SACRAMENTO - One came up inches short. Another was fast enough by an eye blink.
SACRAMENTO - Hector Solorio ran and hurdled the race of his life.
Sierra High junior Ulysses Knapps walked away from the long jump pit at Modesto Junior College last Thursday with a Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title in the event but was not completely satisfied.
STOCKTON - Renae McFadden saved the celebration for later.
STOCKTON - Cherie DeJesus was the last East Union Lancer to walk away from Arnaiz Stadium following a 7-3 season-ending loss to Valley Oak League rival Oakdale in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs Friday.
MODESTO - Anthony Chapman's words in February were prophetic.
MODESTO - With the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls pole vault title and a new personal record in hand, East Union High sophomore Jerrica Hauck decided to go the extra mile.
STOCKTON - The third time was not the charm for East Union High senior Kyle Harman.
Sierra High's softball team won its final Valley Oak League contest 5-1 on Senior Day Friday against rival Manteca, but the Timberwolves' season wasn't over yet.
Terry Dickman, 52, started his CrossFit regimen in December 2008 to get in shape.
After an emotionally draining win Wednesday and a 12-1, five-inning romp of Weston Ranch Thursday, Sierra High pitching ace Gabby Hawkins is spent.
Dave Smith was introduced as Manteca High's next dean of athletics during the Manteca Unified school board meeting Monday.
Just when you thought the East Union-Sierra baseball rivalry couldn't get any better, it just did.
Playing catch isn't always as easy as it looks.
There wasn't anything left but pride at stake by the time East Union and Manteca kicked off their final Valley Oak League match of the season Thursday night at Guss Schmiedt Field.
John Hitchcock said it best in front of a small and energetic gathering held at the CrossFit Excel gym Friday night:
It won't take long for Ripon to see what it's made of.
STOCKTON - Vincent Avina began his amateur boxing career at age 9.
So, how does Sierra replace one of the Sac-Joaquin Section's most prolific passers of 2013?
Eleven-year-old Riponian Brett Zimmerman was one of 15 players chosen to compete for the Northwest Region in the United States Specialty Sports Association All-American Games starting this Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.
Second-year Lathrop coach Steven Wichman has a better idea of what his team can do with pads on this time around.
MODESTO - The Mountain Misery Summer Football Camp took place on flatter land and in cooler weather July 17-19 at Central Catholic.
Weston Ranch's football players weren't the only ones hard at work this offseason.
The Manteca Dolphins and Ripon Sea Lions appear prime for a strong finish to the Mid-Valley Swim League season.
Manteca High junior Leah Manuleleua helped the California Cougars 98 girls soccer team claim the Davis Legacy College Showcase championship in the under-17 division and was named Player of the Tournament in the process.
East Union junior Brooke Riley is among the eight golfers advancing to the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship out of Monday's sectional qualifier held at Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland.
Seth Davis, head coach of the Weston Ranch High varsity football team, is extending an invitation for all athletes from the area ages 5-18.
One month after naming Manteca High its Division III Baseball Team of the Year, Cal-Hi Sports has recognized three Buffaloes as individuals.
STOCKTON - A new position on the court has helped 2012 Weston Ranch High grad Jazmin Strane improve her position in life.
The Spreckels Park 11-12-year-old All-Stars are in the driver's seat to capture the Little League District 67 Tournament banner.