EAST PALO ALTO - For the better part of two weeks the Ripon Christian Knights just kept on winning.
RIPON - The performance it would have taken for Ripon High to continue its CIF State Boys Basketball Championship run took a big hit with a one-point first quarter. Ripon eventually found its stride but the Arcata Tigers never lost theirs, eliminating the Indians with a 63-51 win Saturday.
After opening the Sierra High Vern Gebhardt Champions Cup with a one-sided 7-0 victory over Mesa Verde, Sierra had battled with Linden for a 0-0 tie, securing the top spot in Pool "A" play and setting up a match with Pool "C" winner Beyer High.
The East Union Lancers made the most of one hit.
Sierra's swim team visited crosstown rival Manteca to open the Valley Oak League season Friday and left with wins for both the boys and girls squads.
Brock Swift came up with the big bomb to get his team back into the game. Then he finished it off from the mound for the win.
Sierra High used one third-inning Iyana Hughes run to slip past Pitman 1-0 and then exchanged shots with Los Banos for a six-inning 4-4 stalemate in the Ceres Tournament Friday in Riverbank.
Manteca High's boys tennis team had little trouble dispatching visiting Kimball in Valley Oak League action Thursday, rolling to a 7-2 win despite injuries.
Lathrop High's track and field team made a statement even in defeat during Thursday's Valley Oak League-opening dual meet at East Union.
It will be home sweet home for Ripon High's boys basketball team in the second round of the CIF Northern California playoffs Saturday.
For the second time this young season, Ripon High dominated every facet of the game in handling intra-city rival Ripon Christian 10-0 in the mercy-rule shortened nonleague contest Thursday.
Weston Ranch was able to keep its perfect season going through the first meeting of the Ceres Tournament at Rainbow Fields in Riverbank, but perfection stopped there as the Cougars dropped the back end of a twin bill Thursday to tournament host Ceres.
The Ripon Indians took a huge step in the right direction, stopping the Escalon Cougars 221-225 Thursday in the Trans Valley League showdown.
Sierra High's swimming program was able to net a pair of victories over West High Wednesday, winning handily in the girls meet 104-65 and slipping past the Wolfpack in boys action, 84-82.
RIPON - The Ripon High Indians advanced in the CIF Northern California Division IV tournament Wednesday by beating Gridley at the North Gym, 56-45.
RIPON - Four Manteca players shared the top spot Wednesday in their 222-311 victory over Lathrop at Jack Tone Golf Course.
RIPON - Ripon continued its roll through the Valley Foothill League's North Division on Tuesday, dispatching Escalon 149-166 at Jack Tone Golf Course.
MERCED - The Ripon High boys water polo team placed eighth out of 18 in the two-day Roddy Svendsen Shootout at Merced College.
Manteca wasn't always sharp, but the Buffaloes were good enough to sweep rival Sierra across town Monday, 25-15, 25-16, 25-19.
The offense did not need to be perfect for the East Union sophomore team last Friday at Dino Cunial Field.
RIPON - Ripon fell behind early in its first set with visiting Escalon on Thursday and ended up dropping that first game before rebounding to win ...
The Manteca High improved to 4-0 in Valley Oak League play Thursday with a 8-1 victory over rival East Union.
ANGELS CAMP – Ripon High sits atop of the Valley Foothill Hill League-North Division standings following a 188-215 victory over Bret Harte on Thursday.
LATHROP - Heather Anderson finally has her first win as Lathrop High's new volleyball coach.
With four teams idle, it's a light week on the grid iron in the area but an important one for the few in action.
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