Just getting to the dance is a banner accomplishment for the East Union and Manteca volleyball teams.
The Ripon Indians were able to defy the expectations of the majority of the Sac-Joaquin Section, earning a berth into the Division II Boys Water Polo Championships. The Indians championship was cut short though, after running into Sierra Foothill League champion Granite Bay in a 12-3 first round loss.
The Marin brothers played their final soccer game together for Manteca High Thursday in the Buffaloes' Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV out-bracket playoff match with visiting Livingston.
ROSEVILLE - Prior to Thursday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II doubles tennis tournament, Ashley Duenas and Klacey Kachalkin of East Union High played apart.
Tuesday's wins turned out to be big for the East Union and Manteca volleyball teams.
There will be no surprises when Livingston's boys soccer team visits Manteca High in today's Sac-Joaquin Division-IV playoffs out-bracket game.
RIPON - The Sac-Joaquin Section volleyball playoffs are familiar territory for Ripon High.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
East Union had its volleyball playoff lives on the line during Tuesday's Valley Oak League finale at Sierra High.
Kimball put a scare into Manteca High the last time the two met for a Valley Oak League volleyball match.
Ripon Christian's volleyball team completed a second-straight 14-0 run through the Southern League following its four-game victory at Mariposa.
Advancing to the NorCal tournament would have been a long shot for East Union High's girls golf team.
Jasmine Sandhu admitted that the pressure got to her in the early going.
Ashley Duenas had never competed in a doubles match over her four-year varsity career at East Union.
Manteca High's volleyball team celebrated senior night at Winter Gymnasium with a three-game sweep (25-10, 25-12, 25-21) over Lathrop on Thursday while improving its chances of extending the season beyond next week.
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.
SACRAMENTO - Christian Brothers put up three runs in the third inning and coasted to a 5-1 win over Manteca in opening-round action of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III softball playoffs Tuesday at the Sacramento Softball Complex, ending the season for the Buffaloes.