The Smoke Signal

A Home-run of a Season

Gracyn Taylor, Journalist

May 23, 2018

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Varsity softball hit of their season with a strong start and they are continuing to keep that energy up. With an overall record of 14-7, the girls seem to be working hard to ensure their success in the season. The team is desc...

Teachers Dunk on Students, Winning Staff vs. Student Game

Ashley Jackson

May 17, 2018

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On April 25th, Ripon high put on its annual staff vs. student game with the hard work of the freshman representatives and the hard work of our students and teachers like Mr. Graham or Kyle Sisk. The freshman leadership’s eff...

All Out, All Game, All Season The Tennis Season Comes to an End

Rachel Sausedo, Sport's Editor

May 15, 2018

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As the school year comes to an end, this year’s tennis season is making its last appearance as well.  The tennis players finished in third place in TVL, and two juniors, Sam Brown and Philip Carlson, moved on to play-offs....

Gianna Brocchini Places Fifth in IEA National Finals

Kevin Valdez, Journalist

May 9, 2018

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Gianna Brocchini sure has a way of socializing with horses. The high school sophomore earned a spot in the IEA National finals held in Syracuse, New York on April 20 and ended up placing fifth in the overall event. She talke...

A Dodgeball History Lesson

Kevin Valdez, Journalist

May 2, 2018

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There’s a lot of evidence that the first known game of dodgeball dates back to Africa 200 years ago, but it was more deadly than how it’s played today. Rather than using soft balls, players instead threw rocks a...

Boys volleyball vs Mountain House

Sarah Whitley, Journalist

April 24, 2018

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Last Thursday Ripon High boys volleyball team played a home conference game against Mountain House High School. The game went into four sets out of five. Mountain House won the first set to a close score of 25-21. The second set was ...

Baseball hits off its season with success.

Sarah Whitley, Journalist

April 6, 2018

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Ripon’s boys baseball, JV and Varsity teams played last Wednesday against Amador High school in a non-conference game. The JV team has kept up a good record so far in the non-conference games having gone 4-1. Last We...

Varsity Girls’ Soccer Makes History

Aiko DeArth, Journalist

April 6, 2018

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So far, 2018 has proven to be a year of triumph. Our High school's most recent victory in sports put Ripon’s name down in history and united the school in support of our fellow lady Indians. Our varsity girl soccer team fought...

Dodgeball Champions Crowned

April 6, 2018

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It’s been an eventful week as Ripon High’s annual dodgeball week took place. After fighting for it all week, the winning team has finally taken the crown. The Jersey Boys won the championship. The players on the team we...

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