It didn't take long for sophomores Kelsey Alexander and Morgan Carrico to make an impact in their first varsity season for Ripon High's girls basketball team.
The Manteca Jaguars varsity team didn't finish the 2011 season empty-handed after missing out on a chance to play in the Cen-Cal Junior Football League Super Bowl.
With experience, size, speed, talent and depth, the 2011-12 Weston Ranch boys basketball team has the goods to make a run at its first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
Tia Tuuga traded her green garb for the red.
The varsity Super Bowl of the first-year NorCal All-American Youth Football League pitted the Manteca Cowboys' high-octane offense against the Weston Ranch Falcons' lockdown defense.
The Alger twins are proof that years and money spent on year-round club volleyball experience isn't necessary to succeed in the sport.
Ripon Christian will make its fifth straight appearance in the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships today.
The junior varsity squad of the Lathrop Jr. Spartans made history this past Saturday.
Andrew Brown is the owner of two single-season rushing records for Ripon Christian as a sophomore. And junior quarterback Danny Vos is an electric playmaker, both as a passer and a scrambler.
Alumni games are making a comeback in Manteca these days.
Ripon Christian's volleyball team will venture to familiar territory today.
Shierelle Jackson would have been a proud mama.
Ripon High junior midfielder Arik Anaya only played the second half of the Trans-Valley League season.
Clarence Goes and Giovanni Marin are going out on top.
The Lathrop Jr. Spartans' junior varsity squad got revenge while earning a berth to the North Conference championship game.
Only the clock could stop Manteca from scoring in its 9-0 victory over visiting Lathrop on Monday, but the efforts to support young Destiny Herrera is ongoing.
As a multi-sport athlete from the Central Valley who also excels in the classroom, Sierra High senior Hunter Johnson can relate to California Maritime Academy men's basketball head coach Bryan Rooney.
Ripon High senior Nick Sharp successfully defended his championship at the Tracy/West Invitational on Monday, winning a card-off with three other players who finished 1-over-par 73 at Tracy Country Club.
East Union coach Brian Goulart was concerned that the Lancers' Valley Oak League make-up game at Manteca may have come at a bad time.
Manteca High's track and field team received a big boost from two transfers in a Valley Oak League dual meet against visiting rival Sierra on Thursday.
Manteca took first in just two varsity races as visiting Ripon came away with Valley Oak League wins for its boys and girls swim teams Friday.
Amaiya Guyton and Jaysen Reindel of the Lancer Youth Wrestling Club earned medals at the Flo Reno Worlds Championships last weekend at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
Ripon Christian survived its toughest challenge of the Southern League so far on Friday, warding off Orestimba 1-0 in Newman thanks to some fortunate bounces.
The Lathrop High boys golf team hit a milestone in its brief history on Thursday, clinching a spot in the Valley Oak League Championships for the first time with its 223-257 over Manteca at French Camp Golf Course.
Ripon High soccer head coach Jamie DeBruyn wanted more, but one goal was all that was needed for his Indians to topple Hilmar 1-0 and pad their in the Trans-Valley League standings Thursday at Stouffer Field.
Ripon Christian hadn't given up a goal in Southern League play until Tuesday.
The Lathrop track and field team continued its breakout campaign Thursday, beating visiting Oakdale at three of the four levels.
Manteca busted out of its recent scoring slump Wednesday with a 5-2 victory at Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, and with four regular-season contests remaining it's a safe bet that the prolific Buffaloes will break the 100-goal mark for the first time in program history.
A fifth straight Trans-Valley League title may now be out of reach for Ripon High's boys golf team, but coach Chris Musseman has his players' focused train on an even larger prize.
This was supposed to be the year.