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OUT ON TOP

Manteca seniors Gino Campiotti and Ferrin Manuleleua have been named All-Valley Oak League MVP and Outstanding Defensive Player, respectively, and East Union junior Levi Huffman ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 1:29 a.m. | | OUT ON TOP Comments 0 Comments

Willem Hoekstra leads Knights on All-SAL team

The top two teams in the Southern Athletic League dominates postseason awards, but one Ripon Christian player managed to stand out. 

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 1:26 a.m. | | Willem Hoekstra leads Knights on All-SAL team Comments 0 Comments

ST. FRANCIS SLOWS BUFFALOES’ ROLL

Manteca won on the stat sheet Saturday.

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Posted: dec. 11, 2017 12:39 a.m. | | ST. FRANCIS SLOWS  BUFFALOES’ ROLL Comments 0 Comments

St. Francis slows Buffaloes' roll

Manteca won on the stat sheet Saturday.

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Posted: dec. 10, 2017 3:43 a.m. | | St. Francis slows Buffaloes' roll Comments 0 Comments

WHERE THE BUFFALOES ROAM

Following Wednesday’s night practice at Guss Schmiedt Field, Manteca High head coach Eric Reis told his players they’ll be playing their ninth game ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2017 12:55 a.m. | | WHERE THE BUFFALOES ROAM Comments 0 Comments

CATCHING ON

Jorge Cedano loves the spotlight.

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Posted: dec. 05, 2017 12:34 a.m. | | CATCHING ON Comments 0 Comments

Manteca hosts NorCal Bowl

The Buffaloes are going bowling once again, only this time — and for the first time — they’ll get to do so on their own turf.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2017 1:32 a.m. | | Manteca hosts NorCal Bowl Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA TAKES D-III CROWN

STOCKTON —  Manteca got its revenge, and with it a sixth Sac-Joaquin Section championship.

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Posted: dec. 02, 2017 2:23 a.m. | | MANTECA TAKES D-III CROWN  Comments 0 Comments

DASH & SMASH

Three teams shared the Trans-Valley League title, but Ripon managed to stand out above all in postseason awards.

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Posted: dec. 01, 2017 12:28 a.m. | | DASH & SMASH Comments 0 Comments

SJS D3 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: SCORE TO SETTLE

The Manteca-Oakdale rivalry spans generations, but for all the history between these storied programs they’ve never met in a Sac-Joaquin Section title game.

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Posted: nov. 30, 2017 1:23 a.m. | | SJS D3 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: SCORE TO SETTLE Comments 0 Comments

BUFFS GO BACK-TO-BACK

After a rebound goal by Manteca’s Madison Burch off of a shot by Kaley Miller for the lone first-half goal Monday, the Buffaloes tallied ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2017 12:44 a.m. | | BUFFS GO BACK-TO-BACK Comments 0 Comments

Future bright for small-school giant

 

STOCKTON — With a student enrollment that rarely hovers far north of 200, Ripon Christian has sprouted into a small-school giant in the Sac-Joaquin Section.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2017 3:14 p.m. | | Future bright for small-school giant  Comments 0 Comments

RAMS RUMBLE PAST KNIGHTS

 

STOCKTON — With Rio Vista having four scoring plays that averaged 45 yards or better in the first quarter, Ripon Christian dug itself a huge hole ...

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Posted: nov. 26, 2017 3:10 p.m. | | RAMS RUMBLE PAST KNIGHTS Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA FENDS OFF FALCONS

Victory formation is not supposed to be this adventurous.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2017 1:20 a.m. | | MANTECA FENDS OFF FALCONS Comments 0 Comments

Rea of light in Buffalo defense

The Rea boys have it covered.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2017 1:19 a.m. | | Rea of light in Buffalo defense Comments 0 Comments

Undersized Gonzalez, Dozier come up big

The Manteca High Buffaloes’ hard-fought Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal 43-38-win Friday over visiting Christian Brothers was more about heart.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2017 1:19 a.m. | | Undersized Gonzalez, Dozier come up big Comments 0 Comments

Undersized Gonzalez, Dozier come up big

The Manteca High Buffaloes’ hard-fought Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal 43-38-win Friday over visiting Christian Brothers was more about heart.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2017 1:19 a.m. | | Undersized Gonzalez, Dozier come up big Comments 0 Comments

KNIGHTS RIDE TO HISTORY

Trey Ozenbaugh was impressed with Rio Vista.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2017 12:35 a.m. | | KNIGHTS RIDE TO HISTORY Comments 0 Comments

OUT FOR REVENGE

It’s a game that Christian Brothers has reason to believe it let slip away.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2017 11:45 p.m. | | OUT FOR REVENGE Comments 0 Comments

WESTON RANCH COACH RESIGNS

Seth Davis’ last game as Weston Ranch head football coach was a wild one — a 50-46 win at Sierra on Nov. 3.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2017 11:10 p.m. | | WESTON RANCH COACH RESIGNS Comments 0 Comments

Turnovers costly in Ripon’s semifinal loss

GRASS VALLEY — Ripon High coach Chris Musseman predicted turnovers would play a key role in Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division V semifinal at Bear River.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2017 2:03 a.m. | | Turnovers costly in Ripon’s semifinal loss Comments 0 Comments

BUFFS LEVEL WOLVES

American Canyon had given up just 112 points during a seven-game winning streak it carried into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal at Manteca’s ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2017 2:02 a.m. | | BUFFS LEVEL WOLVES Comments 0 Comments

Defense and discipline a winning combination for Ripon Christian

Dominic Darretta had every reason in the world to let the weight of Ripon Christian’s rematch with Stone Ridge Christian of Merced slow him ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2017 2:02 a.m. | | Defense and discipline a winning combination  for Ripon Christian Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Christian coasts to Division VII final

RIPON — Ripon Christian’s Michael Kamps scored three touchdowns Friday, Dominic Darretta led a spirited defense and their Knights did well not react to an ...

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Posted: nov. 18, 2017 2:02 a.m. | | Ripon Christian coasts to Division VII final Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: nov. 17, 2017 12:12 a.m. | | Ripon Christian preparing for much-improved Stone Ridge Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: nov. 17, 2017 12:11 a.m. | | TWO PATHS TO SJS FINALS Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: nov. 11, 2017 12:48 a.m. | | Lucky 7: Statement win for underdog Ripon Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: nov. 10, 2017 1:10 a.m. | | Manteca recovers from poor start to rout Raiders Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: nov. 10, 2017 1:09 a.m. | | Prolific Patterson pounces on Lancers Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: nov. 09, 2017 1:04 a.m. | | BUFFS HIT GROUND RUNNING Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: nov. 06, 2017 2:10 a.m. | | buff SOPHS defeat EU Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: nov. 04, 2017 1:54 a.m. | | RUNNING & GUNNING Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: nov. 04, 2017 1:54 a.m. | | RHS holds off Hilmar for TVL  title share Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: nov. 03, 2017 1:22 a.m. | | Weston Ranch edges Sierra in sloppy finale Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: oct. 30, 2017 1:33 a.m. | | Manteca, East Union rack up freshmen victories Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: oct. 30, 2017 1:32 a.m. | | GETTING THE HIT Comments 0 Comments

SLINGIN’ BUFFS

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

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Posted: oct. 28, 2017 1:22 a.m. | | SLINGIN’ BUFFS Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: oct. 28, 2017 1:21 a.m. | | Lancers spoil Weston Ranch homecoming Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: oct. 28, 2017 1:20 a.m. | | TVL title share in reach for Indians Comments 0 Comments

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

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