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Local talent fare well in all-star event

MODESTO - Joshua Patton, donning the away blues of Sierra High, stood his ground as teammate and longtime friend Hunter Johnson - wearing Sierra's home whites - looked to find a hole in the 6-foot-8 center's elongated reach to shoot through.

May 02, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


3 area squads rewarded top seeds

The Manteca area just may be soccer central in this half of the Sac-Joaquin Section.

May 02, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


TITLE RUN

The anticipated rematch between the Manteca and East Union girls sprinters will have to wait.

May 01, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


11 area seniors playing tonight in all-star game

Hunter Johnson and Joshua Patton shared the Valley Oak League's MVP honor in what was a historic season for Sierra High's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III champion boys basketball team.

May 01, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Second-half melee ends Ripon’s TVL finale prematurely

Ripon put together a strong finish to its Trans-Valley League championship run on Thursday, although the heated match with visiting Hughson ended prematurely.

May 01, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Cougars AD taking Oakdale High job

Weston Ranch athletic director Pat King announced Tuesday that he has accepted a new job with Oakdale High School after 15 years with the Manteca Unified School District.

April 30, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Education


Sierra outlasts Lathrop to remain in 1st place

Sierra remains on pace to claim at least a share of the Valley Oak League championship after notching a 13-5 victory at Lathrop on Wednesday.

April 30, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Ripon tennis takes outright title

Ripon High's coed tennis team secured its first outright league title since 1987 with Tuesday's 8-1 victory over Modesto Christian.

April 29, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


RC seizes outright championship in SL

After losing six key seniors to graduation from its Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship team, Ripon Christian has had to retool around impressive underclassman Abby Buitrago to make another run at it.

April 29, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Lathrop’s Guzman is MVP of VOL

Disappointment weighed on the mind of Christian Guzman as he walked off the 18th green at Saddle Creek Golf Club.

April 29, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca boys track team alone in 1st place; Lady Buffs tie Kimball

It was a bittersweet day for Manteca High's track and field team, which travelled to Kimball for a pivotal Valley Oak League dual meet on Tuesday.

April 28, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Denair wins rubber match, RC still in driver’s seat

Ripon Christian's coed tennis team had a chance to clinch a second straight Southern League title outright on Monday but dropped its rubber match with Denair 6-3 at the Ripon Community Center courts.

April 28, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca locks up second place

Sophomore Jocelyn Reyes had a goal and an assist to help Manteca High's girls soccer team dispatch host Central Catholic 2-1 and secure the No. 2 spot in the Valley Oak League.

April 28, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


FINISH STRONG

Manteca High's boys and girls swim teams both finish the year 4-4 in the Valley Oak League with wins in their regular-season finale Friday at East Union.

April 25, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Sierra settles for split with Oakdale

Errors and lost opportunities came back to haunt Sierra in its first-place showdown with Oakdale on Friday.

April 25, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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East Union’s Tilden signs with NAIA power

By JONAMAR JACINTO

July 03, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Lyons comes up short of NCAA Championships

Paul Lyons finished strong in his junior season for the Sacramento State men's track and field team, but it wasn't quite good enough for him to make his first appearance in the NCAA Championships.

June 24, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Ripon’s Andrews plates winning run for North

STOCKTON - Ripon High shortstop Jarrod Andrews made the defensive play of the game, and it was he who scored the final run to end the 25th Annual High School All-Star Baseball Classic at Delta College's Nick Cecchetti Field on Friday.

June 20, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


TRIPLE THREAT

Three of seven hits were triples for the Manteca Little League Tigers, who ran away from Tracy American 14-5 Tuesday in the quarterfinal round of the District 67 Minors Tournament of Champions at Brock Elliot School.

June 17, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


STATE GREAT

Brian Goulart and his East Union softball team aren't done celebrating yet.

June 12, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


RECOGNIZE GAME

STOCKTON - John Ward doesn't have fond memories of Sierra.

June 11, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Clemons, Martinez carry torch for Manteca

STOCKTON - Since taking over his alma mater in 2002, Manteca High head coach Eric Reis has built a winning program steeped in tradition anchored by dominant linemen.

June 11, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


WELCOME ABOARD

STOCKTON - Steven Martinez, a bull of a lineman at 5-foot-11, 290 pounds, couldn't wait between turns to go toe-to-toe with other touted linemen from the county.

June 10, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Chandler, Santiago end run at prep track glory

The area's two qualifiers for the CIF State Track & Field Championships ended their high school careers in the preliminary round Friday in Clovis.

June 07, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


TITLE RUN

Isaac Searcy threw all but two pitches for the Cardinals and hit a pair of doubles to help defeat the Red Sox 6-3 on Friday for the Manteca Little League major division championship.

June 06, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


All-Star Classic reaches 25th year

Cherish Burks, Darian Van Der Maaten, Leo Soto and 11 other recent graduates from the Manteca area will don their high school jerseys one last time.

June 06, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Hayden Beier leads Dolphins in MVSL tri-meet

Hayden Beier was the lone three-event winner in individual races for the Manteca Dolphins, who placed second in a Mid-Valley League tri-meet at the Ervin Zador Aquatics Center in Ripon last Saturday, May 30.

June 06, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Cortez aids in SJWA’s state championship

Aysia Cortez added another achievement to her already-impressive 2015 run on the wrestling mat.

June 04, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Baciocco recognized as TVL’s top hitter

Nine players from the Ripon and Ripon Christian baseball teams earned all-league honors, with Indians junior Angelo Baciocco getting the nod for the Most Valuable Offensive Player in the Trans-Valley League.

June 03, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Sperry is top pitcher in TVL; RC’s De Jong makes all-SL

After splitting innings with an elder teammate for two seasons, Danielle Sperry finally had her shot at carrying the load as the workhorse pitching ace for Ripon High's softball team.

June 02, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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