The Manteca Buffaloes did their part in setting up a showdown later in the week with Sierra High, destroying the Weston Ranch Cougars 9-0 Tuesday in Valley Oak League action.
Ripon High did away with Orestimba with relative ease, trouncing Orestimba in a 25-18, 25-10 and 25-20 clean sweep Tuesday in Trans Valley League action
RIPON - Mariposa proved to be no pushover.
The Manteca High volleyball team appeared to be well on its way to beating visiting Lathrop Monday in Valley Oak League action.
Playing on Stouffer Field's Bermuda grass for the first time, Ripon High's boys soccer team needed little time to adjust in its 5-1 Trans-Valley League win over Hilmar Monday.
Manteca High's girls tennis team began the second half of the Valley Oak League schedule with a commanding 9-0 win over visiting Sonora Thursday.
Back from an infection that kept her out of Sierra's three previous Valley Oak League matches, 6-foot-1 middle blocker Allie Walljasper was understandably wearing down during the Timberwolves' five-set marathon against visiting Weston Ranch Thursday.
It seemed as if nothing could separate the Lathrop Spartans and Sierra Timberwolves Thursday in Valley Oak League action. Not physicality, yellow cards, or outstanding goalie play would cause the difference. That would come from a picture-perfect heel kick from Nicholas Gonzalez in a 1-0 Sierra win.
Ripon Christian's volleyball team had little trouble dispatching Le Grand at home Thursday 25-13, 15-19, 25-12.
Even with a solid round, Ripon Christian was unable to keep pace with the visiting Escalon Cougars, falling to the Cougars 156-176 Thursday in Valley Foothill League play at Jack Tone Golf Course.
The Manteca Buffaloes continued a trend that could get convenient, pulling out another one-goal victory Thursday in a 2-1 win over Oakdale High.
Most of the Trans-Valley League's best athletes will converge on Modesto Christian's Roy Blakely Field this Friday.
RIPON – The Oakdale boys water polo team lost a great deal from its undefeated Valley Oak League squad from a year ago, but Ripon High's 12-10 win over the Mustangs Wednesday is still impressive for an up-and-coming Ripon program.
East Union did what it could with the Oakdale Mustangs, but it wasn't enough in a 17-25, 11-25, 12-25 loss in Valley Oak League play Wednesday.
Manteca High's cross country program had a strong showing in the Bret Harte Frogtown Invitational at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp this past Saturday.
TRACY – The big guy can play in the back court, too.
RIPON – Reina Sausedo scored eight of her team-high 13 points in the first half before the tournament-host Indians went cold in the second half and ...
RIPON – Ripon went on a 9-0 run midway through the third period Saturday and lucky for the Indians they did as Stagg of Stockton then ...
Attacking the basket, hitting open 3s and playing hard-nosed defense is Sierra's recipe for success.
RIPON - Vincent Olmo is a big boy, and he used all of his 6-foot-6, 250-pound frame at just the right time Friday night.
TRACY - Lathrop's boys basketball team appears to have found its stride.
RIPON - It took a quarter, but the Ripon girls basketball team finally caught on to Kayla Jacklich's example.
ELK GROVE – The Manteca High Buffaloes appeared to be rounding into shape.
RIPON – Under blustery, windy conditions Thursday visiting Hughson got a goal in each half and Ripon Christian could not find the net in a 2-0 ...
RIPON - Sierra narrowed a 10-point deficit to six in the fourth quarter but could not close the gap as host Ripon held on for a ...
Manteca Unified schools will be split up for the 2018-2022 alignment cycle, if the Sac-Joaquin Section has its way.
For a team known for its potential explosiveness on offense, Ripon turned to its defense to get untracked in its nonleague contest at East Union ...
STOCKTON - It is never over until it is over.
East Union boys soccer coach Edgar Zelaya was glad to come away with a tie under the circumstances.
Sierra staved off a fourth-quarter charge from Tokay to escape with a 69-65 victory.