Backed by a good-sized contingent of supporters - including former teammates, classmates, teachers, and friends and family - Will Brink played his final round as an East Union Lancer during Wednesday's CIF/CGA State Boys Golf Championship in scenic Carmel.
Nick Olmo reiterated on Tuesday that he doesn't put much stock into rankings. But even he was tickled to find out that the Sierra High softball team was named the Division III State Team of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports. "As a coach I am proud of that, of course," said Olmo, who completed his seventh year as head coach by guiding the Timberwolves (25-2) to their second Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship in three ...
Ripon's softball team certainly pitched and played defense this spring. The Trans-Valley League took notice and voted five of the Indians' players from this year's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff squad to the all-league first team. Highlighting the list was Ripon's University of Loyola Marymount-bound senior Nicole Kaiser (Defensive Player of the Year) and freshman hurler Danielle Sperry (Pitcher of the Year). Kaiser was voted the TVL's best defensive player for a second season in ...
One of just two sophomores in the sprint events, Weston Ranch High's John McDonald was understandably wide-eyed upon his rival at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis - the site of the CIf State Track & Field Championships.
Manteca High junior Jake Corn had an astounding season on the bump this spring. For his efforts – and helping lead the Buffaloes to Game 3 of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal series – Corn was recognized as an All-Valley Oak League first team pitcher. Corn was one of four Manteca players listed to the first team and one of nine from the area. "Jake won some very big games for us," Manteca coach ...
ELK GROVE - The kid they call "Texas" is competing in the California Interscholastic Federation Track and Field State Championships for the first time next week.
Allie Walljasper has already won two section titles, three Valley Oak League MVP awards, two VOL crowns and was named this year's all-league Pitcher of the Year for the first time.
ELK GROVE - Run the straightaway or walk the podium? That's the dilemma Emmanuel Elijah is faced with today. On Thursday, the Sierra High senior won his heat in the 100-meter dash and qualified for today's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Finals with the second-fastest time overall (10.96 seconds). Problem: Graduation starts at 7 o'clock tonight. The 100-meter final is scheduled for around 7:25. "I don't know for sure yet - still debating," Elijah said. "I wanted ...
The budding friendship between Carl Chandler and Lechi Nkwocha was first tested on the pitch.
Twenty one area athletes will compete in the final Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet today and Friday, the last stop before the CIF State Championships.
LODI - Manteca was one pitch away from advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV finals for the second time in three years.
Limping, Kianna Lamont entered the game in the eighth minute and nearly changed East Union's fortune with one good leg.
LODI - Austin Ragsdale is no small-time pitcher on a small-school team. He had already proven that before shutting down Ripon Christian Monday at Tony Zupo Field, where he led Bradshaw Christian of Sacramento to a 7-0 win and fourth straight Sac-Joaquin Section final-round appearance. Ragsdale, a 6-foot-3 righty heading to San Jose State, struck out seven and walked none in a five-hit gem. He retired the final five batters he faced, and the last ...
Jim Todd took a moment to himself to wade through the emotions following a season-ending loss to Colfax.
Will Brink didn't need a playoff hole to qualify for the CIF State Golf Championships, but he did need a strong finish to earn his spot.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
Abdiel Chaquito is a rarity for the high school soccer.
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.
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.