RIPON - Ripon Christian had a successful season last year, but it ended on a bitter note.
It's no secret Oakdale and Sonora are the teams to beat on the Valley Oak League's volleyball landscape.
The Sierra High volleyball squad didn't have the best season last year and won four games in Valley Oak League play.
The Manteca High boys soccer program will begin its Valley Oak League title defense with a tribute to its past.
Kevin Bolding is back at the helm at Manteca High, and the program's former head volleyball coach has already drawn up a blueprint for success.
The last time Joe Pires was head coach of Sierra High's boys soccer program, the Timberwolves' ended up finishing second at the section tournament.
Mike Lopez has been playing tennis since his elementary school days. The incoming junior at Manteca High used to hit the ball with his older brothers who also used to play for the Buffaloes' head coach Frank Fontana. "His entire family is from Manteca and went to Manteca High," Fontana said of Lopez, the Bulletin's 2013 Boys Tennis MVP. "Both of his older brothers played for me, and I've actually known (Mike) since he was ...
The moments before a race are the most precious for Justin Park. Left alone with his thoughts and race strategy, Park can feel the spectators narrow their focus on the pool. He can feel his heart about to leap from his chest. And then, remarkably, he breaths it all in – the butterflies and anxiety, the pressure and expectation. "I enjoy the adrenaline of big races," the 15-year-old soon-to-be sophomore said. "It was scary at ...
RIPON – Erika Brown reached heights unparalleled this past spring, capturing three events at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships.
Jake Corn let the cat out of the bag to kick off his final high school summer. The Manteca incoming senior went on record announcing he has verbally committed to the University of Oregon. "It's already verbal," said Corn, the Bulletin's 2013 All-Area Baseball MVP. "Their campus is gorgeous and everything around is so green. Their baseball field is amazing, and their facilities are the best." Corn, who has led Manteca into the Sac-Joaquin Section ...
Just how excited is Tia Sidtikun for soccer's next stop, a coastal college with a coming-of-age program?
Born in Oakland and raised in Texas, John McDonald considers himself "a Texas guy."
Twelve area standouts are among the region's top players to be selected for the 23rd Annual High School All-Star Baseball-Softball Classic.
It wasn't the storybook ending Valerie Nestor envisioned. Sierra High's multi-sport standout qualified for the final round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters track meet, finishing eighth in the shot put with a mark more than two feet short of her personal best. "I was a little upset about that," Nestor said. "I hit my PR in the middle of the season and that's when I peaked. I wish I could have done better (at Masters) ...
The accolades continue to pour in for Sierra High's softball team more than a month after it completed its 2013 season.
Hilmar capped an undefeated run through the Trans-Valley League season with Tuesday's four-game win (23-25, 25-19, 25-9, 25-23), but host Ripon gave the Yellowjackets another scare.
Manteca High's girls tennis team ended a 20-year playoff drought in 2011.
It turns out Ripon High's boys soccer team has its first Trans-Valley League championship all to itself.
Francisco Cisneros was in the middle of his us-against-the-world speech Friday afternoon when Weston Ranch athletic director Pat King interrupted with a phone call.
RIPON – For most of the afternoon, Brooke Riley greeted every shot, whether good or bad, with the same blank expression.
Justin Coenenberg wears many hats when hosting the annual Buffalo Cup, from head coach for the Manteca High boys soccer team, to tournament director and snack bar coordinator.
East Union went on long runs in the games it won Monday night and put up 14 aces as the Lancers prevailed 3-1 over host Sierra 25-20, 21-25, 25-16, 25-14 in Valley Oak League action on Monday night.
The Sac-Joaquin Section's playoff committee showed its respect for boys soccer in the Valley Oak League on Friday when postseason brackets were released.
Francisco Garcia and Joseph Mayorca came up clutch for Weston Ranch during Wednesday's Valley Oak League finale at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
RIPON - From both exhaustion and frustration, Ripon striker David Alvarez dropped to a crouch at midfield with both hands wrapped around his forehead.
Their best wasn't good enough, but Weston Ranch coach Chris Bauer was plenty pleased with his Cougars' performance on senior night Wednesday.
Ripon sophomore Ellie Waters took second overall in the girls varsity 5,000 meter race during Wednesday's Trans Valley League Championships at Modesto's Legion Park.
Manteca junior Marcus Montano refused to let his Buffaloes end the regular season on a losing note during Wednesday's Valley Oak League finale at Guss Schmeidt Field on Senior Night.
Ripon Christian finds out tonight if Thursday's regular-season finale with Gustine has Southern League title implications.
With a Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV berth already wrapped up, Ripon High's volleyball decisively won its third straight Trans-Valley League match on Tuesday by sweeping visiting Riverbank, 25-12, 25-9, 25-14.