A twice dislocated kneecap forced John Perez to watch from the stands with the "Wolf Pack" cheering section as Sierra High's football team made history by qualifying for its first Sac-Joaquin Section playoff run.
Valley Oak League Sierra (3-0, 6-0) at Sonora (2-1, 5-1) • Kickoff: Friday, 7 p.m. • Last year: 38-14, Sierra • Key matchup: Sierra RB/SS Jarrod Daniels vs. Sonora RB/LB Dan Link. Two of the league's top two running backs go head-to-head from both sides of scrimmage. Link has 926 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns but was kept out of the end zone in last week's 37-13 loss at Manteca, while ...
LATHROP – Lathrop High School doesn't have to look at a zero in front of its record anymore when talking about the play of their varsity volleyball team.
RIPON – In most soccer matches getting two goals in the first 25 minutes would be enough to edge out a victory.
STOCKTON - The faces might have been different, but the sight around the 18th hole of the Brookside Country Club were quite the same on Tuesday afternoon.
Sierra striker Braian Gomez picked up two more goals to stretch his area-leading total to 27 in Tuesday's 3-0 Valley Oak League home victory over rival East Union.
Manteca High ended its home match run on a high note. During its final home match against Manteca Unified newcomer Lathrop High on Tuesday the Buffaloes claimed a 4-1 victory that improve their Valley Oak League record to 4-7. But those wins didn't come easy. While Manteca's ace Maria Saavedra lost to Lathrop's Merchelle Alegado 4-6 and 0-6 for the Buffaloes' only loss of the day, at least two of their wins came from getting ...
HUGHSON - Larry Keethe called them "crazy rotations." No matter whom he put on the court and where, Ripon handled Hughson in a three-game sweep (25-10, 25-18, 25-9). The Trans Valley League co-leading Indians (10-1, 28-8 overall) went with new-look lineups in the first two games, hence the closer-than-usual scores. But Keethe was still pleased with the likes of freshman Nicole Kaiser, who finished with seven digs and got her first start at setter. "Nicole ...
RIPON - Ripon and Ripon Christian finished in the bottom two of the Valley Foothill League - North Division Tournament at Spring Creek Country Club Monday, but both schools will be represented at next week's Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament.
East Union High's sophomore volleyball team battled tough at its own Dalben Center, but crosstown rival Manteca prevailed in three games - 25-18, 19-25, 15-7.
Manteca High got its offensive spark from an unlikely source Monday at rival East Union's Dalben Center.
Another year, another 14-0 record. The East Union High girls golf team wrapped up its third straight perfect season in dual-match play Monday, defeating rival Sierra, the Valley Oak League's second-place squad, 237-254 at Manteca Park Golf Course Monday. The Lancers will look to capture their third straight conference championship and fourth in five years in the VOL Championships today at Brookside Country Club in Stockton. East Union is also the three-time Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...
HUGHSON - Destiny was in the hands of the Ripon Indians, but not for long. After putting themselves in the driver's seat to contend for the program's first-ever Trans Valley League championship, they took a big step backwards Monday with a 2-0 loss to Hughson. Christian Sanchez scored both of the Huskies' goals in the 32nd and 65th minutes. His second score came off a penalty kick. "It was a classic (letdown) coming of a ...
RIPON - The Ripon Chiefs varsity team used its balanced ground assault and stifling defense to pound the Mountain House Panthers in a 26-0 victory in Trans Valley Youth Football League action at Ripon High Saturday. The Chiefs had four different rushers score, including quarterback Chase DePrue. DePrue capped the offensive barrage with a 9-yard keeper in the third quarter, and later a touchdown toss to Jace McFetridge. Michael Morris' 45-yard run set up Troy ...
Manteca High battled Sonora to a scoreless first half, but the Wildcats were able to push across the games' only score in the Buffaloes 7-0 loss at Gus Schmidt Field.
The past along with the present is being recognized this week in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Central California Lions All-Star Football Classic, one of the state's four original prep contests of its kind.
A productive year at the plate might be an understatement when referring to the type of season Ripon Christian's now-graduated senior Dominic Nelson just had.
Guillermo Nunez was praised for his high basketball IQ.
Backed by a good-sized contingent of supporters - including former teammates, classmates, teachers, and friends and family - Will Brink played his final round as an East Union Lancer during Wednesday's CIF/CGA State Boys Golf Championship in scenic Carmel.
Nick Olmo reiterated on Tuesday that he doesn't put much stock into rankings.
Ripon's softball team certainly pitched and played defense this spring.
One of just two sophomores in the sprint events, Weston Ranch High's John McDonald was understandably wide-eyed upon his rival at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis - the site of the CIf State Track & Field Championships.
Manteca High junior Jake Corn had an astounding season on the bump this spring.
ELK GROVE - The kid they call "Texas" is competing in the California Interscholastic Federation Track and Field State Championships for the first time next week.
Allie Walljasper has already won two section titles, three Valley Oak League MVP awards, two VOL crowns and was named this year's all-league Pitcher of the Year for the first time.
ELK GROVE - Run the straightaway or walk the podium?
The budding friendship between Carl Chandler and Lechi Nkwocha was first tested on the pitch.
Twenty one area athletes will compete in the final Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet today and Friday, the last stop before the CIF State Championships.
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