Thirteen meet records fell at the Hughson Sea Dogs Invitational Saturday, and nine of the new marks belong to area swimmers.
The fifth time was the charm for Amy Haapanen.
The Manteca Little League Brewers earned their third title of the season Saturday at Las Palmas Ball Fields in Patterson.
The 2011 season was one of many memorable moments for East Union High junior Steven Gigli, the Bulletin's All-Area Baseball MVP.
LATHROP - The everyday grind of an NBA coach was evident in the tired red eyes of Scott Brooks Friday at Lathrop High, where over 50 kids took part in the Manteca Unified School District Basketball Camp this week.
Championships are nothing new to Allison Walljasper, but they were to Sierra High's softball team before the imposing 6-foot-1 freshman lifted the program to unprecedented heights.
Area girls soccer players ages 14 and older have the opportunity to learn from a former professional this Saturday at Woodward Park.
Stephanie Vanni had already been a part of two Valley Oak League championship teams.
The Manteca FC Newcastle under-11 girls soccer team captured the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup X Regional championship in the Super Group division this past weekend at Ripon's Mistlin Sports Complex.
MODESTO - If there is any consistency in the life of 27-year-old Mantecan Amy Haapanen, it's inconsistency.
A self-described "athletic snob" who seeks perfection in every race, Paul Lyons IV has made great strides - figuratively and literally speaking - in his short but phenomenal career as a high school hurdler.
Jerrica Hauck has the hair for the dramatic.
STOCKTON - Yes, it was an exhibition featuring some of the best seniors from San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties and the Sierra Nevada foothills.
STOCKTON - Rivalries have been set aside for the 38th Annual Central California Lions All-Star Football Game, one of the four oldest events of its kind in California.
STOCKTON - Robert Ladiges will put his talents on display at the University of the Pacific this Saturday.
Three Manteca-area standouts landed spots on the All-Valley Oak League volleyball first team.
Kylie Stevens has spent countless hours on grass, gym floors and tennis courts.
Zak Burden made big plays with his arms and legs, and on the game's final sequence it was he who fittingly punctuated No. 10 Rio Linda's 49-44 upset of No. 2 Sierra in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Ripon Christian is well aware of what it's up against tonight.
Throw seedings out the window, says Sierra coach Jeff Harbison.
Ripon Christian appeared to have an Andrew Brown clone in the form of junior tail back Brian Sytsma.
After anchoring a defense that allowed just six goals in eight Trans-Valley League games, Ripon High senior Emmanuel Sanchez was voted the conference's Defensive MVP in the year-end coaches meeting.
The road to redemption is a long and unfamiliar one for Brooke Riley.
You've seen this movie before: Team of misfits overcomes competitive shortcomings to make the championship and win the respect of all despite losing the big game in the end.
Pacific-bound senior Haley Silva and Ellie Waters are heading back to the CIF State Cross Country Championships in two weeks.
The third time was the charm for Eric Reis and his Manteca High football team.
Tonight marks just the second time that Ripon Christian will square off with Golden Sierra, but the rematch takes place in a different setting with more at stake.
Eric Reis has been known to share stories of Manteca High's grid-iron glory of years past with his players.
Ripon gets its wish: Another crack at Trans-Valley League rival Hilmar.
Kyle Alexander and Mason Merilles competed in the largest powerlifting meet they've ever been a part of and returned to Manteca with new world records and shiny first-place medals this past weekend.