Walk, bunt and let the big boppers bop. It was textbook softball, and that's what it took for East Union to down rival host Sierra 2-0 on Friday, capping a pivotal three-game, Valley Oak League stretch for both clubs. East Union leadoff hitter Kourtni McCall ignited the deciding sixth-inning rally with a full-count walk, and Jillian Goulart dropped a perfect sacrifice bunt three pitches later. Cassie Waggy took the next offering and thumped it to ...
The offense was as impressive as the defense was sloppy for both sides Friday afternoon in an 18-8 Buffaloes win over Weston Ranch at Manteca High.
It was just another day, another victory for Sierra High's reigning Valley Oak League champion girls team.
RIVERBANK - Ripon senior hurler Michael Conway needed just 62 pitches to finish off a complete-game, one-hitter Friday afternoon in a 4-0 win at Riverbank.
Kelsey Emmerson was at her best with the bases loaded. The East Union slugger cleared the bases with a double in the third to give the Squires a lead they did not relinquish in their 8-5 sophomore softball victory at Sierra Friday. Emmerson also had a two-run, bases-loaded single in the fifth to extend East Union's lead to 6-2. She finished with five RBIs to high-light a 3-for-4 effort. Jessica Lavoie was also 3 for ...
Oakdale capitalized on its opportunities, and East Union didn't. East Union stranded 10 runners and made two costly errors in a 3-1 loss under the lights of Northgate Softball Complex Friday. Oakdale (2-0 Valley Oak League, 8-1-1 overall) got the defending champion's attention early with Marissa Toy's leadoff double, and she advanced two bases to score on a throwing error after a steal attempt. The Mustangs plated their final run in the seventh after a ...
RIPON - What went up went down fast for Ripon. After running across a season-high 14 runs against rival Ripon Christian, the Indians' bats went silent in their 4-2 loss to reigning Trans Valley League champion Hughson Friday. "We weren't real patient at the plate today," Ripon coach Mark Whelan said. "Their pitcher (Jason Meyer) just kept us off balance and got us to chase pitches. "He was pretty erratic in the beginning but we ...
After Gabby Hawkins allowed just four hits in a 1-0 loss to Ceres Friday afternoon at Sierra High, Timberwolves head coach Nick Olmo called the Bulldogs the Valley Oak League team to beat.
So far, so good for East Union. The boys and girls teams improved to 2-0 in the Valley Oak League with easy 94-43 and 120-48 victories, respectively, over visiting Central Valley Friday. "Our individual times are improving each week across the board," coach Chris Johnson said. "The majority of our swimmers had personal best times today, so they are progressing nicely and are right where we want them." Jeff Claire and Ben Alfter once again ...
And the hits just keep on coming. Salvaging the lone program win with an exclamation point Friday evening at Northgate Softball Complex, the East Union freshman softball team remained undefeated with a 16-1 walloping of the Mustangs. Amanda Faulkner went the distance in the five-inning masterpiece, allowing one run on three hits and striking out five. Faulkner also led the way at the dish, going 3 for 4. Gianna Sellers was 3 for 4 with ...
Ripon High senior Ryan Mackey, the 2008 and now 2009 Bulletin All-Area Wrestler of the Year, is wise beyond his nearly 18 years.
Lower weights (103-130) • 103: Chris Rodriguez, Weston Ranch junior-Rodriguez qualified for the SJS Masters with a third-place finish at the Division IV tournament. • 119: Marco Castaneda, East Union junior-The Lancer junior won the Lincoln Tournament, the VOL tournament and Division IV tournament before ending his season at the Masters. • 119: Robert Howard, Sierra senior-Howard developed into one of Frank Sabala's best and ended his career with back-to-back Masters appearances. <div ...
For the second time in the four years since the inception of the Vern Gebhardt Champions Cup, the tournament host walked away with the hardware.
MODESTO – After struggling with a 1-6-1 start to the season, Weston Ranch turned it all around with an impressive 3-0 showing Saturday at the Big Valley Tournament, claiming the championship.
SACRAMENTO – The offense has arrived at East Union. The Lancers picked up a pair of wins Saturday at Sacramento's Tournament of Champions to finish 4-1, their best performance ever at the elite tournament. Last year in a 12-inning affair with Casa Robles, hurler Whitney Waltrip rang up 23 Lancers. Highlighted by Kourtni McCall's second-inning two-run blast, East Union exploded on Whitney on the way to an impressive 6-1 win that head coach Brian Goulart ...
STOCKTON – Only one team stands between the Weston Ranch boys soccer team and the school's first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
Harleen Pabla continues to surprise herself.
Andie Shelton is one of the best talents to ever come out of the area. After being named an All-American last week, Ripon Christian's senior setter reached another milestone Thursday afternoon and signed her National Letter of Intent. She chose to continue her career at the University of Pacific next year and passed up on multiple other offers.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
The dream is to get drafted high by a major league team next June.
STOCKTON - Esteban Paramo stepped to the penalty stripe with a plan of action, each step carefully thought out.
GALT - Ripon's eventful 2013 campaign ended rather uneventfully at Galt High's Erv Hatzenbuhler Field on Wednesday.
YUBA CITY – Ripon Christian goalie Lukas Vermeulen had four opportunities to propel his squad into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII title game Wednesday evening.
RIPON - Except for two five-game thrillers with Turlock Christian, Ripon Christian was hardly tested in running the table for a fourth straight year in the Southern League.
Ripon High's volleyball team couldn't tame the Tigers twice.
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.