Alex Vega set up the Weston Ranch Little League Red Sox with some power. The rest was left up to his teammates' aggressive base running in their 5-3 victory over the Manteca A's in the first round of the major division District 67 Tournament of Champions Sunday on Neil Hafley School's Gillen Field. Vega accounted for two of the Sox's three hits, including a double and a two-run shot to center in the third inning ...
Alex Garcia is 65 pounds worth of proof that perseverance pays off. The 11-year-old from Lathrop and nephew of former Manteca High standouts Vince and Benny Garcia steadily improved on the wrestling mat all season, and it culminated into an impressive second-place finish in the Dave Schultz Kids Freestyle State Tournament at Selland Arena in Fresno this past weekend. The youngest of Garcia grapplers had to get by two combatants he previously had trouble with ...
Sierra High School's 13th and largest graduating class of 438 was fortunate to avoid the rain Friday.
While its Little League brothers are wrapping up their baseball seasons in the area, All-City Softball has yet to start.
Rick Cuevas said that his star Weston Ranch High pupil, Angell Mayfield, is just now realizing how good he is.
Lathrop High's athletic program has survived a tough first year, and Bill Slikker believes that it's on track to thrive for years to come.
She looked to be the Erin Arevalo of old, the Erin Arevalo with a commanding presence inside the pitcher's circle. This time, she was draped in the red and black garb of the University of Georgia's softball program. And she was showcased nationally on television. The true freshman and former East Union High standout made her first appearance since logging a third of an inning in a 9-1 loss to Alabama on April 4 during ...
Manteca High athletes receive awards.
SACRAMENTO - Angell Mayfield barreled his way through the finish line, knowing that at the very least he was a top-three finisher to advance to next week's California Interscholastic Federation State Championships.
SACRAMENTO - Angell Mayfield set a goal and met it. And it was mission accomplished for Courtney Whitlock by just competing in Thursday's Sac-Joaquin Masters Trials at Sacramento City College's Hughes Stadium. Two of the area's top track athletes were all smiles despite producing different results. Mayfield, a junior out of Weston Ranch High, turned in the third fastest time and set a wind-aided personal record in the 110-meter hurdles at 14.36 seconds. Since he ...
There is one last hurdle for area athletes to clear to get to the state meet, but the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters is always a big jump to make.
Fresno Pacific-bound Ripon Christian senior Matt Unruh leads nine area standouts named to the all-Trans Valley League team, as he was voted one the conference's Defensive Players of the Year.
Ashley Rose's breakout senior campaign on the hardwood for East Union High was rewarded with honors, recognition from the local media and contacts with several interested collegiate programs.
MODESTO - The final day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III meet was a mixed bag for area athletes.
Valley Oak League coaches paid homage to a talented graduating class at their annual year-end meeting, as all but five named to the all-conference first and second teams are seniors.
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STOCKTON - Rain. Running clock. Ring.
Jacob LeDon is arguably the best player that few outside of Manteca High's football team know about.
Olivia Vezaldenos and the East Union girls basketball team started the season with a bang Thursday in Modesto.
Brandon Dabney hopes to be the speed bump that slows down the lightningrod receiver nicknamed "Wheels."
Three area wrestling teams had rough season-opening duals Wednesday night.
LATHROP - Lathrop High's boys basketball team showed flashes of how good it can be under first-year head coach Nathan McGrath in Tuesday's 60-36 victory over Stagg.
Andrew Brown scored eight touchdowns as a freshman on Ripon Christian's sophomore team in 2010.
Manteca High's football team is playing a 14th game for the first time ever.
Strength trumped speed Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Four area runners are chasing history Saturday in the CIF State Cross Country Championships.
RIPON - Kody Day, a disruptive force on Ripon High's defensive line at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, does not back down from a challenge.
Regina Dias' comeback to the volleyball court was a successful one.
Manteca High's football team made amends for the failures of its predecessors the past two weeks.
By JONAMAR JACINTO