The Weston Ranch Cougars jumped out on Ripon High with a quick first-half goal, but the Indians would claw back only to see their come-from-behind hopes sliced by the last of five penalty kicks in the Cougars' shootout win Thursday in the 3rd Annual Buffalo Cup opener.
STOCKTON – The fact that Weston Ranch only had three golfers didn't stop the four-time reigning Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champions from posting some low numbers in their first outing of their year.
Sierra High had no sympathy for the relatively young Lathrop Spartan squad, rolling over the second-year varsity program with ease Thursday in a 15-0 victory.
Things didn't look promising for the Manteca High varsity girls Friday night when they found themselves down to match point against the Beyer Patriots with their best jump server up at the line.
If the Lathrop Spartans are able to win their season opener it would be the biggest victory in school history. If the Escalon Cougars come into Lathrop and fall to the Spartans it would ruin the perennial powerhouse's season in week one.
STOCKTON - The Sac-Joaquin Section overhauled its postseason format for football last season and has made a few minor tweaks for 2010.
The Manteca Buffaloes did not get the luxury of warming up to the Valley Oak League schedule, drawing a match against perennial league front-runner Oakdale and falling 9.5 to 5.5 Tuesday at home.
Patience and persistence paid off for Corey Navarro.
TRACY - The rebuilding has begun for Sierra's girls golf team under first-year head coach Jack Thomson.
LINDEN - It was a rather ho-hum official start to Ripon's volleyball season Tuesday.
RIPON - Keith Terpsma doesn't know what to expect this season when his Ripon Christian boys soccer team heads into Southern League play for the first time.
Clarence Goes needed a right-hand man.
After closing out last season with their fourth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Championship, the East Union Lancers are opening the 2010 season with aspirations of bringing home the school's fifth straight section crown.
The Manteca Buffaloes welcomed Ripon and Central Valley highs to Manteca High, officially kicking off the 2010 high school football campaign. All three programs met up for a preseason scrimmage, broken into 10-play intervals, rotating offense and defense between the three teams.
A quick peak at both Ripon High and Ripon Christian's 2010 volleyball schedules leaves little doubt as to where both of these recently dominant programs expect to be in November. Returning to the postseason is on the top of both school's priority lists, only this season Ripon Christian will travel along a different path.
Outstanding efforts from the goalies kept this Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV boys soccer playoff opener from erupting into a high-scoring affair at Sierra High's ...
Not this time.
East Union ended the regular season strong on tuesday, sweeping host rival Sierra 25-13, 25-14, 25-18.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Boone Jenner and Ryan Murray scored within 30 seconds of each other late in the second period, and the Columbus Blue Jackets ...
STOCKTON - The top two seeds in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III boys soccer playoffs escaped upset losses in their opening round wins Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alcides Escobar started the World Series with a jolt. Five hours later, he ended the longest opener ever with a jump ...
East Union's postseason hopes will now hinge on its next match at Central Catholic after dropping a four-set match (13-25, 18-25, 25-21, 18-25) to ...
LODI - Alex Gonzales and the Ripon High girls golf team came up short of advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament.
Manteca came oh so close to pulling off a big upset on Tuesday.
STOCKTON - It was a great day for East Union, which claimed its ninth straight Valley Oak League championship at Swenson Park Tuesday.
This time, Manteca made Oakdale earn the victory, and the Buffaloes nearly pulled off the upset in Tuesday's showdown between the Valley Oak League ...
LATHROP – In the third set Tuesday Sierra's Brianna Padua served five consecutive service points to bring the Timberwolves from behind for the second set ...
STOCKTON - Sierra High's Claire Banks swept No. 3 Elizabeth Tolbert of rival Manteca 6-4, 6-0 in the semifinal round of Tuesday's Valley Oak ...
SONORA - A five-goal outburst in the second quarter helped the Ripon High boys water polo team gain a wide separation en route to a 15-7 ...
Payton Reis' hardest hit of the night didn't score for Manteca, but it inspired fellow freshman Kacy Bolding to finish what her teammate started ...