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Ripon Christian preparing for much-improved Stone Ridge

A first-round bye followed by a tough-to-swallow defeat has Ripon Christian antsy.

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TWO PATHS TO SJS FINALS

After pulling off a big upset win on the road, Ripon is awarded with … an even longer road trip against a team that has knocked ...

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WOLVES ON THE PROWL

Manteca isn’t looking ahead to a potential rematch with Christian Brothers in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.

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Posted: nov. 16, 2017 12:59 a.m. | | WOLVES ON THE PROWL Comments 0 Comments

Lucky 7: Statement win for underdog Ripon

SAN ANDREAS — Ripon High used its No. 7 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V as motivation on Friday.

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Manteca recovers from poor start to rout Raiders

Manteca stumbled hard out of the gate Friday night, but the second-seeded Buffaloes rebounded with the help of Gino Campiotti’s arm and the running ...

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Prolific Patterson pounces on Lancers

PATTERSON — Whether Gabe Sanchez threw it, tucked it or handed it off, there was no stopping Patterson’s high-octane offense Friday in its Sac-Joaquin Section ...

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Breaking down section’s playoff brackets

The race for the Sac-Joaquin Section’s blue championship pennants begins tonight for two of the area’s four teams still standing.

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Posted: nov. 09, 2017 1:06 a.m. | | Breaking down section’s playoff brackets Comments 0 Comments

BUFFS HIT GROUND RUNNING

Trabron Russell and Manteca’s ground attack have hit their stride, and just in time for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

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Manteca, RC No. 2 seeds for playoffs

Strength of schedule favored Manteca and Ripon Christian, the third-place teams in their respective leagues.

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Posted: nov. 06, 2017 2:11 a.m. | | Manteca, RC No. 2 seeds for playoffs Comments 0 Comments

buff SOPHS defeat EU

Gabe Ramirez made two interceptions and scored a touchdown for Manteca in a 36-0 win over East Union on Friday in the Valley Oak League ...

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RUNNING & GUNNING

From social media banter to Manteca captains refusing to shake hands with East Union’s before the game, the oldest rivalry in the city was ...

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Mistakes costly in Lathrop’s final VOL game

LATHROP — Lathrop High’s football swan song in the Valley Oak League fell short Friday against visiting Kimball.

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Posted: nov. 04, 2017 1:54 a.m. | | Mistakes costly in Lathrop’s final VOL game Comments 0 Comments

RHS holds off Hilmar for TVL title share

HILMAR — Ripon found itself cruising early Friday night at Hilmar after scoring the first three touchdowns of the game.

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RC stumbles into playoffs with stunning loss to Delhi

DELHI — Ripon Christian is on its way to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, but getting a top seed is now in doubt following a disappointing 10-6 ...

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Posted: nov. 04, 2017 1:53 a.m. | | RC stumbles into playoffs with stunning loss to Delhi Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch edges Sierra in sloppy finale

In a word, sloppy.

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Manteca, East Union rack up freshmen victories

Victor Martinez scored three touchdowns for Manteca on Thursday in a 46-3 shellacking of Sierra in Valley Oak League freshman action at Guss Schmiedt Field. 

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GETTING THE HIT

Manteca eclipsed a four-point first-quarter deficit with 24 second-period points on the way to a 46-17 Valley Oak League sophomore win over Sierra High  at ...

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SLINGIN’ BUFFS

The chant was heard loud and clear from the visitors’ bleachers at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium:

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Ripon Christian rallies to earn postseason berth

RIPON — Two Ripon Christian takeaways led to two quick fourth-quarter scores Friday and allowed the Knights to pull away for a 34-14 win over Le ...

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Posted: oct. 28, 2017 1:21 a.m. | | Ripon Christian rallies to earn postseason berth Comments 0 Comments

Lancers spoil Weston Ranch homecoming

STOCKTON — The East Union High Lancers helped their playoff seeding Friday with a 56-8 Valley Oak League victory at Weston Ranch.

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Lathrop’s playoff hopes dashed by dominant Oakdale

OAKDALE — Lathrop was officially knocked out of postseason contention Friday with a thorough 62-0 thumping administered by Oakdale at The Corral.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2017 1:20 a.m. | | Lathrop’s playoff hopes dashed by dominant Oakdale Comments 0 Comments

TVL title share in reach for Indians

HUGHSON — By the time Ripon realized that a win would have given it a share of first place in the Trans-Valley League, its game at ...

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Manteca projected for return to D4

Placer may get another shot at Manteca if the MaxPreps Sac-Joaquin Section playoff projections released Thursday stand after next week.

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Posted: oct. 27, 2017 12:41 a.m. | | Manteca projected for return to D4 Comments 0 Comments

Playoff berths, seeding on the line this week

Five Manteca-area teams are battling for playoff positions as the regular season nears its end.

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Posted: oct. 26, 2017 1:45 a.m. | | Playoff berths, seeding on the line this week Comments 0 Comments

Ripon aims to get back on track

Ripon head coach Chris Musseman believes his team is in a must-win situation Friday when it hosts Trans-Valley League rival Escalon.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2017 12:04 a.m. | | Ripon aims to get back on track Comments 0 Comments

Oakdale blanks Sierra in VOL play

Sierra could not get its offense on track Thursday in a 41-0 Valley Oak League freshman loss to Oakdale at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

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Posted: oct. 16, 2017 1:45 a.m. | | Oakdale blanks Sierra in VOL play Comments 0 Comments

LANCERS TOP SPARTANS

Eric Morales threw for three touchdowns Friday to lead East Union to a 28-6 win over Lathrop in Valley Oak League sophomore action at Bennie ...

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ONE MORE TO GO

LATHROP — Two Lathrop turnovers late in the first quarter Friday led to two East Union scores in less than 90 seconds, as the Lancers went ...

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Reds escape with important SAL victory

RIPON — It was a running clock for three quarters Friday at Ripon Christian, and it wasn’t because one team dominated the other.

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Sophomores spark Buffs in rout of Kimball

Manteca High wasted little time Friday against Kimball.

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PAT block decides MC’s win at Ripon

RIPON — An emotional roller-coaster throughout, it was Modesto Christian riding high at the end of a thrilling 42-41 finish Friday at Ripon’s Stouffer Field.

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Posted: oct. 14, 2017 1:47 a.m. | | PAT block decides MC’s win at Ripon Comments 0 Comments

Playoff implications for East Union-Lathrop game

Lathrop was close to severely damaging its opportunity to gain a Sac-Joaquin Section postseason berth last Friday at Sierra’s Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

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Posted: oct. 12, 2017 12:36 a.m. | | Playoff implications for East Union-Lathrop game Comments 0 Comments

Mustangs race away from MHS with win

Aiden Nicolas scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns for the Manteca on Thursday, but that was not enough as Oakdale went home from Guss Schmiedt Field with ...

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Posted: oct. 10, 2017 12:45 a.m. | | Mustangs race away from MHS with win Comments 0 Comments

Ward propels Buffs past Oakdale

OAKDALE — Ryan Ward threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score, as the Manteca sophomore football team blanked Oakdale in the first half and ...

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SPARTANS SCRAP FOR WIN

Sierra was the dominant team for the first two-plus quarters, but Michael Ramos and visiting Lathrop kept coming.

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Oakdale airs it out to blow past Manteca

OAKDALE — Oakdale is well known as a smash-mouth, power-running program.

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Raiders rumble through Lancers

There is no quit in East Union’s Andrew Sena.

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Kamps, Knights overwhelm Denair

Ripon Christian dominated both sides of the line in its 36-14 Southern League win over visiting Denair on Friday.

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Ripon overcomes rough start to topple Mustangs

MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Things looked bleak for Ripon at the start of its Trans-Valley League opener at Mountain House on Friday.

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Manteca’s grueling schedule shifts to The Corral

Manteca hasn’t had it easy through six weeks of the 2017 season, which includes a split with two highly-ranked teams and an improbable comeback ...

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Posted: oct. 05, 2017 12:20 a.m. | | Manteca’s grueling schedule shifts to The Corral Comments 0 Comments

Interception helps seal EU victory

RIPON – Jonathan Castenada scored on a 4-yard run for East Union early in the second quarter and that was the lone touchdown of the game ...

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SOPH BUFFS ROLL

By Manteca’s Dom Rea ran wild for Manteca on Thursday with five touchdowns in a 54-8 thumping of Lathrop in homecoming Valley Oak League ...

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East Union avoids upset by game Kimball

TRACY — East Union was finding ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory Friday at Kimball’s Don Nicholson Stadium.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2017 1:56 a.m. | | East Union avoids upset by game Kimball Comments 0 Comments

BUFFS STOMP SPARTANS

Manteca’s Nick Creighton did what he was supposed to do, and he did it like he was taught.

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Central Catholic has its way with Sierra

MODESTO — For the better part of the first half of Sierra’s showdown with Valley Oak League powerhouse Central Catholic Friday night, its offense was ...

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Posted: sep. 30, 2017 1:54 a.m. | | Central Catholic has its way with Sierra Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop carries momentum into Manteca game

It’s homecoming week at Manteca High, and former Buffalo Joe Pirillo will take part in the festivities as the opposing coach Friday at Guss ...

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Posted: sep. 28, 2017 12:35 a.m. | | Lathrop carries momentum into Manteca game Comments 0 Comments

SPARTANS SOPHS PREVAIL

LATHROP – Daniel Navarro threw for two touchdowns Friday to lead Lathrop to a 28-14 Valley Oak League sophomore win over Weston Ranch at Bennie Gatto ...

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CENTRAL CATHOLIC GROUNDS BUFFS

Manteca had a tough enough time stopping Dauson Booker and visiting Central Catholic in a highly-anticipated showdown between Valley Oak League titans Friday at Guss ...

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Posted: sep. 23, 2017 2:12 a.m. | | CENTRAL CATHOLIC GROUNDS BUFFS Comments 0 Comments

Big plays, defense carry T’wolves

A couple of big plays was more than enough to propel Sierra High past Kimball Friday.

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Sutter sinks Ripon with early barrage

RIPON — Trevor Facey scored on a 72-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, and North Section powerhouse Sutter rolled to a 36-6 win ...

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