and Ripon Christian had no problem clearing it in a 3-0 win over Sacramento Country Day Tuesday during first-round action.
The Sierra High cross country program continued to impress during the 2010 season, putting together a flawless showing at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III Cross Country Sub-Section Meet, to move on to the upcoming Section Meet Saturday.
There are two unbeaten teams in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV boys soccer playoffs, and one that has lost just once.
A tremendous season came to a screeching halt for the final three remaining Area tennis players, as Sierra High's Vannida Nguyen and doubles team Stephanie Vanni and Maryann Baker were eliminated from the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II Individual Tennis Tournament Thursday in Rocklin.
Both Ripon and Ripon Christian will open the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs as their respective division's No. 1 seeds.
RIPON - With the outright championship of the Southern League already in hand, Ripon Christian had one more thing to cross off its list.
Ann McFerran was intentionally kept out of the loop.
The Sonora Wildcats brought their undefeated Valley Oak League record into the Dalben Center and got pushed to the brink in Game 1, but a short-staffed East Union club would come no closer to an upset, falling 3-0 Thursday in front of the home fan
LATHROP - No playoff berth, no problem.
It did not take long for the Ripon Christian volleyball program to make its mark in its new Southern League home, winning the championship outright with a 3-0 sweep of Gustine Thursday for its first title in over a decade.
Ripon High knew that to find a seat in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs it would need a glorious finish to the Trans Valley League season.
A one-goal loss Monday eliminated the Manteca Buffaloes from the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoff picture, but that did not stop the Buffaloes from crashing East Union High's Valley Oak League championship hopes, stopping the Lancers 5-3 to close out the 2010 regular season.
Jose Montes was spared the Gatorade bath on a cold Thursday afternoon.
Four players from the Manteca FC competitive soccer organization have been selected for the NorCal Premier Player Development Program state player pool.
They're already section champions and they've just signed to Division I universities.
LODI - It's one thing to dominate a quarter. It is another thing to own it.
Ken Wooten had long dreamed of playing college basketball.
STOCKTON - If you were looking for your seat after the opening kick Wednesday night, you may have missed the game's first goal.
RIPON - Liberty Ranch just wouldn't go away.
RIPON - Trailing two sets to none Tuesday night, Ripon Christian mounted a valiant comeback in the third but came up short as visiting Golden Sierra ...
Manteca and East Union are one and done in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
WEST SACRAMENTO - The Manteca girls tennis team's season came to an end Tuesday in the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
Outstanding efforts from the goalies kept this Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV boys soccer playoff opener from erupting into a high-scoring affair at Sierra High's ...
Not this time.
East Union ended the regular season strong on tuesday, sweeping host rival Sierra 25-13, 25-14, 25-18.
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STOCKTON - The top two seeds in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III boys soccer playoffs escaped upset losses in their opening round wins Tuesday.
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