TRACY - Lathrop High's football team didn't participate in any 7-on-7 passing scrimmages in past summers.
The Mid-Valley Swim League crowned a new champion after last Saturday's season-ending meet held at Ripon High's Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
STOCKTON - Manteca Little League's 10-11-year-old all-stars are learning that no lead is safe in California Section 6 Tournament.
Manteca High's football teams will be crowding the sidelines this fall.
A former area standout is looking to land an NBA roster spot that could keep him in Northern California.
In six weeks, East Union, looking to improve from a 1-9 season under second-year head coach Willie Herrera, will kick off its 2012 season with a zero-week contest against St. Mary's.
Shakira Lewis wasn't sure how far her first, and what was initially thought of to be last, venture in track and field would take her.
Spreckels Park Little League's 11-12-year-old all-star squad took the shorter route to the District 67 Tournament championship round, needing just three wins to get there.
The Ripon Senior Babe Ruth all-stars just missed out on a berth to the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament this past weekend in Hollister.
Bret Wilson's first and only season on the Sierra High track and field team started promising but ended in heartbreak.
Spreckels Park Little League's 13-14-year-old all-stars landed the first blow, but it Tracy National delivered the knockout blow in a District 67 Tournament consolation-bracket contest at Sierra High Friday.
The Ripon Babe Ruth 16-18-year-old all-stars picked up some momentum in the Central California State Tournament in Hollister with Friday's 11-3 rout of Tracy.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Northgate Little League's 9-10-year-old all-stars overcame a 5-0 first-inning deficit to upend crosstown rival Manteca 12-9 and advance to the winners-bracket semifinal of the District 67 Tournament Thursday at Wicklund Park.
Tyler Scharnow's seven-inning pitching gem was spoiled in Ripon Babe Ruth's 2-1 loss to San Benito in the first-round of the 16-18-year-old Central California State Tournament Thursday in Hollister.
Often one of the littlest players on the pitch, Isela Rivera draws attention from opposing defenses and spectators with her big game and big personality.
Oakdale needed two fourth-down touchdown passes and a monster night from running back Cameron Cherry to escape Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Stadium with a 28-25 ...
RIPON - Hilmar wasn't going down without a fight.
East Union felt unstoppable at this point last season.
Weston Ranch struggled with serving errors throughout its Valley Oak League match at Sierra on Wednesday, but Judit Zamora came through in a big way ...
Manteca wasn't always sharp, but the Buffaloes were good enough to sweep rival Sierra across town Monday, 25-15, 25-16, 25-19.
LATHROP - The Spartans of Lathrop High marched two by two toward the locker room as they always do after home games, and they did it ...
MODESTO - Ripon's nightmare at Sonora is now in the rear-view mirror.
With four teams idle, it's a light week on the grid iron in the area but an important one for the few in action.
TRACY - All Megan Oblin wanted to do was keep pace with Iris Carrillo in the first of three Valley Oak League meets Wednesday at Eagal ...
There was no quit in the East Union and Lathrop volleyball teams Monday at Dalben Center, where the two clubs were engaged in a nip-and-tuck ...
RIPON - It was probably a match-up that came a year too late for Ripon Christian, but head coach Trey Ozenbaugh doesn't regret pitting this ...
There is still a long road ahead for Manteca, but the Buffaloes made waves with their impressive opening week to the Valley Oak League season.
Ripon Christian and Ripon are gearing up for two of the top small-school programs in Northern California.
CERES - Jack Weaver rolled right, twirled away from Ceres linebacker Andrew Rosien-Gibson and darted toward the left sideline.
Saturday games are a rarity these days for local football teams, but Manteca starts its season with back-to-back weekend tilts.