Earning back-to-back outright championships in the Valley Oak League didn't come easily for Manteca High, and that was with dazzling point guard Kiwi Gardner setting gym floors ablaze.
The setters of the top teams in the Trans Valley and Southern leagues were voted the Most Valuable Players of each conference.
RIPON - The Knights didn't want to be one and done in this year's CIF State Northern California Division V volleyball championship tournament.
RIPON - It's an overused cliché, but the Ripon-St. Helena first-round match in the CIF State Northern California Division IV Championships Tuesday was truly played out like a heavyweight title bout.
In some ways, Ripon High volleyball coach Larry Keethe sees his team as an underdog despite its No. 1 ranking in the CIF Division IV State Championships, which begins today with Round 1 of the NorCal playoffs.
The Valley Oak League season saw the Sonora Wildcats and Oakdale Mustangs have their way along the schedule, but standout play from the other squads didn't go unrecognized, as the VOL's 2010 all-league team was recently announced.
The additions of Hilmar and Orestimba made the Trans Valley League even tougher Ripon High this year, and that was reflected in the all-conference selections.
DAVIS - The streak came to a halt for Ripon High varsity volleyball team.
DAVIS - They proudly held up four fingers.
One streak could continue, while another could come to an end.
A prophecy was fulfilled and a dream came true Monday for Cassie Waggy.
Continuing into college was the end-result goal of St. Mary's High's senior Jessica Burdge's plan entering high school four years ago, and that result became reality when Burdge signed her National Letter of Intent to play water polo for Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y.
RIPON – The Ripon High volleyball program has been here in each of the past four seasons, and nothing changed in this year's Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV semifinal, as the Indians ousted Bear River High to advance to the section final against Golden Sierra Thursday at UC Davis.
Manteca High senior Sharon Washington officially accepted a full-ride scholarship offer from Chico State when she signed a letter of intent Monday at Winter Gym, and it was a family affair.
When The NCAA Division II Volleyball Championship brackets were announced, the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters were not included, but the Otters quest for a tournament bid next season will have a quality addition with the National Letter of Intent signing of Ripon High standout Kelsey Johnston.
ESCALON - It is said that records can be thrown out in rivalry games.
Lathrop is a win away from a milestone under first-year head coach Heather Anderson.
Scheduling may have conspired against Manteca leading up to its pivotal Valley Oak League duel with rival Sierra on Thursday.
RIPON - The Ripon High girls golf team continued its steady path toward a second straight Valley Foothill League North Division title on Thursday, beating Linden ...
LATHROP – Sometimes, all you need is a timeout.
East Union led local schools in the Sierra Invitational with a seventh-place finish Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Manteca may be finding its groove, and just in time for the second half of the Valley Oak League schedule.
A longtime tradition has turned into a weekly feast for Manteca.
ESCALON - Escalon was on the attack Tuesday night, firing 22 aces at Ripon Christian in a 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-15 non-league win for the Cougars.
OAKDALE - The defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division III champion Ripon High boys water polo team opened Valley Oak League play Monday with a 16-10 victory at ...
Tawny Deerinck got to match her teammates' jersey tops for a change Monday when she and the Buffaloes from Manteca visited rival East Union.
LATHROP - The Lathrop High volleyball team continues to be a tough out for the rest of the Valley Oak League.
Rebuilding East Union's longtime reign in the Valley Oak League is likely coming to an end in the coming weeks, and Kimball accelerated the ...
TRACY - Manteca could not get over the hump against Valley Oak League-leading Kimball on Thursday.
East Union coach Kim Brooks urged her setter to ramp up the pace of the attack against host Sierra on Thursday.