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Motivated Weston Ranch shines in offseason competitions

Seth Davis is reminded of a painful end to the 2015 season every morning when he goes on his run.

July 27, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


LATHROP RAISES EXPECTATIONS

Joe Pirillo needed just one season to change the culture of Lathrop High's football team.

July 27, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


READY FOR ACTION

Eric Reis can't wait to see how his players fare in pads.

July 27, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


East Union developed depth in offseason

East Union has higher expectations after a 3-7 finish in 2015 with an experienced core of third-year varsity seniors returning.

July 26, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


NUMBERS GAME

Many of its stars have graduated since its historic 2015 run, but Sierra has had little trouble getting players to participate in its summer program.

July 22, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


DIAMOND DANDIES

The awards keep coming for league MVPs Marco Gonzales, Travis Vander Molen and Mikaela Ferreira.

July 22, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


BIGGER & BETTER

Hunter Brooks' transition to the bigger bikes has gone well.

July 16, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


QUICK WORK

The Northgate and Spreckels Park 10-11-year-old all-stars followed up their lengthy sixth-inning slugfest from two days prior with a clean-and-tidy, one-hour, 20-minute pitcher's duel on Friday.

July 09, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Regional Sports


CITY LIMITS

Garrison Reis accounted for four of his team's six hits Thursday at Bassi Field, while Blake Mejorado and Tyler Paul Wentworth combined to pitch 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to help Manteca Little League's minor-division 'A' team hold off Spreckels Park 'A' 7-5 and advance to the winners-bracket semifinals of the District 67 All-Star Tournament.

July 08, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


ROAD TO RECOVERY, RIO

Amy Haapanen isn't ruling out making another run at it four years from now, but this could be her last chance to make the USA Track & Field Olympic team.

July 06, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Local Columns


SPRING IN THEIR STEP

The Bulletin

July 02, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


WINTER REIGN IN MANTECA

Manteca and Weston Ranch's rival boys basketball teams both had reasons to celebrate at the end of a momentous 2015-16 winter season.

July 01, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


LEGENDS OF THE FALL

The 2015-16 school year may be remembered as the best ever for prep sports in the Manteca area.

June 30, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


RED SOX SEIZE D67 BANNER

TRACY - The Manteca Little League Red Sox put the finishing touches on their undefeated run in the District 67 Junior Division Tournament of Champions on Monday, throttling intra-city foe Spreckels Park for a second time in four days, 15-3.

June 28, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | SPORTS


RED SOX RISE TO THE OCCASION

TRACY - The Manteca Little League Red Sox overcame early miscues, got clutch hits up and down the lineup and a dominant relief pitching effort from A.J. Kovacs to dispatch cross-town rival Spreckels Park 10-6 in the District 67 Junior Tournament of Champions winners-bracket semifinal Friday at Monticello School.

June 24, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Regional Sports


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Sierra falls short in upset bid

Oakdale needed two fourth-down touchdown passes and a monster night from running back Cameron Cherry to escape Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Stadium with a 28-25 ...

September 24, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


BIG FINISH

RIPON - Hilmar wasn't going down without a fight.

September 23, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


STARTING FRESH

East Union felt unstoppable at this point last season.

September 22, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Cougars close strong at Sierra for 1st VOL win

Weston Ranch struggled with serving errors throughout its Valley Oak League match at Sierra on Wednesday, but Judit Zamora came through in a big way ...

September 22, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


BUFFS BACK ON TRACK

Manteca wasn't always sharp, but the Buffaloes were good enough to sweep rival Sierra across town Monday, 25-15, 25-16, 25-19.

September 20, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Spartans give Franklin a scare

LATHROP - The Spartans of Lathrop High marched two by two toward the locker room as they always do after home games, and they did it ...

September 17, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


Ripon gets needed confidence boost in win

MODESTO - Ripon's nightmare at Sonora is now in the rear-view mirror.

September 16, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


East Union on brink of 3-0 start with home opener

With four teams idle, it's a light week on the grid iron in the area but an important one for the few in action.

September 15, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


SETTING THE PACE

TRACY - All Megan Oblin wanted to do was keep pace with Iris Carrillo in the first of three Valley Oak League meets Wednesday at Eagal ...

September 15, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


VOL OPENS WITH THRILLER

There was no quit in the East Union and Lathrop volleyball teams Monday at Dalben Center, where the two clubs were engaged in a nip-and-tuck ...

September 13, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


SPARTANS CONQUER KNIGHTS

RIPON - It was probably a match-up that came a year too late for Ripon Christian, but head coach Trey Ozenbaugh doesn't regret pitting this ...

September 10, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


Manteca makes statement with win over Sierra

There is still a long road ahead for Manteca, but the Buffaloes made waves with their impressive opening week to the Valley Oak League season.

September 09, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


SMALL TOWN SHOWDOWN

Ripon Christian and Ripon are gearing up for two of the top small-school programs in Northern California.

September 08, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


JACK BE NIMBLE

CERES - Jack Weaver rolled right, twirled away from Ceres linebacker Andrew Rosien-Gibson and darted toward the left sideline.

September 03, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


Manteca gets stiff test in another Saturday tilt

Saturday games are a rarity these days for local football teams, but Manteca starts its season with back-to-back weekend tilts.

September 01, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


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