WESTON RANCH – As a team, the Buffaloes are a work in progress. Unfortunately, that turned out to be bad news for Weston Ranch High. On Friday, the Cougars were blanked by visiting Manteca in the Valley Oak League opener, 44-0. During the past eight quarters, the Buffaloes have outscored opponents 99-0 while racking up back-to-back shutout victories. Eric Reis came away pleased with his team's effort. "We played four good quarters of football," the ...
The fourth annual Pumpkin Run is Saturday. Registration will be accepted prior to the start of the 5K and one mile races. "But it's important to get there early for registration, especially for the one mile," said Wendy King, who is helping to organize the event benefiting the Manteca Unified Student Trust. The mile run is the first of the two races, with the event starting promptly at 8 a.m. Cost is $20. The commemorative ...
The pumpkin patch and corn maze at Manteca Unified's school farm is open every Friday and Saturday for the exception of Halloween during October.
Laura Vieira was thrilled with the recent work by Troy Hoffdahl. He's the East Union High junior who completed the "student room" at Ray of Hope for his Eagle Project. Hoffdahl, 16, has been a Scout since his pre-school days, starting with Cub Scouts and progressing to Boy Scouts. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program, with the position held for life. "My Dad is an Eagle Scout," ...
Guss Schmiedt Field looks just as it did 50 years ago. That's according to Tim Brumley, who scored the first-ever touchdown during the dedication of the Manteca High stadium on that memorable September 1959. He along with Jim Cunningham, Casey Stagno, Wayne Dias, Mike Erdman, Roy Rea, Leon Thomason and Gary Heaton were among those attending the special event honoring the longtime board of trustee. Heaton, in fact, wore his original white jersey from those ...
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District accepted the final completion of the Lathrop High stadium.
At New Haven School, students start at a rather an early age in embracing the Standardized Testing and Reporting.
The Buffaloes made it a night to remember. On the 50th anniversary to mark the dedication of Guss Schmiedt Field, Manteca High completely dominated Enochs in the non-league affair, 55-0. Coach Eric Reis credited the two previous teams for helping his Buffaloes (2-1) gear up for Valley Oak League. "Soquel and Tracy are both tough teams," he said. With that, Enochs (0-3) had the misfortunes of facing Manteca on this particular Friday. Offensively, the Buffaloes ...
Todd Chapman is a member of the Journey Church's youth group. He and his older brother, Eric, 18, are both being raised by their grandmother, according to Twylia Markle, the youth pastor of the former Church of the Nazarene. Chapman, 16, recently endured a series of tragedies. "(Todd) lost his father and a four-year-old half brother in a car accident in August," she said. "His mother passed just this last year as well." On Wednesday, ...
Superintendent Jason Messer, on short notice, received word that Manteca Unified was one of 11 districts statewide to win a "Champion for Fitness" Spotlight Award.
Ag Venture is coming. The free San Joaquin County-sponsored field trip educating third-grade students is scheduled for Nov. 4 at the Manteca Unified school farm. That's one of several Ag Venture field trips planned for this school year, with the other two scheduled at the San Joaquin Fairgrouds (Jan. 20) and Lodi Grape Festival (March 10). All told, an estimated 11,000 from those three events will have a chance to learn about locally grown crops, ...
Manteca Unified's sixth-grade students will soon learn about air quality, recycling, energy, climate, conservation and water.
The Manteca Community Day School has a new home. Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District voted Tuesday to relocate fewer than 100 students and one administrator to the site located adjacent to Manteca High to the former Sequoia Annex. The Annex was home to kindergarten- through second- grade youngsters in recent years. But as part of the recent budget cuts, the board agreed to move students there to the main campus. The former Yosemite ...
My friend Jerry could be a character out of a Stephen King book. He made money working in technology while dabbling in Bay Area real estate and the stock market years ago. His house in Fremont was nearly paid; his twins – a boy and girl – had just graduated high school and were off to college, leaving Jerry (his actual name was changed for the sake of this column) and his wife of 20 ...
As part of the recent budget cuts, the Manteca Unified School District agreed to close down the Sequoia Annex.
As the reconstruction plans for Weston School were recently submitted to the Division of State Architect in Sacramento, the Program Management Integration team has kicked off early talks with Colony Oak School.
The annual Christmas luncheon hosted by Sister Ann Venita Britto and her Ministry of Caring is planned for Thursday at the St. Anthony Parish gymnasium.
Neal Plymate recently received an unexpected call from Main Auto Repair.
At Ripon Unified, Donna Parks is currently the school board president.
The City of Ripon now has clear-cut definition of the "Central Traffic District."
STOCKTON – Patrick Caldwell made plans prior to Wednesday's 17th annual San Joaquin County Spelling Bee on a return trip in the spring to the San Joaquin County Office of Education building.
RIPON – The first game of the season was a work in progress.
Chuck Winn is the new mayor of Ripon. For the third time, he was named to the post. But this was time he slotted for the top position as specified by an ordinance based on the rotation by the Ripon City Council seating. At the organization session on Tuesday, Winn, who previously served as vice mayor under Dean Uecker, advanced to the top spot, with Elden "Red" Nutt moving up one to vice mayor.
The City of Ripon can now look to lease the baseball fields along with the recently completed softball complex at the Mistlin Sports Park to an outside organization.
For the past six years, the Manteca Unified bus drivers have helped bring the holiday spirit to those in need.
Anna Fassler took time out from her studies Monday for civic duty.
The Measure G Oversight Committee on voter-approved projects at Weston and Colony Oak schools will meet today at the Ripon Unified District Office Conference Room, 304 N. Acacia Ave.
The hot air balloons return to Ripon.
MODESTO – For the second straight year, Ripon High had its season end at the hands of Central Catholic.
The arts come together at Lathrop High for the "Capture the Holiday" fund-raiser.