RIVERBANK – Ripon High held a comfortable 2-0 halftime lead and got solid play from their entire bench over the second half, cruising to an easy Trans Valley League victory over the Riverbank Bruins Wednesday.
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.
Alexis Erich and East Union held a three-run cushion heading into the seventh inning Friday and were three outs away from a key Valley Oak League victory over Kimball.
Oakdale capitalized on its opportunities and Sierra did not.
With two of their top contributors out, Sierra High's boys swimmers suffered their first defeat of the season by a 99-71 margin at Kimball of Tracy. Kimball's girls also won by the same score.
Ripon's defense hadn't given up more than two goals in a game all season until Friday.
Only one of Friday's matches between Ripon and Hughson's co-ed tennis teams needed to be decided in a third set.
Josh Clark fittingly scored the deciding run on a dropped third strike in the top of the seventh inning, as Ripon avoided an upset at Modesto Christian with a 7-4 victory Friday.
Oakdale High's recent run of dominance includes seven straight Valley Oak League championships and six Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV titles in that same span.
Sierra's Jack Thomson turned to a teenager for direction late in a 7-1 victory, and the Hall of Fame skipper was rewarded for his faith.
Isela Rivera fired the game-tying goal in the 38th minute with an angry blast from 20 yards away that knotted the game at one apiece Thursday night.
Ripon junior Nick Sharp shot a 1-over 36 during Thursday's Trans Valley League victory over visiting Riverbank at the Spring Creek Golf & Country Club.
East Union's playoff chances took a big hit Thursday when it dropped a 5-4 decision to visiting Sonora.
One pitching gem followed another for Ripon on Thursday.
Chris Schmitz led Sierra for a second straight day, and the Timberwolves completed their season sweep of Manteca High 227-242 Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
RIPON - Sometimes the wind blows your way and sometimes it does not.
MORGAN HILL – Ty Wells stood poolside, cooled by the shade of a pop-up tent.