Sierra's defending Valley Oak League champion girls team was coming off a heartbreaking loss to Oakdale. The boys, meanwhile, simply couldn't match the Mustangs' depth and all-around talent.
RIPON – Josh Richter led the way for the Indians Wednesday in a 218-238 loss to Escalon, shooting a 41 at Oakdale Country Club.
The Manteca High sophomore softball team won its fifth straight Valley Oak League contest Wednesday, a 7-4 road win over Sierra.
MODESTO - Modesto Junior College hosted its annual Modesto Invitational Saturday and track athletes from Weston Ranch, Manteca and East Union were on hand to compete.
Walk, bunt and let the big boppers bop. It was textbook softball, and that's what it took for East Union to down rival host Sierra 2-0 on Friday, capping a pivotal three-game, Valley Oak League stretch for both clubs. East Union leadoff hitter Kourtni McCall ignited the deciding sixth-inning rally with a full-count walk, and Jillian Goulart dropped a perfect sacrifice bunt three pitches later. Cassie Waggy took the next offering and thumped it to ...
The offense was as impressive as the defense was sloppy for both sides Friday afternoon in an 18-8 Buffaloes win over Weston Ranch at Manteca High.
It was just another day, another victory for Sierra High's reigning Valley Oak League champion girls team.
RIVERBANK - Ripon senior hurler Michael Conway needed just 62 pitches to finish off a complete-game, one-hitter Friday afternoon in a 4-0 win at Riverbank.
Kelsey Emmerson was at her best with the bases loaded. The East Union slugger cleared the bases with a double in the third to give the Squires a lead they did not relinquish in their 8-5 sophomore softball victory at Sierra Friday. Emmerson also had a two-run, bases-loaded single in the fifth to extend East Union's lead to 6-2. She finished with five RBIs to high-light a 3-for-4 effort. Jessica Lavoie was also 3 for ...
Oakdale capitalized on its opportunities, and East Union didn't. East Union stranded 10 runners and made two costly errors in a 3-1 loss under the lights of Northgate Softball Complex Friday. Oakdale (2-0 Valley Oak League, 8-1-1 overall) got the defending champion's attention early with Marissa Toy's leadoff double, and she advanced two bases to score on a throwing error after a steal attempt. The Mustangs plated their final run in the seventh after a ...
RIPON - What went up went down fast for Ripon. After running across a season-high 14 runs against rival Ripon Christian, the Indians' bats went silent in their 4-2 loss to reigning Trans Valley League champion Hughson Friday. "We weren't real patient at the plate today," Ripon coach Mark Whelan said. "Their pitcher (Jason Meyer) just kept us off balance and got us to chase pitches. "He was pretty erratic in the beginning but we ...
After Gabby Hawkins allowed just four hits in a 1-0 loss to Ceres Friday afternoon at Sierra High, Timberwolves head coach Nick Olmo called the Bulldogs the Valley Oak League team to beat.
So far, so good for East Union. The boys and girls teams improved to 2-0 in the Valley Oak League with easy 94-43 and 120-48 victories, respectively, over visiting Central Valley Friday. "Our individual times are improving each week across the board," coach Chris Johnson said. "The majority of our swimmers had personal best times today, so they are progressing nicely and are right where we want them." Jeff Claire and Ben Alfter once again ...
And the hits just keep on coming. Salvaging the lone program win with an exclamation point Friday evening at Northgate Softball Complex, the East Union freshman softball team remained undefeated with a 16-1 walloping of the Mustangs. Amanda Faulkner went the distance in the five-inning masterpiece, allowing one run on three hits and striking out five. Faulkner also led the way at the dish, going 3 for 4. Gianna Sellers was 3 for 4 with ...
Ripon High senior Ryan Mackey, the 2008 and now 2009 Bulletin All-Area Wrestler of the Year, is wise beyond his nearly 18 years.
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.
Manteca High's boys and girls cross country teams have shown glimpses of what they can do at full strength this season.
STOCKTON - One stroke was what separated the East Union girls golf team from capturing the 2013 Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament title at Reserve at Spanos Park.
Victoria Gulley knows how to dominate from both ends of the volleyball court.
Second-half comebacks are nothing new to Ripon Christian's boys soccer team.
Slow and steady didn't win the race this time.
STOCKTON - Manteca had a chance to clinch a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth with a victory over Weston Ranch Thursday, but the Cougars had different plans on Senior Night.