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HEAT IS ON

Nothing is settled yet in the final week of the Valley Oak League.

May 10, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


FANTASTIC FOUR

There won't be third meeting between rivals Manteca and Sierra in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

May 07, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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


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Sierra falls short in upset bid

Oakdale needed two fourth-down touchdown passes and a monster night from running back Cameron Cherry to escape Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Stadium with a 28-25 ...

September 24, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


BIG FINISH

RIPON - Hilmar wasn't going down without a fight.

September 23, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


STARTING FRESH

East Union felt unstoppable at this point last season.

September 22, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Cougars close strong at Sierra for 1st VOL win

Weston Ranch struggled with serving errors throughout its Valley Oak League match at Sierra on Wednesday, but Judit Zamora came through in a big way ...

September 22, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


BUFFS BACK ON TRACK

Manteca wasn't always sharp, but the Buffaloes were good enough to sweep rival Sierra across town Monday, 25-15, 25-16, 25-19.

September 20, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Spartans give Franklin a scare

LATHROP - The Spartans of Lathrop High marched two by two toward the locker room as they always do after home games, and they did it ...

September 17, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


Ripon gets needed confidence boost in win

MODESTO - Ripon's nightmare at Sonora is now in the rear-view mirror.

September 16, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


East Union on brink of 3-0 start with home opener

With four teams idle, it's a light week on the grid iron in the area but an important one for the few in action.

September 15, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


SETTING THE PACE

TRACY - All Megan Oblin wanted to do was keep pace with Iris Carrillo in the first of three Valley Oak League meets Wednesday at Eagal ...

September 15, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


VOL OPENS WITH THRILLER

There was no quit in the East Union and Lathrop volleyball teams Monday at Dalben Center, where the two clubs were engaged in a nip-and-tuck ...

September 13, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


SPARTANS CONQUER KNIGHTS

RIPON - It was probably a match-up that came a year too late for Ripon Christian, but head coach Trey Ozenbaugh doesn't regret pitting this ...

September 10, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


Manteca makes statement with win over Sierra

There is still a long road ahead for Manteca, but the Buffaloes made waves with their impressive opening week to the Valley Oak League season.

September 09, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


SMALL TOWN SHOWDOWN

Ripon Christian and Ripon are gearing up for two of the top small-school programs in Northern California.

September 08, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


JACK BE NIMBLE

CERES - Jack Weaver rolled right, twirled away from Ceres linebacker Andrew Rosien-Gibson and darted toward the left sideline.

September 03, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


Manteca gets stiff test in another Saturday tilt

Saturday games are a rarity these days for local football teams, but Manteca starts its season with back-to-back weekend tilts.

September 01, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


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