EAST PALO ALTO - For the better part of two weeks the Ripon Christian Knights just kept on winning.
RIPON - The performance it would have taken for Ripon High to continue its CIF State Boys Basketball Championship run took a big hit with a one-point first quarter. Ripon eventually found its stride but the Arcata Tigers never lost theirs, eliminating the Indians with a 63-51 win Saturday.
After opening the Sierra High Vern Gebhardt Champions Cup with a one-sided 7-0 victory over Mesa Verde, Sierra had battled with Linden for a 0-0 tie, securing the top spot in Pool "A" play and setting up a match with Pool "C" winner Beyer High.
The East Union Lancers made the most of one hit.
Sierra's swim team visited crosstown rival Manteca to open the Valley Oak League season Friday and left with wins for both the boys and girls squads.
Brock Swift came up with the big bomb to get his team back into the game. Then he finished it off from the mound for the win.
Sierra High used one third-inning Iyana Hughes run to slip past Pitman 1-0 and then exchanged shots with Los Banos for a six-inning 4-4 stalemate in the Ceres Tournament Friday in Riverbank.
Manteca High's boys tennis team had little trouble dispatching visiting Kimball in Valley Oak League action Thursday, rolling to a 7-2 win despite injuries.
Lathrop High's track and field team made a statement even in defeat during Thursday's Valley Oak League-opening dual meet at East Union.
It will be home sweet home for Ripon High's boys basketball team in the second round of the CIF Northern California playoffs Saturday.
For the second time this young season, Ripon High dominated every facet of the game in handling intra-city rival Ripon Christian 10-0 in the mercy-rule shortened nonleague contest Thursday.
Weston Ranch was able to keep its perfect season going through the first meeting of the Ceres Tournament at Rainbow Fields in Riverbank, but perfection stopped there as the Cougars dropped the back end of a twin bill Thursday to tournament host Ceres.
The Ripon Indians took a huge step in the right direction, stopping the Escalon Cougars 221-225 Thursday in the Trans Valley League showdown.
Sierra High's swimming program was able to net a pair of victories over West High Wednesday, winning handily in the girls meet 104-65 and slipping past the Wolfpack in boys action, 84-82.
RIPON - The Ripon High Indians advanced in the CIF Northern California Division IV tournament Wednesday by beating Gridley at the North Gym, 56-45.
OAKDALE - Manteca High freshman Solmon Aniss qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament with his third-place finish in the Valley Oak League Singles ...
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Manuel Pires wiped his forehead with the back of his hand, smiled and breathed a sigh of relief.
RIPON - Travis Vander Molen looked at his tragic knee injury as a blessing in disguise.
There was no letting up from Sierra this time around.
A two-out error in the first inning led to three additional runs for Manteca, and visiting Sierra was unable to close that gap and lost ...
TRACY - After getting shut out by Kimball on Wednesday, East Union's offensive busted out in a big way during a 13-8 victory on Friday.
Two Manteca-area seniors are among the 48 student-athletes to earn a piece of the $30,000 worth of scholarships from the Sac-Joaquin Section.
RIPON - A hat trick is always good, but a hat trick in the first half is even better.
The Sierra High boys team improved to 6-0 in the Valley Oak League after its 120-39 win over visiting East Union on Thursday.
MODESTO - Sierra's pitching tandem of Madisyn Anchundo and Lindsey Walljasper struck out 13 batters, and the Timberwolves got all the runs they needed with ...
RIPON - Ripon High's boys golf team is now alone in first place in the Trans-Valley League after fending off Escalon 234-246 under breezy conditions ...
LATHROP - East Union took out its frustrations on Lathrop on Wednesday.
Kimball's pitching corps kept East Union off balance Wednesday and the Lancers never did find home plate as the visiting Jaguars blanked East Union ...
MODESTO - Off to its best start in program history, Weston Ranch now finds itself in the middle of its first three-game skid of the season.