PATTERSON - With several of his players not competing in the Valley Oak League Tournament last week, Manteca head coach Frank Fontana was concerned his Buffaloes would show some rust in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division III first-round playoff match against Western Athletic Conference co-champion Patterson on Tuesday.
RIPON - Ripon celebrated the clinching of its second straight Trans-Valley League title Tuesday with an 8-0 thrashing of Riverbank on Senior Night, but the Indians won't bask in the glow of the achievement for long.
MERCED - Jake Van Vuren punctuated an undefeated run with the boys single championship, while Avery Veilleux and Hannah Lockwood seized the girls doubles title in the Southern League Coed Tennis Tournament last Friday at Merced College.
Sierra High's boys track and field team had to truly early its Valley Oak League championship, and it ended the regular season undefeated with a 78-57 win against a talented Weston Ranch contingent Thursday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
RIPON - A team rarely celebrates a tie, and while two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII champion Ripon Christian was not all smiles after tying visiting Waterford 0-0 on Thursday, the Knights did have something to revel in - for the fourth consecutive season, they captured the Southern League title.