LATHROP - The Spartans are ready to strap on the battle gear after spending their entire summer program without their armor.
RIPON – This fall, the Ripon Christian football is playing for keeps. The Knights earned a share of the Southern League title last fall and reached the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for a second consecutive season, but there's a funny thing about success. It's never enough. With a roster rich with talent and potential, former NFL quarterback and first-year head coach Randy Fasani believes his program can take the next step. Fasani ...
WESTON RANCH – A fiery player with ties to a Sac-Joaquin Section championship has returned to the Valley Oak League.
RIPON – Way before he played quarterback in the NFL, and even before becoming a two-year starter at Stanford University, Randy Fasani had a stellar career at Del Oro of Loomis – one of the high school football powerhouses among the Sac-Joaquin Section.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin gave swimming fans a double dose of dominance Wednesday night.
Anthony Cota is a physical runner who starred in a league that prides itself in physical play.
Offensive Player of the Year Kyle Wengel, Ripon, senior: Engineered the Indians' multi-formation attack and earned All-TVL Outstanding Offensive Player honors. Wengel completed 115 of 203 passes (56.7 %) for 1,925 yards, 27 TDs and nine interceptions. Defensive Player of the Year Tyler Swortfiguer, Ripon, senior: The ...
CARSON (AP) - Marques Rodgers ran for three touchdowns and Adoree Jackson caught two touchdowns and ran for another as Gardena Serra defeated Oakdale 42-15 in the California State Division II Championship Saturday night.
The rain-soaked field did little to help third-seeded Sierra slow down No. 6 Inderkum's powerful wing-T offense Friday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
RIPON – In order to move on in the Sac-Joaquin Section IV playoffs, the Ripon High Indians needed to play a near-perfect game Friday against visiting Central Catholic.
Ripon Christian was able to post four unanswered touchdowns in the second half, but spotting Foresthill High a 32-0 lead proved to be insurmountable in the Knights' 32-26 Sac-Joaquin Section Semifinal loss to Foresthill Friday in Placer County.
They have to beat the No. 1 seed. They have to do it on their field. And they'll have to travel over two hours to get to the field to do it. Yet, there is no other place where Ripon Christian would rather be. The Knights will make the long trek to Foresthill to take on the Foresthill Wildfires in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-VI semifinal tonight. The Wildfires (9-1) are ...
Sierra is hoping past experiences prove helpful in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal with visiting Inderkum this Friday.
RIPON – Ripon High played the part of the magic eraser Friday night. Their 40-0 handling of Amador of Sutter Creek erased a 15-year playoff victory drought; erased the zero next to head coach Chris Johnson's playoff win total; erased nine offensive drives by the Buffaloes thanks to a stingy defense that racked up six interceptions and three fumbles. And while at times the Indians didn't look as sharp as they could ...
The Sierra High Timberwolves received a wake-up call of sort in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff opener against Rosemont.
Jake LeDon shuffles the defense around with a broken hand wrapped in padding and bandages.
Manteca High seniors Alex Laurel and Billy Sharmoug were both selected to the Sacramento Valley Chapter's National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame All-Sac-Joaquin Section football team.
Alex Laurel was locked in competition with Lonny Powell, Kalen McDonald and the rest of the Sacramento defense, but everything he chased was standing on the sideline.
Alex Laurel has broken Manteca High records and won championships in his ongoing breakthrough senior season.
STOCKTON - Rain. Running clock. Ring.
Jacob LeDon is arguably the best player that few outside of Manteca High's football team know about.
Ripon Christian senior Andrew Brown pieced together a historic season that came to a heart-breaking end in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship game at Lodi's Grape Bowl on Saturday.
Brandon Dabney hopes to be the speed bump that slows down the lightningrod receiver nicknamed "Wheels."
Andrew Brown scored eight touchdowns as a freshman on Ripon Christian's sophomore team in 2010.
Manteca High's football team is playing a 14th game for the first time ever.
LODI – Normally, the team that maintains its composure is the one that wins the big game. Such was not the case Saturday.
LODI – Billy Marr's final pass of his junior season was a little high to the left sideline.
Strength trumped speed Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
MODESTO – For the second straight year, Ripon High had its season end at the hands of Central Catholic.
Ripon Christian's first-year defensive coordinator Eddie Erdelatz has coaching in his ancestry.