ESCALON – After a meeting Ripon High felt they should have won this past Wednesday, the Escalon Cougars decided to display some separation, destroying the Indians 15-0 Friday in Trans Valley League play.
Playing catch isn't always as easy as it looks.
Stephanie Vanni found herself directly in front of the goalie just seconds into Sierra's Valley Oak League deciding contest with Weston Ranch. Vanni knew exactly what to do, pounding the Timberwolves' first attempt into the net for an instant 1-0 lead and a smooth path to a 5-0 win and the squads second consecutive league championship.
CERES – After battling the best singles players in the Valley Oak League for the regular season, Manteca High's Alex McAdams and Alex Barragan teamed up for a quality ride, outlasting some 20-plus doubles teams for the VOL doubles championship Thursday at Ceres High.
There wasn't anything left but pride at stake by the time East Union and Manteca kicked off their final Valley Oak League match of the season Thursday night at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Things weren't looking good for Steven Gigli after he turned the ball over to East Union head coach Dan Triglia in the third inning and made the short walk from the mound to shortstop.
The East Union Lancers seem to have no respect of their opponents' capabilities, destroying their second consecutive Valley Oak league opponent by nine runs with the Lancers' 9-0 win over the visiting Weston Ranch Cougars Thursday.
RIPON – The Ripon Christian Knights scored two in the first for a quick lead and wouldn't surrender it, holding off a late Modesto Christian rally for a 5-2 Trans Valley League win Thursday.
East Union's Zach Carrillo came a base on balls and a hits batsman away from a perfect game, dominating the Ceres Bulldogs in a 7-0 Valley Oak League win for the Lancers Thursday.
RIPON – Ripon High's Ryan Durrer came to the plate as the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, but could not hand the Escalon Cougars their first loss in over a month, striking out and sending Escalon home with a 6-4 Trans Valley League win.
Oakdale High junior Brianna Parker completed her string of dominance against Manteca schools in a big way.
It did not take the Sierra Timberwolves too long to take care of the visiting Central Valley Hawks, securing the Valley Oak League win with a five-run fifth inning to clip the Hawks for good Wednesday.
RIVERBANK – The Ripon Christian soccer program saw a season's worth of dedication pay off in a major way Wednesday when the Knights outlasted the Riverbank Bruins for a 1-0 Trans Valley League win.
ANGELS CAMP – There was a lot to be determined in Tuesday's Valley Oak League Championships at Greenhorn Creek, and East Union's Kyle Harman proved to be the key factor, capturing the VOL's Most Valuable Player award and leading the Lancers to a co-championship with Oakdale High with a 4 over par round of 76.
COPPEROPOLIS - Andrew Bonner did not win the Trans Valley League's year-end golf tournament at Saddle Creek Golf Course as expected.
Derek Roy scored two touchdowns for Ripon on Thursday in a 28-18 loss to Sonora in non-league freshman football action.
In the Valley Oak League volleyball opener, the Buffaloes rode the momentum Thursday to squeak past rival East Union.
Ripon swept visiting Big Valley Christian-Modesto 25-14, 25-16, 25-20 in non-league volleyball action Thursday.
It came down to a tiebreaker, but the Weston Ranch girls tennis team was able to squeak out a victory against intradistrict rival East Union ...
Ripon Christian got behind early to host Delhi on Thursday and lost 3-0 in Southern League soccer action.
Orestimba-Newman defeated Ripon Christian 227-261 Thursday in Southern League golf action at the par-36 Diablo Grande Ranch Course in Patterson.
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The Weston Ranch soccer team continued its defense of the Sac-Joaquin Section championship Wednesday but it was not a pretty defense as the Cougars and ...
Emotions can play a big factor when crosstown rivals clash.
The Manteca High girls' tennis squad rolled past visiting Lathrop in Tuesday's Valley Oak League match, 9-0.
STOCKTON – Manteca eked out a first-set victory Tuesday before host Chavez-Stockton took the next three in a 24-26, 25-23, 25-11, 25-22 non-league volleyball win.
Ripon Christian opened Southern League play with a 2-0 loss to host Le Grand on Tuesday.
Eddie Aguilar scored three goals and assisted in two more to lead Sierra to a 5-0 win over host Lathrop to open the Valley Oak ...
Niko Ilardi threw for four touchdowns and ran for two to lead the Ripon Chiefs to a 40-6 Mountain Valley Football League victory over the ...
It was hard enough opening the Valley Oak League season against the perennially tough Oakdale Mustangs.