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.
Manteca boys basketball coach Brett Lewis feels like the bounces are going the Buffaloes' way as of late.
Daniel Ruiz made five straight free throws in the final minute, 30 seconds, helping host Golden West edge previously-undefeated Sequoia 48-47 in Tuesday's thrilling Manteca Unified Student Trust small-school boys basketball championship game.
The Manteca girls basketball team's stumble to the finish line ultimately cost it a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
LATHROP - Dylan Gross scored 11 of his game-high 13 points in the second half to lead the Woodward Mustangs to a 43-36 win over the Mossdale Jaguars on Tuesday in the Manteca Unified Student Trust Large School Boys Basketball Championship at Mossdale School.
Sierra is the boys Valley Oak League basketball champion for the fourth time in as many years, and as a result of Tuesday's 84-48 thumping of visiting Lathrop the Timberwolves are a perfect 14-0 for the second time in that same stretch.
Four Ripon players were recognized on senior night Tuesday, and they had more reason to celebrate following the Indians' 36-27 triumph over Escalon.
Anand Hundal once again came up short of his first career triple-double in Manteca High's 69-37 shellacking of visiting Oakdale in a regular-season finale Tuesday.
East Union is peaking at just the right time.
RIPON - Rod Wright could sense this loss was coming.
RIPON - Ripon Christian players jumped off their seats on the sideline and joined the five Knights on the court to celebrate their clinching of the Trans-Valley League outright title Friday night.
There will be little drama in the Valley Oak and Trans-Valley leagues tonight when the regular season comes to a close for Manteca area boys and girls basketball teams.
STOCKTON – Chris Teevan plopped down in his office chair, flipping through the scorebook.
Six local wrestlers finished second Saturday in the Valley Oak League wrestling championships at Sierra High school.
It is nice when you control your own destiny.