RIPON – A year ago, Waterford denied Ripon Christian its first outright Southern League football championship with a stunning late-season defeat.
If Mike Midgley has a future in television, he's not saying.
The Manteca Junior Buffaloes varsity team sharpened its teeth for this weekend's Battle of the Beasts with a 34-7 win over the Merced Bears.
HILMAR – Nick Price shouted until his voice went hoarse, imploring his defense to come up with one last stop.
Chris Johnson and Frank Marques' relationship extends beyond the painted sidelines and stands of the football field.
The success of Hilmar High's spread offense has been tied to two of the Valley's top quarterbacks.
Juan Acosta tumbled to the turf following the final whistle, wearing a look of frustration.
Manteca Cowboys president Eddie Lopez spouted all the usual superlatives to describe his opponent following a 41-27 loss on Saturday.
The Manteca Junior Buffaloes bounced back from their only loss of the season with a simple formula on Saturday in a 46-8 victory over the Los Banos Wildcats.
"We can make your eye pop out of the socket and hang there up against your cheek. ... I've got a brain you can carry around. ... We can also make it look like the bone is popping out."
OAKDALE – Eric Reis closed his postgame speech on Friday evening with three very apt words for his program:
Employee handbooks don't have protocols for apocalyptic episodes.
Manteca High football coach Eris Reis is on the cusp win No. 100 in a decorated coaching career that has spanned 12 seasons at his alma mater.
In time, the crepe myrtle plunged into the ground at Lincoln Elementary School will bloom beautiful pink flowers.
Bryan Ramos is humble but relentless, a goal-thirsty striker who won't give up on a play, a run or a teammate.
It's being billed as an "epic" football game, an "instant classic" between two perennial powers.
MODESTO – Dakarai Charles stood near the 40-yard line, watching Central Catholic chew up the fourth quarter clock.
Ray Gonzalez's dream of personal training was always bigger than a garage gym.
MARIPOSA - At 6-foot-5 with a super-stretch wingspan, Lukas Vermeulen cuts an imposing figure in the goal.
McKenna Doyle set the curve and the Sierra girls golf team followed suit in a 243-395 Valley Oak League victory over Weston Ranch.
Ask Manteca coach Eric Reis what impresses him most about Central Catholic and the answer stretches on and on.
STOCKTON – One suffered a flat last week, stalling out in Modesto. The other has taken a while to warm up.
MODESTO – Two high school football programs looking to change their stars collided on Friday evening at Modesto Junior College.
Travis Vander Molen found the back of the net twice as the Ripon Christian boys soccer team nearly erased a three-goal deficit in a 5-3 loss to visiting Delhi on Thursday.
Bulldogs don't belong in a catbird seat, so East Union defensive coordinator Jason Stock's decision to leave the press box should come as no surprise.
East Union coach Willie Herrera put the future of the football program on the shoulders of a sophomore quarterback.
The Holly Rochelle Dance Company will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Sunday with a twist only a dancer could pull off.
Jack Miller recently retired from Manteca High, where the History teacher spent more than 30 years as an assistant coach with the football team. Miller was a part of four Sac-Joaquin Section championship teams and was twice voted Best of Manteca's Best Local Coach. Now City of Manteca Hall of Famer pays close attention to his yards, his golf game and granddaughter.
Willie Herrera knows just how close his East Union football team came to winning its season opener two weeks ago.
The Manteca High boys soccer team took full advantage of its first practice in nearly a week.