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Hoops star leaves Manteca

Kenny Wooten will not be graduating from Manteca High almost two months after helping the boys basketball team win its first state championship.

May 07, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Sierra coach Pires on cusp of 400th win

Manuel Pires started coaching Sierra's girls soccer team when the school opened in the mid-90s, thinking he'd retire soon after the youngest of his three daughters, Veronica (class of 2004), graduated.

May 07, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Dixie State gets top defender in EU’s Jeffrey

There was a time when Mariah Jeffrey figured her senior season at East Union would be her last as a soccer player.

May 07, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Sierra’s Coglio finds perfect fit with Holy Names

Patience paid off for Devi Coglio.

May 05, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


LONG TIME COMING

Leah Manuleleua ended her scoring drought against East Union on Wednesday, but more importantly she helped Manteca put a halt to a decade-long stretch without a championship.

May 04, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Buffs stampede WAC champion in D3 opener

PATTERSON - With several of his players not competing in the Valley Oak League Tournament last week, Manteca head coach Frank Fontana was concerned his Buffaloes would show some rust in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division III first-round playoff match against Western Athletic Conference co-champion Patterson on Tuesday.

May 04, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Ripon rolls past reigning section champ

RIPON - This isn't the same Hughson team that claimed the last five Sac-Joaquin Section Division V titles, but Ripon's 10-0 mercy-shortened win over the Huskies on Monday was gratifying nonetheless.

May 03, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Ripon nets 1st-round playoff win over Orestimba

RIPON - Ripon made quick work of visiting Orestimba in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis playoffs on Monday, cruising to a 7-2.

May 03, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


DOWN BUT NOT OUT

East Union lost a pitcher's duel to Central Catholic on Wednesday.

April 30, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


HITS KEEP COMING

Two days after pitching a perfect game against rival Manteca, Sierra ace Lindsey Walljasper didn't get the nod for the Timberwolves' rematch with once-beaten Oakdale on Thursday.

April 28, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Mundt, Central Catholic deal 1st-place Manteca its first VOL defeat

Central Catholic found out firsthand last week that there is no quit in Manteca.

April 27, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


PERFECT FINISH

TRACY - Scott Tolman made school history during his outstanding junior season.

April 26, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


NEW KNIGHT

A Ripon High graduate and former coach at her alma mater, Jocelyn Benziger will now lead the volleyball team next door.

April 23, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


T’WOLVES TAKE OVER TOP SPOT

It has been seven years since Sierra last won a Valley Oak League championship, the longest title drought under longtime coach Manuel Pires.

April 21, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Weston Ranch’s Ragsdale named state’s best in D3

Weston Ranch senior point guard Jaelen Ragsdale has been recognized as the top Division III player in the state by Cal-Hi Sports.

April 20, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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Motivated Weston Ranch shines in offseason competitions

Seth Davis is reminded of a painful end to the 2015 season every morning when he goes on his run.

July 27, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


LATHROP RAISES EXPECTATIONS

Joe Pirillo needed just one season to change the culture of Lathrop High's football team.

July 27, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


READY FOR ACTION

Eric Reis can't wait to see how his players fare in pads.

July 27, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


East Union developed depth in offseason

East Union has higher expectations after a 3-7 finish in 2015 with an experienced core of third-year varsity seniors returning.

July 26, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


NUMBERS GAME

Many of its stars have graduated since its historic 2015 run, but Sierra has had little trouble getting players to participate in its summer program.

July 22, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


DIAMOND DANDIES

The awards keep coming for league MVPs Marco Gonzales, Travis Vander Molen and Mikaela Ferreira.

July 22, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


BIGGER & BETTER

Hunter Brooks' transition to the bigger bikes has gone well.

July 16, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


QUICK WORK

The Northgate and Spreckels Park 10-11-year-old all-stars followed up their lengthy sixth-inning slugfest from two days prior with a clean-and-tidy, one-hour, 20-minute pitcher's duel ...

July 09, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Regional Sports


CITY LIMITS

Garrison Reis accounted for four of his team's six hits Thursday at Bassi Field, while Blake Mejorado and Tyler Paul Wentworth combined to pitch ...

July 08, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


ROAD TO RECOVERY, RIO

Amy Haapanen isn't ruling out making another run at it four years from now, but this could be her last chance to make the ...

July 06, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Local Columns


SPRING IN THEIR STEP

The Bulletin

July 02, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


WINTER REIGN IN MANTECA

Manteca and Weston Ranch's rival boys basketball teams both had reasons to celebrate at the end of a momentous 2015-16 winter season.

July 01, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


LEGENDS OF THE FALL

The 2015-16 school year may be remembered as the best ever for prep sports in the Manteca area.

June 30, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


RED SOX SEIZE D67 BANNER

TRACY - The Manteca Little League Red Sox put the finishing touches on their undefeated run in the District 67 Junior Division Tournament of Champions on ...

June 28, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | SPORTS


RED SOX RISE TO THE OCCASION

TRACY - The Manteca Little League Red Sox overcame early miscues, got clutch hits up and down the lineup and a dominant relief pitching effort from ...

June 24, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Regional Sports


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