Caleb Rogers was 3 for 3 with a double and a run, and Scott Robison pitched a complete-game four-hitter to lead Ripon in a 3-1 nonleague victory at Downey of Modesto Monday.
Manteca High's boys and girls swim teams overcame visiting intracity rival East Union with mirroring 95-75 scores on Friday.
Bad news first. East Union suffered its first Valley Oak League defeat Friday at Northgate Softball Complex, and the 9-0 walloping administered by the hard-hitting Jaguars of Kimball wasn't pretty. The good news for the Lancers (6-1 VOL, 15-3-1 overall) is that they are still alone in first place. That's because rival Sierra lost to defending champion Oakdale 3-1 on Friday, creating a logjam in the upper half of the standings with now three teams, ...
RIPON – Escalon's Alana Kualapai played with a killer instinct on Friday. After Ripon tied the ballgame at one apiece late in the first half, Kualapai immediately answered with her second of three goals that helped lift Escalon to a 3-1 Trans Valley League victory. "It was deflating," Ripon assistant coach Bryce Perkins said. "That was just a mental letdown. We were still celebrating, and it's like we weren't even set. That one lowered everyone's ...
Nick Sharp finished 3-over par with a 39 at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club, leading Ripon to a 214-249 victory Friday over visiting Escalon.
HUGHSON – Hughson's Ryan Bava drew the game-winning walk that lifted his squad to a 4-3 Trans Valley League victory over visiting Ripon on Friday in extra innings.
Isela Rivera, East Union's goal-scoring dynamo, is used to being one of the smallest players on the field, but she doesn't let her 5-foot-1 frame hinder her.
Manteca's pitching and defense were lights out Thursday. Jake Corn and Jeremy Vaughn combined for a two-hitter, and the Buffaloes cruised to a 9-1 Valley Oak League victory against visiting Sonora. "Jake was doing his thing," Manteca head coach Gene Ballardo said. "I felt like the game was in hand, so I went with Jeremy to get him some more work. "(Corn and Vaughn) just threw strikes and got it done." The junior Corn got ...
LATHROP – East Union's Justin Nieto pitched a gem during Thursday's Valley Oak League matchup against host Lathrop.
Ripon's Nick Sharp shot a 2-over 38 during a 216-249 victory over host Hughson at the Turlock Golf & Country Club Thursday.
Weston Ranch kept its pace with Valley Oak League-leading Kimball Tracy on Thursday after making easy work of visiting Oakdale, 9-0.
East Union didn't have much trouble dispatching of Lathrop on Wednesday evening at the Northgate Softball Complex.
East Union's Nick Pulos put together an impressive performance during Wednesday's Valley Oak League contest against visiting Weston Ranch.
Having already faced Waterford twice, Ripon Christian prepared for Wednesday to be another competitive showdown between Southern League rivals.
Ripon High's boys golf team recorded its best score of the season Wednesday on its home course, and it came at a good time.
Ripon Christian's boys golf team got even with Southern League rival Turlock Christian in the conference tournament Monday at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club.
Nick Sharp could feel the shadow cast and left behind by arguably the most gifted golfer to play for Ripon High's tradition rich boys program.
Celina Cooper needed just two innings to rack up six RBIs, and Peyton Rose twirled a mercy-shortened three-hitter as Manteca walloped visiting Lathrop 17-0 Friday.
Those pesky Warriors from Orestimba were at it again.
Marc Wilson had a huge game from the plate on Thursday.
Yok Jing Ma repeats as a champion, while Angel Tejada gets to go out as one.
East Union is starting to peak at the right time.
Nick Sharp brought his best to Stevinson Ranch on Thursday.
Manteca lost its outright grip on the top spot in the Valley Oak League with its 3-1 defeat at Oakdale Thursday.
Ripon made quick work of visiting Modesto Christian on Thursday, amassing seven runs in the second inning en route to a 10-0 mercy-shortened win. The Indians plated their final two runs in the bottom of the fifth to end it early.
The top sprinters on the Manteca High boys track and field team were nursing injuries in the Buffaloes' final Valley Oak League dual meet at East Union Wednesday.
RIPON – Ripon's Josh Clark and Fotios Jordanoglou had solid games defensively Wednesday.
Selena Gonzalez's RBI single in the top of the first inning gave Manteca some needed early momentum on the road.