Never mind that the school year begins next Monday, Aug. 16.
Billy Bear Carpenter's first shot at motocross racing would have been the last for a lot of kids.
With two tournaments remaining in the Northern California PGA Junior Golf Tour season, Kyle Harman wanted to get some additional work in before his summer vacation ends and his collegiate career begins at Simpson University.
Paul Lyons had reason to believe there was a future for him as a distance runner.
Demetrius Snaer isn't the fastest sprinter on his team, but he holds his own.
LATHROP - Earning his first Junior Golden Gloves Nationals championship belt was the crowning achievement of Matthew Guerrero's young boxing career last summer.
Anyone looking to join a competitive youth baseball team in the area doesn't have to look far.
Manteca Cowboys president Eddie Lopez thinks there is room for another youth football team in town.
RIPON - It took years to get the Ripon Sea Lions to to this point.
They took different paths to reach the same destination.
It took one big swing from Conner Johnson of Tracy American's 11-year-old all-star team to erase an early 2-0 Spreckels Park lead.
LATHROP - After giving up an unearned run in the top of the first, Northgate Little League all-star pitcher Estevon Salazar got all the offense support he needed in the bottom half at Mossdale Park Wednesday.
SALIDA - Manteca Little League's major-division team yielded only 13 runs and managed to play the complete six innings in its 13-0 loss to Tracy American Tuesday at Downtown Salida Ballpark.
Brittany LaMar has been behind the dish for the East Union Lancers for the past three seasons.
Ripon High's unprecedented four-year run between 2007-10 in girls soccer wouldn't have been possible without the influx of talent that poured into the program.
Rio Americano is a guard-oriented team that uses deadeye shooting, overall speed and unselfishness to overcome its deficiencies in the post.
It took less than an hour for Manteca to get its first official match out of the way Friday.
Help wanted: East Union seeking suitable training partners for blossoming 220-pound wrestler.
PATTERSON - Patterson head coach Elizabeth Tolleson burned two timeouts in the first three-plus minutes of the fourth quarter to give her overtaxed players a breather.
CERES - Young, yes, but these Cougars from Weston Ranch are far from inexperienced.
STOCKTON - Rosemont stifled Weston Ranch's guards early and fully controlled the tempo in Tuesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener.
Inconsistency on offense has plagued Ripon all season, and the 14th-seeded Indians battled through the shooting yips once again in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV opener at No. 3 West Campus.
Ripon Christian's first-round opponent?
Weston Ranch hadn't lost back-to-back games all season until it dropped its final two in the Valley Oak League.
George Contente looked at West Campus and Colfax as potential opponents first round opponents for his Ripon High girls basketball team.
Daniel Ruiz made five straight free throws in the final minute, 30 seconds, helping host Golden West edge previously-undefeated Sequoia 48-47 in Tuesday's thrilling Manteca Unified Student Trust small-school boys basketball championship game.
The Manteca girls basketball team's stumble to the finish line ultimately cost it a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
Four Ripon players were recognized on senior night Tuesday, and they had more reason to celebrate following the Indians' 36-27 triumph over Escalon.
Anand Hundal once again came up short of his first career triple-double in Manteca High's 69-37 shellacking of visiting Oakdale in a regular-season finale Tuesday.
East Union is peaking at just the right time.