Emma Broderick couldn't pass up the chance to attend what she called her "dream college."
RIPON - Ripon's water polo program enjoyed an historic 2015 campaign despite depth issues.
One of Kim Brooks' greatest motivations for coaching is her own regret.
STOCKTON - In dire need of a new volleyball coach, it turned out Weston Ranch athletic director Craig Bingham didn't need to search far to find one after all.
Adrienne Beltrami would have been more than happy to spend the rest of her coaching career with Ripon High, but she could not pass up an opportunity to fulfill longtime dream of leading a program in the college ranks.
East Union's nine-year run as Valley Oak League champion in girls golf may be in jeopardy.
Vincent Avina isn't as active as he wants to be in the ring, but "The Beast" makes it count when he does step into the squared circle.
Often described as "old school," Joe Miller was a no-nonsense leader who expected the best effort from his players on the field and beyond it.
First-year head coach Chris Musseman is putting his own stamp on Ripon's football program.
Seth Davis is reminded of a painful end to the 2015 season every morning when he goes on his run.
Joe Pirillo needed just one season to change the culture of Lathrop High's football team.
Eric Reis can't wait to see how his players fare in pads.
East Union has higher expectations after a 3-7 finish in 2015 with an experienced core of third-year varsity seniors returning.
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.
The awards keep coming for league MVPs Marco Gonzales, Travis Vander Molen and Mikaela Ferreira.
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East Union greatly improved its chances to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Friday night at Dino Cunial Field after fending off visiting Kimball, 28-6.
Manteca carried the frustrations of two close losses to Central Catholic into the season, using it as motivation to return to championship form.
There's no such thing as a down year for Escalon, says Ripon head coach Chris Musseman.
MODESTO - Manteca was able to slug it out with Central Catholic in Friday's anticipated clash of Valley Oak League heavyweights at David Patton Field.
RIPON - The Ripon High boys water polo team's streak of Valley Oak League victories came to an end Thursday at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Gino Campiotti remembers his first varsity encounter with Central Catholic, and not too fondly.
Isaiah Sholund is the hard-charging bull who wears down defenses in the fourth quarter.
Scheduling may have conspired against Manteca leading up to its pivotal Valley Oak League duel with rival Sierra on Thursday.
Mark Vicente and the Sierra Timberwolves continued their late-game wizardry in last week's heart-stopping 37-36 overtime win over visiting East Union.
A longtime tradition has turned into a weekly feast for Manteca.
Tawny Deerinck got to match her teammates' jersey tops for a change Monday when she and the Buffaloes from Manteca visited rival East Union.
Another week, another shutout for undefeated Manteca.
East Union coach Kim Brooks urged her setter to ramp up the pace of the attack against host Sierra on Thursday.
Seth Davis won't be able to make Manteca High's homecoming game Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Jack Weaver statistically had his least impressive outing of the season last Friday.
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