Abdiel Chaquito did all he could to keep the Manteca's unbeaten streak and state ranking intact, turning away shot after shot.
MODESTO – The Sierra boys won the small schools division and the Timberwolves girls took third in Saturday's 10th-Annual Sierra Cross Country Invitational at Legion-Tuolumne Regional Park in Modesto. The Weston Ranch girls placed fourth.
RIPON – Ripon Christian put forth a never-say-die effort against Escalon in front of its home crowd Thursday night.
Sierra's light pre-league schedule resumed Thursday with a four-game win (25-11, 25-16, 16-25, 25-18) over visiting Stagg.
McNair's stay across town as Weston Ranch was a short one, as the host Cougars cruised to a three-game victory (25-13, 25-16, 25-12) and their third in a row.
East Union's standout sophomore Brooke Riley continued to play like one of the Valley Oak League's elite on Thursday afternoon.
Weston Ranch and Sierra were tied at four apiece during Thursday's Valley Oak League matchup in Manteca.
Weston Ranch is ready for the rigors of the Valley Oak League. The Cougars capped their most successful nonleague schedule with a 7-0 shellacking of visiting Bear Creek on Thursday. They are 8-1-1 going into their conference opener at Kimball next Tuesday. Their only loss came against defending VOL co-champion Manteca, which edged them out 2-1 in the Buffalo Cup finals last weekend. William Giron and Joseph Mayorca powered Weston Ranch with two goals each. ...
Juan Acosta put his money where his mouth was Wednesday. Sierra's junior captain proved he was more than just a vocal leader by creating several scoring opportunities and putting away the go-ahead goal in the 75th minute, which helped lift his ball club to a 3-1 win over visiting Tracy. "I just found my way through and did it for my team," said Acosta, who scored his eighth goal of the preseason. "I had to ...
Sonora's Emma Holloway earned medalist honors with a 3-over 39 at the Mountain Springs Golf & Country Club on Wednesday, but that wasn't enough to knock off undefeated East Union.
RIPON - Ripon High may finally have itself a go-to scorer, and it comes from an unlikely source.
Arabella Whitlock had just one request of her young Lathrop girls tennis team: Hold your racquets back and be ready to hit.
Manteca High had what coach Kevin Bolding called "a good all-around effort" in its three-game sweep (25-13, 25-19, 25-19) of host Patterson on Tuesday.
Weston Ranch suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday against an undefeated team. On Tuesday, the Cougars narrowly escaped with a bounce-back win at winless Edison. Sal Molina netted the game-winner in stoppage time as Weston Ranch prevailed, 2-1. The deciding score came off a corner-kick sequence in which the Edison goalkeeper deflected the ball to the opportunistic Molina. Weston Ranch (7-1-1) was coming off a hard-fought 2-1 defeat to Valley Oak League ...
Ripon High's girls golf team teed off the Valley Foothill League season Tuesday with a resounding 170-238 victory over visiting Riverbank at Jack Tone Golf Course.
Joined by East Union teammates Tuesday, sophomore Brooke Riley spent the afternoon at a beach on the Monterey Bay Peninsula.
The Manteca Area Soccer League's under-19 Fury girls placed second in the inter-league tournament on Nov. 9-10.
FOLSOM – Not long after Harleen Pabla punched her third consecutive ticket to the CIF State Cross Country Championships Saturday afternoon, her Manteca High coach Rick Cuevas was on the phone with College of Idaho's Pat McMurray.
Second-year Excel Academy Sports Science and Health Preparatory High School has its first NCAA Division I athlete.
STOCKTON – Only one team stands between the Weston Ranch boys soccer team and the school's first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
Harleen Pabla continues to surprise herself.
Andie Shelton is one of the best talents to ever come out of the area. After being named an All-American last week, Ripon Christian's senior setter reached another milestone Thursday afternoon and signed her National Letter of Intent. She chose to continue her career at the University of Pacific next year and passed up on multiple other offers.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
The dream is to get drafted high by a major league team next June.
STOCKTON - Esteban Paramo stepped to the penalty stripe with a plan of action, each step carefully thought out.
GALT - Ripon's eventful 2013 campaign ended rather uneventfully at Galt High's Erv Hatzenbuhler Field on Wednesday.
YUBA CITY – Ripon Christian goalie Lukas Vermeulen had four opportunities to propel his squad into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII title game Wednesday evening.
RIPON - Except for two five-game thrillers with Turlock Christian, Ripon Christian was hardly tested in running the table for a fourth straight year in the Southern League.
Ripon High's volleyball team couldn't tame the Tigers twice.