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Manteca hosting familiar opponent in NorCal opener

Manteca High's boys basketball team begins its CIF State Division III title defense Wednesday against a familiar opponent, only this time it will be at Winter Gymnasium.

March 06, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


TWO’S COMPANY

Being the underdog is nothing new for Sierra's boys soccer team (17-8-3), which has knocked off the No. 2- and 3-ranked teams in the Sac-Joaquin Section on its way to today's Division IV finale at Elk Grove High.

March 04, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Without Pires: Brothers lead Sierra teams to finals

Manuel and Joe Pires, separated by just two years in age, have heard it all their lives.

March 03, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


FIRST STRIKE

Sierra didn't wait long to strike this time around, and the Timberwolves' air-tight defense took care of the rest.

March 02, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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


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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


GIRL POWER

MODESTO - Jalyssa Cornell has been penalized for overpowering her opponents in the past.

July 27, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


USTA REWARDS MA

Manteca High graduate Yok Eyh Ma might be finished with competitive tennis, but he's still racking up awards.

July 26, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


TRIAL BY FIRE

East Union's 2017 football team may lack the experience of its predecessor, but there is no shortage of confidence and motivation as the Lancers ...

July 26, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Football


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


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