Colby DeVries was named Most Valuable Player of the Southern League after leading Ripon Christian (12-2, 15-11-1 overall) to a share of its first conference championship.
ELK GROVE - Sierra High standout Shakira Lewis seized her moment in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters 100-meter final Friday at Elk Grove High.
Ripon High junior shortstop/pitcher Nicole Kaiser was named the Defensive Player of the Year by Trans-Valley League coaches.
Ripon Christian's girls soccer team had five players named to the All-Southern League team, while three Lady Indians from Ripon High earned All-Trans Valley League honors.
ELK GROVE - Shakira Lewis crossed the finish line, and let a brief smile flash across her face before turning concern to an injured rival.
Cory Van Warmerdam stroked a leadoff triple in the fourth inning and came around to give Ripon the lead, and Tyler Scharnow did the rest with a complete-game 5-3 victory over the Modesto Tigers in 16-18 Senior Babe Ruth action Tuesday at Mistlin Park.
The Manteca Dolphins opened the Mid-Valley Swim League season with a 1,216-965 loss to the Tracy Tritons at East Union High last Saturday.
Manteca High alumnus Paul Lyons will compete in the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Friday at the University of Texas - Austin.
Several area standouts were recognized on the 2012 Valley Oak League All-League Baseball team, including a pair of first-team pitchers and four of the five first-team infield positions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former UCLA player Reeves Nelson is suing Sports Illustrated for $10 million, citing defamation, false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress over its recent article about problems in the school's basketball program.
Finally the full-fledged ace in her final collegiate season, Erin Arevalo is shining in the pitcher's circle for the University of Georgia's softball team.
GALT - Nothing came easy to the Ripon Christian Knights this year, and after a series-tying 10-7 victory over Bradshaw Christian in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinals, the Knights' season would end in a 7-2 loss to the Pride Tuesday.
Allison Walljasper is the MVP of the Valley Oak League for the second straight year, but this time Sierra High's star pitcher shares the award.
Cassie Waggy is no stranger to immediate success.
East Union's girls soccer team annexed its first Valley Oak League championship since 2001 this spring and was further rewarded for the feat during the annual coaches meeting.
Ayala boasts a 33-3 record and is playing for the CIF state Division III title Thursday at Sleep Train Arena.
AMERICAN CANYON – How about that second half?
Experience proved to be the difference in Friday's first-place battle between Manteca and visiting Kimball, which came through in pressure-packed moments and escaped with ...
CERES - East Union's baseball team committed five errors and missed a big opportunity to put up a crooked number in the fifth inning of ...
Mikayla Bongi utilized her stellar East Union defense to get out of two late-inning jams Friday on the way to a 2-0 non-league softball victory ...
Manteca High's girls soccer team reworked its schedule this week as it looks to make its final tune-ups before the start of the competitive ...
LATHROP - When you rap out 15 hits and draw eight walks in just four innings, you probably will not need good pitching to win a ...
Oakdale visited Manteca Park Golf Course on Thursday and tallied two Valley Oak League wins in one shot.
What is a historic season for Manteca is considered a "down year" for Bishop O'Dowd.
GALT - With a strong mix of underclassmen and varsity veterans, Sierra is ready to return among the ranks of the Valley Oak League's elite ...
OAKDALE - Ripon rebounded from its Trans-Valley League-opening loss in a big way, topping host Escalon 210-222 at Oakdale Golf & Country Club on Wednesday.
East Union outpointed rival Sierra 8-1 at the Manteca Regional Tennis Center on Wednesday, but it far more competitive than the final score indicates.
Sam Rohovit has all the physical tools to play catcher.
RIPON - Lathrop got only four balls out of the infield Wednesday in its road game with Ripon, and three went to Andrew Durrer in right ...
Brett Lewis clapped, picked up the game ball and joined his players for the traditional postgame handshake.