It didn't take long for the Manteca Chargers to familiarize themselves with the end zones at Sierra High's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Saturday.
Editor's note: Due to space constraints, the Manteca Jaguars, Manteca Cowboys and Ripon Chiefs youth football roundups will run in Wednesday's edition of the Bulletin.
The Fury of the Manteca Area Soccer League got off to a hot start in the season on Aug. 20, posting two shutouts in under-14 girls action.
Greg Leland has passed the baton off to Anthony Chapman, a fitting analogy for the former track coaches.
Games such as the one played at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Friday are labeled "defensive struggles," but the defenses weren't doing the struggling.
Three area squads got a head start in the 2010 season when the Sac-Joaquin Section revamped the football schedule to include Week Zero contests, but they combined for zero wins going into Week 1.
Week after week there was a growing belief in Lancer Land that East Union High's football team could actually make a run at a postseason berth.
The Valley Oak League's top two offensive players of 2010 graduated from Manteca High's co-championship team last May.
The Manteca Jaguars youth football team swept the Turlock 49ers at all levels Saturday at Sierra High starting with the pee-wee squad's 12-0 victory in Week 1 of the Cen-Cal season.
The Manteca Jaguars varsity youth football team had a tough draw to open the Central California Junior Youth Football season.
The two-time defending National Youth Football League varsity champion lost for the first time since 2009 Saturday at Chabot College in Hayward.
Kyle Dorland scored twice to lead the Revolution to a 5-0 win over Chivas in under-12 boys action Saturday at Woodward Park.
The Ripon Chiefs varsity squad is off to a great start in 2011 after last year's varsity contingent captured the Trans Valley Youth Football League championship.
Kristine Kaneichi couldn't wait to leave home.
There was plenty of star power to go around in the loaded Valley Oak League this past girls soccer season, but one stood above the rest to the coaches.
Ripon freshman Taylor Werner is advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters track and field meet in three events, while Ellie Waters and Brandon Roma both qualified in two events.
SACRAMENTO - Sierra wasn't at its best in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal series with Yuba City, but the Timberwolves' best may not have been good enough.
STOCKTON - Ripon went down swinging against Dixon pitching ace Tyler MacKenzie.
The decorated careers of Mike Lopez and Yok Jing Ma came to an end Tuesday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament.
Freshman Taylor Werner was Ripon High's top performer in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Preliminaries Tuesday at CSU Stanislaus.
The East Union softball and Sierra and Ripon baseball teams are all seeking revenge in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
The Walljasper family just had a Saturday to remember.
Five months ago, Ronnie Green cobbled together a soccer team consisting of Manteca Unified rivals with a few more from Stockton.
STOCKTON - From milestone wins to program scoring records, Manteca High girls soccer head coach Justin Coenenberg reminded his players of all they've accomplished this season while standing on the center circle at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
The Ripon and Sierra baseball teams will have to win two straight on the same night to advance to the final round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
STOCKTON - Sierra lost three NCAA Division I scholarship players to graduation over the past two years, while Nick Olmo stepped down as the winningest coach in program history.
Sierra's Scott Tolman and Ripon freshman phenom Ty Wells have set themselves up to earn berths to the first-ever CIF State Swimming Championships with their efforts in the Sac-Joaquin Section Boys Trials on Friday.
STOCKTON - Perhaps the only thing that could cool off Sierra's sizzling bats was the rain.
The Valley Oak League's top girls swim team was well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Trials Thursday at Tokay High in Lodi.