If offense wins games, Sierra High proved Thursday afternoon that defense can win championships.
Despite getting off to a sluggish start, Ripon High erupted Thursday morning to handily down Ribet Academy of Los Angeles 62-44 in the 13th place game of the Modesto Christian Holiday Hoops Classic.
Ripon showed its moxie Thursday morning by dealing Sierra of Fresno a 39-35 loss in a hard-fought and aggressive matchup for 11th place in the sapphire bracket of the West Coast Jamboree at Brentwood's Heritage High.
On one side of the aisle are the obligatory New Year's resolutions like quitting smoking, losing weight and taking up a new hobby.
Dennis Williams thinks that it's about time that Manteca gets a much-needed fine dining restaurant.
RIPON - Sometimes all the effort in the world can prove to be too little too late.
Sure the fireworks on San Francisco's Embarcadero sparkle and the revelry is legendary.
Mike Mallory knows all too well that hunger never takes a holiday.
SALIDA - Ripon High's boys basketball team drew first blood Monday in its first game of the Modesto Christian Holiday Hoops Classic, of the premier tournaments in Northern California, against Burbank of Southern California.
RIPON – While the project itself is still in the conceptual phase, Ripon Community Athletic Foundation Design Coordinator Keith Anderson is lobbying hard for the installation of artificial surfaces for both the turf and the track at Ripon High's Stouffer Field.
Marco Martinez couldn't have looked happier as he climbed into his seat at Phil Waterford's Manteca Ford Mercury Friday morning with his new Hot Wheels set in his hand.
It's looked a lot like Christmas in Mike Morowit's Miner Mart liquors since November.
Chuck Crutchfield knows that the current state of the economy is hamstringing families, and that the arrival of the Christmas season is only putting additional strain on cash-strapped parents.
Phil Waterford wants to make sure that the less fortunate have something to smile about for Christmas.
LATHROP – Omar Ornelas is now the youngest person to ever sit on the Lathrop City Council.
A woman in her 60s is the first San Joaquin County resident to die this year after it was discovered that she had contracted West Nile Virus.
It doesn't work just to pressure Jack Weaver.
For the last 51 years Janis Music has been a generational go-to for families with musically gifted children – offering lessons to help them make it to the next level on their given instrument.
New Melones reservoir is now 15 percent lower than it historically has ever been in mid-October
One is a book about a gang of scalp hunters on the US-Mexico border in the 1850s and the harsh, brutal violence that they enact on anybody that they please.
Most downtown merchants are happy with the location of their businesses.
Paula Treick DeBoard can't write from home.
A rooftop chase late Tuesday night didn't end well for a suspect that mistimed his jump and crashed through a pine tree and down onto the ground where police officers – and a canine – were waiting for him.
It's a state-of-the-art water delivery system that makes life easier for both the growers and those charged with making sure that their crops get everything that they need.
Motorists could have a hassle-free trip down Lathrop Road by Christmas.
Omar Ornelas is running for election to the Lathrop City Council.
SANTA CLARA – Luis Reyes saw a loose ball bouncing around and knew that he had to make a play.
The general consensus about potholes?
MODESTO – East Union, meet Justin Rice.
Sam Guedoir knows Downtown Manteca.