Caleb Rogers was 3 for 3 with a double and a run, and Scott Robison pitched a complete-game four-hitter to lead Ripon in a 3-1 nonleague victory at Downey of Modesto Monday.
Manteca High's boys and girls swim teams overcame visiting intracity rival East Union with mirroring 95-75 scores on Friday.
Bad news first. East Union suffered its first Valley Oak League defeat Friday at Northgate Softball Complex, and the 9-0 walloping administered by the hard-hitting Jaguars of Kimball wasn't pretty. The good news for the Lancers (6-1 VOL, 15-3-1 overall) is that they are still alone in first place. That's because rival Sierra lost to defending champion Oakdale 3-1 on Friday, creating a logjam in the upper half of the standings with now three teams, ...
RIPON – Escalon's Alana Kualapai played with a killer instinct on Friday. After Ripon tied the ballgame at one apiece late in the first half, Kualapai immediately answered with her second of three goals that helped lift Escalon to a 3-1 Trans Valley League victory. "It was deflating," Ripon assistant coach Bryce Perkins said. "That was just a mental letdown. We were still celebrating, and it's like we weren't even set. That one lowered everyone's ...
Nick Sharp finished 3-over par with a 39 at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club, leading Ripon to a 214-249 victory Friday over visiting Escalon.
HUGHSON – Hughson's Ryan Bava drew the game-winning walk that lifted his squad to a 4-3 Trans Valley League victory over visiting Ripon on Friday in extra innings.
Isela Rivera, East Union's goal-scoring dynamo, is used to being one of the smallest players on the field, but she doesn't let her 5-foot-1 frame hinder her.
Manteca's pitching and defense were lights out Thursday. Jake Corn and Jeremy Vaughn combined for a two-hitter, and the Buffaloes cruised to a 9-1 Valley Oak League victory against visiting Sonora. "Jake was doing his thing," Manteca head coach Gene Ballardo said. "I felt like the game was in hand, so I went with Jeremy to get him some more work. "(Corn and Vaughn) just threw strikes and got it done." The junior Corn got ...
LATHROP – East Union's Justin Nieto pitched a gem during Thursday's Valley Oak League matchup against host Lathrop.
Ripon's Nick Sharp shot a 2-over 38 during a 216-249 victory over host Hughson at the Turlock Golf & Country Club Thursday.
Weston Ranch kept its pace with Valley Oak League-leading Kimball Tracy on Thursday after making easy work of visiting Oakdale, 9-0.
East Union didn't have much trouble dispatching of Lathrop on Wednesday evening at the Northgate Softball Complex.
East Union's Nick Pulos put together an impressive performance during Wednesday's Valley Oak League contest against visiting Weston Ranch.
Having already faced Waterford twice, Ripon Christian prepared for Wednesday to be another competitive showdown between Southern League rivals.
Ripon High's boys golf team recorded its best score of the season Wednesday on its home course, and it came at a good time.
Will Brink punctuated his decorated four-year run in the Valley Oak League with multiple titles Wednesday at Livermore's Poppy Ridge Golf Course.
With the Valley Oak League championship and a postseason berth already out of reach, Manteca High had little to play for but pride Wednesday when the Buffaloes travelled across town to meet Sierra.
How's this for degree of difficulty: To find Manteca High's only diver in recent history you'll have to travel to Tracy High.
RIPON – Mariposa was on the verge of spoiling Ripon Christian's senior day and Southern League finale on Wednesday.
Four East Union seniors came through with clutch plays on Senior Night Wednesday at Northgate Softball Complex, where the Lancers squeaked out a 7-6 extra-inning victory over Weston Ranch.
Ripon came up short on the road against Orestimba Newman on Wednesday and failed to record any RBIs during its fourth Trans Valley League loss.
The Ripon Christian Knights will get one more shot at clinching the outright Southern League baseball title.
Freshman Leah Manuleleua reached out for sister Sialei's right hand and wrapped an arm around her shoulders as the two walked off gusty Guss Schmiedt Field Tuesday night.
It all comes down to today's winner-take-all Valley Oak League Championships at Livermore's Poppy Ridge Golf Course.
Ripon didn't play its best, but it was plenty good enough to clinch its third straight Trans-Valley League championship.
Weston Ranch punched its ticket into the quarterfinal of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II boys tennis tournament on Tuesday afternoon.
Manteca bounced back from consecutive losses against Oakdale last week and took out its frustration on Kimball Tuesday.
Manteca High's boys tennis team ended a four-year slide in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II playoffs with Monday's commanding 8-1 victory over Western Athletic Conference No. 3 seed Livingston at Manteca Regional Tennis Center.
Going into the regular-season finale between East Union and Manteca girls soccer teams there's plenty of intrigue beyond feuding neighbors.
RIPON – For Tami Kamper and the Ripon Christian tennis team, the matches will get infinitely harder beginning with the Sac-Joaquin Section Team Tournament.