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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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Posted: oct. 14, 2017 1:48 a.m. | | Reds escape with important SAL victory Comments 0 Comments

Sophomores spark Buffs in rout of Kimball

Manteca High wasted little time Friday against Kimball.

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Posted: oct. 14, 2017 1:48 a.m. | | Sophomores  spark Buffs in rout of Kimball Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: oct. 10, 2017 12:45 a.m. | | Ward propels Buffs past Oakdale Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: oct. 07, 2017 1:49 a.m. | | SPARTANS SCRAP FOR WIN Comments 0 Comments

Oakdale airs it out to blow past Manteca

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

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Posted: oct. 07, 2017 1:48 a.m. | | Oakdale airs it out to blow past Manteca Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: oct. 07, 2017 1:47 a.m. | | Kamps, Knights overwhelm Denair Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: oct. 07, 2017 1:47 a.m. | | Ripon overcomes rough start to topple Mustangs Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: oct. 02, 2017 1:33 a.m. | | Interception helps seal EU victory Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: oct. 02, 2017 1:32 a.m. | | SOPH BUFFS ROLL Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: sep. 30, 2017 1:55 a.m. | | BUFFS STOMP SPARTANS Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: sep. 25, 2017 12:45 a.m. | | SPARTANS SOPHS PREVAIL Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: sep. 23, 2017 2:11 a.m. | | Big plays, defense carry  T’wolves Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: sep. 23, 2017 2:11 a.m. | | Sutter sinks Ripon with early barrage Comments 0 Comments

Mustangs gallop past Lancers

Oakdale put up 21 second-quarter points Friday and coasted to a 42-6 win over East Union to open the Valley Oak League campaign at Dino ...

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Posted: sep. 23, 2017 2:11 a.m. | | Mustangs gallop past Lancers Comments 0 Comments

Ramos rolls for 378 yards, 4 TDs in Lathrop’s homecoming win

LATHROP — Seventeen carries for 230 yards with three touchdowns is a good night for any high-school running back.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2017 2:09 a.m. | | Ramos rolls for 378 yards, 4 TDs in Lathrop’s homecoming win Comments 0 Comments

Ramos rolls for 378 yards, 4 TDs in Lathrop’s homecoming win

LATHROP — Seventeen carries for 230 yards with three touchdowns is a good night for any high-school running back.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2017 2:10 a.m. | | Ramos rolls for 378 yards, 4 TDs in Lathrop’s homecoming win Comments 0 Comments

READY TO RUMBLE

Manteca and East Union are putting their perfect records, and much more, on the line this Friday when the Valley Oak League schedule kicks off ...

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Posted: sep. 21, 2017 12:50 a.m. | | READY TO RUMBLE Comments 0 Comments

EU, RIPON POST SOPH WINS

Visiting Gregori of Modesto used the long ball Thursday to defeat Manteca 22-12 in non-league freshman football action at Guss Schmiedt Field 

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 12:12 a.m. | | EU, RIPON POST SOPH WINS Comments 0 Comments

EU levels West, Gregori defeats Davis

Visiting Gregori of Modesto used the long ball Thursday to defeat Manteca 22-12 in non-league freshman football action at Guss Schmiedt Field 

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 12:11 a.m. | | EU levels West, Gregori defeats Davis Comments 0 Comments

Ripon clocks Grace Davis on homecoming night

RIPON — Hard to believe the Ripon High Indians had their share of concerns entering Friday’s non-league game against Grace Davis.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2017 1:28 a.m. | | Ripon clocks Grace Davis on homecoming night Comments 0 Comments

East Union, Lathrop tuning up for VOL; homecoming for RHS

It’s the calm before the storm that is the Valley Oak League football season.

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Posted: sep. 14, 2017 12:52 a.m. | | East Union, Lathrop tuning up for VOL; homecoming for RHS Comments 0 Comments

RC WINS COMEBACK THRILLER

Jacob Van Groningen threw for two touchdowns to Declan Van Vuren and added a key conversion throw Friday to lead Ripon Christian to a thrilling ...

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Posted: sep. 11, 2017 12:50 a.m. | | RC WINS COMEBACK THRILLER Comments 0 Comments

’CATS RUN WILD IN RIPON

RIPON — Ripon was able to survive all 12 rounds in its rematch Friday with Mother Lode League heavyweight Sonora at Stouffer Field.

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Posted: sep. 09, 2017 1:37 a.m. | | ’CATS RUN WILD IN RIPON Comments 0 Comments

Summerville pounds Knights

RIPON — Ripon Christian racked up nearly 400 yards in total offense, only to have two costly interceptions and the inability to finish its drives prove ...

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Espinosa, Lancers light up Johansen in homecoming rout

The East Union High Lancers celebrated homecoming Friday with a convincing 48-6 victory over Johansen.

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Posted: sep. 09, 2017 1:36 a.m. | | Espinosa, Lancers light up Johansen in homecoming rout Comments 0 Comments

Unbeaten Buffaloes trample Enochs

MODESTO — After back-to-back games against high-ranked opponents that ended in dramatic fashion, there was the chance that Manteca High’s final nonleague matchup against Enochs ...

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Posted: sep. 09, 2017 1:35 a.m. | | Unbeaten Buffaloes trample Enochs Comments 0 Comments

Mother Lode invading Almond Capital

The Almond Capital of the World is welcoming the Mother Lode this Friday, as Ripon and Ripon Christian’s football teams take on their biggest ...

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Posted: sep. 07, 2017 12:41 a.m. | | Mother Lode invading Almond Capital Comments 0 Comments

EU SOPHS BLANK CERES

SACRAMENTO – Dom Rea ground out 182 yards on 15 carries to lead Manteca to a 24-0 win over Christian Brothers-Sacramento in non-league sophomore football action ...

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Posted: sep. 05, 2017 12:18 a.m. | | EU SOPHS BLANK CERES Comments 0 Comments

Balanced attack, suffocating ‘D’ anchors Ripon

RIPON — As a team known for its defensive prowess, it wasn’t out of the ordinary for the Ripon Indians to pitch a shutout over ...

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Posted: sep. 02, 2017 2:42 a.m. | | Balanced attack, suffocating ‘D’ anchors Ripon Comments 0 Comments

LANCERS LEASH ’DOGS

A transfer from Lathrop, Raylan Carter wasn’t cleared for eligibility by the Sac-Joaquin Section until Thursday — the day before East Union’s season opener ...

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Posted: sep. 02, 2017 2:42 a.m. | | LANCERS LEASH ’DOGS Comments 0 Comments

Manteca stuns upset-minded CB

SACRAMENTO — Manteca may have been late to the party, but the Buffaloes showed up in time to stun Christian Brothers with an improbable 36-35 win ...

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Posted: sep. 02, 2017 2:40 a.m. | | Manteca stuns upset-minded CB Comments 0 Comments

Sierra seals win at CV with Redd’s interception

CERES — Sierra tallied another thrilling win over Central Valley, this time holding off the Hawks on the final play of the game to escape, 20-14.

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Posted: sep. 02, 2017 2:39 a.m. | | Sierra seals win at CV with Redd’s interception Comments 0 Comments

Hilmar blows past Lathrop in 2nd half

HILMAR — Lathrop delivered the first blow in the form of Michael Ramos’ 62-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter, but Hilmar scored 21 unanswered ...

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Posted: sep. 02, 2017 2:39 a.m. | | Hilmar blows past Lathrop in 2nd half Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Christian wins battle of the Knights

MERCED — Revenge was sweet for Ripon Christian, which shook off a slow start to crush Stone Ridge Christian 35-6 on Friday night.

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Buffs hope to avoid letdown after Week 0 win

Manteca’s 2017 opener — a thrilling 22-20 win over Valley Christian last Friday — had been talked about for months leading up to it.

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Posted: aug. 31, 2017 12:26 a.m. | | Buffs hope to avoid letdown after Week 0 win Comments 0 Comments

RIPON WINS THRILLER

Ripon’s Grant Wiebe busted into the Sierra backfield in the game’s final minute to stuff a Timberwolves conversion attempt and give the visiting ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2017 11:55 p.m. | | RIPON WINS THRILLER Comments 0 Comments

State powers converge at Manteca High

Two Northern California titans will go toe to toe tonight at Manteca High’s Guss Schmiedt Field, where Valley Christian visits from San Jose.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2017 12:30 a.m. | | State powers converge at Manteca High Comments 0 Comments

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