Manteca High junior Jake Corn had an astounding season on the bump this spring. For his efforts – and helping lead the Buffaloes to Game 3 of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal series – Corn was recognized as an All-Valley Oak League first team pitcher. Corn was one of four Manteca players listed to the first team and one of nine from the area. "Jake won some very big games for us," Manteca coach ...
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? That's the dilemma Emmanuel Elijah is faced with today. On Thursday, the Sierra High senior won his heat in the 100-meter dash and qualified for today's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Finals with the second-fastest time overall (10.96 seconds). Problem: Graduation starts at 7 o'clock tonight. The 100-meter final is scheduled for around 7:25. "I don't know for sure yet - still debating," Elijah said. "I wanted ...
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.
LODI - Manteca was one pitch away from advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV finals for the second time in three years.
Limping, Kianna Lamont entered the game in the eighth minute and nearly changed East Union's fortune with one good leg.
LODI - Austin Ragsdale is no small-time pitcher on a small-school team. He had already proven that before shutting down Ripon Christian Monday at Tony Zupo Field, where he led Bradshaw Christian of Sacramento to a 7-0 win and fourth straight Sac-Joaquin Section final-round appearance. Ragsdale, a 6-foot-3 righty heading to San Jose State, struck out seven and walked none in a five-hit gem. He retired the final five batters he faced, and the last ...
Jim Todd took a moment to himself to wade through the emotions following a season-ending loss to Colfax.
Will Brink didn't need a playoff hole to qualify for the CIF State Golf Championships, but he did need a strong finish to earn his spot.
STOCKTON - Senior grad night and the always-pesky Kimball softball team almost got the better of Sierra in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal at Arnaiz Stadium.
LODI – Ripon Christian's Danny Vander Molen was handed the ball for just his third start of the season Friday night.
RIPON – Kevin Tameling remembers a time not so long ago when Ripon Christian was all heart with little results.
Phillip Herrera and Emmanuel Elijah opted not to join their senior classmates at Magic Mountain Thursday night.
The Manteca High girls tennis team hasn't lost a Valley Oak League matchup in two full seasons.
Oakdale wasn't too happy about suffering its first Valley Oak League loss of the season against Lathrop on Tuesday.
LATHROP – Apparently Lathrop's last loss against East Union woke the Spartans up.
The way things are shaping up in the Trans-Valley League landscape, Ripon has its best chance to land its first-ever conference championship.
By JOHN-JOEL GRIFFITHS
East Union found itself in a dogfight early on at Lathrop Wednesday night, but the Lancers righted the ship to pull it out in four -- 25-22, 13-25, 25-14, 25-8.Regina Dias produced 13 kills and 14 digs to lead East Union (5-3 Valley Oak League, 17-5-2 overall), while Loreal Taylor had three kills and 10 blocks for Lathrop (0-9 VOL).See Thursday's edition of the Bulletin for a full report.
Playing its first home game in almost a full month, Ripon High returned to Stouffer Field on Wednesday and blasted Hughson, 7-0.
Juan Acosta tumbled to the turf following the final whistle, wearing a look of frustration.
East Union captured its seventh straight Valley Oak League championship and eighth in nine years Tuesday at Micke Grove Golf Links in Lodi.
Sierra's girls tennis team ended its regular-season run with a 7-2 loss at Kimball on Tuesday.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
Abdiel Chaquito is a rarity for the high school soccer.
TRACY - A combination of an intimidating Kimball front line and a string of unforced errors by visiting Weston Ranch proved to be too much for the Cougars to overcome.
Ripon made program history with its 3-1 win at Escalon on Monday.
Needing to beat Bret Harte in the Valley Foothill League finale to reach the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament, Ripon High's girls golf team did one better Monday at Lodi's Micke Grove Golf Links.