The middle of Sierra's lineup continued to terrorize Valley Oak League pitching on Tuesday.
There were no big surprises in Day 1 of the Valley Oak League Tennis Tournament at Weston Ranch High on Tuesday.
With a chance to grab a share of the Trans-Valley League coed tennis title, Ripon High came up short Tuesday in a 5-4 loss to visiting Escalon.
Jasmine Ivey and Alyssa Cantu are still collecting hardware in their already-decorated senior campaigns.
Ripon Christian's girls soccer team can steal a piece of the Southern League championship this Wednesday when it welcomes Mariposa.
Logan Jackson continues to make a splash in a sport where Buffalo don't often roam – diving.
A heavy thunderstorm brought rain, wind and even some hail on Friday, washing out the local sports calendar.
Joshua Patton had a goal in mind when he first stepped foot on the Sierra High campus as a freshman.
RIPON – March 22, 2005.
Jack Thomson believes he's found another arm to bolster Sierra's run at a Valley Oak League championship.
On the diamond, Dakota Conners hasn't made many errors in judgment or position.
The wall in Frank Fontana's classroom bears the images and years of championships past.
Kimball got redemption against Sierra on Wednesday during a rematch of last year's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship.
MODESTO – One day after his pitching staff was burned by Beyer in a double-digit loss, Jon Manrique did what most do in emergency situations.
RIPON – After an explosive defensive Ripon Christian start left the visiting Orestimba Wildcats wearing roller-skates and its fleet-footed gunslinger struggling to breathe, the Southern League opener at Stouffer Field Friday night looked like an exercise in futility.
LATHROP - When the going got tough, Kristen Maestretti and the Sierra volleyball team got going Thursday in their Valley Oak League match at Lathrop.
East Union proved Thursday night that it can be a threat in the hunt for Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berths, dropping a well-contested four-game loss to visiting Kimball at Dalben Center.
Ripon High's boys water polo team is again short on numbers, and its top player has graduated after leading the program with his scoring prowess in its first four years of existence.
MARIPOSA - At 6-foot-5 with a super-stretch wingspan, Lukas Vermeulen cuts an imposing figure in the goal.
McKenna Doyle set the curve and the Sierra girls golf team followed suit in a 243-395 Valley Oak League victory over Weston Ranch.
Could a changing of the guard be in order in the Southern League?
STOCKTON - After a scoreless first half Weston Ranch hit two goals in a minute early in the second half and went on to a 3-1 Valley Oak League soccer win over visiting Lathrop.
East Union was 40 minutes away from securing a huge Valley Oak League victory on the road Wednesday against Oakdale.
Ripon ended its nonleague schedule strong, as it crushed visiting Tokay of Lodi 25-22, 25-14, 25-15 on Wednesday.
Brooke Riley carded a 1-under 36 on Manteca Park Golf Course's front nine to anchor East Union's tightly-contested 251-256 victory over visiting Kimball on Wednesday.
STOCKTON – One suffered a flat last week, stalling out in Modesto. The other has taken a while to warm up.
STOCKTON - There are close volleyball matches and then there was the Valley Oak League duel between visiting Manteca and Weston Ranch.
Manteca's girls tennis team ended the first round of Valley Oak League play with a pivotal 5-4 win at Oakdale despite missing two regular doubles players Tuesday.
Lathrop threatened to force a fifth set but came up short against visiting East Union, which prevailed 25-15, 25-22, 13-25, 25-21 for its first Valley Oak League victory of the season.