Second place is a virtual championship for the six public schools in the Trans-Valley League for boys and girls basketball, and Ripon High was able to capture both this season.
Ripon Christian returned to the Southern League this year, and the boys basketball program picked up where it left off nearly 30 years ago.
Conquering their second consecutive Buff Cup title seemed like an obligation for the Manteca Buffaloes, demolishing both of their final opponents to walk away with back-to-back Buff Cup titles Saturday at Manteca High.
The Sierra High boys track team was able to distance themselves from some 22 programs, accumulating 88 points to win the 13th Annual Sierra-Tom Moore Relays Saturday at Sierra High.
Through the first six innings, there was uncertainty about who would leave the diamond Saturday with a nonleague win, but the Ripon Indians were able to do enough damage in their final at bat to squeeze past the Lathrop Spartans 7-4 at Lathrop High.
Sierra High's varsity softball team was able to put together an impressive two-day run through the Ceres Tournament, returning from Rainbow Fields in Riverbank with the tournament title with a win and a tie on the final day.
BAKERSFIELD - They went about it different ways, but at the end of Day 1 both Ripon High senior Travis Smith and Sierra senior Alex Nuanez had seen their final prep matches on a high school wrestling mat.
The East Union High baseball squad used a familiar recipe Friday against Lodi.
Austin Acker stood at the plate with a full count, the tying run on second and the winning run on first in Sierra High's half of the seventh inning Friday against visiting Escalon. The first-year varsity player cashed in when what looked like a harmless flyball to centerfield found the grass and gave Sierra a 4-3 comeback win.
Manteca High's girls soccer team effectively played keep-away against Stagg of Stockton in its 4-0 victory Friday, when its own Buffalo Cup tournament opened action for eight participating clubs.
Manteca High's boys tennis team dropped two of its first three matches in the California High School Tennis Classic Friday at Fresno City College.
The Sierra softball team had no problem taking care of business during its opening contests in the Ceres Tournament at Modesto's Rainbow Fields.
Manteca High's softball team is 3-0 for the first time since winning its first four in 2007 after pummeling visiting Denair by a football score of 27-0 Thursday.
When Lincoln High made its way to Manteca, there was no way the soccer team could have expected to witness the show Sierra junior Joanna Ortiz was prepared to put on. Ortiz went off for four goals in a 6-0 shellacking of the visiting Trojans Thursday.
RIPON - It took a little while for the Ripon to get its softball bats warmed up during a preseason game against Ripon Christian Thursday afternoon.
Senior Night did not start out well for East Union on Monday.
MODESTO - The Ripon boys water polo team went 2-3 in the DeLong Tournament held at Enochs High last Friday and Saturday.
Manteca carried the frustrations of two close losses to Central Catholic into the season, using it as motivation to return to championship form.
LATHROP - Manteca High's girls tennis team has one more match to complete what has been a dominant run in the Valley Oak League.
LATHROP - What started out nip-and-tuck ended up anything but Wednesday night, as visiting Manteca pulled away in the first game and rolled through the next ...
STOCKTON - East Union's run of nine straight Valley Oak League titles officially came to an end Tuesday at Swenson Park Golf Course, but the ...
TRACY - Manteca is the Valley Oak League champion again.
MODESTO - Manteca's postseason hopes hit a snag Monday with a 16-25, 25-16, 16-25, 21-25 loss to Central Catholic on Monday.
RIPON - The Ripon High boys water polo team's streak of Valley Oak League victories came to an end Thursday at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Manteca's service game is improving.
RIPON - Ripon High's girls golf team has been dominating the competition in the Valley Foothill League North Division, and the Indians may still be ...
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 ...