Abdiel Chaquito did all he could to keep the Manteca's unbeaten streak and state ranking intact, turning away shot after shot.
MODESTO – The Sierra boys won the small schools division and the Timberwolves girls took third in Saturday's 10th-Annual Sierra Cross Country Invitational at Legion-Tuolumne Regional Park in Modesto. The Weston Ranch girls placed fourth.
RIPON – Ripon Christian put forth a never-say-die effort against Escalon in front of its home crowd Thursday night.
Sierra's light pre-league schedule resumed Thursday with a four-game win (25-11, 25-16, 16-25, 25-18) over visiting Stagg.
McNair's stay across town as Weston Ranch was a short one, as the host Cougars cruised to a three-game victory (25-13, 25-16, 25-12) and their third in a row.
East Union's standout sophomore Brooke Riley continued to play like one of the Valley Oak League's elite on Thursday afternoon.
Weston Ranch and Sierra were tied at four apiece during Thursday's Valley Oak League matchup in Manteca.
Weston Ranch is ready for the rigors of the Valley Oak League. The Cougars capped their most successful nonleague schedule with a 7-0 shellacking of visiting Bear Creek on Thursday. They are 8-1-1 going into their conference opener at Kimball next Tuesday. Their only loss came against defending VOL co-champion Manteca, which edged them out 2-1 in the Buffalo Cup finals last weekend. William Giron and Joseph Mayorca powered Weston Ranch with two goals each. ...
Juan Acosta put his money where his mouth was Wednesday. Sierra's junior captain proved he was more than just a vocal leader by creating several scoring opportunities and putting away the go-ahead goal in the 75th minute, which helped lift his ball club to a 3-1 win over visiting Tracy. "I just found my way through and did it for my team," said Acosta, who scored his eighth goal of the preseason. "I had to ...
Sonora's Emma Holloway earned medalist honors with a 3-over 39 at the Mountain Springs Golf & Country Club on Wednesday, but that wasn't enough to knock off undefeated East Union.
RIPON - Ripon High may finally have itself a go-to scorer, and it comes from an unlikely source.
Arabella Whitlock had just one request of her young Lathrop girls tennis team: Hold your racquets back and be ready to hit.
Manteca High had what coach Kevin Bolding called "a good all-around effort" in its three-game sweep (25-13, 25-19, 25-19) of host Patterson on Tuesday.
Weston Ranch suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday against an undefeated team. On Tuesday, the Cougars narrowly escaped with a bounce-back win at winless Edison. Sal Molina netted the game-winner in stoppage time as Weston Ranch prevailed, 2-1. The deciding score came off a corner-kick sequence in which the Edison goalkeeper deflected the ball to the opportunistic Molina. Weston Ranch (7-1-1) was coming off a hard-fought 2-1 defeat to Valley Oak League ...
Ripon High's girls golf team teed off the Valley Foothill League season Tuesday with a resounding 170-238 victory over visiting Riverbank at Jack Tone Golf Course.
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.