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.
For three months, Scott Tolman chased a time taped to the ceiling above his bed.
RIPON – Even out of season, Hannah Sweet keeps a constant presence at the Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
TURLOCK - The Mid-Valley Swim League gathered for its midseason invitational and six stood out in the crowd.
Step No. 1: Squeeze lotion into palm of hand.
TURLOCK – What the Ripon Sea Lions lacked in quantity at Saturday's dual meet with the Turlock Sea Dogs, it made up for with quality swims.
The Atlas girls of the Manteca Futbol Club leveled up but did not level off, capturing its first tournament trophy in the 11-and-under age group.
The front entrance to The Hair Company is blocked off by caution tape.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story appeared in the April 4, 2014, edition of the Manteca Bulletin.
The BOOM! and POW! that pierce the still of the evening, rattling windows and triggering a chorus of howls and car alarms, signal not the start of summer but the fireworks season.
After two decades with the program, Ron Vander Molen is no longer the boys varsity basketball coach at Ripon Christian.
RIPON – Jon De Visser has learned to embrace the zaniness of "Wrong Arm," his playful nickname for left-hander Connor McGovern.
Jack Thomson encourages today's student-athletes to play as many sports as possible, but as the baseball coach of several basketball players, the longtime Sierra High skipper has also been a victim of that phenomena.
Plant a seed.
Steven Rios was so fired up for Wednesday's clash with Oakdale that he could feel his body tightening up in the batter's box.
RIPON - In seven innings against a defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion, Ripon coach Jon Manrique bore witness to the very best and worst of his baseball team.
National speaker and former collegiate athletic director Jack Renkens is bringing his no-nonsense insight on the world of college recruiting to Manteca High.
RIPON - Manteca High freshman Kyle Rachels showed maturity well beyond his years, pitching four-plus innings of long relief.
Mayville State University coach John Haines made the 1,900-mile trip to the Family City equipped with only a simple pitch.
Tiffany McBroom and Ramona Huerta can cross the Boston Marathon off their running bucket list.
Ronaldo Tijero charged the dribbling baseball, bare-handing it halfway up the third-base line before releasing a rocket across the diamond.
Turns out, Tiffany McBroom was a natural.
Justin Coenenberg and the Manteca High girls soccer team will make their TV debut on Monday morning.
The English Coonhound settles in the Central Valley sun, sprawling out across a lane in the Best Western parking lot.
Neither Joshua Patton nor Hunter Johnson knows what the future holds.