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Thiara leads Sierra track to 2nd place

SHINGLE SPRINGS – Bikram Thiara led the Sierra boys to a second-place finish in the Ron Ruptier Invitational on Saturday, placing first in three events at ...

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RULLAN STANDS ALONE

Branden Rullan may have fallen short of his ultimate goal, but he’ll leave Sierra High as its most accomplished wrestler to date.

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Oakdale baseball sweeps MHS

OAKDALE — Manteca High’s baseball team has some work to do in defense of its Valley Oak League championship.

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RC evens series in section finals rematch

RIPON — Ripon Christian put up three first-inning doubles for four runs Thursday over visiting Mariposa and rode the steady arm of Willem Hoekstra to a ...

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SLUMP BUSTERS

Sierra appeared ready to finally bust out against Rafa Lara and visiting McNair in a nonleague contest Thursday, loading the bases with no out in ...

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Perseverance pays off for East Union catcher

Kristina Mojica was rewarded for her patience, perseverance and work ethic on Wednesday.

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SPARTANS SPIKE SHS

LATHROP – After dropping the first set to visiting Sierra 25-21 on Wednesday, Lathrop rode the hot hand of freshman Gian Serrano to sweep the next ...

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Posted: mar. 23, 2017 12:08 a.m. | | SPARTANS SPIKE SHS Comments 0 Comments

Bull riding pro gearing up for Fresno invite

Manteca resident Randy Schaapman is looking forward to Saturday’s Fresno Invitational of the Professional Bull Riders tour.

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Posted: mar. 21, 2017 10:51 p.m. | | Bull riding pro gearing up for Fresno invite Comments 0 Comments

ONE SWING DECIDES IT

Oakdale catcher Bryce Kirk launched the first pitch of the ninth inning over the right-center field fence, and the visiting Mustangs held on in the ...

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Bumgarner sharp in latest spring start

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner looked sharp again in his latest spring training outing, though it lasted only two innings.

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Pac-12 making statement with 5 teams in the Sweet 16

SEATTLE (AP) — A year ago was thought to be an anomaly for the Pac-12 Conference, advancing four teams to the regional semifinals of the NCAA ...

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Posted: mar. 21, 2017 10:37 p.m. | | Pac-12 making statement with 5 teams in the Sweet 16 Comments 0 Comments

KILLER INSTINCT

Things just got real for area boys volleyball teams.

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Rodriguez clutch for Lancers

LINDEN — Mark Rodriguez came through in clutch situations during East Union’s 5-3 extra-innings victory over previously-undefeated Linden on Monday.

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SIERRA NETS 1st VOLLEY WIN

Sierra broke into the win column Saturday with a 25-23, 16-25, 15-11 win over Lathrop in the Sierra Boys Volleyball Tournament.

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Posted: mar. 19, 2017 11:54 p.m. | | SIERRA NETS 1st VOLLEY WIN Comments 0 Comments

Ceres staves off EU’s 11th-inning threat

East Union had already battled back twice from deficits, and Brayden Hardcastle came oh so close to tying it back up in the bottom of ...

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Posted: mar. 18, 2017 12:48 a.m. | | Ceres staves off EU’s 11th-inning threat Comments 0 Comments

BUFFALOES BASH KIMBALL

Thanks to Tawny Deerinck, the science wing at Manteca High may need a new skylight.

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Lathrop comeback falls short

LATHROP — Lathrop’s first four batters reached in the bottom of the seventh, but visiting Chavez was able to limit the damage for a 9-7 ...

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Weston Ranch baseball crushes McNair

STOCKTON — Manuel Rubio pitched three innings and went 3 for 4 with three runs at the plate, helping Weston Ranch complete a series sweep of ...

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Spartans sprint past Manteca

Jhai Flowers set a new school record in the pole vault in helping Lathrop’s boys track and field team trample host Manteca 111-23 in ...

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HOST WITH MOST

RIPON — Ripon hit the pool swimming Thursday, dominating visiting Sierra and Kimball to sweep the Valley Oak League-opening tri-meet at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.

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Buffs stomp GV for 3rd straight win

Manteca’s Gino Campiotti broke open a close game in the sixth inning with a bases-clearing double and pitched five innings to get the win ...

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Posted: mar. 17, 2017 12:54 a.m. | | Buffs stomp GV for 3rd straight win Comments 0 Comments

Ripon finds its groove after top golfer transfers

RIPON — Things were looking bleak just a week ago for the Ripon boys golf team.

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Two hits enough for EU to top Atwater

East Union was held to two hits but was rewarded for its patience at the plate in a 3-1 win over visiting Atwater on Wednesday.

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Turlock staves off Timberwolves

A rough start was only part of the reason for Sierra High’s 5-3 loss to visiting Turlock on Wednesday.

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Posted: mar. 16, 2017 12:34 a.m. | | Turlock staves off Timberwolves Comments 0 Comments

LANCERS STEAL WIN

Sometimes patience wins out over power.

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MacDannald raps go-ahead homer in 8th for Manteca

PATTERSON — One day after winning a pitchers duel against powerhouse Ceres, Manteca squeaked past Patterson 11-10 in a slugfest Wednesday.

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Posted: mar. 16, 2017 12:32 a.m. | | MacDannald raps go-ahead homer in 8th for Manteca Comments 0 Comments

ABOVE THE NET

When Manteca’s Kyle Reis goes on a roll, he goes on a roll.

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Posted: mar. 15, 2017 12:34 a.m. | | ABOVE THE NET Comments 0 Comments

Forfeits thwart outmanned Lancers in loss to Lathrop

East Union won the majority of the matches played, but it wasn’t enough to overcome its low numbers in a 6-3 loss to visiting ...

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Posted: mar. 15, 2017 12:34 a.m. | | Forfeits thwart outmanned Lancers in loss to Lathrop Comments 0 Comments

Manteca boys swim team ends decades-long skid with win over Oakdale

OAKDALE — The Manteca High varsity boys swim team earned a rare win over Oakdale in its season-opening double dual on Tuesday.

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Early barrage, 1-hitter anchor MHS

Ryan Ward got all the run support he needed in the first inning, as Manteca scored three runs and rode its freshman pitcher to a ...

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Kissee lifts Buffs to big win over Ceres

Haighley Kissee struck out 12 and walked two in a one-hit gem, and Manteca rallied for all of its runs in the bottom of the ...

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Posted: mar. 15, 2017 12:33 a.m. | | Kissee lifts Buffs to big win over Ceres Comments 0 Comments

Kerber survives 3-sets at hot Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS (AP) — Poised to return to the top spot in next week’s world rankings, Angelique Kerber narrowly avoided an upset at the BNP ...

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Posted: mar. 15, 2017 12:09 a.m. | | Kerber survives 3-sets at hot Indian Wells Comments 0 Comments

T’WOLVES TEE OFF

Bogey golf was good enough for Nathaniel Livingston to be low medalist, and he led Sierra past inexperienced Manteca 259-301 in a Valley Oak League ...

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Posted: mar. 13, 2017 11:51 p.m. | | T’WOLVES TEE OFF Comments 0 Comments

Lopez drives in 5 in 4th inning for Lathrop baseball

LATHROP — The Lathrop baseball team sent 11 batters to the plate to rally for seven runs in the fourth inning and blow open a close ...

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Posted: mar. 13, 2017 11:50 p.m. | | Lopez drives in 5 in 4th inning for Lathrop baseball Comments 0 Comments

Sidtikun named top offensive player in TVL

Freshman Tianna Sidtikun’s impact was immediate for the Ripon girls soccer team. 

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Posted: mar. 13, 2017 11:49 p.m. | | Sidtikun named  top offensive player in TVL Comments 0 Comments

East Union Lancers roll to huge win in Tracy tourney

TRACY – East Union rolled to a five-inning 19-3 five-inning win over West Valley of Cottonwood on Saturday in the Tracy High Tournament at Monte Vista ...

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Posted: mar. 13, 2017 12:32 a.m. | | East Union Lancers roll to huge win in Tracy tourney Comments 0 Comments

Rivals help South soccer win

STOCKTON – Rivals from the city of Manteca came together Sunday to lead the South to a 3-0 win over the North in the San Joaquin ...

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RIPON’S SEASON ENDS

VALLEJO – There are times when a 3-point buzzer beater at the end of the third quarter can rally a team. Such was not the case ...

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Ripon’s on the road again

On the heels of an upset victory, the area’s last basketball team standing will attempt to pull off an even bigger one tonight in ...

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JACK ON TRACK

RIPON — Jack Mayer went the distance for Ripon on Friday, striking out eight while walking none as the Indians downed visiting Weston Ranch 2-1 in ...

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Buffaloes stampede past Sierra

Three Buffaloes shut out their opponents, and Manteca wrapped up the first week of Valley Oak League action undefeated with its 9-0 drubbing of host ...

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Posted: mar. 11, 2017 12:26 a.m. | | Buffaloes stampede past Sierra Comments 0 Comments

Babauta anchors 1-hitter for SHS

TURLOCK — Three pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout for Sierra, which picked up another solid win in the Atch Pedretti Tournament on Friday 3-0 against ...

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Posted: mar. 11, 2017 12:26 a.m. | | Babauta anchors 1-hitter for SHS Comments 0 Comments

EU pitchers dominate in Waterford Tournament

Bulletin staff reports

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Complete effort buoys Buffs to baseball win over Downey

Kyle Rachels struck out five and allowed just one hit over 5 1/3 innings, helping Manteca surge past visiting Downey 6-0 in a nonleague ...

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Posted: mar. 10, 2017 12:29 a.m. | | Complete effort buoys Buffs to baseball win over Downey Comments 0 Comments

RUNNING START

Jasmin Correa and Megan Oblin won two races each, and the Sierra girls track and field team held off visiting East Union 66-61 by taking ...

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Thunder storms back to top EU

East Union’s Emanuel Knight had a three-kill run in the first set Thursday to spark the Lancers to a 25-22 opening-game win before visiting ...

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Posted: mar. 10, 2017 12:28 a.m. | | Thunder storms back to top EU Comments 0 Comments

MHS tennis starts VOL strong

Things didn’t go as planned for the Manteca boys tennis team during a challenging preseason schedule, but the experience paid dividends in its 8-1 ...

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Manteca mashes way to win against Tokay

The top of the lineup is tops in more ways than one for Manteca.

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STATE CHAMPS STUNNED

Tydus Verhoeven secured a defensive rebound and quickly flung an outlet pass for Jorge Cedano, who then lofted it up to the 6-foot-7 standout for ...

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McCombs’ 27 points lifts Head-Royce over Knights

OAKLAND — Ripon Christian’s boys basketball team battled valiantly in the first round of the CIF State Northern California Division V Regional Championships, but a ...

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Posted: mar. 09, 2017 1:19 a.m. | | McCombs’ 27 points lifts Head-Royce over Knights Comments 0 Comments

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