Coming off a historic season, Sierra isn't thinking about championships going into Friday's 2016 opener at Ripon.
Emma Broderick couldn't pass up the chance to attend what she called her "dream college."
RIPON - Ripon's water polo program enjoyed an historic 2015 campaign despite depth issues.
One of Kim Brooks' greatest motivations for coaching is her own regret.
STOCKTON - In dire need of a new volleyball coach, it turned out Weston Ranch athletic director Craig Bingham didn't need to search far to find one after all.
Adrienne Beltrami would have been more than happy to spend the rest of her coaching career with Ripon High, but she could not pass up an opportunity to fulfill longtime dream of leading a program in the college ranks.
East Union's nine-year run as Valley Oak League champion in girls golf may be in jeopardy.
Vincent Avina isn't as active as he wants to be in the ring, but "The Beast" makes it count when he does step into the squared circle.
Often described as "old school," Joe Miller was a no-nonsense leader who expected the best effort from his players on the field and beyond it.
First-year head coach Chris Musseman is putting his own stamp on Ripon's football program.
Seth Davis is reminded of a painful end to the 2015 season every morning when he goes on his run.
Joe Pirillo needed just one season to change the culture of Lathrop High's football team.
Eric Reis can't wait to see how his players fare in pads.
East Union has higher expectations after a 3-7 finish in 2015 with an experienced core of third-year varsity seniors returning.
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.
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Jack Weaver statistically had his least impressive outing of the season last Friday.
RIPON - Everything was going Mariposa's way at the start of its Southern League showdown of defending co-champions at Ripon Christian on Monday.
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 ...
RIPON - Hilmar wasn't going down without a fight.
East Union felt unstoppable at this point last season.
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 ...
Manteca wasn't always sharp, but the Buffaloes were good enough to sweep rival Sierra across town Monday, 25-15, 25-16, 25-19.
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 ...
MODESTO - Ripon's nightmare at Sonora is now in the rear-view mirror.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Ripon Christian and Ripon are gearing up for two of the top small-school programs in Northern California.
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