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Manteca High is in a unique position to control its baseball destiny in the Valley Oak League. And t

Yok Eyh Ma said there were "a mix of emotions" having to face his younger brother, Yok Whai, in the Valley Oak League Doubles Tournament title round pitting Manteca High teammates on Thursday.

April 28, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


HAVING A BALL

LATHROP - Manteca was like all the other boys volleyball teams in the Valley Oak League at the start of the season; a ragtag group of athletes - some standouts in other sports - trying something new for the fun of it.

April 27, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


LANCERS WIN PITCHERS’ DUEL

A strong burst of wind blew toward right field just a few seconds too late for Sierra.

April 26, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Deerink signs with Notre Dame de Namur

Tawny Deerinck is a big part of Manteca High's resurgence in softball, and she aims to help head coach Ashley Carter turn things around at Notre Dame de Namur.

April 24, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


STANDING TALL

Loretta Kakala made no effort to hold back the tears after playing her last game for the Manteca High girls basketball team.

April 16, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


REACH FOR THE STARS

Tydus Verhoeven's "long journey" for the Manteca High boys basketball team ended with heartache, but it's far outweighed by the many highlights that led up to that point.

April 15, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


FORWARD THINKING

A sophomore who has already committed to Notre Dame, Sierra forward Jadyn Shinn wants to leave her mark on a team she speaks of in reverent tones.

April 09, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


SIERRA’S GOAL SETTER

Eddie Aguilar didn't always score goals in bunches during his senior campaign with Sierra, but he had a knack for coming up with the clutch ones.

April 08, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


OVER THE HUMP

Two days after ending a lengthy losing streak to one of the Valley Oak League's perennial contenders, Manteca halted another on Friday when it edged past pitching ace Lindsey Walljasper and visiting rival Sierra 1-0 in 10 innings.

April 01, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Aguilar, Lopez part of Ottawa’s 1st signing class

Sierra High's boys soccer team was stopped short of earning its first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section banner four weeks ago, dropping an exciting Division IV final to No. 2-seeded Pacheco in a penalty kick shootout.

March 30, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca High’s Kakala shines in Chi-Town

The big fish in a small pond proved she could swim in an ocean of sharks Wednesday.

March 30, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca coasts past Sierra in 1st VOL match

Just one match into the Valley Oak League season, Kevin Bolding already deems it to be a success for his Manteca High boys volleyball team.

March 28, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


RULLAN STANDS ALONE

Branden Rullan may have fallen short of his ultimate goal, but he'll leave Sierra High as its most accomplished wrestler to date.

March 25, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


SLUMP BUSTERS

Sierra appeared ready to finally bust out against Rafa Lara and visiting McNair in a nonleague contest Thursday, loading the bases with no out in the bottom of the fourth inning.

March 24, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Perseverance pays off for East Union catcher

Kristina Mojica was rewarded for her patience, perseverance and work ethic on Wednesday.

March 24, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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KUKOR’S TURN

TRACY - Alex Kukor had never scored a touchdown in his life until Friday night, when he found the end zone twice and scampered for 199 ...

September 16, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


East Union, Lathrop tuning up for VOL; homecoming for RHS

It's the calm before the storm that is the Valley Oak League football season.

September 14, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


STARTING STRONG

A knee injury shortened Payton Reis' sophomore season, and it was a big reason for Manteca missing out on a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section ...

September 12, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


’CATS RUN WILD IN RIPON

RIPON - Ripon was able to survive all 12 rounds in its rematch Friday with Mother Lode League heavyweight Sonora at Stouffer Field.

September 09, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


Ripon overwhelms rival RC

RIPON - Ripon head coach Erin Cutino has wanted to see more fervor out of her young team.

September 08, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Mother Lode invading Almond Capital

The Almond Capital of the World is welcoming the Mother Lode this Friday, as Ripon and Ripon Christian's football teams take on their biggest ...

September 07, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


LANCERS LEASH ’DOGS

A transfer from Lathrop, Raylan Carter wasn't cleared for eligibility by the Sac-Joaquin Section until Thursday - the day before East Union's season opener ...

September 02, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


Buffs hope to avoid letdown after Week 0 win

Manteca's 2017 opener - a thrilling 22-20 win over Valley Christian last Friday - had been talked about for months leading up to it.

August 31, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


GIANT LEAP FOR MANTECA

It's the longest second of Gino Campiotti's career so far at Manteca High.

August 26, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


State powers converge at Manteca High

Two Northern California titans will go toe to toe tonight at Manteca High's Guss Schmiedt Field, where Valley Christian visits from San Jose.

August 25, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


3 Sea Lions win high-point awards at MOC

The Mid-Valley Swim League's reigning titlist showed well at the 17th annual Sacramento Valley Meet of Champions held at Roseville Aquatic Complex this past ...

August 02, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


NEW DIRECTION FOR SIERRA

Chris Johnson and the Sierra High football program are hitting the reset button.

August 01, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


‘The Beast’ mauls way to Ringside World title

Manteca teen Vincent "The Beast" Avina continues to shine in the amateur boxing ranks.

August 01, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


BRUSH WITH GREATNESS

Amy Alcott, Juli Inkster and Natalie Gulbis are among the recognizable names engraved onto the California Women's Amateur Championship trophy.

August 01, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


DREAMING BIG

Michael Wietecha has turned the darkest moments of his past into a bright future.

July 28, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


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