RIPON – Kevin Tameling remembers a time not so long ago when Ripon Christian was all heart with little results.
Phillip Herrera and Emmanuel Elijah opted not to join their senior classmates at Magic Mountain Thursday night.
STOCKTON – Nicole Kaiser performed like she had a ticket to play Division I softball on Thursday.
Racing against time and trailing by a score, the East Union girls soccer team turned to desperation.
LODI – Jake Corn had confidence in his fastball. The Manteca High lefty used the heat to set up his other pitches in Wednesday's 6-1 victory over El Dorado at Zupo Field. With that, the Buffaloes (17-7) also set aside a few frustrating years of trying to advance past the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs. "El Dorado beat us last year in 10 innings," said Manteca coach Gene Ballardo, who hailed ...
LODI - Chandler Bengston woke up Central Catholic's bats with a loud two-run dinger that sparked a game-breaking, two-out rally.
STOCKTON - Allie Walljasper had plenty to do with Sierra punching its ticket to the semifinal of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV softball tournament Wednesday night.
RIO LINDA – Teagan Manus scored a hat trick and Bryanna Heida earned the clean sheet as Ripon Christian moved within one win of its first Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
LODI – The Ripon Christian Knights used their 12-day layoff to get back to the fundamentals.
Sierra High's 4x100 boys relay team broke the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Meet record Tuesday on its home track.
Ashley Almeida dove to her left, batting a rocket shot out of bounds. Moments earlier, Adrieanna Wood bounced back onto her feet just in time to make a sprawling save at the right post. "You see why I have to platoon them," whispered East Union girls soccer coach Jim Todd during Monday's finishing drill. The Lancers might have one of the area's more explosive offenses, but they've quietly built a fortress around their goal. East ...
STOCKTON - There was no fist pump. No twirl of the putter. Not even a smile cracked the face of the always even-keel Will Brink.
On a championship-caliber team with no Sac-Joaquin Section championships, Jim Todd isn't leaning on a rich core of veterans for the missing ingredient.
Sierra High has built it. And they have come. The school's modernized track and field facilities has been home to Valley Oak League and Manteca Unified Student Trust meets since its nine-lane all-weather surface was installed during the 2009-10 school year. For two days this week, Sierra will be home to what is believed to be the biggest high school track event ever hosted in the city. Schools from 13 medium- and small-school conferences will ...
Manteca and Ripon Christian begin the Sac-Joaquin Section Division playoffs against familiar foes next week.
The Manteca High girls tennis team is a win away from repeating as Valley Oak League champion.
LATHROP - After two back-and-forth games Monday night visiting Manteca dished out eight aces down the stretch to pull away from Lathrop and post a 25-21, 25-17, 25-11 sweep in Valley Oak League volleyball action.
Ripon High's boys soccer team is on a roll, but the wins have not come easily of late.
Brooke Riley and the East Union girls golf team is rounding into postseason form in the final week of Valley Oak League play.