Caleb Rogers was 3 for 3 with a double and a run, and Scott Robison pitched a complete-game four-hitter to lead Ripon in a 3-1 nonleague victory at Downey of Modesto Monday.
Manteca High's boys and girls swim teams overcame visiting intracity rival East Union with mirroring 95-75 scores on Friday.
Bad news first. East Union suffered its first Valley Oak League defeat Friday at Northgate Softball Complex, and the 9-0 walloping administered by the hard-hitting Jaguars of Kimball wasn't pretty. The good news for the Lancers (6-1 VOL, 15-3-1 overall) is that they are still alone in first place. That's because rival Sierra lost to defending champion Oakdale 3-1 on Friday, creating a logjam in the upper half of the standings with now three teams, ...
RIPON – Escalon's Alana Kualapai played with a killer instinct on Friday. After Ripon tied the ballgame at one apiece late in the first half, Kualapai immediately answered with her second of three goals that helped lift Escalon to a 3-1 Trans Valley League victory. "It was deflating," Ripon assistant coach Bryce Perkins said. "That was just a mental letdown. We were still celebrating, and it's like we weren't even set. That one lowered everyone's ...
Nick Sharp finished 3-over par with a 39 at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club, leading Ripon to a 214-249 victory Friday over visiting Escalon.
HUGHSON – Hughson's Ryan Bava drew the game-winning walk that lifted his squad to a 4-3 Trans Valley League victory over visiting Ripon on Friday in extra innings.
Isela Rivera, East Union's goal-scoring dynamo, is used to being one of the smallest players on the field, but she doesn't let her 5-foot-1 frame hinder her.
Manteca's pitching and defense were lights out Thursday. Jake Corn and Jeremy Vaughn combined for a two-hitter, and the Buffaloes cruised to a 9-1 Valley Oak League victory against visiting Sonora. "Jake was doing his thing," Manteca head coach Gene Ballardo said. "I felt like the game was in hand, so I went with Jeremy to get him some more work. "(Corn and Vaughn) just threw strikes and got it done." The junior Corn got ...
LATHROP – East Union's Justin Nieto pitched a gem during Thursday's Valley Oak League matchup against host Lathrop.
Ripon's Nick Sharp shot a 2-over 38 during a 216-249 victory over host Hughson at the Turlock Golf & Country Club Thursday.
Weston Ranch kept its pace with Valley Oak League-leading Kimball Tracy on Thursday after making easy work of visiting Oakdale, 9-0.
East Union didn't have much trouble dispatching of Lathrop on Wednesday evening at the Northgate Softball Complex.
East Union's Nick Pulos put together an impressive performance during Wednesday's Valley Oak League contest against visiting Weston Ranch.
Having already faced Waterford twice, Ripon Christian prepared for Wednesday to be another competitive showdown between Southern League rivals.
Ripon High's boys golf team recorded its best score of the season Wednesday on its home course, and it came at a good time.
Ripon resident and Central Catholic senior Aimee Rose has signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Notre Dame de Namur University. She will major in kinesiology at the Belmont-based Catholic school.
Manteca was 15 outs from missing out on a postseason berth altogether after starting the Valley Oak League season with a two-game lead in the standings through eight games.
Sierra senior Gabby Olmo came up clutch during a Valley Oak League finale against host East Union at the Northgate Softball Complex Tuesday.
Ripon Christian got redemption during Tuesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI Tournament at Stevinson Ranch Golf Course.
Ripon momentarily kept its playoff hopes alive Tuesday thanks to a 5-1 victory over visiting Hilmar, but another game in Newman ultimately knocked the Indians out of contention.
Austin Plunk nearly led Lathrop High to an upset win at Oakdale, which would have been the Spartans' first against the Valley Oak League champion Mustangs.
Courtney Range and Bri Moore were teammates for one season at St. Mary's.
The Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV and V tournaments both ended dramatically on Monday.
Ripon Christian dropped two three-set heartbreakers in a very competitive 6-3 loss to Escalon in Monday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Coed Tournament quarterfinal at the Ripon Community Center.
East Union coach Dan Triglia saved the best for last on Monday.
The Valley Oak League isn't traditionally known for its sprinting, but the 2013 class is poised to make some noise.
Tyler Moss has returned in time for Sierra to make a run at a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth.
Manteca High's tennis team was well represented in the first day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament on Thursday.
Tiana Chacon and the Ripon softball team got their revenge.