EAST PALO ALTO - For the better part of two weeks the Ripon Christian Knights just kept on winning.
RIPON - The performance it would have taken for Ripon High to continue its CIF State Boys Basketball Championship run took a big hit with a one-point first quarter. Ripon eventually found its stride but the Arcata Tigers never lost theirs, eliminating the Indians with a 63-51 win Saturday.
After opening the Sierra High Vern Gebhardt Champions Cup with a one-sided 7-0 victory over Mesa Verde, Sierra had battled with Linden for a 0-0 tie, securing the top spot in Pool "A" play and setting up a match with Pool "C" winner Beyer High.
The East Union Lancers made the most of one hit.
Sierra's swim team visited crosstown rival Manteca to open the Valley Oak League season Friday and left with wins for both the boys and girls squads.
Brock Swift came up with the big bomb to get his team back into the game. Then he finished it off from the mound for the win.
Sierra High used one third-inning Iyana Hughes run to slip past Pitman 1-0 and then exchanged shots with Los Banos for a six-inning 4-4 stalemate in the Ceres Tournament Friday in Riverbank.
Manteca High's boys tennis team had little trouble dispatching visiting Kimball in Valley Oak League action Thursday, rolling to a 7-2 win despite injuries.
Lathrop High's track and field team made a statement even in defeat during Thursday's Valley Oak League-opening dual meet at East Union.
It will be home sweet home for Ripon High's boys basketball team in the second round of the CIF Northern California playoffs Saturday.
For the second time this young season, Ripon High dominated every facet of the game in handling intra-city rival Ripon Christian 10-0 in the mercy-rule shortened nonleague contest Thursday.
Weston Ranch was able to keep its perfect season going through the first meeting of the Ceres Tournament at Rainbow Fields in Riverbank, but perfection stopped there as the Cougars dropped the back end of a twin bill Thursday to tournament host Ceres.
The Ripon Indians took a huge step in the right direction, stopping the Escalon Cougars 221-225 Thursday in the Trans Valley League showdown.
Sierra High's swimming program was able to net a pair of victories over West High Wednesday, winning handily in the girls meet 104-65 and slipping past the Wolfpack in boys action, 84-82.
RIPON - The Ripon High Indians advanced in the CIF Northern California Division IV tournament Wednesday by beating Gridley at the North Gym, 56-45.
MODESTO - Manteca was on the brink of breaking it open Thursday against Central Catholic, leading 27-16 with 2:30 to go in the second quarter.
Bulletin staff reports
RIPON - It was an upset in the making for the first 60 minutes of Ripon's Trans-Valley League tussle with Hughson at Stouffer Field on ...
OAKDALE - East Union distanced itself further from the pack in the Valley Oak League thanks to a 2-1 win on Oakdale's artificial turf at ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch scrapped its way to another home victory Tuesday, edging out Interstate 5 rivals Lathrop, 50-47.
East Union earned the distinction of being the best of the rest in the Valley Oak League in its final double dual of the regular ...
MODESTO - Manteca came up with big stops when it needed to Wednesday at Central Catholic.
RIPON - Derek Wright was feeling it.
LATHROP - Gurveen Bal knows how to set the tone.
Tuesday was a whirlwind day for Loretta Kakala.
RIPON - Emily Manes and Abby Buitrago jump started the Ripon Christian attack early, and the Knights kept the pressure on visiting Delhi in a 10-0 ...
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian, leading by double digits for much of the game, fended off a late rally from Hughson to escape with a 52-44 win.
Manteca's boys soccer team has been at its best in the second half of late.
Another day, another game cancelled for Manteca High boys and girls soccer coach Justin Coenenberg.
The coaching change for Ripon High's girls basketball team has had no effect on the annual Hoops for the Cure Classic, which is now ...