RIPON - Ripon High has instilled a great formula for success in its team. The Indians have done it each week, eight times, and the once-beaten Hilmar Yellowjackets were the most recent victim. The Indians simply score more than their opponent, and Friday's 42-7 Trans Valley League victory was no different.
In a match that was likely going to come down to the No. 5 golfers on both teams, Manteca and Sierra locked up for an epic Valley Oak League contest won by the Timberwolves 274-278 Thursday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
RIPON - Ripon High's rematch with Escalon didn't last as long as their Trans-Valley League opener back on Sept. 18, but second-year coach Adrienne Uecker came away more satisfied with Thursday's effort.
The Weston Ranch tennis team has had its fair share of tough luck on the season, but everything came together for the squad Thursday in its Valley Oak League victory over the Sonora Wildcats 8-1.
The Weston Ranch Cougars have made climbs throughout this Valley Oak League season. The group has put together competitive contests against the hierarchy of the league and that continued Thursday with a 1-1 tie against East Union High.
After seeming less than interested in winning Wednesday's Valley Oak League matchup with Weston Ranch, the Manteca Buffaloes started playing. Only it was a little, too late for the Buffaloes, falling to the Cougars in five, 25-19, 25-18, 20-25, 14-25 and 15-13.
Led by medalist Brooke Riley, East Union captured its fifth consecutive Sierra Invitational title Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Arik Anaya's clutch goal in the 77th minute helped Ripon escape Hughson with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.
Sierra High was able to pull out one during its trip to Oakdale, but that would be it in 18-25, 10-25, 26-24, 12-25 loss Wednesday in Valley Oak League play.
The hard work started during the hot summer days, and Manteca High's girls tennis team hasn't cooled off since.
There was nothing extraordinary about the first 25 minutes of Sierra's Valley Oak League matchup with host East Union, but after Nicholas Gonzalez's first goal at the 27-minute mark things changed in a hurry for Sierra.
Ripon High's Sienna Starck finished the final two holes 3-over but had a good enough start to hold off Jenny Wickham to earn low-medalist honors Tuesday at Jack Tone Golf Course.
Monica King wanted to be the one to end it, and she did so emphatically.
This was more like it.
Ripon Christian's volleyball team is tuning up for the competitive Presentation Tournament in San Jose this week starting with Monday's 25-7, 25-2, 25-20 drubbing of visiting Denair.
Sometimes, a miss can lead to a good thing – maybe even a dream coming true.
There isn't an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.
Syd'Nee Fryer made visits to a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but she found a home in Southern Oregon.
DELHI - Ripon Christian's girls soccer team topped off its fifth straight Southern League championship season Wednesday with a 2-1 victory at Delhi.
STOCKTON - Not bad for a rebuilding season.
LATHROP - Michael Mills let go of a corner 3 as time expired.
Wednesday's 67-52 loss to visiting Central Catholic of Modesto in all likelihood ended East Union's season, but it was a season in which ...
For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...
OAKDALE - Manteca already had at least a piece of the Valley Oak League championship when it visited Oakdale for the final regular-season game of the ...
East Union's Zach Hernandez got knocked to the ground on a corner kick from Trent Rivera early in the second half, but he did ...
Josie Reyes was in on two first-half goals for Manteca and that lead would hold for the rest of the game as the Buffaloes held ...
Sierra celebrated senior night and its Valley Oak League outright championship with a trouncing of Weston Ranch on Tuesday night.
RIPON - Ripon will take a three-game winning streak into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after exacting revenge against Hilmar on Tuesday, 44-43.
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian appears to be peaking at the right time.
MARIPOSA - Nick Van Vliet scored twice, and Ripon Christian benefited from an own goal from Mariposa to sneak away with a 5-4 Southern League win ...