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.
MODESTO - Ulysses Knapps made good on a promise made to his father, Zolton, before he passed away on Thanksgiving Day last fall.
Sierra High's girls soccer team went with the "it's not how you start, but how you finish" approach in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV semifinal match at Vista del Lago of Folsom Thursday
Iyana Hughes, a prototypical top-of-the-order slapper, puts pressure on defenses with her speed.
Before Iyana Hughes' heroic base hit lifted Sierra High's softball team to win a 2-1 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoff game against Central Catholic, it took a heroic effort from four Manteca Unified groundskeepers to get the school's varsity field in playing shape Wednesday.
It was as dominant as a 2-0 win could be.
One by one, Jeff Harbison met the tear-drenched faces of his players with a smile and congratulatory embrace for their efforts of a successful season, but one that ended sooner than they had hoped.
Opponents are now thinking twice before stepping into the ring with 14-year-old Vincent Avina.
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.