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. Ripon held a four-goal lead by the 63-minute mark, but Orestimba came roaring back until surrendering a 5-4 defeat. The victory guarantees Ripon (7-2-2 Trans-Valley League, 9-4-2 overall) a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth. Orestimba (4-6-1, 6-10-1), led by Mayela Lopez's two goals, have been a thorn on the side of TVL contenders all season. The Warriors shocked Ripon by taking an early 2-0 lead before ultimately ...
Marc Wilson had a huge game from the plate on Thursday. The Sierra senior hit a solo home run and a clutch two-RBI single during a 5-3 Valley Oak League victory over crosstown rival East Union. "Marc has been hitting the ball well lately," Sierra head coach Jack Thomson said. "He's really been striking the ball. We had good at-bats early, but once we got the 5-0 lead we weren't as aggressive at the plate ...
Yok Jing Ma repeats as a champion, while Angel Tejada gets to go out as one. They represent the latest combination to earn a Valley Oak League doubles championship for Manteca High's boys tennis team. Neither player could suppress the smiles on their faces while up comfortably 40-love in the final game of their nip-and-tuck battle with the Kimball tandem of Mark Dalupan and Ivan Acosta Thursday at East Union High. Well, maybe not so ...
East Union is starting to peak at the right time. On Thursday, the Lancers improved on their Valley Oak League mark to 10-1-2 after a 7-1 rout of visiting Sonora. "It was Senior Night, and three of my seniors scored goals," East Union head coach Jim Todd said. "Our chemistry has improved and it was a great way to finish at home. Now I'm hoping we'll get to host a postseason game here at EU." ...
Nick Sharp brought his best to Stevinson Ranch on Thursday. Sharp shot an even 36 and led Ripon to a 208-222 Trans Valley League victory over Hilmar. "(Sharp) has been battling to beat (Hilmar's) No. 1 all year and he did it today," Ripon head coach Chris Musseman said. "It was a big win for us at their place. Knowing we needed a win to keep ourselves in it, my kids performed great." Senior Jack ...
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.
Kimball High's Valley Oak League champion boys tennis team would have been guaranteed an individual title had standout Logan Staggs, one of the top players in his age group nationally, been healthy for the start of the conference tournament Tuesday at East Union.
The East Union Lancers won't have too much time to savor their 3-1 Valley Oak League win over visiting Sierra High on Tuesday.
Oakdale High's Nick Ippolito carried a 6.36 ERA and was 0-3 going into a pivotal Valley Oak League contest at Manteca Tuesday.
Ripon didn't play its best, but it was plenty good enough to clinch its third straight Trans-Valley League championship.
Weston Ranch punched its ticket into the quarterfinal of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II boys tennis tournament on Tuesday afternoon.
Manteca bounced back from consecutive losses against Oakdale last week and took out its frustration on Kimball Tuesday.
Manteca High's boys tennis team ended a four-year slide in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II playoffs with Monday's commanding 8-1 victory over Western Athletic Conference No. 3 seed Livingston at Manteca Regional Tennis Center.
Going into the regular-season finale between East Union and Manteca girls soccer teams there's plenty of intrigue beyond feuding neighbors.
RIPON – For Tami Kamper and the Ripon Christian tennis team, the matches will get infinitely harder beginning with the Sac-Joaquin Section Team Tournament.
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.