WESTON RANCH - Tyra Vickers-Kearney isn't using wins and losses as a gauge for success.
The anticipated realignment of Sac-Joaquin Section conferences won't come to pass until the 2010-11 school year, but changes to the football playoff format has been approved to begin this fall.
It's Day 3 of Sarah Phillips' transition from New Haven School 8th grader to East Union High freshman.
The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes conducted a practice at Seqouia School Thursday afternoon.
Dominique Barnes left one successful program and will go to another. The 2009 Manteca High graduate is heading out to Columbia, S.C. today to get settled in at Benedict College, an NCAA Division II men's basketball powerhouse. Barnes, a 6-foot-4 forward, averaged 8.5 points and 6.1 rebounds last winter while helping Manteca capture its first Valley Oak League championship in 20 years. The Buffaloes were 13-1 in conference action and 24-4 overall. "He would have ...
Forty-four-year-old Mantecan Rob de Groot sacrificed plenty just to prepare for last Saturday's 20th Full Vineman Triathlon, the oldest independent Ironman event in the country, in Sonoma County.
The Manteca Area Soccer League hosted a player development camp Wednesday at Woodward Park.
Andy Scott spent months looking for the right fit, turning down scholarship offers from NCAA Division I and II teams after graduating from Sierra High in May. So he continued to fine tune his game with the prestigious NorCal Baseball's senior team, which practices and hosts games at St. Mary's College in Moraga. The right fit, as it turns out, was right under his feet. The Gaels' coaching staff saw the potential in Scott's arm, ...
There was no dilemma for 2007 East Union High alumnus Dustin Pfaff. Following two successful seasons with Modesto Junior College's football team, the 6-foot, 290-pound offensive lineman attracted many offers from small four-year universities. But when Sacramento State offered a partial scholarship he didn't flinch. Pfaff, who is still receiving offers from other schools, leaves for Sacramento today after friends, family, former coaches and teammates bade him farewell Friday night at Mikasa Japanese Bistro ...
Emily Silvia figured that her softball career was close to being over. After graduating from Sierra High this past spring and helping the Timberwolves enjoy one of their all-time best seasons in which they were a win shy of capturing a share of the program's first-ever Valley Oak League championship, Silvia's options were to try out for one of the nearby junior colleges or concentrate on academics at a four-year university. But before heading out ...
Staff reports of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin STEAD, Nev. – Coming off the International Karting Federation Kid Kart Division Region 11 points championship, Manteca's Jarrett Gilmer, an 8-year-old third grader at Veritas School, didn't know if he would make it to nationals. Each year the IKF holds a two-day national championship in which the coveted "Duffy" trophy is awarded to the best driver in each division sanctioned under IKF racing. This season, the IKF 2-Stroke ...
All McDouglas Osakue wanted was an opportunity to continue doing what he loves most after graduating from Sierra High in 2007. Following a two-year stint at Gavilan College in Gilroy, his football career will be extended for at least two more after signing with NCAA Division III powerhouse John Carroll University of Ohio earlier this month. "It helped me out to prepare for the next level, and it gave me a chance to show people ...
TURLOCK - Led by seven high-point winners, including an impressive 1-2-3 sweep in the 6-under girls division, the Ripon Sea Lions dominated in claiming the Mid-Valley Swim League Championships title Saturday at Pitman High. Ripon racked up a whopping 1,215 points to runner-up Tracy's 778. The Manteca Dolphins finished third with 457. The Dolphins didn't have any high-point award winners but did have five swimmers crack the top three. Mallory Brubaker, who won the 7-8-year-old ...
Matthew Guerrero hits the books harder than he does his opponents. By his own admission, the 13-year-old Joshua Cowell School 8th grader is not a heavy-handed puncher, instead using ring smarts, developed skills, natural instincts and athletic ability to outpoint his way to a winning 20-8 amateur boxing record. Guerrero, who sported a 3.83 GPA last school term, put his knowledge of the sweet science to use last weekend to achieve his greatest feat. In ...
LIVERMORE - Weston Ranch Little League's 13-14-year-old all-stars went from nearly tying the game to being blown completely out of it.
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.
ELK GROVE - Run the straightaway or walk the podium?
The budding friendship between Carl Chandler and Lechi Nkwocha was first tested on the pitch.
Twenty one area athletes will compete in the final Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet today and Friday, the last stop before the CIF State Championships.
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