On April 29 Ripon faced Escalon on the Engel Field Track. It was tough meet for everyone. Everyone tried their hardest and did their absolute best. Every event was a close call. Although Ripon fell behind Escalon by just a few points, Ripon still took home a few victories.
First we’ll start off with the boys. Hitting the track, Caleb McCusker finished first in the 100m dash with a time of 11.83 seconds. After the run all Caleb had to say was “Long live the B.” Needless to say he had a good triumph. In the 4x100m boys relay, ripon high’s team came in first with a time of 47.06 seconds. The team runners were, Jose Munoz, Caleb McCusker, Brandon Roma, and Brent White. Meanwhile, on the field, KJ Martinez was busy throwing a shotput 34’9 feet. Flying high at the triple jump event was Brent White with a jump of 40’9!
The lady Indians had an impressive day on the track as well. Taylor Werner left the lady Cougars in the dust with a time of 49.32 seconds in the 300m hurdles. In the 400m dash Kayla Jaklich placed second with a time of 65 seconds. Victoria White placed first in shotput with a distance of 26’8 feet.
The Indians did their best and should be proud of each and every athlete in every event.
Our springs sports are doing great this year. Ripon’s tennis, girl’s soccer, softball, and baseball team are all in postseason competition.
The tennis team won their first league title since 1987 and is currently competing in sections as a team. They have made it past the first two rounds. One of the standout doubles teams is the dynamic duo of Fidel Perez and Federico Entrade. The next match is Monday the 11th against Sonora at home.
“This year was really great, and I hope we can win,” said Isaiah Sanchez, a junior on the team.
The girl’s soccer team won league with a 9-0-1 record and are first seed in their playoff bracket. Last Thursday in their first playoff match they took care of Lindon by beating them 2-0. On Wednesday the lady Indians take on Colfax at home.
Softball went 9-3 and got second place in the TVL while the baseball team finished 9-6 tied with Escalon for second place. On Monday the Indians will play Linhurst in Olivehurst for the last seed in playoffs.
“We’ve prepared all season for this moment and it’s go time,” said Senior pitcher Trent Murphy.
Summer is right around the corner and summer fashion is trendy this year.
This summer there is a bunch of new trends seen in the magazines. Many of which are way cute! For awhile now floppy hats have been seen around. Girls wear them to the beach to protect them from the sun or simply pair it with a cute summer dress to add some flavor to their outfit. This summer be prepared to see tons of floppy hats worn around! They are in style and are fab! There are many different styles, colors, and shapes to these hats. Melanie Ulrich, a senior at Ripon High says, “ I am so glad Savannah talked me into getting this hat! It adds style to any plain outfits I wear when I am in a hurry to get ready and is perfect for the beach!”
Amandip Singh, through hard work and dedication, will be the Valedictorian of the Graduating Class of 2015 here at Ripon High School. Equally deserving, is Salutatorian Shannon Wesley who will also be addressing the class of 2015.
Both Wesley and Singh are academically hard working Ripon High school seniors who have achieved outstanding academic achievement in academics and extra curricular activities. Both ladies have maintained an overall GPA of well above a 4.0.
“Hard work and determination definitely pay off. Even though I am not Valedictorian, it’s still an honor to represent Ripon High,” says Shannon Wesley. Wesley plans to attend Cal Poly after graduation while Singh plans to attend UC Merced.