STOCKTON – She came. She saw. She conquered.
STOCKTON – Abby Buitrago calmly stepped to the penalty stripe, spotting the ball and her place in Ripon Christian's storied athletic history.
Crouched forward in his seat, shoulders slumped toward the table, Doug Borges rubs calloused hands against one another.
A banner season for local girls soccer culminates today with three Sac-Joaquin Section championship games at two sites.
Art Smith isn't asking for much – just a few hours of your time, twisting screws and swinging a hammer.
When she was little, on the cusp of becoming a Division I-caliber player, Isela Rivera's father would keep the budding young striker reaching and wanting and hungry with the Three Bs speech.
Coaches Chabre Basile, Jason Beier and Niki DeGeorge helped return the Manteca Dolphins swim team to prominence in 2013.
There are dynamic strikers and then there are determined strikers.
RIPON – The players gathered in shallow left field with their heads hung low, waiting … and waiting … and waiting for their skipper's final thoughts.
SACRAMENTO - Manteca High sophomore Logan Jackson capped her season with a sixth-place showing at the Sac-Joaquin Section junior varsity dive championships this past weekend.
When Kathy Beer Napolitano became pregnant, she made the difficult decision to leave the Air Force.
Watched closely by two and sometimes three defenders, Isela Rivera has had to find creative ways to keep the East Union offense moving forward this season.
When the soccer season began, the lanky junior patrolling the net for Manteca High was a bona fide star … on the volleyball court.
With the season hanging in the balance, Frank Fontana and the Manteca High tennis team looked to two of its newest players for the pivotal point.
East Union had waited five years to celebrate a Valley Oak League championship, so what was another 30 minutes?
The Sierra boys basketball stepped into the telephone booth a shaken No. 3 seed on the cusp of an embarrassing home defeat.
When the brackets for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs were announced, Chris Teevan welcomed the slog ahead of his basketball program.
LATHROP - It's now or never for Alex Garcia, a wrestler with a rich bloodline and one glaring omission on an otherwise sparkling resume.
The Maryann Wallace Pangburn 7/8 Grade All-Star Classic will return to Sierra High this Saturday after a one-year hiatus.
Tyler Graves-Kelso threw his body into the stands, his hands into the passing lanes, and more importantly, he threw a perfect strike to Marcus Montano with the game on the line.
Erik Scheive found space at the back-door, finishing a third-quarter lob with authority.
Marcus Montano has scored bending free kicks at the final whistle to win soccer games.
Jim Agostini didn't recognize the number, but there was no mistaking the voice on the other end of the line.
Cody Haines and David Onochie, the little big men for the Ripon boys basketball team, are playing some of their best basketball right now.
Midway through the season, East Union was languishing in the middle of the pack, searching for a foothold in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoff chase.
LATHROP – Captain Yaneli Avila is revered for her quiet leadership on the soccer field.
STOCKTON – For the Weston Ranch boys basketball team, the season will finish just as it began – on the road.
Scott Thomason broke from tradition at the start of the basketball season.
Manteca boys basketball coach Brett Lewis feels like the bounces are going the Buffaloes' way as of late.
RIPON - Rod Wright could sense this loss was coming.