Ripon Christian's girls soccer team is sitting pretty and on top of the Southern League standings at the midway point of the regular season after its 3-2 win at Mariposa Wednesday.
Kimball freshman Samantha Sarmiento used deception and craft to baffle Sierra hitters for the better part of five innings.
Tuesday's midseason tournament at Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore was all about the individuals of the Trans-Valley League.
WESTON RANCH – The future of Weston Ranch softball is bright. And lanky … with a smooth left-handed swing. Elysia Hernandez kicked off the fourth inning of Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Manteca with a slicing drive down the left-field line. The ball tailed away from the outfielder's outstretched mitt, rolling into the shadows of a nearby building. The freshman, who rocketed out of the batter's box on contact, glided into third without a slide – ...
East Union ended the Cosumnes Oaks Easter Tournament with two rough losses Tuesday in Folsom.
RIPON - Sophomore Alyssa Harris shined in her longest outing in the pitcher's circle for Ripon High Monday, twirling a five-inning no-hitter in an 11-0 victory over nonleague visitor Foresthill of Placer County.
RIPON - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team is taking the one-at-a-time approach seriously.
Pitching and defense helped East Union open the Cosumnes Oaks Easter Tournament with a 4-1 victory over Folsom on Monday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Stanley Johnson scored 26 points as Mater Dei of Santa Ana defeated Archbishop Mitty of San Jose, 50-45, to win the first California boys' Open Division championship Saturday at Sleep Train Arena.
Things did not start out so smoothly for East Union freshman pitcher Michelle Castro in her first crosstown rivalry game.
RIPON - The Ripon coaching staff is running out of superlatives for midfielder wizard Tia Sidtikun.
RIPON - Ripon High's lack of depth on its boys team nearly cost it in an 87-80 win over East Union Friday at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Three tightly-contested matches went to third-set tiebreakers, and the two won by Riverbank proved to be the difference in Ripon High's 6-3 Trans-Valley League loss at home Friday.
Manteca High's anticipated Valley Oak League rematch with first-place Kimball wasn't much closer in the final outcome, but it was far more competitive.
Justin Nieto outlasted Oakdale ace Bryce Dyrda Thursday at Agostini Field to help East Union earn a rare win over the defending Valley Oak League champion, 3-2.
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.
Ripon Christian's boys golf team got even with Southern League rival Turlock Christian in the conference tournament Monday at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club.
Nick Sharp could feel the shadow cast and left behind by arguably the most gifted golfer to play for Ripon High's tradition rich boys program.
Celina Cooper needed just two innings to rack up six RBIs, and Peyton Rose twirled a mercy-shortened three-hitter as Manteca walloped visiting Lathrop 17-0 Friday.