In a short period of time, Ripon High's water polo program has thrust itself to the top of the Valley Oak League standings.
Willie Herrera has goals.
LATHROP - Drew Erwin is a natural defender, but during Lathrop High's must-win Valley Oak League match with Weston Ranch the target was on him.
LODI - Girls golf in the Valley Oak League is not what it once was.
A 1-1 tie with Gustine last month was Delhi's only blemish in the Southern League.
Nicholas Gonzalez and Ruben Lopez each scored twice in the second half as Sierra's boys soccer team blew past host Kimball 6-2 in Valley Oak League action Monday.
The Ripon High and Ripon Christian girls golf teams will be represented in next week's Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament.
Vannida Nguyen finished the Valley Oak League regular season undefeated, and Sierra clinched a No. 2 seed for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II team playoffs with an 8-1 destruction of visiting Kimball on Monday.
Twenty five points were not enough in Sierra's Valley Oak League showdown with visiting Lathrop on Monday.
RIPON - Ripon High has instilled a great formula for success in its team. The Indians have done it each week, eight times, and the once-beaten Hilmar Yellowjackets were the most recent victim. The Indians simply score more than their opponent, and Friday's 42-7 Trans Valley League victory was no different.
In a match that was likely going to come down to the No. 5 golfers on both teams, Manteca and Sierra locked up for an epic Valley Oak League contest won by the Timberwolves 274-278 Thursday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
RIPON - Ripon High's rematch with Escalon didn't last as long as their Trans-Valley League opener back on Sept. 18, but second-year coach Adrienne Uecker came away more satisfied with Thursday's effort.
The Weston Ranch tennis team has had its fair share of tough luck on the season, but everything came together for the squad Thursday in its Valley Oak League victory over the Sonora Wildcats 8-1.
The Weston Ranch Cougars have made climbs throughout this Valley Oak League season. The group has put together competitive contests against the hierarchy of the league and that continued Thursday with a 1-1 tie against East Union High.
After seeming less than interested in winning Wednesday's Valley Oak League matchup with Weston Ranch, the Manteca Buffaloes started playing. Only it was a little, too late for the Buffaloes, falling to the Cougars in five, 25-19, 25-18, 20-25, 14-25 and 15-13.
STOCKTON - When visiting Sierra ran its lead to nine points with a 5-0 run to start the second half, Weston Ranch regrouped with a timeout ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian got a much-needed win Friday at home.
LATHROP - The Lathrop High wrestling team edged out visiting Sierra and Central Catholic in the Valley Oak League finale on Wednesday to finish in third ...
STOCKTON - There are only so many was to score a goal, and as just a freshman, Lathrop's Kassandra Ceja may have come up with ...
MODESTO - Manteca's streak of shutout wins ended at six Thursday in a 2-1 loss at Central Catholic.
LATHROP - The Lathrop Spartans took what the Weston Ranch High defense gave them.
MODESTO - Manteca was on the brink of breaking it open Thursday against Central Catholic, leading 27-16 with 2:30 to go in the second quarter.
Bulletin staff reports
RIPON - It was an upset in the making for the first 60 minutes of Ripon's Trans-Valley League tussle with Hughson at Stouffer Field on ...
OAKDALE - East Union distanced itself further from the pack in the Valley Oak League thanks to a 2-1 win on Oakdale's artificial turf at ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch scrapped its way to another home victory Tuesday, edging out Interstate 5 rivals Lathrop, 50-47.
East Union earned the distinction of being the best of the rest in the Valley Oak League in its final double dual of the regular ...
MODESTO - Manteca came up with big stops when it needed to Wednesday at Central Catholic.
RIPON - Derek Wright was feeling it.
LATHROP - Gurveen Bal knows how to set the tone.