WESTON RANCH – The struggling Sierra High girls soccer team picked up the three points it so desperately needed.
Cody Norman knew Courtney Range was a special player. Everyone did. Her name and game are posted all over the Internet. There are YouTube clips, scouting reports and profiles and headlines galore. What Norman didn't know was how the St. Mary's transfer would gel with her new teammates; how she would adjust to the level of competition; or how hard she'd be willing to work. Range was already a bona fide Division I talent when ...
LATHROP – Jasmine Ivey's season was turned upside down in an instant. Worse yet, her mentor had made the hours-long drive to Lemoore High School, arriving just in time to see her emotional setback in the semifinal round of the CIF State Girls Wrestling Championship. "That match went so quickly. I got the first takedown and then she rolled over and it was … over," the Lathrop junior said. "I was like, 'What just happened?' ...
RIPON – Trevor Smith's place in local legend is secure. If the red padded walls in the Ripon High wrestling room could talk, they'd tell you as much.
Dominic Pisano went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs and was part of a four-man pitching committee in Manteca High's 9-6 victory over Tokay at Zupo Field in Lodi Friday night.
RIPON - Ripon High's girls soccer team got to play on its own campus for the first-time ever Thursday, but the sight from under the lights of Stouffer Field never seemed so unfamiliar as it did on this night.
Oakdale pitcher Rylie Pena was appearing fatigued Thursday, and East Union's Marissa Romero was looking for an opportunity.
Josh English struck out eight in his six-inning start and aided his own cause by plating three runs as Ripon Christian thumped host Denair 12-3 on Thursday.
RIPON – Ripon Christian's Kyle Colyn sunk a birdie on the eighth hole during a 225-283 Southern League victory Thursday at Spring Creek over visiting Mariposa.
ESCALON – Ripon High's Trans-Valley League opener seemed to get off to a solid start Wednesday.
Sierra warded off a late rally from Central to win 8-7 and finish the 44th Annual Fresno Easter Classic with a 3-1 record Wednesday at Clovis High.
Ripon Christian's girls soccer team is sitting pretty and on top of the Southern League standings at the midway point of the regular season after its 3-2 win at Mariposa Wednesday.
Kimball freshman Samantha Sarmiento used deception and craft to baffle Sierra hitters for the better part of five innings.
Tuesday's midseason tournament at Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore was all about the individuals of the Trans-Valley League.
WESTON RANCH – The future of Weston Ranch softball is bright. And lanky … with a smooth left-handed swing. Elysia Hernandez kicked off the fourth inning of Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Manteca with a slicing drive down the left-field line. The ball tailed away from the outfielder's outstretched mitt, rolling into the shadows of a nearby building. The freshman, who rocketed out of the batter's box on contact, glided into third without a slide – ...
LATHROP – Oakdale's resume speaks for itself.
RIPON - Ripon hasn't been to the Sac-Joaquin Section softtball playoffs since 1996.
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.