RIPON - Bryant Macias twice crouched and buried his face into his hands in disappointment after botching wide-open goal-scoring opportunities when his Ripon Indians hosted Millennium of Tracy for a non-league match Tuesday at Mistlin Park.
One-hundred and thirteen girls representing eight schools, along with one mixed team, converged at Sierra High Friday for a three-hour long Manteca Unified Student Trust volleyball clinic ran by the Timberwolves' varsity squad.
Jose Montes makes it a point to throw his Sierra Timberwolves into the flame every preseason.
Numbers aren't supposed to lie, but in this case they do.
The 2008 soccer season was a rough one for area teams.
LATHROP - Many have looked, but few have found Felipe Martinez.
Are you ready for some kickball?
MODESTO - The Manteca Cowboys overcame mistakes and missed opportunities on offense by clamping down on the other side of scrimmage in their 14-6 varsity victory over the Central Valley Panthers Saturday at Prescott Elementary.
Meghan Matthews is the third-ranked 16-year-old amateur BMX racer in the nation and first in California.
WESTON RANCH - Tyra Vickers-Kearney isn't using wins and losses as a gauge for success.
The anticipated realignment of Sac-Joaquin Section conferences won't come to pass until the 2010-11 school year, but changes to the football playoff format has been approved to begin this fall.
It's Day 3 of Sarah Phillips' transition from New Haven School 8th grader to East Union High freshman.
LATHROP - Ripon showed what it can do against a team of athletes its own size Friday at Lathrop's Bennie Gatto Field.
The Valley Oak League uses a points-based system to determine its MVP.
Manteca registered its second 9-0 win of the week Thursday when it shut out visiting East Union in Valley Oak League action.
Los Banos checked into its nonleague match with visiting East Union holding a deceiving 4-6 record.
The Lathrop and Ripon football teams are at a crossroads heading into their pivotal Week 2 matchup at Bennie Gatto Field.
Manteca and Sierra are looking to carry undefeated records going into their bye week and Valley Oak League schedule, but standing in the way are upset-minded opponents looking to make a splash of their own.
Ripon Christian laughs last.
East Union's grueling opening week of the season may have done it some good.
Sierra's girls golf team opened the Valley Oak League with a statement Tuesday at Dryden Park Golf Course in Modesto.
East Union's 8-1 victory, its first of the Valley Oak League season, looks one-sided at the surface, but visiting Lathrop made the Lancers work for it on Tuesday.
Teejay Gordon helped East Union's football team make the postseason for the first time in 18 years during his senior season.
Hairo Silva recorded his second hat trick of the season, and Lathrop needed every single one of those goals to top host Beyer of Modesto 4-3 on Monday.
Manteca High's girls tennis team got some valuable court time and, best of all, new T-shirts in its annual trip to the California Classic in Fresno.
Sierra has built a reputation on offense in recent years.
East Union was slow to start for the third straight night.