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Controversial end to EU’s season

It was sheer bliss for top-seeded East Union in one moment.

February 28, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


WITHIN REACH

With the spring season already in full swing, seven area basketball and soccer teams remain in the hunt for Sac-Joaquin Section banners, while one wrestler will be heading to the CIF State Championships.

February 28, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Sierra squeaks past Christian Brothers

Sierra left it in the hands, or feet, of two senior captains to keep its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title hopes alive in a well-contested quarterfinal against battle-hardened Christian Brothers of Sacramento on Friday.

February 25, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


SHOOTING STARS

Kimball's deadly accuracy from the perimeter trumped the inside dominance of Loretta Kakala and Manteca in this Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal pitting Valley Oak League rivals Thursday at Winter Gym.

February 24, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


East Union QB signs with College of Idaho

Jack Weaver is following in the footsteps of a fellow Lancer, and the tracks lead all the way to Caldwell, Idaho.

February 24, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Reyes delivers in overtime for Manteca

Jocelyn Reyes couldn't find the mark on easier opportunities.

February 23, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Balanced Buffs trample Johnson

Manteca is one step closer to achieving the Buffalo Slam after vanquishing visiting Hiram Johnson 75-46 in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs on Wednesday.

February 23, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


POUR IT ON

A 15-minute delay, sloppy field conditions and stretches of torrential rain did little to slow down East Union in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener Tuesday with visiting Valley of Sacramento.

February 22, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


STAYING HOME

Six of the seven Sac-Joaquin Section postseason qualifiers from the area will get to enjoy home-field advantage in the opening round next week.

February 18, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


ROAD TO PACIFIC

There isn't an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.

February 17, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Fryer signs with NAIA Division II finalist SOU

Syd'Nee Fryer made visits to a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but she found a home in Southern Oregon.

February 17, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


BUFFS SHARE THE STAGE

For all that Tydus Verhoeven and Loretta Kakala have accomplished in their four years as varsity basketball standouts, a Valley Oak League title had eluded them both until now.

February 16, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


BUILDING BLOCKS

Manteca dominated from start to finish, but Noelle Smith and visiting Lathrop made the Buffaloes work for their 3-1 win in their annual Kicking for a Cure contest at Guss Schmiedt Field.

February 14, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


CROSS-TOWN THROWDOWN

Tydus Verhoeven crouched down into a defensive stance and clapped his hands as if to say, "Bring it on!" at one point in the fourth quarter of a hotly-contested cross-town battle between host Manteca and East Union.

February 11, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Lathrop remains on track for WAC in 2018-2022

LATHROP - The Sac-Joaquin Section's recommendation of moving Lathrop High out of the Valley Oak League and into a new-look Western Athletic Conference held up after the fourth realignment meeting Thursday at the Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton.

February 10, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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CALI’S FINEST

Five NCAA Division-I bound softball players from the area and two baseball standouts from Manteca High have been named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State teams.

July 22, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Pro-ready Brooks, 14, wins prestigious AMA award

Hunter Brooks is ready to turn pro.

July 21, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


LEAPS & BOUNDS

Their historic rise over the past two years will forever be intertwined, even though Isaias Hunter and Bikram Thiara hardly know each other.

July 14, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


ONE-TRACK MIND

Patricia Tajii has dedicated much of her life to softball.

July 13, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


MAC’S ATTACK STAYS INTACT

The continuity of the Manteca High football team's coaching staff has been integral in fostering its long stretch of success that started in the ...

July 13, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


ONE-HIT WONDER

Coming from the Bay Area for his final year of high school, Joel Olmos, who describes himself as a loner, wasn't necessarily out to ...

July 07, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


TURNING POINT

With nine freshmen on its 2017 roster, Ripon Christian is poised to be a factor in the Southern League and Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for years ...

July 07, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


AHEAD OF THE GAME

Kylan Chandler played a part in bringing boys volleyball to the Manteca area.

July 05, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Nino dominates for Jr. Olympics championship

Sparring boys and bigger girls served Destiny Nino well in her first appearance in the 2017 National Junior Olympics held at the Charleston Civic Center ...

July 03, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


UP FOR THE CHALLENGE

Ty Wells doesn't need to look far for competition, and while it helps push him to faster times it has also been a roadblock ...

July 01, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


ALL-STARS SHINE

STOCKTON - Delaney Pamplin can now walk away from her decorated prep career satisfied.

June 17, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


HEADING NORTH

STOCKTON - Snubbed from the Central California Lions All-Star Football Classic 16 years ago, Willie Herrera will finally get his shot to partake in the annual ...

June 15, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


FAMILY TRADITION

Solman Aniss used to read articles such as these.

June 13, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


FOES NOW FRIENDS

Nine standouts from five area schools will play for East Union head coach Willie Herrera and the North team in the 44th annual Central California ...

June 10, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manuleleua takes full-ride offer from South Dakota State

Leah Manuleleua never envisioned herself going out of state for college, but a full-ride scholarship offer from a competitive NCAA Division I soccer program was ...

June 10, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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