MODESTO – Ripon's Yvette Serrano put together a respectable effort in the net Thursday afternoon at David Patton Field.
LODI - Ripon's Erika Brown qualified for the finals of the frosh-soph 100-yard freestyle and the 100 backstroke during the Sac-Joaquin Section girls swimming Trials at Tokay High on Thursday.
Jim Todd stopped practice and called for two substitutions. The East Union girls soccer coach could sense a rift between two of his players and dismissed them from practice. They weren't allowed to return until they had worked out their differences. "They talked for about an hour and said, 'Thanks, coach, for letting us work through that,' " Todd recalled. "Chemistry is something we value and the girls have shown that they honor that." That ...
The Sac-Joaquin Section's new playoff format has created plenty of intrigue. Teams have moved up and down in divisions based on school size, clout and strength of schedule. One of the more intriguing first-round matchups belongs to the Division V tournament, where No. 7 Ripon clashes with No. 2 Central Catholic. Not only is it a rematch of a 2009 section final won by Ripon 1-0 in overtime, but because of the boundary-less nature of ...
LATHROP – Oakdale's resume speaks for itself. There wasn't much Lathrop could get going against the three-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champion on Wednesday, either. Oakdale took home its seventh straight Valley Oak League championship after a 10-0 road victory against the host Spartans (4-10 VOL, 9-15 overall). "Lathrop – they played some good ball," Oakdale head coach Hondo Arpoika said. "We just hit the ball well today and kept the focus. "If you ...
RIPON - Ripon hasn't been to the Sac-Joaquin Section softtball playoffs since 1996.
Ripon resident and Central Catholic senior Aimee Rose has signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Notre Dame de Namur University. She will major in kinesiology at the Belmont-based Catholic school.
Manteca was 15 outs from missing out on a postseason berth altogether after starting the Valley Oak League season with a two-game lead in the standings through eight games.
Sierra senior Gabby Olmo came up clutch during a Valley Oak League finale against host East Union at the Northgate Softball Complex Tuesday.
Ripon Christian got redemption during Tuesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI Tournament at Stevinson Ranch Golf Course.
Ripon momentarily kept its playoff hopes alive Tuesday thanks to a 5-1 victory over visiting Hilmar, but another game in Newman ultimately knocked the Indians out of contention.
Austin Plunk nearly led Lathrop High to an upset win at Oakdale, which would have been the Spartans' first against the Valley Oak League champion Mustangs.
They're baaaaaaack. Sierra's baseball team qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for the first time in eight years after its 6-4 victory over visiting Manteca Monday. All of Sierra's runs were scored on three homers, the first of which were swatted by winning pitcher Marc Wilson. Since last advancing in 2005, the Timberwolves (9-4 Valley Oak League, 16-8-1 overall) have been burned by various tiebreaking scenarios that knocked them out of contention. With one game ...
Courtney Range and Bri Moore were teammates for one season at St. Mary's. Back then, in the winter of 2011-12, Range was one of the most heralded juniors on the West Coast, a physical marvel pointed toward Cal on an athletic scholarship. Moore was part of the new class, an active freshman guard with a future as bright as any to wear the Rams' green and white. Then they went their separate ways. Range closed ...
The Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV and V tournaments both ended dramatically on Monday. At Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, Ripon High garnered its third section banner by edging Trans-Valley League rival Hilmar by a single stroke in Division V. Meanwhile, East Union standout Will Brink won a playoff hole at Castle Oaks Golf Course in Ione to make his fourth straight appearance to next week's SJS Masters Tournament. Ripon resident Andrew Bonner led Central Catholic to ...
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.
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