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HEAVY MEDAL

ELK GROVE – Anthony Santiago had a personal best in the shot put Friday, is going to the state championships and he wants more.

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Posted: may. 30, 2015 12:05 a.m. | | HEAVY MEDAL Comments 0 Comments

JUMP FOR JOY

ELK GROVE — Carl Chandler stared at the ground as he paced alongside the triple jump runway, while Manteca High teammate Kenny Wooten was preparing to take his final leap in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet Thursday at Elk Grove High.

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Posted: may. 29, 2015 12:09 a.m. | | JUMP FOR JOY Comments 0 Comments

SLAMMIN’ SAMMY

Two East Union standouts were rewarded for their breakout efforts in the Valley Oak League.

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Posted: may. 28, 2015 2:09 a.m. | | SLAMMIN’ SAMMY Comments 0 Comments

Soto signs with San Diego Christian University

Leo Soto hopes he can help San Diego Christian University take the next step the same way he did for Sierra High’s baseball program.

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Posted: may. 28, 2015 2:07 a.m. | | Soto signs with San Diego Christian University Comments 0 Comments

TEAM PLAYER

Jacob Souza’s selfless act led to a Valley Oak League championship for Sierra’s baseball team and the Most Valuable Player award.

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Posted: may. 26, 2015 11:11 p.m. | | TEAM PLAYER Comments 0 Comments

Ripon’s Davis earns top TVL honors

Jamie DeBruyn takes a defense-first approach to soccer, so it is no surprise that he nominated Ripon High senior defender Zaire Davis for the Trans-Valley League’s MVP award.

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Posted: may. 25, 2015 12:20 a.m. | | Ripon’s Davis earns top TVL honors Comments 0 Comments

LAST SHOT

FAIR OAKS — Anthony Santiago scratched on his final attempt in Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III shot put final at Bella Vista High.

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Posted: may. 23, 2015 12:45 a.m. | | LAST SHOT Comments 0 Comments

Tolman advances to 2nd day of inaugural CIF Championships

Sierra junior Scott Tolman established himself as one of the state’s top swimmers Friday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.

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Posted: may. 23, 2015 12:44 a.m. | | Tolman advances to 2nd day of inaugural CIF Championships Comments 0 Comments

GOAL GETTER

There was plenty of star power to go around in the loaded Valley Oak League this past girls soccer season, but one stood above the rest to the coaches.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 11:18 p.m. | | GOAL GETTER Comments 0 Comments

Ripon frosh Werner makes Masters meet in 3 events

Ripon freshman Taylor Werner is advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters track and field meet in three events, while Ellie Waters and Brandon Roma both qualified in two events.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 11:17 p.m. | | Ripon frosh Werner makes Masters meet in 3 events Comments 0 Comments

NOT EVEN CLOSE

SACRAMENTO — After losing the winners-bracket semifinal, one the Lancers felt was taken from them, the East Union softball team left little doubt that it belonged in Wednesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section championship round against Pioneer.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | NOT EVEN CLOSE Comments 0 Comments

Yuba City clobbers Sierra to complete sweep

SACRAMENTO — Sierra wasn’t at its best in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal series with Yuba City, but the Timberwolves’ best may not have been good enough.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 1:08 a.m. | | Yuba City clobbers Sierra to complete sweep Comments 0 Comments

East Union sprinters charge into finals

Taariq Davis and Jordan McNeal spearheaded impressive Day 1 efforts for East Union sprinters in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III track meet on Wednesday.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 1:07 a.m. | | East Union sprinters charge into finals Comments 0 Comments

RALLY KILLER

STOCKTON — Ripon went down swinging against Dixon pitching ace Tyler MacKenzie.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 11:52 p.m. | | RALLY KILLER Comments 0 Comments

East Union makes D3 final out of consolation semis

SACRAMENTO — After being dispatched to the consolation bracket of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III softball championships with a heartbreaking 4-2 loss to Pioneer on Tuesday, East Union bounced back and scored three runs in the fifth inning of the nightcap to pull away from Vanden 7-4 at the Sacramento Softball Complex.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 11:51 p.m. | | East Union makes D3 final out of consolation semis Comments 0 Comments

Manteca pair settles for 2nd in section

The decorated careers of Mike Lopez and Yok Jing Ma came to an end Tuesday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 11:51 p.m. | | Manteca pair settles for 2nd in section Comments 0 Comments

Ripon’s Werner moves on to finals in 3 events

Freshman Taylor Werner was Ripon High’s top performer in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Preliminaries Tuesday at CSU Stanislaus.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 11:50 p.m. | | Ripon’s Werner moves on to finals in 3 events Comments 0 Comments

SINK OR SWIM

Sierra’s Scott Tolman set four school records Saturday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swim Championships on Saturday at Tokay High, and in doing so he qualified for the inaugural state meet.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 1:18 a.m. | | SINK OR SWIM Comments 0 Comments

Area softball, baseball teams out for revenge

The East Union softball and Sierra and Ripon baseball teams are all seeking revenge in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 1:17 a.m. | | Area softball, baseball teams out for revenge Comments 0 Comments

PITCH PERFECT

STOCKTON — From milestone wins to program scoring records, Manteca High girls soccer head coach Justin Coenenberg reminded his players of all they’ve accomplished this season while standing on the center circle at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 12:10 a.m. | | PITCH PERFECT Comments 0 Comments

T’wolves take 3rd title

STOCKTON – Sierra put up five runs in the second inning Saturday and rode the hot bat of Devi Coglio to a 9-2 win over Lindhurst of Olivehurst for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV softball championship in The Stadium at the Arnaiz Softball Complex. This is the third blue banner for Sierra in five seasons.

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 12:09 a.m. | | T’wolves take 3rd title Comments 0 Comments

Ripon beats Hughson then loses winner-take-all final


STOCKTON – The Ripon softball team did something Saturday nobody has done this year.

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 12:08 a.m. | | Ripon beats Hughson then loses winner-take-all final Comments 0 Comments

RC grabs 2nd SJS banner thanks to Carvalho header

STOCKTON — For the second straight year,  Ripon Christian is the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII girls soccer champions.

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 12:08 a.m. | | RC grabs 2nd SJS banner thanks to Carvalho header Comments 0 Comments

Ripon, Sierra drop semifinal series openers

The Ripon and Sierra baseball teams will have to win two straight on the same night to advance to the final round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 12:05 a.m. | | Ripon, Sierra drop semifinal series openers Comments 0 Comments

Pirates win Northgate junior title

Fernando Segura struck out 11 through five strong innings for the Pirates on Saturday to lead the Pirates to the Northgate Junior championship with a 7-2 win over the Giants. Gary Alexander did a good job in relief of Segura.

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 12:05 a.m. | | Pirates win Northgate junior title Comments 0 Comments

Ball bounces Amador’s way costing Ripon High D5 title

STOCKTON — Ripon High had its chances in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V girls soccer championship game on Saturday.

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 12:05 a.m. | | Ball bounces Amador’s way  costing Ripon High D5 title Comments 0 Comments

ON THE PROWL

STOCKTON — Sierra lost three NCAA Division I scholarship players to graduation over the past two years, while Nick Olmo stepped down as the winningest coach in program history.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 12:52 a.m. | | ON THE PROWL Comments 0 Comments

East Union claws way to quarterfinals

SACRAMENTO — Down by three runs before even coming to bat Friday, the East Union softball team was unfazed.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 12:51 a.m. | | East Union claws way to quarterfinals Comments 0 Comments

Ripon gets rematch in D5 finals

STOCKTON — Chapter 5 of the Ripon-Hughson saga will take place at noon today at Arnais Field.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 12:51 a.m. | | Ripon gets rematch in D5 finals Comments 0 Comments

Tolman, Wells lead section finalists

Sierra’s Scott Tolman and Ripon freshman phenom Ty Wells have set themselves up to earn berths to the first-ever CIF State Swimming Championships with their efforts in the Sac-Joaquin Section Boys Trials on Friday.

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 12:50 a.m. | | Tolman, Wells lead section finalists Comments 0 Comments

RAINING HITS

STOCKTON — Perhaps the only thing that could cool off Sierra’s sizzling bats was the rain.

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Posted: may. 15, 2015 1:57 a.m. | | RAINING HITS Comments 0 Comments

T’wolves roll into semifinals

No. 2 Sierra used a monstrous first inning to advance out of the elimination round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III baseball playoffs Thursday, defeating El Camino 12-2 in five innings at McAuliffe Memorial Ballpark in Sacramento.

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Posted: may. 15, 2015 1:56 a.m. | | T’wolves roll into semifinals Comments 0 Comments

6 Ripon girls qualify for Section finals

The Valley Oak League’s top girls swim team was well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Trials Thursday at Tokay High in Lodi.

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Posted: may. 15, 2015 1:56 a.m. | | 6 Ripon girls qualify for Section finals Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Christian comeback too little, too late in D6 opener

STOCKTON — Jeremy Wager-Smith was just too much for Ripon Christian to handle on Thursday.

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Posted: may. 15, 2015 1:56 a.m. | | Ripon Christian comeback too little, too late in D6 opener Comments 0 Comments

FINAL FOUR

Arianna Cardenas hadn’t scored in more than a month, and she was battling a freshman for minutes, but few have been better in big games.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 2:01 a.m. | | FINAL FOUR Comments 0 Comments

Section title eludes Manteca

CERES — A chance at making history turned into heartbreak for the Manteca High boys tennis team in the first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section Division III team final.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 2:00 a.m. | | Section title eludes Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Manteca earns rematch with EU after comeback

Natalia Duran got the last laugh Wednesday.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 2:00 a.m. | | Manteca earns rematch with EU after comeback Comments 0 Comments

RC set to defend D7 crown

Ripon Christian is heading to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship game for a second straight year after upending fourth-seeded Vacaville Christian 4-1 on Wednesday.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 1:59 a.m. | | RC set to defend D7 crown Comments 0 Comments

Alvarez delivers again for Indians

Cindy Alvarez started on defense for a second straight game.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 1:58 a.m. | | Alvarez delivers again for Indians Comments 0 Comments

Ripon rolls into D5 semifinal

Ripon’s softball team is hoping the fourth time is the charm against Hughson.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 1:58 a.m. | | Ripon rolls into D5 semifinal Comments 0 Comments

Escalon outlasts Ripon in coed semifinal

RIPON — Emily O’Brien and Alli Hickman’s valiant effort came up short in the No. 2 girls doubles match, as Ripon lost to Trans-Valley League rival Escalon 5-4 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis semifinals Wednesday.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 1:58 a.m. | | Escalon outlasts Ripon in coed semifinal Comments 0 Comments

Ripon stuns No. 2 Summerville

The Ripon High baseball team is hitting its stride at the right time.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 1:57 a.m. | | Ripon stuns No. 2 Summerville Comments 0 Comments

HIT PARADE

SACRAMENTO — Second-seeded East Union came out swinging Tuesday against No. 15 American Canyon.

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Posted: may. 13, 2015 12:45 a.m. | | HIT PARADE Comments 0 Comments

Manteca netters on brink of history

Frank Fontana joined in on a three-on-three drill, talking a little trash and sharing laughs in what was the final practice of the season for the 2015 Manteca High boys tennis team.

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Posted: may. 13, 2015 12:44 a.m. | | Manteca netters on brink of history Comments 0 Comments

Four area teams win away from finals

Four Manteca-area schools qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer playoffs, and all four are a win away from playing for the blue banner.

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Posted: may. 13, 2015 12:43 a.m. | | Four area teams win away from finals Comments 0 Comments

Kissee hits HR in Buffs’ 1st-round loss

SACRAMENTO — Christian Brothers put up three runs in the third inning and coasted to a 5-1 win over Manteca in opening-round action of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III softball playoffs Tuesday at the Sacramento Softball Complex, ending the season for the Buffaloes.

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Posted: may. 13, 2015 12:43 a.m. | | Kissee hits HR in Buffs’ 1st-round loss Comments 0 Comments

FINALS WEEK

All season, Manteca High boys tennis head coach Frank Fontana has praised the players on the lower end of the team ladder, and understandably so.

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Posted: may. 12, 2015 2:20 a.m. | | FINALS WEEK Comments 0 Comments

Sharp narrowly misses chance to make NorCal

STOCKTON — Nick Sharp just missed making the cut Monday for next week’s Nor-Cal Tournament at Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas.

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Posted: may. 12, 2015 2:19 a.m. | | Sharp narrowly misses chance to make NorCal Comments 0 Comments

Ripon stomps Sonora; next is Escalon in semis

It will be an all-Trans-Valley League showdown on Wednesday when Ripon welcomes back Escalon for a semifinal match in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis playoffs.

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Posted: may. 12, 2015 2:18 a.m. | | Ripon stomps Sonora; next is Escalon in semis Comments 0 Comments

Manteca falls to RV in 10-inning thriller

Jake Menasco did all he could and then some.

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Posted: may. 12, 2015 2:18 a.m. | | Manteca falls to RV in 10-inning thriller Comments 0 Comments

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