Ripon Christian's 3-2 loss to host Mariposa in Tuesday's Southern League opener was a tale of two halves.
East Union High's volleyball team will take some momentum into Thursday's Valley Oak League-opening match against rival Manteca.
A valuable lesson was learned by Ripon High's boys cross country team last week.
Jessica Bettancourt became Ripon High's first female cross country runner to qualify for the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships last year, joining the Indians' boys squad.
East Union made quick work of Gustine during a non-league match on Monday, dispatching the visiting Redskins 25-19, 25-23 and 25-15.
After an up-and-down run through its nonleague schedule, the East Union High boys soccer team appeared to be in midseason form with its 5-0 victory over visiting Lathrop Monday.
It was a long and hot day for the three area squads that competed in the Ripon Christian Tournament Saturday.
Spearheaded by Ricky Morris' second-place finish, Sierra High's varsity boys cross country team won the small-schools title in the 9th Annual Sierra Invitational Saturday.
The Manteca High volleyball squad posted its first win of the season.
Giovanni Marin provided the only score of the game as the Manteca High boys soccer squad eked out a 1-0 victory Thursday against Tokay.
The Sierra High girls' tennis team dominated Lathrop in the Valley Oak League match played Thursday at East Union, 9-0.
The East Union High girls golf team got back on the winning track Thursday.
It took the Manteca High boys soccer team just nine minutes to find the back of the net in its non-league matchup with the Escalon Cougars on Wednesday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
MODESTO - It turns out that repeating as Trans Valley League champion won't be so easy for Ripon High's boys cross country team.
Another day, another five-game volleyball match for Weston Ranch High.
Freshman Taylor Werner was Ripon High's top performer in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Preliminaries Tuesday at CSU Stanislaus.
Sierra's Scott Tolman set four school records Saturday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swim Championships on Saturday at Tokay High, and in doing so he qualified for the inaugural state meet.
The East Union softball and Sierra and Ripon baseball teams are all seeking revenge in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
STOCKTON - From milestone wins to program scoring records, Manteca High girls soccer head coach Justin Coenenberg reminded his players of all they've accomplished this season while standing on the center circle at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
STOCKTON – Sierra put up five runs in the second inning Saturday and rode the hot bat of Devi Coglio to a 9-2 win over Lindhurst of Olivehurst for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV softball championship in The Stadium at the Arnaiz Softball Complex. This is the third blue banner for Sierra in five seasons.
STOCKTON – The Ripon softball team did something Saturday nobody has done this year.
STOCKTON - For the second straight year, Ripon Christian is the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII girls soccer champions.
The Ripon and Sierra baseball teams will have to win two straight on the same night to advance to the final round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
Fernando Segura struck out 11 through five strong innings for the Pirates on Saturday to lead the Pirates to the Northgate Junior championship with a 7-2 win over the Giants. Gary Alexander did a good job in relief of Segura.
STOCKTON - Ripon High had its chances in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V girls soccer championship game on Saturday.
STOCKTON - Sierra lost three NCAA Division I scholarship players to graduation over the past two years, while Nick Olmo stepped down as the winningest coach in program history.
SACRAMENTO - Down by three runs before even coming to bat Friday, the East Union softball team was unfazed.
STOCKTON - Chapter 5 of the Ripon-Hughson saga will take place at noon today at Arnais Field.
Sierra's Scott Tolman and Ripon freshman phenom Ty Wells have set themselves up to earn berths to the first-ever CIF State Swimming Championships with their efforts in the Sac-Joaquin Section Boys Trials on Friday.
STOCKTON - Perhaps the only thing that could cool off Sierra's sizzling bats was the rain.