It was a two-bird, one-stone trip to Ripon for Kevin Lubbers of Trinity Christian College.
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.
East Union's week of heartbreaking losses ended with yet another on Friday.
Manteca's softball team came out swinging in Friday's Valley Oak League contest at Oakdale.
Sierra's swimmers are beginning to peak, though it didn't show in the final outcome of their Valley Oak League dual meet with host Oakdale on Friday.
As assistant coach, Vic DeAnda got to see the Sierra's two best softball pitchers go through the program over the past eight years.
The Sierra boys tennis team exacted revenge against visiting cross-town foe East Union on Thursday, winning 5-4 despite dropping the first three singles matches.
The Sierra and Oakdale boys track and field teams battled to a rare draw in a Valley Oak League dual meet on Thursday.
The fun is about to start for Manteca High's girls soccer team.
Ripon didn't need to wait long to find out where it stands in the Trans-Valley League.
Coming off a loss at Oakdale, East Union's boys golf team got back on track Tuesday by routing Manteca 219-275 at Manteca Park Golf Course.
The Ripon boys and girls swim teams tallied their first wins in the Valley Oak League season Tuesday, toppling visiting Weston Ranch. The Indians won every race.
Joshua Patton was named All-Valley Oak League MVP for a second straight season, only this time he gets to share the honor with a friend.
After ruling the Southern League for three of its four years there, Ripon Christian's boys basketball team returned to the Trans-Valley League this past winter to reign over its longtime traditional rivals.
East Union's baseball team wrapped up its final pre-league contest with a heartbreaking 3-2 victory to host Tracy at Monte Vista Middle School, but head coach Dan Triglia was encouraged by the defeat on Monday.
RIPON - Kevin Tameling cobbled together an ambitious nonleague schedule for Ripon Christian's girls soccer team and who can blame him?
The Manteca High boys tennis team earned its dinner Friday night after capping a busy four-match week with a 6-3 victory at Kimball in a battle of the Valley Oak League's top two teams.