Ripon Christian earned its first win of the Valley Foothill League season in style, edging out the visiting Riverbank Bruins by two-strokes in a 189-191 victory Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course.
Manteca High suffered its second consecutive loss in as many days Wednesday when the Buffaloes fell to Gregori High 3-0 in non-league action.
After rolling through a its first few opponents with near-laughable ease, East Union stumbled upon a Sac-Joaquin Section champion on its home course. Lodi took full advantage, handling East Union easily 218-249 Wednesday at Woodbridge Golf and Country Club.
With six goals netted by halftime, second half action between Sierra and Franklin seemed destined for more scoring. The two clubs didn't disappoint, providing another four goals to settle with a 5-5 tie Tuesday at Sierra High.
Three players hit the maximum score of 83 on Manteca Park Golf Course's par-37 front nine, and none of the three favored to post the lowest individual score did not.
It didn't take long for Ripon Christian to make its first big statement for the 2012 season.
The Weston Ranch Cougars were able to open the season on a good note, using a pair of first-half goals to cruise to a 3-0 shutout victory over Stagg in Tuesday's season opener.
East Union dropped a four-game match (19-25, 25-18, 17-25, 20-25) to visiting Orestimba Monday.
Ripon had many chances to take the lead in the second half.
Marcus Montano had barely broke a sweat by the time he had his hat trick Monday.
With early struggles converting lengthy drives into points and defensive miscues revealing obvious vulnerabilities, Sierra High leaned on trickery, major defensive adjustments and enough Anthony Cota to outlast the Tracy Bulldogs 32-26 Friday.
Jose Zamarripa was packing up his belongings on the sideline after helping Manteca High's frosh-soph team score a shutout victory over Delhi Friday.
The countdown to zero is over.
The anticipation that comes along for every soccer player at the beginning of the high school season is evident in each and every player. Manteca sophomore Marcus Montano surely had that excitement on the Buffaloes soccer field.
New head volleyball coaches are looking to bring some stability to East Union, Lathrop and Weston Ranch - three programs that have undergone constant change at the top over the past four years.
HILMAR - Ripon closed the regular season with a 48-27 win over Hilmar in a battle between the Trans-Valley League's remaining undefeated teams.
LATHROP - When Junior Ballard hit his second 3-pointer in 30 seconds Wednesday night to tie East Union, the hometown crowd went wild. Unfortunately for the ...
A single tie in any of its final three regular-season matches will be good enough for East Union to wrap up the Valley Oak League ...
Manteca and Sierra were desperate for a win when they met at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.
RJ Tisdell made it official.
TRACY - East Union's fall in the Valley Oak League standings continued Tuesday with a 54-45 loss at Kimball.
RIPON - Ripon Christian can't use the same old excuses when it keeps on winning.
RIPON - Never mind Hughson's record.
DELHI - Ripon Christian's quest for a fifth straight Southern League title in girls soccer continued Tuesday with a 3-1 win over Delhi.
Several months ago, infant Amiyah Victoria Lopez was diagnosed with Stage III liver cancer.
Sierra made the most of its few chances but was ultimately outgunned by Oakdale in a 3-2 Valley Oak League loss at Daniel Teicheira Memorial ...
The logjam in the top half of the Valley Oak League girls soccer standings did not budge Monday after Manteca and Central Catholic played to ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch descended from cloud nine to rock bottom in a matter of minutes on Monday.
Manteca's Jocelyn Reyes got to live the dream Saturday.
Hector Romero scored two goals for East Union on Saturday and the Lancers added a late goal on a penalty kick for a 3-1 win ...