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Ripon volleyball takes crown at Edison Challenge
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STOCKTON — Ripon High’s sophomore volleyball team went 6-0 in the 2nd Annual Edison Challenge this past weekend, capturing the championship with a 25-11, 15-25, 16-14 victory over Napa.

The Indians (16-1 overall) sat comfortably with an 11-6 lead in the third game, but Napa charged back to eventually tie it 13-all. They also defeated Christian Brothers in a semifinal sweep, 25-14, 25-15. Ripon beat Pierce in the first playoff round.

In pool play, Ripon charged past Clayton Valley, Vista del Lago and Placer.

Leading the way were: Madison Allen with 89 assists, eight kills and nine aces; Tyler Whhite with 28 kills, 12 blocks and six aces; Rose Beeler with 19 kills and two blocks; Paige Horwood with 39 kills, seven aces and three blocks; Paige Burrell with 43 digs and eight assists; and Julie Jensen with 36 digs and three aces.

Oakdale 2, Manteca 0
In Oakdale, the Buffaloes (2-3 Valley Oak League, 5-4 overall) dropped two heartbreaking games by 23-25 scores.

Jimi Guibor led Manteca with five kills and seven digs; Breanne Hatfield slammed home three kills; and Jessica Reeder produced 10 assists, seven service points and three aces.

Central Valley 2, Sierra 1
In Ceres, Stephanie Davis led the Timberwolves (2-3) with nine service points and three aces, and Kelly Paredes added eight and two. Sierra fell dropped the final two games 16-25 and 10-15 after claiming the first, 25-22.


Sierra 2, Central Valley 1
In Ceres, Gabby Olmo and Ivana Hughes each had two kills and five aces to lead the Timberwolves’ (3-2, 9-2) three-game victory (25-13, 22-25, 15-7). Nicole Moreno pitched in with two of her own kills.


Ripon Christian 35, Waterford 14
At Stouffer Field Saturday, the Knights (3-0) scored touchdowns in every facet of the game. Thomas Van Vliet ran an interception back for a score, and the special teams unit scored on a fumble return.

Tim Ignacio and Michael Brown did the heavy work on offense with help from a stout line. Ignacio rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries, while Michael Brown attempted 10 rushes for 53 yards and two scores.


Manteca 9, Sonora 0
In Sonora, Niko Gonzalez recorded a hat trick in the first half for unbeaten Manteca (5-0, 9-0). Oral Nunis, Giovanni Marin, Ricardo Marin, Nacho Valdovinos, Issac Jiminez and Charlton Shankar each added a goal.

Providing assists were Cameron Crippen and Cesar Reyes with two apiece. Uriel Torres, Shankar and Valdovino each turned in an assist.

— Jonamar Jacinto