With the final home-home series to play in Valley Oak League action, there was no clear-cut team clutching to the league title.
Jim Todd and his coaching staff are turning a positive into a negative.
Allison Walljasper's introduction to the Valley Oak League did not go as well as she had hoped.
The Ripon Christian baseball squad found little resistance from the Gustine Redskins Wednesday, mercy ruling the Southern League cellar dwellers 14-1 to close out the RC Knights' first season competing in the conference.
For the few swimmers who still have the privilege of heading to the pool with a postseason purpose, everything will come to a head during the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials today and Friday at Tokay High in Lodi.
The opportunity to continue in athletics at the collegiate level has become more and more difficult for today's student athletes, but those worries are no longer relevant for Manteca High senior Airenne Curry. A three-sport athlete at Manteca, she inked a letter of intent to play soccer for Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa.
For three innings it was smooth sailing for freshman pitcher Allison Walljasper and the Sierra High softball team, and after a few turbulent moments it took one swing of her bat to right the ship.
Ronnie Green had a hand - or foot, rather - on both scoring plays of the revived East Union-Manteca alumni football game Friday at Dino Cunial Field.
STOCKTON - Considering the gusty conditions along with the slippery and unforgiving greens of Brookside Country Club, bogey was a good score on some holes during the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Tournament Monday.
The East Union and Sierra softball teams will sport a new look today when they clash for their final Valley Oak League season contest.
Ripon High's boys golf team turned in a respectable score Monday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Tournament, but it's not advancing the Indians to Masters.
East Union High sophomore Will Brink was part of a four-way tie for third place in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Tournament in Stockton's Brookside Country Club Monday. Brink carded a 79 and scored a 5 on the playoff hole to earn one of three SJS Masters Tournament berths. East Union as a team finished in fourth place. For more information and other sports-related content, see today's edition of The Bulletin.
Trans Valley League champion Ripon High was stunned by rival Escalon in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Golf Tournament. Escalon's 418 score was four better than the Indians, who have only Andrew Bonner advancing to next week's Masters Tournament. For more information and other sports-related content see today's Bulletin.
The East Union and Sierra high school softball teams will play in pink today, starting at 4:30, in observation of breast cancer awareness. It is also the final Valley Oak League contest for both clubs. For more information and other sports-related content, see today's edition of The Bulletin.
The Valley Oak League's top girls swim team was well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Trials Thursday at Tokay High in Lodi.
STOCKTON - Jeremy Wager-Smith was just too much for Ripon Christian to handle on Thursday.
Arianna Cardenas hadn't scored in more than a month, and she was battling a freshman for minutes, but few have been better in big games.
CERES - A chance at making history turned into heartbreak for the Manteca High boys tennis team in the first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section Division III team final.
Natalia Duran got the last laugh Wednesday.
Ripon Christian is heading to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship game for a second straight year after upending fourth-seeded Vacaville Christian 4-1 on Wednesday.
Cindy Alvarez started on defense for a second straight game.
Ripon's softball team is hoping the fourth time is the charm against Hughson.
RIPON - Emily O'Brien and Alli Hickman's valiant effort came up short in the No. 2 girls doubles match, as Ripon lost to Trans-Valley League rival Escalon 5-4 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis semifinals Wednesday.
The Ripon High baseball team is hitting its stride at the right time.
SACRAMENTO - Second-seeded East Union came out swinging Tuesday against No. 15 American Canyon.
Frank Fontana joined in on a three-on-three drill, talking a little trash and sharing laughs in what was the final practice of the season for the 2015 Manteca High boys tennis team.
Four Manteca-area schools qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer playoffs, and all four are a win away from playing for the blue banner.
SACRAMENTO - Christian Brothers put up three runs in the third inning and coasted to a 5-1 win over Manteca in opening-round action of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III softball playoffs Tuesday at the Sacramento Softball Complex, ending the season for the Buffaloes.
All season, Manteca High boys tennis head coach Frank Fontana has praised the players on the lower end of the team ladder, and understandably so.