RIPON – Sometimes all it takes is a single year to transform the entire makeup of a basketball team.
In-town rivals Ripon High and Ripon Christian are in different leagues now, but their boys basketball teams find themselves in the same boat having lost top talent.
FRESNO – The 2010 CIF State Cross Country Championships Saturday marked several firsts for the Ripon High program.
FRESNO – On this cold and gray morning, Ricky Morris was at his very best.
When the Weston Ranch girls basketball team beat Sierra High to close out the Valley Oak League a year ago, the Cougars were hoping a postseason berth would be around the corner, but that berth never came.
After a quick walkthrough of Woodward Park in Fresno, the annual site of the CIF State Cross Country Championships, Ripon High head coach Paul Calkins and his runners settled into their hotel rooms at around 5:30 Friday night for a little rest and relaxation.
Just a short time ago, the Weston Ranch boys basketball squad was the premier team in the Valley Oak League, and the Lathrop Spartans were opening the gym for the hoops program for the very first time. After failing to reach the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs, the Cougars are poised to get back to the top of the league, whereas as Lathrop will be working through the exodus of one of its better players.
To be the champs, Ripon Christian's volleyball team must go through the champs.
Manteca and Sierra believe they have what it takes to make a run at the Valley Oak League championship this year.
Earning back-to-back outright championships in the Valley Oak League didn't come easily for Manteca High, and that was with dazzling point guard Kiwi Gardner setting gym floors ablaze.
The setters of the top teams in the Trans Valley and Southern leagues were voted the Most Valuable Players of each conference.
RIPON - The Knights didn't want to be one and done in this year's CIF State Northern California Division V volleyball championship tournament.
RIPON - It's an overused cliché, but the Ripon-St. Helena first-round match in the CIF State Northern California Division IV Championships Tuesday was truly played out like a heavyweight title bout.
In some ways, Ripon High volleyball coach Larry Keethe sees his team as an underdog despite its No. 1 ranking in the CIF Division IV State Championships, which begins today with Round 1 of the NorCal playoffs.
The Valley Oak League season saw the Sonora Wildcats and Oakdale Mustangs have their way along the schedule, but standout play from the other squads didn't go unrecognized, as the VOL's 2010 all-league team was recently announced.
Manteca head coach Justin Coenenberg tried to find fault in his team at halftime of the Buffaloes' Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal with visiting Vista ...
STOCKTON - Ripon High played enough of the little things in Thursday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Playoff opener against Summerville.
SACRAMENTO - Three mistakes by the defense proved costly for Ripon in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division V semifinal won by second-seeded Capital Christian 3-1 on Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO – East Union softball coach Brian Goulart is the king of plug-and-play.
Coming off four straight shutouts, Manteca's veteran defenders will be tested tonight by Vista del Lago's multi-threat attack in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...
SACRAMENTO - Tenth-seeded East Union was one of three Valley Oak League teams to lose their Sac-Joaquin Section Division III postseason openers on Monday.
EL DORADO - Manteca's few mistakes proved costly in its 3-1 loss at No. 7 Union Mine in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs out-bracket ...
STOCKTON - Connor Larkin's streak of tournament wins ended Monday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters at The Reserve at Spanos Park, but this may just ...
Getting swept by East Union this week may have caused Valley Oak League champion Manteca (19-7) to slide in the seedings for the Sac-Joaquin Section ...
LODI - The Sierra boys and Ripon girls Valley Oak League champion swim teams represented well in the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials at Tokay High Thursday and ...
In the first 29 minutes, Manteca High mustered up all the scoring in Thursday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinals against Benicia at Guss Schmiedt ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian toppled a familiar foe in its first-round match of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs on Thursday.
RIPON - One goal was all it took for Ripon to advance in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs on Thursday.
Career win No. 400 will have to wait for Sierra head coach Manuel Pires.
East Union beat Oakdale in a coin flip Thursday to get the No. 1 seed for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.