Stephanie Vanni and the rest of the Sierra girls basketball team made it a point to bottle up Manteca's top scoring threat, Sharon Washington, in Tuesday's pivotal Valley Oak League contest.
Weston Ranch High's basketball teams have made it tougher for the defending Valley Oak League champions to, well, defend their championships.
Modesto Christian has reigned over the rest of the six-team Trans Valley League with little threat since joining the Division IV conference in 2006-07.
RIPON - Tyler Goslinga wasn't crowned king during Ripon Christian High's 51st annual Homecoming festivities before the boys basketball team's final non-league contest against Summerville Friday, but the 6-foot-8 center later pieced together a performance fit for one.
Sierra completely dominated in the post, knocked down big shots from the perimeter and registered a new season high in points scored while dispatching visiting Lathrop's young-but-promising first-year varsity squad 55-46 Tuesday.
Manteca resident Miguel Arredondo, 58, has dedicated much of his time and money in developing his skills as an Aikido practitioner.
The legend of fearless freshman Jordan Kron continued to grow in East Union High's sorely-needed 67-64 victory at Sierra Friday.
The Sac-Joaquin Section ruled that Manteca High guard Kiwi Gardner will serve a four-game suspension, athletic director Ron Inderbitzin confirmed Friday.
It's tough to dig up positives from a 40-32 loss, but Sierra High's girls basketball team gave coach Steve Unterholzner reason to remain upbeat Thursday following a thrilling start to the Valley Oak League season.
Manteca High's defending Valley Oak League champion boys basketball team began its title defense against visiting Oakdale Tuesday and had little trouble in dispatching the overmatched Mustangs, 55-42.
Manteca High junior Kiwi Gardner could miss a handful of games or forfeit the rest of his athletic eligibility depending on Sac-Joaquin Section sanctions. He will likely not play in tonight's Valley Oak League opener with visiting Oakdale.
The perception around these parts is that Manteca rules the high school football scene, Sierra reigns in soccer and the softball crown rests on the heads of the Lancers of East Union.
History was made. Dreams were realized. Others were crushed. The first decade of the 21st century ended with a bang in the world of sports here in the Manteca area and for Manteca-area natives that have moved on to great things - one being Scott Brooks, the head coach of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder. The East Union High legend tops the Bulletin's top-10 stories of 2009 in Manteca and beyond. Brooks is the first ...
The 5th Annual Lady Lancer Tournament at East Union High Wednesday lasted just 4 ½ hours.
TRACY - The good news for East Union's girls basketball team is that it is still tied for first place in the Valley Oak League.
The past along with the present is being recognized this week in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Central California Lions All-Star Football Classic, one of the state's four original prep contests of its kind.
Oscar Guitron and Cedric Harris-Dixon competed in their first track meet for the Manteca Track Club this past weekend, and both earned berths to the USATF Pacific Association Junior Olympic Championships.
Scott Tolman led the Manteca Dolphins to a third-place finish with five meet-record performances Saturday in the Oakdale Invitational, while Matthew Trejo of second-place Ripon is the new standard bearer in three individual events.
Backed by a good-sized contingent of supporters - including former teammates, classmates, teachers, and friends and family - Will Brink played his final round as an East Union Lancer during Wednesday's CIF/CGA State Boys Golf Championship in scenic Carmel.
Nick Olmo reiterated on Tuesday that he doesn't put much stock into rankings.
Three Manteca residents representing Cortez Martial Arts Academy came up victorious in the Titan's Cage 5 mixed-martial arts card in Elk Grove on Saturday.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
One of just two sophomores in the sprint events, Weston Ranch High's John McDonald was understandably wide-eyed upon his rival at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis - the site of the CIf State Track & Field Championships.
Manteca High graduate Paul Lyons wrapped up his successful sophomore season with Sacramento State's track and field team last week.
Manteca Dolphin Scott Tolman and Matthew Trejo of the Ripon Sea Lions had sizzling starts to the 2013 Mid-Valley Swim League season over Memorial Day weekend.
ELK GROVE - The kid they call "Texas" is competing in the California Interscholastic Federation Track and Field State Championships for the first time next week.
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