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 – ...
East Union ended the Cosumnes Oaks Easter Tournament with two rough losses Tuesday in Folsom.
RIPON - Sophomore Alyssa Harris shined in her longest outing in the pitcher's circle for Ripon High Monday, twirling a five-inning no-hitter in an 11-0 victory over nonleague visitor Foresthill of Placer County.
RIPON - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team is taking the one-at-a-time approach seriously.
Pitching and defense helped East Union open the Cosumnes Oaks Easter Tournament with a 4-1 victory over Folsom on Monday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Stanley Johnson scored 26 points as Mater Dei of Santa Ana defeated Archbishop Mitty of San Jose, 50-45, to win the first California boys' Open Division championship Saturday at Sleep Train Arena.
Things did not start out so smoothly for East Union freshman pitcher Michelle Castro in her first crosstown rivalry game.
MODESTO – Ripon's Yvette Serrano put together a respectable effort in the net Thursday afternoon at David Patton Field.
LODI - Ripon's Erika Brown qualified for the finals of the frosh-soph 100-yard freestyle and the 100 backstroke during the Sac-Joaquin Section girls swimming Trials at Tokay High on Thursday.
Jim Todd stopped practice and called for two substitutions.
The Sac-Joaquin Section's new playoff format has created plenty of intrigue.
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.