East Union starter Jordan Kron got himself into a jam early, but was able to settle down and regain composure and turn in four solid innings only the damage was done. The Lancers could not fight back from a three-run deficit, falling to Lodi 5-3 Friday at Tony Zupo Field in Lodi.
The Manteca Buffaloes are trying to get better as a team, and for them that means competing in one of the state's most competitive tournaments in the California High School Tennis Classic.
Even in defeat, Ripon High's boys basketball team walked out of the Modesto Christian gym in Salida with new-found swagger back on Feb. 10.
The all-Valley Oak League major awards were fittingly split between the co-championship girls basketball teams.
Manteca High alumnus Paul Lyons IV was the runner-up finisher in the 60-meter dash during the Big Sky Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships last Saturday at Walkup Skydome (Flagstaff, Ariz.), and it was a close second.
East Union's baseball team routed first-year varsity Gregori 13-3 in a mercy-shortened nonleague affair in Salida. The win moves the Lancers to 3-0.
Eleven years to the day, head coach Scott Thomason and Sierra High's boys basketball team will return to Power Balance Pavilion Friday to play top-seeded Foothill of Sacramento for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III championship
GALT - Halie Bergman poured in 31 points to lead Turlock Christian past rival Ripon Christian during Wednesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division V semifinal clash at Warriors Gymnasium.
LODI - For the second time in school history, Ripon High is one win from a Sac-Joaquin Section boys basketball title.
GALT - The Ripon Christian Knights had their hopes of reaching the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V finals derailed by Central Catholic on Wednesday.
East Union's boys golf team teed off its promising 2012 season with a 202-215 win over Ripon Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course. The nonleague match pitted two of the area's top teams.
The Sierra High girls soccer team took down three-time defending San Joaquin Athletic Association champion Lodi 2-0 Wednesday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
SACRAMENTO - The game starts before the game for a perimeter marksman like Tim Thornton.
For the second consecutive season, standout Juliana Triplett closed the year as a state champion.
East Union closed the first half with back-to-back exciting goals from Meghan Wallace and Isela Rivera to take the lead from Lodi, but the excitement wouldn't last for the Lancers. An unanswered second-half goal from the Flames would link the two clubs in a 2-2 tie Tuesday.
If the preseason is any indication, the Valley Oak League race has the potential to be a real barnburner from top to near bottom.
Much has changed for Kimball and Weston Ranch, East Union's first two opponents in what is expected to be a competitive Valley Oak League ...
STOCKTON – East Union won the Demolition Day Wrestling Tournament and the Lancers' Jaysen Reindel was named Outstanding Upper-Weight Wrestler on Saturday at Stagg High School.
Maurice Woods was almost too much for visiting Sierra.
In a matchup between two prolific outside shooting teams Wednesday, it was defense and accuracy from the free-throw line that made all the difference for ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian coach Ed Mulder believes his team took forward steps in its two setbacks in the 22nd Annual Lady Knights Invitational.
DUBLIN - Sierra started strong Wednesday but needed an even better finish to pull off a 44-42 win over Los Banos in the Pearl Division championship ...
DIXON - Aaron Paschini helped spark his team with ball-hawking defense, which led to a whole lot of offense for Ripon's standout junior guard.
TRACY – Manteca started the first half with a press and the second half with a half-court defense, and both schemes worked well with the Buffaloes ...
SALIDA – Jaelen Ragsdale displayed some of his offensive arsenal at the Modesto Christian Holiday Hoop Classic on Tuesday.
TRACY - East Union was as cold in the fourth quarter as it was hot in the opening period in Tuesday's Tracy Breakfast Lions/Tom ...
TRACY - Lathrop rebounded from Monday's double-digit loss to Valley Oak League rival East Union by playing good, solid defense in a 53-41 win over ...
DIXON - Ripon used big scoring outbursts in the first and third quarters to blow past Sonoma Valley 69-43 in a winners-bracket semifinal of the Ram ...
DUBLIN - Sierra's girls basketball team followed up one blowout with an even bigger one in the West Coast Jamboree.
SALIDA - In an intense and sometimes-chippy showdown between two of the top boys basketball teams in Northern California, Modesto Christian's depth and energy prevailed ...