LODI – The Ripon Christian Knights used their 12-day layoff to get back to the fundamentals.
Sierra High's 4x100 boys relay team broke the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Meet record Tuesday on its home track.
Ashley Almeida dove to her left, batting a rocket shot out of bounds. Moments earlier, Adrieanna Wood bounced back onto her feet just in time to make a sprawling save at the right post. "You see why I have to platoon them," whispered East Union girls soccer coach Jim Todd during Monday's finishing drill. The Lancers might have one of the area's more explosive offenses, but they've quietly built a fortress around their goal. East ...
STOCKTON - There was no fist pump. No twirl of the putter. Not even a smile cracked the face of the always even-keel Will Brink.
On a championship-caliber team with no Sac-Joaquin Section championships, Jim Todd isn't leaning on a rich core of veterans for the missing ingredient.
Sierra High has built it. And they have come. The school's modernized track and field facilities has been home to Valley Oak League and Manteca Unified Student Trust meets since its nine-lane all-weather surface was installed during the 2009-10 school year. For two days this week, Sierra will be home to what is believed to be the biggest high school track event ever hosted in the city. Schools from 13 medium- and small-school conferences will ...
Manteca and Ripon Christian begin the Sac-Joaquin Section Division playoffs against familiar foes next week.
The road to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship appears to go through the Valley Oak League once again.
Ripon High's Zach Scudder and freshman Scott Tolman of Sierra are two of the favorites in today's Sac-Joaquin Section frosh-soph final in the 100-yard breast stroke.
RIPON - It was two years ago on this same field that four current Ripon Christian seniors experienced heartache.
Meghan Wallace stood at the edge of the penalty area in stunned disbelief - hands atop her head, mouth agape.
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 ...
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.
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?
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.
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