It didn't matter that the Delhi Hawks had three times as many shots on goal as Ripon Christian did heading into the half on Thursday afternoon.
At the end, allof the attention was on the final doubles match that decided whether it would be host Sonora or East Union that walked away with a tennis victory.
It wasn't about revenge.
And Ripon High takes the lead.
Sonora is one of those bubble teams that worry the Valley Oak League's contenders.
The East Union High girls golf team stayed in a three-way tie atop the Valley Oak League standings by beating Sierra Wednesday at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
In need of a confidence boost, Ripon High's volleyball team got just that in Wednesday's sweep of Hughson on the road.
It had been nearly five years since Manteca High's volleyball team had beaten intra-city rival Sierra.
The Ripon Christian boys soccer team posted a much-needed Southern League win over Turlock Christian on Tuesday.
The Weston Ranch High girls tennis team won its 20th straight match Tuesday, beating Oakdale in the battle for the top spot in the Valley Oak League, 6-3.
Five-game matches are nothing new to Weston Ranch this year.
The upstart Weston Ranch Cougars shot their best score of the season at Van Buskirk Park Golf Course.'
Monday's Valley Oak League contest between Lathrop and host Manteca High was a showcase of freshman phenoms.
RIPON - Ripon High was hardly challenged in racking up the last five championships in the Trans-Valley League.
East Union is now in first place in the Valley Oak League and has Sonora sophomore goalkeeper Andrew Klatt to thank.
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It will be an all-Trans-Valley League showdown on Wednesday when Ripon welcomes back Escalon for a semifinal match in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis playoffs.
Jake Menasco did all he could and then some.
RIPON - Ripon No. 3 batter Nick Price picked a good time to pick up a hit.
Kenny Wooten was not going to let a sore ankle slow him down.
Celina Cooper started her senior season with plenty of pop in her bat, but a pop in her knee is what ended it.
Yok Jing Ma and Mike Lopez's quest for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament doubles title was a delayed for a day after the opening rounds rained out at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville on Thursday.
Former Manteca High football standout Reggie Bell was among 11 rookie free agents signed by the Washington Redskins, the team announced Thursday.
Manteca will take on 10th seeded Ponderosa in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls soccer playoffs.
Sometimes, missing a shot works out too.
RIPON - Having two starting defenders out would put most teams at a disadvantage.
RIPON - The baby bounded across the soccer field toward her father, stumbling over her steps but smiling the whole way.
The Manteca High baseball team has a long road ahead in its attempt at gaining a second straight Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
Sierra (16-5) will have to wait until next season to get another crack at its Valley Oak League rivals.
East Union had a chit in the karma bank Wednesday night and picked the right time to get it back.
Marcus Montano and his booming right foot are taking the next step.
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