Ty Wells and Darrel Yamamura each won three individual events and were part of two winning relays to lead the Manteca Dolphins in a three-team Mid-Valley Swim League meet at Ripon High Saturday.
LODI - It was only a matter of time that Manteca High's baseball team would break after bending so many times from missed opportunities and crucial mistakes in its first-ever appearance in a Sac-Joaquin Section championship game Monday at Tony Zupo Field.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
SACRAMENTO - Walk across the stage for a high school diploma, or run and jump for a Sac-Joaquin Section Masters medal and a berth to the California Interscholastic Federation State Track and Field Championships?
It was a two-bird, one-stone trip to Ripon for Kevin Lubbers of Trinity Christian College.
The remaining members of Sierra High's senior-loaded boys track and field team and Manteca High's Paul Lyons have accomplished all they have wanted to accomplish up to this point in the season.
Jessie Ochoa drove in Julian Medrano for the game-winning run of the Spreckels Park Little League White Sox's 7-6 win over the Phillies Monday at Brock Elliot School.
A trip to Australia last December proved fruitful for Manteca High senior Matt Burrows.
Despite lacking the numbers of the top programs in the Mid-Valley Swim League, the Manteca Dolphins were still well-represented in Saturday's season opener at West High School.
The Lancer Youth Wrestling Club had eight top-four placers in the San Joaquin Wrestling Association Freestyle Championships Saturday at Livingston High.
LODI - Matt Burrows kept his cool after tempers heated up.
Will Brink was a stroke away from being a part of his third straight playoff in as many weeks Monday in the Northern California Golf Association/California Interscholastic Federation Northern California High School Championships.
STOCKTON - It took the smarts of a sophomore and a gutty effort from a freshman pitcher to get Sierra High to its first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship-round appearance.
Sierra High girls soccer coach Manuel Pires never formally opened negotiations with Oakdale's Alfredo Quiroga.
Dan Triglia graduated from Manteca High but now coaches East Union's baseball team across town.
Justin Coenenberg is calling all former Buffaloes to reunite at Manteca High's Guss Schmiedt Field this Friday.
Alex Hernandez slowed to a jog and eventually a brisk walk while running sprints with his Manteca High soccer teammates on Thursday.
The fall sports season is officially underway for local high schools.
Kyle Alexander shattered records once again in his final tune-up for the International Powerlifting League Worlds.
Dakota Conners was in Cooperstown, N.Y. serving as an assistant coach for a local youth baseball team competing in a prestigious tournament when he earned his greatest achievement.
Neil MacDannald's coaching resume just got a little longer.
Swimming standout Ty Wells has added four more medals to his growing collection.
Manteca's most accomplished boys basketball player is one of 32 inductees into the 2014 class of the Sac Joaquin Section Hall of Fame.
John Hitchcock said it best in front of a small and energetic gathering held at the CrossFit Excel gym Friday night:
It won't take long for Ripon to see what it's made of.
STOCKTON - Vincent Avina began his amateur boxing career at age 9.
So, how does Sierra replace one of the Sac-Joaquin Section's most prolific passers of 2013?
Eleven-year-old Riponian Brett Zimmerman was one of 15 players chosen to compete for the Northwest Region in the United States Specialty Sports Association All-American Games starting this Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.
Second-year Lathrop coach Steven Wichman has a better idea of what his team can do with pads on this time around.
MODESTO - The Mountain Misery Summer Football Camp took place on flatter land and in cooler weather July 17-19 at Central Catholic.