RIPON - As hard as it may seem to believe, the Gustine Redskins jumped out on Ripon Christian 3-0 to start the two clubs' Southern League contest, but that was probably the Redskins' worst mistake in the Knights' 20-4 shellacking of Gustine Saturday.
The opening game of the Manteca-Sierra home-home series was cluttered with offensive outbursts from both clubs. Friday's Valley Oak League contest was far from a slugfest. It was a good old fashion pitchers' duel, one decided by Kevin Peck's nine-strikeout performance in the Buffaloes' 2-1 win.
East Union High leadoff hitter Justin Dias may have finally busted out of his slump.
Both Manteca and Sierra turned to their freshman hurlers to try and continue their winning ways, but after a string of fourth-inning Manteca defensive miscues Sierra's Allison Walljasper stepped to the forefront for a 5-0 Valley Oak League win Thursday.
RIPON - Ripon High hurler Hayden Koch had only given up a single run against the high-powered Escalon offense and punched out five batters in the first three innings of the second meeting of the two Trans Valley League rivals Thursday.
RIPON - It didn't take long for the wind to play a role in Thursday's big Southern League match involving Waterford and Ripon Christian.
It's a tied ballgame, there's a runner on third with no out in the bottom of the seventh inning, and No. 9 batter Adrian Valencia had the big boppers behind him in the order itching to drive in the winning run should he fail to do so himself.
East Union fresh-faced freshman forwards Gina Dias and Isela Rivera have already showed the rest of the Valley Oak League why the Lancers are going to be a force to be reckoned with for years.
Errors and missed opportunities proved costly Wednesday for the Ripon High varsity softball squad.
East Union has been the top softball program for years, but there appears to be a new sheriff in town.
Jillian Goulart and Logan Vos' achievements in high school extend outside the athletic arena.
The coast is far from clear for East Union High's boys tennis team, but the Lancers are liking the spot they're in at the moment.
It appears to be a four-team race for the title and three postseason berths the way the Valley Oak League girls soccer season is shaping up.
Manteca High's softball team hopes last week's discouraging loss to Kimball is fully behind it after beating visiting Lathrop 8-0 Monday.
One gutty pitching performance was spoiled in its previous outing, and another was wasted Monday for East Union High's baseball team.
STOCKTON - There are only so many was to score a goal, and as just a freshman, Lathrop's Kassandra Ceja may have come up with ...
MODESTO - Manteca's streak of shutout wins ended at six Thursday in a 2-1 loss at Central Catholic.
LATHROP - The Lathrop Spartans took what the Weston Ranch High defense gave them.
MODESTO - Manteca was on the brink of breaking it open Thursday against Central Catholic, leading 27-16 with 2:30 to go in the second quarter.
Bulletin staff reports
RIPON - It was an upset in the making for the first 60 minutes of Ripon's Trans-Valley League tussle with Hughson at Stouffer Field on ...
OAKDALE - East Union distanced itself further from the pack in the Valley Oak League thanks to a 2-1 win on Oakdale's artificial turf at ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch scrapped its way to another home victory Tuesday, edging out Interstate 5 rivals Lathrop, 50-47.
East Union earned the distinction of being the best of the rest in the Valley Oak League in its final double dual of the regular ...
MODESTO - Manteca came up with big stops when it needed to Wednesday at Central Catholic.
RIPON - Derek Wright was feeling it.
LATHROP - Gurveen Bal knows how to set the tone.
Tuesday was a whirlwind day for Loretta Kakala.
RIPON - Emily Manes and Abby Buitrago jump started the Ripon Christian attack early, and the Knights kept the pressure on visiting Delhi in a 10-0 ...
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian, leading by double digits for much of the game, fended off a late rally from Hughson to escape with a 52-44 win.