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Rangers’ Seal Mothers Day Sweep

Elisabeth Fereria

May 18, 2017

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On Sunday, May 14, the Texas Rangers (20-20)  faced the Oakland Athletics (17-22)  in Arlington. The Rangers came back later in the game to clinch a three game sweep of the Athletics with a 6-4 victory. Texas has one six str...

Yankees Retire Derek Jeter’s Jersey

Elisabeth Fereria

May 18, 2017

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On Sunday, May 14, it was all about Derek Jeter in New York. A sellout crowd showed their beloved shortstop, Derek Jeter some affection when his jersey number was retired for the New York Yankees.   Jeter, who strug...

A’s Take 3 Walk Off Wins In a Row

Elisabeth Fereria

May 18, 2017

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On May 8, 2017, the Oakland Athletics (20-20) found some magic in the 11th inning against the Los Angeles Angels (21-21). Shortstop, Jed Lowrie launched a solo homer to lead the Athletics 3-2 and to their third walk off win in...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring from full-time NASCAR racing after 2017 season

Kevin Valdez

May 11, 2017

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has announced that he will be retiring from full-time NASCAR racing in the Cup Series after the 2017 season at a press conference April 25. Earnhardt and car owner Rick Hendrick, whom he has driven with since 20...

Ty Wells: Making a Splash!

Deven Stokes

March 16, 2017

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One of Ripon High’s most skilled swimmers, Ty Wells, is making a big impact on the 2017 swim season. From being an accomplished student to swimming it all out in the pool, Wells has smashed records, achieved many awards, and...

TVL takes on MLL

William Sanford

March 16, 2017

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   On Tuesday, March 14, the top two teams in the TVL, Trans-Valley League, and the MLL, Mother Lode League, faced off in a league meet at Riverbank High School. Several teams from both leagues including Ripon, Hilmar, Modes...

MLB’s hot corner sizzling with talent

Abbi Kissee

March 15, 2017

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This year, some of the best third basemen are performing in the MLB, with spectacular talent and positivity.  From baseball’s brightest stars to rookies. Kris Bryant, with the Chicago Cubs, is one of the top ranked players, wit...

Los Angeles Chargers

Abbi Kissee

February 9, 2017

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The former San Diego Chargers became the Los Angeles Chargers on January 12, 2017.   They have been in San Diego since 1970.  They never brought home the ring for their city and they never will.           D...

Patriots Make History…Again

Deven Stokes

February 6, 2017

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On Sunday February 5, Tom Brady does it again as the Patriots clinch their 5th Super Bowl win, the most in franchise history. Atlanta fans were could not contain themselves as the Falcons had a 21-3 lead at halftime. Their on...

AFC Clinches Pro Bowl Victory

William Sanford

January 30, 2017

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  The NFL Pro Bowl is one of the most highly anticipated all-star games in America. The best players from the NFC and the AFC are chosen to play in the Pro Bowl. For several years the Pro Bowl was set up in drafting format, where two former players would pick their teams. Two ...

Indians Gain Victory Against In-Town Rival

Makeila Hinrichsen

January 24, 2017

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Ripon High’s Varsity Boys Basketball game hasn’t had a large audience at any of their home games since their first game against their biggest school rival, Escalon. However, as an important game against, “in-town rival”...

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