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Knights grab 5th straight SL title

RIPON — Ripon Christian is still queen of Southern League volleyball.

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Posted: oct. 31, 2014 12:21 a.m. | | Knights grab 5th straight SL title Comments 0 Comments

GOING STREAKIN’

It’s Halloween, and the spookiest holiday of the year has given football fans a real treat: defending Valley Oak League champion Manteca versus unbeaten Sierra, with more than just bragging rights at stake.

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Posted: oct. 31, 2014 12:19 a.m. | | GOING STREAKIN’ Comments 0 Comments

Knights topple Gustine in SL finale

Southern League champion Ripon Christian capped regular-season action Thursday with a 2-1 win over visiting Gustine. The victory is the seventh straight for the Knights (12-1-1 SL, 19-4-1 overall).

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Posted: oct. 31, 2014 12:19 a.m. | | Knights topple Gustine in SL finale Comments 0 Comments

Central Catholic eliminates EU from playoff contention

East Union was officially eliminated from the playoff race Thursday when second-place Central Catholic visited and won the Valley Oak League match, 25-16, 17-25, 25-23, 25-21.

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Posted: oct. 31, 2014 12:19 a.m. | | Central Catholic eliminates EU from playoff contention Comments 0 Comments

Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 9:13 p.m. | | Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents Comments 0 Comments

Bye week helps Vernon Davis’ ankle and back recovery

SANTA CLARA (AP) — An extra week to heal has proved beneficial for San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, who says he can play without thinking again. And that’s a good thing.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 9:12 p.m. | | Bye week helps Vernon Davis’ ankle and back recovery  Comments 0 Comments

Mack making impact for Raiders even without sacks

ALAMEDA (AP) — Khalil Mack has done just about everything the Oakland Raiders have asked of him his rookie season.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 9:12 p.m. | | Mack making impact for Raiders even without sacks  Comments 0 Comments

A’s decline to exercise Nakajima’s contract option

OAKLAND (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have declined to exercise their $5.5 million contract option for shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima and instead owe him a $500,000 buyout.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 9:12 p.m. | | A’s decline to exercise Nakajima’s contract option Comments 0 Comments

Saints, Panthers tied at 0-0 after 1st quarter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees had turnovers to end New Orleans’ first two drives, while Cam Newton and Carolina couldn’t take advantage as the teams were scoreless after the first quarter of Thursday night’s game.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 9:11 p.m. | | Saints, Panthers tied at 0-0 after 1st quarter  Comments 0 Comments

ALL FOR KNOT

Back in August, as teams across the Central Valley prepared for tournaments and non-league games, Victor Polanco kept his team at home.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:51 a.m. | | ALL FOR KNOT Comments 0 Comments

Sierra sets sights on VOL title

The Manteca-Sierra football rivalry smolders and smokes throughout the spring and summer months, before bursting into flames each autumn.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:50 a.m. | | Sierra sets sights on VOL title Comments 0 Comments

Cougars complete perfect VOL run

STOCKTON — Francisco Cisneros is a member of a club few coaches get to join: Club Perfect.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:50 a.m. | | Cougars complete perfect VOL run Comments 0 Comments

VOL champion Ripon holds off Sonora

RIPON — The Ripon boys water polo team had shredded Valley Oak League competition leading up to Wednesday’s Valley Oak League finale against Sonora, winning each contest by no less than seven goals.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:49 a.m. | | VOL champion Ripon holds off Sonora  Comments 0 Comments

Recent additions bolster East Union, Weston Ranch

Help is on the way for East Union and Weston Ranch, and just in time for their Week-9 Valley Oak League tussle at Dino Cunial Field.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:48 a.m. | | Recent additions bolster East Union, Weston Ranch Comments 0 Comments

Ripon battles Escalon with playoff bid on line

Ripon can forget about that over-the-top pre-league schedule that led to its 1-4 start.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:48 a.m. | | Ripon battles Escalon with playoff bid on line Comments 0 Comments

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