Ripon High improved its Trans-Valley League record to 2-0 with a lopsided 69-6 victory over Orestimba High Wednesday in Ripon.
WESTON RANCH - Coming into the Valley Oak League opening match both, Weston Ranch and Sierra came in with expectations. Sierra's expectations were more realistic, as the young Timberwoles proved to be little trouble for Weston Ranch in a 66-9 loss Tuesday.
Haylee Fannin's golf game has come a long way in three short years.
East Union gave up the first nine points in a nonleague game against host Lincoln of Stockton Tuesday before clamping down defensively in a 51-41 win.
Celine Barber is turning out to be quite the clutch player for Sierra.
Ly Hoang doesn't earn style points with her defensive approach to tennis.
Manteca High's girls basketball team is in a little bit of a funk.
Weston Ranch High's wrestling team continued its impressive start to the season with a second-place finish in the Healdsburg Duals in Sonoma County Saturday. Sixteen schools competed, including Valley Oak League rival Sonora which came in 11th.
Manteca High opened the Tracy/West Winter Holiday Boys' Basketball Classic with a 52-45 victory over Modesto on Monday.
East Union passed its second big test of the early season with a 53-45 victory at Riverbank Monday.
RIPON – If defense has been an issue for the Ripon Christian Knights, it was impossible to tell Saturday.
The Manteca Buffaloes eliminated any doubt as to who was the best squad in the Ceres Tournament, dismantling Johansen High in the championship 64-35 to earn the tourney title.
Christian Pena took full advantage of his two-day Western Invitational wrestling tournament run, nearly capturing the 145-pound title in a championship match loss to Escalon's Jason Robbins Saturday at Modesto Junior College.
The East Union High Lancers scored 18 points off of turnovers in the first half Friday against visiting Enochs.
With each Sierra High run, defensive miscues enabled Tokay to find itself back to within a couple possessions. For Sierra's final run late in the fourth the Tigers would have no answer, succumbing to the final burst in a 63-52 loss Friday.
STOCKTON - Perhaps the only thing that could cool off Sierra's sizzling bats was the rain.
No. 2 Sierra used a monstrous first inning to advance out of the elimination round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III baseball playoffs Thursday, defeating El Camino 12-2 in five innings at McAuliffe Memorial Ballpark in Sacramento.
The Valley Oak League's top girls swim team was well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Trials Thursday at Tokay High in Lodi.
STOCKTON - Jeremy Wager-Smith was just too much for Ripon Christian to handle on Thursday.
Arianna Cardenas hadn't scored in more than a month, and she was battling a freshman for minutes, but few have been better in big games.
CERES - A chance at making history turned into heartbreak for the Manteca High boys tennis team in the first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section Division III team final.
Natalia Duran got the last laugh Wednesday.
Ripon Christian is heading to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship game for a second straight year after upending fourth-seeded Vacaville Christian 4-1 on Wednesday.
Cindy Alvarez started on defense for a second straight game.
Ripon's softball team is hoping the fourth time is the charm against Hughson.
RIPON - Emily O'Brien and Alli Hickman's valiant effort came up short in the No. 2 girls doubles match, as Ripon lost to Trans-Valley League rival Escalon 5-4 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis semifinals Wednesday.
The Ripon High baseball team is hitting its stride at the right time.
SACRAMENTO - Second-seeded East Union came out swinging Tuesday against No. 15 American Canyon.
Frank Fontana joined in on a three-on-three drill, talking a little trash and sharing laughs in what was the final practice of the season for the 2015 Manteca High boys tennis team.
Four Manteca-area schools qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer playoffs, and all four are a win away from playing for the blue banner.