MODESTO - It was a hot and windy day Saturday at Big Valley Christian, and the Ripon did just about everything right, but in the end a 5-4 shootout loss following a scoreless tie with Vacaville Christian would leave the Indians on the doorstep.
RENO, Nev. - It takes a special volleyball team to be invited to Reno's annual High Sierra Invitational, and every season the Ripon Indians' invitation shows up without fail.
MODESTO - Ripon High kicked off the Big Valley Tournament Friday afternoon at Big Valley Christian with a 4-0 win over Rite of Passage.
LODI - After a sluggish performance against Turlock Christian Thursday night, Ripon Christian was able to pick up the pace against Tokay Friday, but it wouldn't be enough in a 20-25, 17-25, 26-24, 22-25 loss.
After a pair of disappointing losses to open the 2009 season, Manteca head coach Justin Coenenberg was looking for signs of improvement Thursday night at Guss Schmiedt Field, where his Buffaloes took on Bret Harte in the opening round of the 2nd Annual Buffalo Cup.
It's a new season at Weston Ranch High, and with it has come a number of new faces, but most importantly, a new attitude, one that head coach Carlos Gaspar is convinced will lead to a number of victories.
It doesn't count against records, but it still stings for Tim Horning and his Manteca Buffaloes.
WESTON RANCH – The Weston Ranch tennis team picked up its first Valley Oak League win of the season at home Thursday, 8-7, over Manteca.
STOCKTON - Kaylee Joaquin earned her second straight medalist finish to start the Valley Oak League season Thursday, producing an 8-over 44 while leading Manteca to a 278-333 victory over Weston Ranch at Van Buskirk Golf Course.
They don't rebuild. They reload. A year ago, after losing several pieces off what many considered the best girls golf team ever to tee off East Union, the Lancers went out and turned in the best season in school history. This year, with the losses of Krysta Clark and Lindsay Shoot looming large, the Lancers will once again look to a new group of leaders to continue the winning tradition. So far, so good. Led ...
MODESTO - Sierra barely broke at sweat at Johansen Wednesday evening in a 25-10, 25-13, 25-14 sweep of the Vikings.
STOCKTON - What a difference a day makes. The Timberwolves took as many shots Wednesday as they did in a 4-3 loss to Hilmar Tuesday, but this time around, 45 percent of Sierra's 18 shots found net in a 7-1 road pounding of St. Mary's. Braian Gomez continued to produce on the offensive end, this time turning in a hat trick, while Oscar Garcia, Joel Boling, Irving Hernandez and David Reyes scored one each. "It ...
OAKDALE - It wasn't easy for Lathrop Wednesday in a 15-0 loss to the Mustangs, but then again, it never is when it comes to Oakdale tennis.
Jose Montes makes it a point to throw his Sierra Timberwolves into the flame every preseason. Another rugged non-league schedule is letting him know what his team is made of and what it has to work on, and he saw the good, bad and the ugly in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to visiting small-school powerhouse Hilmar. The Timberwolves (2-4) both struggled and shined on every level of the pitch. The talent is there, but Montes said ...
East Union fell behind 6-3 in Game 1 of a preseason tilt with Gustine Tuesday at Dalben Center, but from that point on it was all Lancers throughout, as EU walked away with a breezy 25-16, 25-7, 25-13 sweep.
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.