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 The Bulletin Lathrop was somewhat competitive during a Valley Oak League matchup against East Union on Wednesday. The Lancers' powerful serving was just too overwhelming, however. East Union senior Monica King led the team with eight kills and 17 service points (three aces) during a 3-1 victory over host Lathrop, 25-23, 13-25, 25-14, 25-9. The Spartans (0-9 VOL) tied the match at one apiece with a 12-point victory in Game 2, but ...
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. Bryan Ramos tugged at his jersey, wishing he had just a little more magic left in his brilliant right foot. Meanwhile, across the way, Manteca High coach Justin Coenenberg breathed a sigh of relief. On a rivalry night that pushed fans to the edge of their seats and ended in a 2-2 draw, emotion emerged victorious, taking on different forms ...
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 The Bulletin Those pesky Spartans are at it again. Lathrop High's boys soccer team appears to be on track after a rough first half of the Valley Oak League season. Tuesday's 2-1 upset of first-place Oakdale serves as a reminder to the rest of the contenders that this club is one to not be overlooked. Lathrop (2-4-3 VOL, 8-7-3 overall) had some say last season when it dealt blows to eventual co-champions ...
Abdiel Chaquito is a rarity for the high school soccer. It doesn't matter much that the Manteca senior is undersized for a goalkeeper. He makes up for that with his leaping ability, athleticism and raw talent playing the net. And to describe this 5-foot, 5-inch, Mexican-born goalie a "hard worker" would be a snub, like Manteca head coach Justin Coenenberg felt about last year's all-Valley Oak League selections. "I don't know how this kid wasn't ...
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. The Indians (6-0-1, 13-5-1 overall) are unbeaten on the road at 5-0-1 in the Trans-Valley League for the first time. Their remaining five matches will take place at Stouffer Field. "That will be nice. No more bus rides for league (contests)," said Ripon coach Jamie DeBruyn. "When you go to these old TVL stomping grounds - like Escalon, Riverbank, Hilmar and Hughson - ...
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.
TRACY – Weston Ranch came out and played an inspired second half of football Friday in a 48-27 loss to Kimball.
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.