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Local talent fare well in all-star event

MODESTO - Joshua Patton, donning the away blues of Sierra High, stood his ground as teammate and longtime friend Hunter Johnson - wearing Sierra's home whites - looked to find a hole in the 6-foot-8 center's elongated reach to shoot through.

May 02, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


3 area squads rewarded top seeds

The Manteca area just may be soccer central in this half of the Sac-Joaquin Section.

May 02, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


TITLE RUN

The anticipated rematch between the Manteca and East Union girls sprinters will have to wait.

May 01, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


11 area seniors playing tonight in all-star game

Hunter Johnson and Joshua Patton shared the Valley Oak League's MVP honor in what was a historic season for Sierra High's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III champion boys basketball team.

May 01, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Second-half melee ends Ripon’s TVL finale prematurely

Ripon put together a strong finish to its Trans-Valley League championship run on Thursday, although the heated match with visiting Hughson ended prematurely.

May 01, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Cougars AD taking Oakdale High job

Weston Ranch athletic director Pat King announced Tuesday that he has accepted a new job with Oakdale High School after 15 years with the Manteca Unified School District.

April 30, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Education


Sierra outlasts Lathrop to remain in 1st place

Sierra remains on pace to claim at least a share of the Valley Oak League championship after notching a 13-5 victory at Lathrop on Wednesday.

April 30, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Ripon tennis takes outright title

Ripon High's coed tennis team secured its first outright league title since 1987 with Tuesday's 8-1 victory over Modesto Christian.

April 29, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


RC seizes outright championship in SL

After losing six key seniors to graduation from its Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII championship team, Ripon Christian has had to retool around impressive underclassman Abby Buitrago to make another run at it.

April 29, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Lathrop’s Guzman is MVP of VOL

Disappointment weighed on the mind of Christian Guzman as he walked off the 18th green at Saddle Creek Golf Club.

April 29, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca boys track team alone in 1st place; Lady Buffs tie Kimball

It was a bittersweet day for Manteca High's track and field team, which travelled to Kimball for a pivotal Valley Oak League dual meet on Tuesday.

April 28, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Denair wins rubber match, RC still in driver’s seat

Ripon Christian's coed tennis team had a chance to clinch a second straight Southern League title outright on Monday but dropped its rubber match with Denair 6-3 at the Ripon Community Center courts.

April 28, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca locks up second place

Sophomore Jocelyn Reyes had a goal and an assist to help Manteca High's girls soccer team dispatch host Central Catholic 2-1 and secure the No. 2 spot in the Valley Oak League.

April 28, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


FINISH STRONG

Manteca High's boys and girls swim teams both finish the year 4-4 in the Valley Oak League with wins in their regular-season finale Friday at East Union.

April 25, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Sierra settles for split with Oakdale

Errors and lost opportunities came back to haunt Sierra in its first-place showdown with Oakdale on Friday.

April 25, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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Four area teams win away from finals

Four Manteca-area schools qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer playoffs, and all four are a win away from playing for the blue banner.

May 13, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


FINALS WEEK

All season, Manteca High boys tennis head coach Frank Fontana has praised the players on the lower end of the team ladder, and understandably so.

May 12, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Ripon stomps Sonora; next is Escalon in semis

It will be an all-Trans-Valley League showdown on Wednesday when Ripon welcomes back Escalon for a semifinal match in the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis playoffs.

May 12, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca falls to RV in 10-inning thriller

Jake Menasco did all he could and then some.

May 12, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


THROUGH THE PAIN

Celina Cooper started her senior season with plenty of pop in her bat, but a pop in her knee is what ended it.

May 09, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Lopez, Ma advance in section tourney

Yok Jing Ma and Mike Lopez's quest for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament doubles title was a delayed for a day after the opening rounds rained out at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville on Thursday.

May 09, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Former Manteca WR signs with Redskins as rookie free agent

Former Manteca High football standout Reggie Bell was among 11 rookie free agents signed by the Washington Redskins, the team announced Thursday.

May 09, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Versatile Ripon tames Lions

RIPON - Having two starting defenders out would put most teams at a disadvantage.

May 08, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca on the road; No. 2 Sierra gets bye

The Manteca High baseball team has a long road ahead in its attempt at gaining a second straight Sac-Joaquin Section championship.

May 08, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


EU seeded 2nd in D3; Sierra slides to D4

Sierra (16-5) will have to wait until next season to get another crack at its Valley Oak League rivals.

May 08, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca tallies record 20th win in blowout

Manteca High's girls soccer team padded its program-record setting goal total Tuesday and set another new standard with a 7-0 victory over Vallejo.

May 06, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Manteca boys capture 3rd Valley Oak League championship in 4 years

Two Valley Oak League champions were crowned at The Corral on Tuesday.

May 06, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


ON THE MOVE

Three league champions fell in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis Playoffs on Tuesday.

May 06, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


SPOILERS

It's been a season marred by heartbreaking losses for East Union

May 05, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


Ripon Christian collects 2nd D6 title in 3 years

Ripon High's Nick Sharp and the Ripon Christian boys golf team appear to be peaking at just the right time.

May 05, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports


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