RIPON - The atmosphere was a little more relaxed than usual for a live match at Jack Tone Golf Course Tuesday, but it might be what the golfers from Ripon High and rival Ripon Christian need going into today's Valley Football League Midseason Tournament.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Spartans were not able to complete their improbable comeback, but they were able to serve notice to the rest of the Valley Oak League that they would not be a pushover in a 25-15, 25-22, 23-25 and 25-21 loss to East Union Tuesday.
The Sierra Timberwolves closed out a strong first-half of the Valley Oak League schedule, dropping the East Union Lancers 11-4 Tuesday.
While it's still early, Weston Ranch High has reason to feel proud of its unprecedented start to the season.
The silver lining to Ripon High's scoreless tie against host Escalon in Trans Valley League play Tuesday was that game had little semblance to their previous meeting.
It was a good-news, bad-news scenario for both sides.
WESTON RANCH - Robbie Geerlof had three good looks at the Weston Ranch goal in the first half: Two were lifted well over the crossbar and split the football uprights, and the other was touched weakly to the keeper.
To be more competitive in the Valley Oak League this season, East Union High coach Eryn Bowers has encouraged competition from within.
Weston Ranch High's surprising run to start the Valley Oak League season continued Thursday with a 12-3 victory over host Manteca.
Sierra High's 4-0 start to the season is followed by its first losing streak.
It didn't take Ripon Christian long to get past Waterford Thursday night to open its first Southern League match of the season on an extremely high note.
It wasn't the opening whistle that got the East Union Lancers going in their Valley Oak League showdown with Sierra High Wednesday; it was the Timberwolves netting the game's first goal in a 2-1 come-from-behind win over host Sierra.
The Manteca Buffalos were led by a solid nine-hole round from Mickey Dias whose round of 53 led the Buffalos over the Sierra Timberwolves 323-333 Wednesday at Manteca Golf Course.
It was a matchup between the city's top best singles players, and for now title belongs to Sierra High's Vannida Nguyen.
Ripon Christian was welcomed to the Southern League with a 3-2 loss to visiting Mariposa Tuesday.
Ripon Christian opened Southern League play with a 2-0 loss to host Le Grand on Tuesday.
Eddie Aguilar scored three goals and assisted in two more to lead Sierra to a 5-0 win over host Lathrop to open the Valley Oak ...
Niko Ilardi threw for four touchdowns and ran for two to lead the Ripon Chiefs to a 40-6 Mountain Valley Football League victory over the ...
It was hard enough opening the Valley Oak League season against the perennially tough Oakdale Mustangs.
Lathrop atoned for last year's defeat to Franklin with a 25-20, 25-18, 25-14 sweep of the visiting Yellowjackets on Monday in non-league volleyball action.
The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes edged the Turlock Bulldogs 13-12 Saturday in Cen-Cal football action Saturday at Turlock High School.
MODESTO – Under hot and smoky conditions, the Sierra boys won the small-schools division and the Sierra girls were third on the 5-kilometer course in the ...
It's called game planning, and it's something that every coach does before stepping onto the field on a given Friday night.
Ripon Christian Athletic Stadium was christened Friday evening with a 37-15 non-league win over Linden.
Gino Campiotti threw for four touchdowns Friday night to lead Manteca to a 42-6 non-league win over Enochs at Downey High in Modesto.
After a slow first quarter East Union road the hot hand of Jack Weaver to put up 22 second-period points on the way to a ...
Erron Duncan led a punishing Weston Ranch ground attack Friday night with 16 carries for 220 yards and three touchdowns and the Cougars ran for ...
After a close opening set Thursday night, Ripon went on to sweep visiting Modesto 25-23, 25-12, 25-12 in non-league volleyball action.
In a battle of the unbeaten on Thursday Brooke Riley scorched the greens at the Manteca Golf Course with a 35 to lead East Union ...
By DAVE CAMPBELL