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Aguilar scores in 77th minute as Sierra stuns top-seeded Galt

GALT — With a full squad, Joe Pires believes his Sierra boys soccer can beat anybody.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2017 1:27 a.m. | | Aguilar scores in  77th minute as Sierra stuns top-seeded Galt Comments 0 Comments

Hurtado’s goal sends EU into D3 semifinals

Fortunately for East Union, misses do not count against you in soccer.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2017 1:27 a.m. | | Hurtado’s goal sends EU into D3 semifinals Comments 0 Comments

Knights upset Golden Sierra to reach D5 semis, NorCals

GARDEN VALLEY – Morgan Van Elderen made a key steal for visiting Ripon Christian with 30 seconds remaining to help repel a late rally by Golden ...

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Posted: feb. 24, 2017 1:27 a.m. | | Knights upset Golden Sierra to reach D5 semis, NorCals Comments 0 Comments

SHOOTING STARS

Kimball’s deadly accuracy from the perimeter trumped the inside dominance of Loretta Kakala and Manteca in this Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal pitting Valley ...

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Posted: feb. 24, 2017 1:26 a.m. | | SHOOTING STARS Comments 0 Comments

East Union QB signs with College of Idaho

Jack Weaver is following in the footsteps of a fellow Lancer, and the tracks lead all the way to Caldwell, Idaho.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2017 1:25 a.m. | | East Union QB signs with College of Idaho Comments 0 Comments

Ramsour’s late goal sinks Ripon

RIPON — One goal was all it took.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 1:23 a.m. | | Ramsour’s late goal sinks Ripon Comments 0 Comments

Buitrago, RC rally past Bret Harte in D6 opener

RIPON — After finding itself trailing in the game’s first 30 seconds Wednesday, Abby Buitrago led No. 4 Ripon Christian to four first-half goals on ...

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 1:22 a.m. | | Buitrago, RC rally past Bret Harte in D6 opener Comments 0 Comments

Wilburn lifts Cougars to wild double OT win at Christian Brothers

SACRAMENTO – The freshman can deliver in the clutch.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 1:21 a.m. | | Wilburn lifts Cougars to wild double OT win at Christian Brothers Comments 0 Comments

Ripon breaks away from dangerous Marysville

RIPON — Ripon High was off and running on Wednesday.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 1:21 a.m. | | Ripon breaks away from dangerous Marysville Comments 0 Comments

Reyes delivers in overtime for Manteca

Jocelyn Reyes couldn’t find the mark on easier opportunities.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 1:20 a.m. | | Reyes delivers in overtime for Manteca Comments 0 Comments

FULL STEAM AHEAD

It takes more than a rolled ankle to keep Kyndra Kiser down.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 1:20 a.m. | | FULL STEAM AHEAD Comments 0 Comments

Balanced Buffs trample Johnson

Manteca is one step closer to achieving the Buffalo Slam after vanquishing visiting Hiram Johnson 75-46 in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 1:19 a.m. | | Balanced Buffs trample Johnson Comments 0 Comments

Buffaloes stampede to 1st-round rout

Manteca High set the tone early on in Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2017 12:51 a.m. | | Buffaloes stampede to 1st-round rout Comments 0 Comments

POUR IT ON

A 15-minute delay, sloppy field conditions and stretches of torrential rain did little to slow down East Union in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener ...

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Posted: feb. 22, 2017 12:49 a.m. | | POUR IT ON Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop wins 1st-ever playoff game at home

LATHROP — Lathrop made it a point to defend its home court Tuesday.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2017 12:48 a.m. | | Lathrop wins  1st-ever playoff game at home Comments 0 Comments

Motivated T’Wolves trounce D’backs

There was more than rain falling from the sky Tuesday night as No. 8 Sierra hit Union Mine of El Dorado with 20 shots on ...

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Posted: feb. 22, 2017 12:48 a.m. | | Motivated T’Wolves trounce D’backs Comments 0 Comments

11 HEAD TO MASTERS

FOLSOM – It was a tough day Saturday for local wrestlers Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championships as Vista del Lago High. 

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 12:07 a.m. | | 11 HEAD TO MASTERS Comments 0 Comments

STAYING HOME

Six of the seven Sac-Joaquin Section postseason qualifiers from the area will get to enjoy home-field advantage in the opening round next week.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 12:19 a.m. | | STAYING HOME Comments 0 Comments

Ripon comes up short in Division IV play-in game

NEWMAN — Ripon could not overcome Payton Church and 16th-seeded Orestimba in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV play-in game Friday, but the young Indians gained valuable ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 12:18 a.m. | | Ripon comes up short in Division IV play-in game Comments 0 Comments

4 remain in contention for girls state berth

STOCKTON – Alexa Garcia is a freshman with no fear, and now she is two matches away from a trip to the California Girls Wrestling Championships.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 12:18 a.m. | | 4 remain in contention for girls state berth Comments 0 Comments

Manteca topples Weston Ranch in season finale

Sometimes, a miss can lead to a good thing – maybe even a dream coming true.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 1:02 a.m. | | Manteca topples Weston Ranch in season finale Comments 0 Comments

ROAD TO PACIFIC

There isn’t an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 1:01 a.m. | | ROAD TO PACIFIC Comments 0 Comments

Fryer signs with NAIA Division II finalist SOU

Syd’Nee Fryer made visits to a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but she found a home in Southern Oregon.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | Fryer signs with NAIA Division II finalist SOU Comments 0 Comments

SL champs extend unbeaten streak

DELHI — Ripon Christian’s girls soccer team topped off its fifth straight Southern League championship season Wednesday with a 2-1 victory at Delhi.

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 12:43 a.m. | | SL champs extend unbeaten streak Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch garners SJS postseason berth

STOCKTON — Not bad for a rebuilding season.

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 12:40 a.m. | | Weston Ranch garners SJS postseason berth Comments 0 Comments

Mills’ buzzer-beating 3 gives LHS needed win

LATHROP — Michael Mills let go of a corner 3 as time expired.

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 12:39 a.m. | | Mills’ buzzer-beating 3 gives LHS needed win Comments 0 Comments

EU’s playoff hopes dim after dropping finale

Wednesday’s 67-52 loss to visiting Central Catholic of Modesto in all likelihood ended East Union’s season, but it was a season in which ...

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 12:38 a.m. | | EU’s playoff hopes dim after dropping finale Comments 0 Comments

BUFFS SHARE THE STAGE

For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded ...

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 12:37 a.m. | | BUFFS SHARE THE STAGE Comments 0 Comments

Manteca secures outright championship

OAKDALE — Manteca already had at least a piece of the Valley Oak League championship when it visited Oakdale for the final regular-season game of the ...

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Posted: feb. 15, 2017 1:56 a.m. | | Manteca secures outright championship Comments 0 Comments

RIVALS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER

East Union’s Zach Hernandez got knocked to the ground on a corner kick from Trent Rivera early in the second half, but he did ...

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Posted: feb. 15, 2017 1:56 a.m. | | RIVALS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER Comments 0 Comments

Reyes’ two goals hold up for Manteca

Josie Reyes was in on two first-half goals for Manteca and that lead would hold for the rest of the game as the Buffaloes held ...

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Posted: feb. 15, 2017 1:56 a.m. | | Reyes’ two goals hold up for Manteca Comments 0 Comments

T’wolves maul WR to cap title run

Sierra celebrated senior night and its Valley Oak League outright championship with a trouncing of Weston Ranch on Tuesday night.

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Posted: feb. 15, 2017 1:55 a.m. | | T’wolves maul WR to cap title run Comments 0 Comments

Ripon gets even on senior night

RIPON — Ripon will take a three-game winning streak into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after exacting revenge against Hilmar on Tuesday, 44-43.

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Posted: feb. 15, 2017 1:55 a.m. | | Ripon gets even on senior night Comments 0 Comments

RC stomps Hughson; Hilmar stuns Ripon

HUGHSON — Ripon Christian appears to be peaking at the right time.

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Posted: feb. 15, 2017 1:55 a.m. | | RC stomps Hughson; Hilmar stuns Ripon Comments 0 Comments

Van Vliet’s 2nd-half goals propel Knights past winless Mariposa

MARIPOSA — Nick Van Vliet scored twice, and Ripon Christian benefited from an own goal from Mariposa to sneak away with a 5-4 Southern League win ...

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:53 a.m. | | Van Vliet’s 2nd-half goals propel Knights past winless Mariposa Comments 0 Comments

BUILDING BLOCKS

Manteca dominated from start to finish, but Noelle Smith and visiting Lathrop made the Buffaloes work for their 3-1 win in their annual Kicking for ...

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:53 a.m. | | BUILDING BLOCKS Comments 0 Comments

Sierra sinks CC to earn 1st VOL title since 2010

MODESTO — Sierra left little doubt in its rematch with Central Catholic.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2017 12:51 a.m. | | Sierra sinks CC to earn 1st VOL title since 2010 Comments 0 Comments

EU still in hunt for girls at-large playoff berth

STOCKTON – East Union remained in the hunt for an at-large Sac-Joaquin Section playoff bid Saturday with a 66-42 Valley Oak League girls basketball win over ...

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Posted: feb. 12, 2017 11:49 p.m. | | EU still in hunt for girls at-large playoff berth Comments 0 Comments

Sierra holds on to 1st in VOL play

With a playoff berth sewed up and two league games remaining Sierra maintained its hold on first place in the Valley Oak League on Saturday ...

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Posted: feb. 12, 2017 11:48 p.m. | | Sierra holds on to 1st in VOL play Comments 0 Comments

Ripon shares TVL overall wrestling title

Ripon came within two points of winning the Trans-Valley League wrestling tournament but still claimed an overall co-championship with Hilmar as the two teams split ...

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Posted: feb. 12, 2017 11:48 p.m. | | Ripon shares  TVL overall wrestling title Comments 0 Comments

REINDEL PINS 2nd VOL TITLE

MODESTO – East Union’s Jaysen Reindel won a Valley Oak League championship for the second year in a row, moving up from 220 pounds last ...

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Posted: feb. 12, 2017 11:47 p.m. | | REINDEL PINS 2nd VOL TITLE Comments 0 Comments

EU’s Reindel coach of the year

MODESTO – Long time East Union wrestling coach A.J. Reindel was honored Saturday when he was named coach of the year by the Northern California ...

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Posted: feb. 12, 2017 11:45 p.m. | | EU’s Reindel coach of the year Comments 0 Comments

CROSS-TOWN THROWDOWN

Tydus Verhoeven crouched down into a defensive stance and clapped his hands as if to say, “Bring it on!” at one point in the fourth ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2017 1:06 a.m. | | CROSS-TOWN THROWDOWN Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch’s Turner completes comeback at SHS

It was a game of runs Friday night.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2017 1:05 a.m. | | Weston Ranch’s Turner completes comeback at SHS Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop overcomes lackluster effort

TRACY — Craig Ward is hoping for a better effort next Wednesday when his Lathrop boys basketball team rounds out the regular season against Sierra.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2017 1:05 a.m. | | Lathrop overcomes lackluster effort Comments 0 Comments

Ripon rallies past RC after trailing 16-2

RIPON — The Ripon High bounced back from a dismal start with a second-half surge at Ripon Christian during Friday’s rivalry match-up.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2017 1:05 a.m. | | Ripon rallies past RC after trailing 16-2 Comments 0 Comments

Lady Indians fend off pesky Ripon Christian

RIPON — It took a total team effort for Ripon High to get past host Ripon Christian in Friday’s Trans Valley League clash, 52-42.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2017 1:04 a.m. | | Lady Indians fend off  pesky Ripon Christian Comments 0 Comments

RC girls seize 5th straight SL title

RIPON — Ripon Christian’s girls soccer team is the Southern League champion once again.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2017 1:12 a.m. | | RC girls seize 5th straight SL title Comments 0 Comments

Sierra edges past WR for 2nd VOL victory

Sierra weathered an early storm from visiting Weston Ranch on Thursday and picked up its second Valley Oak League win of the season, 50-47.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2017 1:12 a.m. | | Sierra edges past WR for 2nd VOL victory Comments 0 Comments

Hernandez scores 38 as Ripon captures outright TVL crown

RIVERBANK — Noah Hernandez threatened to break a Ripon High record, and the Indians’ boys basketball team claimed sole possession of the Trans-Valley League title with ...

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Posted: feb. 10, 2017 1:11 a.m. | | Hernandez scores 38 as Ripon captures outright TVL crown Comments 0 Comments

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