Ripon was pushed to its first five-game match of the season Thursday night. The Indians had their final preseason tune-up against visiting Los Banos as they prep for their Trans Valley League opener next week against Escalon. Ripon evened their record to 5-5 after defeating the Tigers in a fifth and decisive game, 18-25, 26-24, 16-25, 25-22, 15-9. "We start (TVL) on Tuesday," Ripon head coach Adrienne Uecker said. "And I'm proud of my kids. ...
Andrew Manes had himself a game Thursday. Manes finished with three assists and a goal as Ripon Christian netted three in the first half of a 4-0 Southern League victory over visiting Denair Thursday. The game was scoreless through 17 minutes until Manes assisted Travis Vander Molen in front of the net. In the 21st minute, Manes found Kyle Van Vuren for the 2-0 advantage. Manes then recorded a third assist in the 39th minute ...
Manteca High's Winter Gym seems to bring out the best in Monica King. East Union's senior outside hitter showed up in a big way on Wednesday, finishing with 12 kills and 10 digs during a 3-0 sweep over cross-town rival Manteca, 25-11, 25-10, 25-18. "Monica loves playing over here," East Union head coach Rich Posz said. "She had a great night, and I think she had a statement to make." This was the Lancers' Valley ...
Weston Ranch hosted a five-game loss (25-19, 22-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-17) against visiting Kimball on Wednesday evening to open Valley Oak League play.
Ripon wanted to prove itself to be a legitimate threat in the Trans-Valley League when it kicked off conference play Wednesday against visiting Escalon.
It appears to be a two-school race for the Valley Oak League's varsity boys and girls titles.
LATHROP - One down, 13 more stressful matches to go. Sierra began its Valley Oak League co-championship defense Tuesday with a 4-1 win over Lathrop High at Bennie Gatto Field. While the Timberwolves (1-0, 5-3-1 overall) prevailed by a wide margin, head coach Joe Pires isn't expecting very many of those results moving forward. And the league opener wasn't necessarily stress-free for Sierra. More on that later. "I told the guys not to get too ...
Manteca High's girls tennis team continued its Valley Oak League title defense with a 9-0 shutout of visiting Lathrop on Tuesday.
The East Union volleyball team has worked up a sweat going into tonight's Valley Oak League opener at Manteca High.
Abdiel Chaquito did all he could to keep the Manteca's unbeaten streak and state ranking intact, turning away shot after shot.
MODESTO – The Sierra boys won the small schools division and the Timberwolves girls took third in Saturday's 10th-Annual Sierra Cross Country Invitational at Legion-Tuolumne Regional Park in Modesto. The Weston Ranch girls placed fourth.
RIPON – Ripon Christian put forth a never-say-die effort against Escalon in front of its home crowd Thursday night.
Sierra's light pre-league schedule resumed Thursday with a four-game win (25-11, 25-16, 16-25, 25-18) over visiting Stagg.
McNair's stay across town as Weston Ranch was a short one, as the host Cougars cruised to a three-game victory (25-13, 25-16, 25-12) and their third in a row.
East Union's standout sophomore Brooke Riley continued to play like one of the Valley Oak League's elite on Thursday afternoon.
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.
The Sierra High Timberwolves spread around the wealth on offense in Friday's 48-7 Valley Oak League win over Lathrop at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
RIPON – Ripon Christian pieced together its highest-scoring performance of the season in an 84-0 win over Turlock Christian on Friday night at Stouffer Field.