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PAIR OF ACES

Yok Jing Ma and Mike Lopez went out in style — and as Valley Oak League champions.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:07 a.m. | | PAIR OF ACES Comments 0 Comments

DeAnda, Sierra steal win against Manteca

Sometimes you win a game through offense and sometimes through defense.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:06 a.m. | | DeAnda, Sierra steal win against Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch’s Carganilla signs with Pacific

Mark Carganilla had already earned an academic scholarship and was accepted by Pacific University with an eye on the private school’s popular exercise science program.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:05 a.m. | | Weston Ranch’s Carganilla signs with Pacific  Comments 0 Comments

Late arrival has given Sierra a boost

Jack Thomson encourages today’s student-athletes to play as many sports as possible, but as the baseball coach of several basketball players, the longtime Sierra High skipper has also been a victim of that phenomena.

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Spring season heats up

Only one goal was scored the last time the Southern League’s reigning girls soccer co-champions met.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:03 a.m. | | Spring season heats up Comments 0 Comments

ON THE PROWL

Steven Rios was so fired up for Wednesday’s clash with Oakdale that he could feel his body tightening up in the batter’s box.

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7th-inning rally, triple play propel Raiders past EU


Despite a strong pitching performance from Marco Gonzales, East Union suffered a 4-2 loss to Central Catholic Wednesday at Agostini Field.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 1:04 a.m. | | 7th-inning rally, triple play propel Raiders past EU Comments 0 Comments

East Union secures outright title in VOL

Ilena Rivera’s hat trick powered East Union to a 3-0 win at Central Catholic on Wednesday, and the victory clinches a second-straight outright title in the Valley Oak League for the Lancers.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 1:04 a.m. | | East Union secures outright title in VOL Comments 0 Comments

Shorthanded Ranch tops Jags

Weston Ranch junior Jordan Severin didn’t know he was going to get the starting nod until about 30 minutes before throwing the first pitch in Wednesday’s Valley Oak League tilt with visiting Kimball.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 1:04 a.m. | | Shorthanded Ranch tops Jags Comments 0 Comments

Streaky Indians working out kinks

RIPON — In seven innings against a defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion, Ripon coach Jon Manrique bore witness to the very best and worst of his baseball team.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 1:03 a.m. | | Streaky Indians working out kinks Comments 0 Comments

EU track sweeps Central Catholic

The East Union track and field team won at every level in a Valley Oak League dual meet with visiting Central Catholic on Wednesday.

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DOUBLE TAKE

Yok Jing Ma won’t get another crack at Kimball standout Garrett Chun.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 12:33 a.m. | | DOUBLE TAKE Comments 0 Comments

Oakdale rallies for 15-inning win

One has to wonder what type of game Kindra Hackbarth would have had if she was healthy.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 12:32 a.m. | | Oakdale rallies for 15-inning win Comments 0 Comments

Expert to offer free advice at Manteca

National speaker and former collegiate athletic director Jack Renkens is bringing his no-nonsense insight on the world of college recruiting to Manteca High.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 12:31 a.m. | | Expert to offer free advice at Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Ripon girls swim team takes VOL

The tone was set on the first race of the day.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 12:31 a.m. | | Ripon girls swim team takes VOL Comments 0 Comments

Knights bust it open in 2nd half

After a scoreless first half, Ripon Christian found its footing against visiting Delhi on Tuesday, winning 5-0 in the Southern League match.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 12:30 a.m. | | Knights bust it open in 2nd half Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop’s Guzman leads VOL race

Central Catholic, East Union and Oakdale boast the most accomplished boys golf programs in the Valley Oak League, but the player all others are chasing represents none of those schools.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 12:27 a.m. | | Lathrop’s Guzman leads VOL race Comments 0 Comments

BATTLE TESTED

RIPON — Manteca High freshman Kyle Rachels showed maturity well beyond his years, pitching four-plus innings of long relief.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 2:13 a.m. | | BATTLE TESTED Comments 0 Comments

Manteca throttles Lathrop in ‘Cure’ game

Only the clock could stop Manteca from scoring in its 9-0 victory over visiting Lathrop on Monday, but the efforts to support young Destiny Herrera is ongoing.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 2:12 a.m. | | Manteca throttles Lathrop in ‘Cure’ game Comments 0 Comments

Another Buff to Mayville

Mayville State University coach John Haines made the 1,900-mile trip to the Family City equipped with only a simple pitch.

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Cal Maritime lands Sierra multi-sport star Johnson

As a multi-sport athlete from the Central Valley who also excels in the classroom, Sierra High senior Hunter Johnson can relate to California Maritime Academy men’s basketball head coach Bryan Rooney.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 2:09 a.m. | | Cal Maritime lands Sierra multi-sport star Johnson Comments 0 Comments

Sharp defends title in Tracy

Ripon High senior Nick Sharp successfully defended his championship at the Tracy/West Invitational on Monday, winning a card-off with three other players who finished 1-over-par 73 at Tracy Country Club.

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TURF WARS

East Union coach Brian Goulart was concerned that the Lancers’ Valley Oak League make-up game at Manteca may have come at a bad time.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:58 a.m. | | TURF WARS Comments 0 Comments

Hughson crushes Ripon

Ripon High suffered a rare lopsided home loss Friday to Hughson.

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Raiders rally past Manteca for series split

Ronaldo Tijero charged the dribbling baseball, bare-handing it halfway up the third-base line before releasing a rocket across the diamond.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:57 a.m. | | Raiders rally past Manteca for series split Comments 0 Comments

Cal-Mex opens 60th season on Sunday

The Cal-Mex Baseball League is celebrating its 60-year anniversary with opening day ceremonies this Sunday at Stockton’s Stribley Park. The festivities will begin at noon.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:56 a.m. | | Cal-Mex opens 60th season on Sunday Comments 0 Comments

Transfers aid in unbeaten Manteca’s sweep of Sierra

Manteca High’s track and field team received a big boost from two transfers in a Valley Oak League dual meet against visiting rival Sierra on Thursday.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:55 a.m. | | Transfers aid in unbeaten Manteca’s sweep of Sierra Comments 0 Comments

Ripon boys outlast Manteca

Manteca took first in just two varsity races as visiting Ripon came away with Valley Oak League wins for its boys and girls swim teams Friday.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:55 a.m. | | Ripon boys outlast Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Guyton takes 2nd Reno Worlds


Amaiya Guyton and Jaysen Reindel of the Lancer Youth Wrestling Club earned medals at the Flo Reno Worlds Championships last weekend at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:55 a.m. | | Guyton takes 2nd   Reno  Worlds Comments 0 Comments

Van Vliet’s early goal holds up in RC victory

Ripon Christian survived its toughest challenge of the Southern League so far on Friday, warding off Orestimba 1-0 in Newman thanks to some fortunate bounces.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:54 a.m. | | Van Vliet’s early goal holds up in RC victory Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop beats EU on Kantun’s walk-off hit

East Union and Lathrop split in the Valley Oak League clash.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2015 1:44 a.m. | | Lathrop beats EU on Kantun’s walk-off hit Comments 0 Comments

Rascon rakes winning HR for EU

It pays to listen to your coach.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:47 a.m. | | Rascon rakes winning HR for EU Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop clinches 1st VOL tourney berth

The Lathrop High boys golf team hit a milestone in its brief history on Thursday, clinching a spot in the Valley Oak League Championships for the first time with its 223-257 over Manteca at French Camp Golf Course.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:47 a.m. | | Lathrop clinches 1st VOL tourney berth Comments 0 Comments

Ripon, Ripon Christian take tough losses

The Ripon High Indians again fell to Hughson, losing 12-2 in six innings to the Trans Valley League leaders on Thursday.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:46 a.m. | | Ripon, Ripon Christian take tough losses Comments 0 Comments

STILL ON TOP

Ripon High soccer head coach Jamie DeBruyn wanted more, but one goal was all that was needed for his Indians to topple Hilmar 1-0 and pad their in the Trans-Valley League standings Thursday at Stouffer Field.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:46 a.m. | | STILL ON TOP Comments 0 Comments

Buitrago’s 5 goals buoy Knights victory

Ripon Christian hadn’t given up a goal in Southern League play until Tuesday.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:45 a.m. | | Buitrago’s 5 goals buoy Knights victory Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop boys edge Oakdale, now 4-1

The Lathrop track and field team continued its breakout campaign Thursday, beating visiting Oakdale at three of the four levels.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 12:45 a.m. | | Lathrop boys edge Oakdale, now 4-1 Comments 0 Comments

SKYSCRAPERS

Neither Joshua Patton nor Hunter Johnson knows what the future holds.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:25 a.m. | | SKYSCRAPERS Comments 0 Comments

East Union edges Lathrop on walk-off walk

Lathrop’s Keenan Donatelli pitched an outstanding game for six innings Wednesday against host East Union, but things fell apart in the seventh inning of the Valley Oak League contest at Agostini Field.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:24 a.m. | | East Union edges Lathrop on walk-off walk Comments 0 Comments

Buffs’ attack comes alive

Manteca busted out of its recent scoring slump Wednesday with a 5-2 victory at Sierra’s Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, and with four regular-season contests remaining it’s a safe bet that the prolific Buffaloes will break the 100-goal mark for the first time in program history.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:24 a.m. | | Buffs’ attack comes alive Comments 0 Comments

St. Mary’s McDonnell is East Bay bound

When Miranda McDonnell joined Ripon Aquatics less than two years ago, she sat down with coach Erik Zador and spoke candidly about her goals.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:23 a.m. | | St. Mary’s McDonnell is East Bay bound Comments 0 Comments

Sierra stomps Kimball to stay in 1st

While it’s still early in the Valley Oak League race, the Sierra High Timberwolves share the top spot with Oakdale.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:22 a.m. | | Sierra stomps Kimball to stay in 1st Comments 0 Comments

Ripon golfers fall short against Eski in 1st-place battle

A fifth straight Trans-Valley League title may now be out of reach for Ripon High’s boys golf team, but coach Chris Musseman has his players’ focused train on an even larger prize.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:22 a.m. | | Ripon golfers fall short against Eski in 1st-place battle Comments 0 Comments

ABOVE & BEYOND

This was supposed to be the year.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:16 a.m. | | ABOVE & BEYOND Comments 0 Comments

Buffs claim outright title but hungry for more

Manteca High’s boys tennis team secured sole possession of the Valley Oak League crown in its regular-season finale on Tuesday, but 10th-year head coach Frank Fontana and the Buffaloes aren’t satisfied yet.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:15 a.m. | | Buffs claim outright title but hungry for more Comments 0 Comments

Hughson expands lead in TVL


RIPON — Mistakes proved costly for Ripon High during a big Trans-Valley League showdown against first-place Hughson on Tuesday.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:14 a.m. | | Hughson expands lead in TVL Comments 0 Comments

Sierra freshman racks up 4th no-hitter

Lindsey Walljasper and the Sierra High softball team are playing as well as they’ve played all season, and their timing couldn’t be any better.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:12 a.m. | | Sierra freshman racks up 4th no-hitter Comments 0 Comments

Ripon tunes up for showdown with Escalon

Chris Musseman expects better play out of his Ripon High boys golf team the next two days.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:11 a.m. | | Ripon tunes up for showdown with Escalon Comments 0 Comments

Double winners abound for EU

East Union swim coach Natalie Heihn won’t judge Lathrop by Tuesday’s final scores.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:09 a.m. | | Double  winners abound  for EU Comments 0 Comments

Own goal helps Ripon nip Hughson

Hughson has rarely been a kind host to Ripon’s girls soccer team in recent years.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:09 a.m. | | Own goal helps Ripon nip Hughson Comments 0 Comments

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