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.
The Sac-Joaquin Section announced Thursday that Manuel Pires is one of its six Model Coaches for the 2016-17 school year.
Sierra accomplished almost all that it wanted to for three quarters against Junior Ballard and visiting Lathrop on Thursday.
MODESTO - East Union's boys basketball team followed one of its worst efforts of the season with its best.
LATHROP - After allowing its previous opponent to shoot 33 free throws in a loss, Lathrop's girls basketball team made it a point to scale ...
East Union High remains in the thick in the Valley Oak League race.
Rhiannon Genilla can make lemonade out of lemons.
Manteca High's Loretta Kakala was one of hundreds of nominees watching the 40th Annual McDonald's All-American Game selection show Sunday evening on ESPNU ...
It is good to have a Tydus in your tank.
East Union needed just 15 seconds to test Sierra freshman goalkeeper Michaela Bitle, who was filling in for ailing starter Callie Crain (shoulder) in Tuesday ...
NEWMAN - The Southern League-leading Ripon Christian girls soccer team got untracked early and often in its 5-0 drubbing of Orestimba on Tuesday.
RIPON - Ripon came out on the winning end of what coach Rod Wright described as a "turnover fest" Tuesday, trouncing always-dangerous Riverbank 75-59 to remain ...
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch looked every bit of that up-and-coming young team on Tuesday.
Manteca was able to accomplish much of what it wanted to in Monday's vital Valley Oak League clash at Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Memorial ...
MORAGA - One of Manteca's shortest players stood tall Monday during the 20th annual MaxPreps/De La Salle Martin Luther King Jr. Classic at St ...
LATHROP - Jim Agostini knew there would be nights like this.