Courtney Range and Bri Moore were teammates for one season at St. Mary's. Back then, in the winter of 2011-12, Range was one of the most heralded juniors on the West Coast, a physical marvel pointed toward Cal on an athletic scholarship. Moore was part of the new class, an active freshman guard with a future as bright as any to wear the Rams' green and white. Then they went their separate ways. Range closed ...
Shelves and stacks of books, some reaching from floor to ceiling, create a labyrinth inside this Main Street store.
How's this for degree of difficulty: To find Manteca High's only diver in recent history you'll have to travel to Tracy High.
Thousands of unwanted guests have forced Lucy and Bryan Cook to cancel their Cinco de Mayo party.
Nigel Malone has received an NFL audition. The former Sierra High and Kansas State cornerback signed an undrafted free-agent deal with the Indianapolis Colts, who have gone to great lengths to upgrade one of the NFL's worst secondaries. The Colts ranked 21st against the pass and 26th overall, giving up nearly 237 yards per game. The makeover began with the acquisition of Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry and could continue with the addition of Malone, ...
Manteca High's boys tennis team ended a four-year slide in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II playoffs with Monday's commanding 8-1 victory over Western Athletic Conference No. 3 seed Livingston at Manteca Regional Tennis Center.
Going into the regular-season finale between East Union and Manteca girls soccer teams there's plenty of intrigue beyond feuding neighbors.
RIPON – For Tami Kamper and the Ripon Christian tennis team, the matches will get infinitely harder beginning with the Sac-Joaquin Section Team Tournament.
Top Guns, indeed. The Top Gun seventh-grade Navy boys basketball team took top honors at the Pacific Qualifier in Sacramento on April 21. The Manteca-based AAU team went 4-0 in tournament play, highlighting a banner weekend for the club. About an hour-and-a-half south, the fourth- and fifth-grade teams captured championships in Riverbank. Members of the Top Gun Navy team include: Kyle Reis, Joseph Espinosa, Justin Kakala, Gino Campoitti, Matthew Ender, Jamie Ochoa and Dylan Haro.
No one will accuse Ken McIntosh of being a man with no rhythm. His New Balance tennis shoes bounced to the beat playing overhead – and his body followed – as the 74-year-old former newspaperman led the Silver Sneakers through their warm-up. "Welcome. Glad to see everyone," he bellowed over Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" – the opening song to this hour-long workout at California Total Fitness. "Now let's get our cardio going. Step. Step. Step." ...
Demetrius Snaer has memories that live among the afro puffs and big-collared shirts of the disco era, but he swears that wasn't his motivation.
MODESTO – Raul Mora lacks any formal training and admits to having two left feet. "Oh, no," chuckled Manteca High's assistant principal. "I'm not a good dancer at all." Sure fooled the judges. With Mora as its centerpiece, Manteca High's M.E.Ch.A student group turned a carefully choreographed routine into scholarship money. Manteca High captured the Principal's Lip Sync Exhibicion de Talento at Modesto High last Saturday, emerging from a pool of schools from around the ...
Anthony Alcaraz sat forward in his seat, staring quizzically at the track, convinced someone had made a mistake.
Jim Anderson turned toward "Fingers" on the keyboard and let his legs shake, dipping his left knee as the music reached a crescendo.
Tracy Crane has organized memorial races, uniting the heavy-hearted in a common cause. She also completed 100 miles in February to commemorate the 100th month of her daughter's diagnosis with diabetes, raising money and awareness with each footfall. When life gets tough and overwhelming, Crane, a certified run coach and burgeoning race coordinator, does what she knows best. She runs. Not away from the problem, but directly at it. "Fortunately I have a way of ...
Jake LeDon shuffles the defense around with a broken hand wrapped in padding and bandages.
Alex Laurel was locked in competition with Lonny Powell, Kalen McDonald and the rest of the Sacramento defense, but everything he chased was standing on the sideline.
John Perez Sr. pulled into the stadium parking lot nearly three hours before kickoff and was still tardy to the tailgate party.
STOCKTON – Billy Sharmoug and Elijah Cooper tugged at the corners of the blue banner, jostling for possession of football's ultimate keepsake.
STOCKTON – The Manteca High football team claimed its third Sac-Joaquin Section championship in eight years, routing Sacramento 49-6 in a driving rain at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Nearly 200 more families will enjoy a Thanksgiving Day turkey thanks to the sacrifice of many over the weekend.
The Turkey Day Throwdown crowned two winners: Sean Sanders, Marco Marchinni and Catie Marchinni in the scaled division; and Mark Gonzales, Matt Tafoya and Jazz Herrera in the RX'd division.
Ben Theiss' quick assessment of the inaugural Heller Lipsett Memorial Run, which took place Sunday:
Alex Laurel jumped over the goal line, splitting two defenders on the way to his fourth touchdown of the evening.
A Manteca man was sentenced on Friday to 165 years to life in prison for a multitude of sexual misconduct charges stemming from exchanges he had with two children.
Pat Langdon isn't much of a video game connoisseur, but he did raise two teenagers at the height of the industry's explosion.
Upon further review, Manteca High's wild 69-55 win over Central Valley in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs was one for the ages.
"Big, Bad Benfica" earned the respect of its peers and the adoration of an entire soccer community, just not the cup it chased for months.
The couch is much too small for Cathy, Don and Ashton Lee to sit on at once, but they gladly squeeze into its purple arms, cradling their youngest son.
Hunched over, Eric Reis pulled two of his strongest linemen out of the crowd and pointed to his back.