The Manteca Futbol Club will do more than host this weekend's under-9 State Cup championship rounds.
RIPON – Two running backs chasing each other in the stat book found themselves on opposite ends of the emotional spectrum Friday evening.
Heller Lipsett's death was sudden and tragic, shaking her family at home and in the classroom.
Christian Williams might be the most dynamic return man in the nation. On one leg even.
Frank Alvarado couldn't believe his eyes as he rolled into the parking lot at Library Park for the start of Saturday's "Ride the Tide."
RIPON – For most of the afternoon, Brooke Riley greeted every shot, whether good or bad, with the same blank expression.
The lights to Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium remained lit hours after a rivalry was put to rest early Saturday morning.
The gray in his stubble gives him away. Still, Manteca High defensive coordinator Rick James admits …
Neil MacDannald fired a deep ball down the sideline, leaving just enough air underneath it for safety Elijah Cooper to slide over.
They've been on a collision course for months, but Ripon Christian and Le Grand still have one game left before their worlds collide.
Ivy Benson and Tyanne Woodyard-Smith scored two goals apiece as the Manteca Fury under-19 girls soccer team distanced themselves from the Manteca Revolution on Saturday, 6-1.
The fund-raising season is demanding of its champion.
Robert Iniquez will take the next few months to reflect on his first foray into weight-loss competitions.
His shoes and wallet have been designed tastefully for a man of his profession.
RIPON – A year ago, Waterford denied Ripon Christian its first outright Southern League football championship with a stunning late-season defeat.
Keith Jackson is picking up where he left off last fall, when he rallied generations of Manteca High alumni to cheer the Buffaloes' historic postseason run.
Brandi Galindo plays with a quiet confidence, but her physique cuts a loud impression.
He trudged out of the water, his shirt soaked and pulled tight around his skin, glasses and hat hanging from head. He towed a pathetic pink raft behind him, completing the look of a man who had been beaten and embarrassed by the elements.
Anthony Thomas doesn't shy away from the label, or begrudge those that gawk and needle him with questions down at the skate park.
The Manteca Dolphins honored their top swimmers on Tuesday evening.
Eddie Costa has been confined to a wheelchair for more than a quarter of a century.
TURLOCK – Jack Gioffre pumped his fist following his victory in the 50-yard freestyle and then sought the hand of his closest competitor.
Teri Palmer has put together enough care packages to know that the best gift an American soldier can receive isn't soap, soup or a magazine, but a hand-written note.
Her name is synonymous with the sport of basketball in the Family City, yet Molly DeRoos is having a hard time finding a sanctioned game.
Miguel Lopez has found his place in history. Yet again.
A Manteca man who suffered a compound fracture above his ankle during a river accident and faced amputation will get to keep his left foot.
Levi Gray followed the revelers up the train bridge that spans the Stanislaus River, eventually hurling his 265-pound body into the cool waters below.
The mad scramble at Saturday's Mid-Valley Swim League luau wasn't for the final dollop of poi or last shreds of pork, but a pivotal tri-meet victory.
RIPON – It must be good to be a Gioffre.
When Isela Rivera woke the morning following the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship and a celebratory pool party, she didn't need a pinch to know it was real.