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ALL-AROUND TALENT

D'Angelo Finley made his one year at Weston Ranch count.

March 28, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Big finish

Manteca started strong, stumbled midway through and finished with a bang.

March 26, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


TAKE A BOW

Olivia Vezaldenos started her high school varsity career as a freshman trying to help rebuild a proud program that was used to winning.

March 26, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca coaches didn’t always bleed green

An East Union graduate, Brett Lewis was just 20 years old when he took over as varsity head coach at his alma mater in 2009.

March 24, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


NEVER SAY DIE

Ronaldo Tijero slugged a towering double to drive in Manteca's first run of the game and later prevented Oakdale from expanding its lead with an astounding unassisted double play from the outfield in a Valley Oak League dogfight between contending clubs Tuesday.

March 23, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca, Ayala step out of rivals’ shadows

Ayala boasts a 33-3 record and is playing for the CIF state Division III title Thursday at Sleep Train Arena.

March 22, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Musseman new Ripon football coach

Chris Musseman never had the desire to become a varsity head football coach.

March 22, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | NEWS


TOP TEAMS TANGLE

Experience proved to be the difference in Friday's first-place battle between Manteca and visiting Kimball, which came through in pressure-packed moments and escaped with a 6-3 victory over the defending Valley Oak League champion.

March 19, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca on doorstep of state final

What is a historic season for Manteca is considered a "down year" for Bishop O'Dowd.

March 18, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


BUFFS REACH 1st NORCAL FINAL

Brett Lewis clapped, picked up the game ball and joined his players for the traditional postgame handshake.

March 16, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


HOME SWEET HOME

Manteca High won the battle off the court.

March 15, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


NorCal quarterfinal pits Ranch with state champ

To be the champion, Weston Ranch (27-4) will have to beat the champion.

March 11, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manuleleua hat trick propels Buffs past Ripon

RIPON - There was nothing that Manteca did that surprised Jamie DeBruyn and his Ripon girls soccer team in Wednesday's nonleague match between 2015 Sac-Joaquin Section finalists at Stouffer Field.

March 09, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


KEY ADDITIONS

SACRAMENTO - D'Angelo Finley wasn't with Weston Ranch a year ago when the boys basketball team was handled by rival Sierra in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III finals.

March 08, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


EU’s Gonzales signs with Menlo College

Past contacts with coaches ended up opening new doors for East Union senior Marco Gonzales' future.

March 08, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


T’WOLVES TAKE OVER TOP SPOT

It has been seven years since Sierra last won a Valley Oak League championship, the longest title drought under longtime coach Manuel Pires.

April 21, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Weston Ranch’s Ragsdale named state’s best in D3

Weston Ranch senior point guard Jaelen Ragsdale has been recognized as the top Division III player in the state by Cal-Hi Sports.

April 20, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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