Ripon High girls soccer squad leads the way in the 2009 all-Trans Valley League. The Sac-Joaquin Section Division V champions boast the league's most valuable player in senior Kate Isganitis and one of the top offensive players in Meredith Perkins. The Ripon High senior shared the honor with Escalon High senior Amanda Franklin. Top defensive honors went to Hughson senior Gabby Ybarra while her coach, Nick Martin, earned coach-of-the-year honor. The all-TVL team, as selected ...
ROSEVILLE - Two games. That's all that stood between Manteca's Yassen Aniss and Arnie Morales and a Sac-Joaquin Section Division II doubles tournament championship Friday at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club. Aniss and Morales went straight to work to open the semifinals, dispatching Pioneer's No. 3 seed, Allen Toscano and Oscar Figueroa, in routine fashion, 6-2, 7-5. "They took an easy lead in the second set, and then (Toscano and Figueroa) made a comeback to take ...
LODI - Both East Union head coach Chris Johnson and Sierra assistant coach Clay Basepayne were ecstatic following the Sac-Joaquin Section Championship Trials Thursday and Friday at Tokay High, and for good reason.
Sierra High will make its eighth Sac-Joaquin Section title-game appearance today at Lincoln High in Stockton, but this one has a little more meaning than the rest for 14th-year head coach Manuel Pires.
Manteca is losing a big part of its basketball family. Sierra High varsity girls assistant basketball coach Johnny Aguilar was named the new head coach of the varsity girls program at Galt High this week. Aguilar, a 1985 Manteca High graduate who played for the Buffaloes under head coach Steve Winter, has 23 years of basketball coaching experience including stints with Stagg, Linden and Long Beach. Aguilar won a championship last season as the head ...
SACRAMENTO - Sierra High goalkeeper Moriah Fallon guessed left. She guessed wrong, but her quick reflexes couldn't have been more right. On what ended up being the final attempt of a nerve-wracking shootout in Thursday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff semifinal, West Campus' Jena Mamlola skipped the deciding shot directly toward Fallon, who stopped her momentum and maintained enough balance to stuff the attempt with both palms. The clutch save was the defining moment of ...
HILMAR - It took 10 years and 23 matches. But it was well worth the wait. Following Ripon High's decisive 2-0 road victory at Hilmar – its first ever over the Yellowjackets – in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V semifinals Thursday, center-mid Thalia Bobadilla declared among the revelry, "It feels like Christmas came twice this year." For all of the talk heading into the contest about Hilmar's physicality, the Indians were the aggressors throughout, winning ...
ROSEVILLE - Apparently, the Valley Oak League isn't the section whipping post any longer.
LODI - Destiny appeared to be on the side of the underdogs in the Sac-Joaquin Section's opening round of the Division V playoffs.
Up to this point, the soccer seasons for both Sierra High and Ripon have been unforgettable.
STOCKTON - Ripon High had a solid day Wednesday at the Trans Valley League Track and Field Championship held at DeRicco Stadium on the campus of Delta College.
There wasn't else much Manuel Pires could say to his players except, "Thank you," after Sierra cruised to a 5-0 victory over visiting El Dorado of Placerville to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs Tuesday.
RIPON - Heading into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs, the Ripon Indians were looking to get back into the flow of things after a loss to Hughson at the end of the Trans Valley League season had exposed a few previously unseen flaws in Ripon's team game.
The glass slippers appear to fit. Now it's just a matter of Cinderella dancing her way into the championship round. After sneaking out of a wild Trans Valley League race and into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs, the battle-tested Ripon Indians - making their first postseason appearance since 2005 and first under second-year head coach Mark Whelan - have to like their chances when they open with Western Athletic Conference two seed Patterson tonight ...
WOODLAND - In a rematch of last season's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II first round, Pioneer of Woodland exacted a little revenge on the Manteca Buffaloes Tuesday, claiming a 5-4 victory.
The Weston Ranch, Ripon and Ripon Christian boys soccer teams enjoyed home-field advantage last Thursday when they opened the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
A last-ditch effort to extend its season came up short for the Ripon High boys water polo team on Monday.
Haley Silva and Josh Spooner of Sierra, Ellie Waters and Alex Norling of Ripon and Brendon Curtright of Weston Ranch finished in the top 10 of the Sac-Joaquin Subsection Cross Country championships Saturday at Frogtown in Angels Camp.
The Ripon boys outscored Los Banos in all four periods Saturday and came away with a 21-5 win in opening-round action of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II boys' water polo playoffs at Whitney High School.
RIPON - Andie Shelton thought nothing of it when Ripon Christian volleyball coach Kara Ledeboer asked for a list of her achievements a month ago.
RIPON – Ripon took nearly 30 minutes to get on the scoreboard during Thursday's opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V tournament.
RIPON – Ripon Christian standout Travis Vander Molen raced up the field after scoring the game's second goal, repeatedly tapping his head with his index while celebrating toward the home crowd.
Three area schools were represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament at Roseville's Johnson Ranch Racquet Club on Thursday.
STOCKTON - The littlest of Cougars came up big in Weston Ranch's first-ever postseason soccer game.
Vanden's defense was stingy during the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III tournament Thursday night.
If the Ripon and Ripon Christian volleyball teams are to meet again in the playoffs, it would have to be in the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV tournament.
Manteca senior Jesus Ponce was called off the pitch in the 71st minute of Tuesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff opener with visiting Lincoln of Placer County.
Hilmar capped an undefeated run through the Trans-Valley League season with Tuesday's four-game win (23-25, 25-19, 25-9, 25-23), but host Ripon gave the Yellowjackets another scare.
Manteca High's girls tennis team ended a 20-year playoff drought in 2011.
It turns out Ripon High's boys soccer team has its first Trans-Valley League championship all to itself.