WESTON RANCH - Weston Ranch High's Tony Gomes lost a tough 6-4 decision in the first match at 171 pounds Thursday night.
Ryan Dimino can throw. Ryan Dimino can run. But the best thing Ryan Dimino does is play defense, where UC Davis plans to use him at linebacker. Dimino leads No. 2 Del Campo Friday when it hosts No. 3 Sierra in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs semifinals in Fair Oaks. Both teams bring 11-1 records to the contest and hopes of meeting either top-seeded Inderkum (12-0) or No. 5 Oakdale (11-1) on Dec. 12 ...
Jarrod Daniels accepts just partial credit for his record-breaking numbers. Sierra High's standout running back broke single-game and single-season rushing records during last Friday's 40-39 victory over visiting Benicia in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs. Daniels eclipsed his own single-game rushing record by compiling 296 yards on 27 carries while punching in four first-half touchdowns. The performance also pushed his season total to 1,677 yards to set the new standard ...
Ripon High opened the game on a 12-0 run and refused to let up in the first half, rolling to an easy early-season victory over the host Sierra Timberwolves.
MODESTO – Manteca High opened the Modesto City Tournament on the right track, cruising to a 66-41 victory over the Central Catholic Raiders.
After helping elevate the East Union golf program to Valley Oak League supremacy, a pair of the Lancers signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers with the Simpson University Red Hawks golf team.
SACRAMENTO - The sting from Ripon High's last defeat to Christian Brothers in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV finals on Nov. 19 was quelled by the thought that its season would still continue, and with it a chance to meet the Falcons one more time down the road.
Sierra High head baseball coach Jack Thomson became the school's third representative to be recognized with the Sac-Joaquin Section Model Coach Award Tuesday.
LATHROP – When the Lathrop Spartans converted one of two pregame free throws from a Stagg High violation during warm-ups, the Spartans held a 1-0 lead. It would be the squad's only lead of the night, as it dropped their season-opener 64-18 Tuesday.
STOCKTON – The Weston Ranch Cougars held a slim four-point halftime lead and the team would not relinquish its grip while outlasting a visiting Bear Creek High squad 37-35 for a season opening win.
Perhaps the ninth time will be the charm for Ripon High. The Indians will face Sacramento powerhouse Christian Brothers in the Northern California finals of the CIF State Division IV Championships for the second straight year tonight. The winner faces the Southern California champion, either La Jolla Country Day or The Bishop School, in the state finals at noon Saturday at UC Irvine. Christian Brothers was swept by Santa Fe Christian in last year's Division ...
Effort wasn't the issue in Manteca and visiting Ripon's annual Foundation Game showdown Monday.
Twenty two-year-old Brett Lewis' debut as East Union High's varsity boys basketball head coach went smoothly.
RIPON – The Notre Dame Spirits fought valiantly to keep their 2009 season alive, but the Ripon Indians would have no such thing, finishing off the Spirits' season by winning in four in the CIF State Volleyball Championship semi-finals at Ripon High.
TRACY – Weston Ranch came out and played an inspired second half of football Friday in a 48-27 loss to Kimball.
Sierra High's Anna Cardenas defeated Christine Kim in the No. 1 singles encounter Thursday, but the Timberwolves couldn't put away other tightly-contested matches in a 7-2 defeat against second-place Oakdale.
Oakdale gave itself some breathing room in the Valley Oak League standings Thursday, warding off visiting Manteca 3-2 for the second time this season.
Sierra went from escaping with a disappointing one-goal win to breathing a sigh of relief that it remained a 1-1 tie with visiting Lathrop High on Thursday.
Ripon High's girls golf team put together its best round of the season Thursday, and just in time with the Valley Foothill League North Division Tournament looming.
For Weston Ranch to play its way back into the postseason hunt, it will have to avenge some of its losses from the first-half of Valley Oak League play.