WESTON RANCH – The struggling Sierra High girls soccer team picked up the three points it so desperately needed.
Cody Norman knew Courtney Range was a special player. Everyone did. Her name and game are posted all over the Internet. There are YouTube clips, scouting reports and profiles and headlines galore. What Norman didn't know was how the St. Mary's transfer would gel with her new teammates; how she would adjust to the level of competition; or how hard she'd be willing to work. Range was already a bona fide Division I talent when ...
LATHROP – Jasmine Ivey's season was turned upside down in an instant. Worse yet, her mentor had made the hours-long drive to Lemoore High School, arriving just in time to see her emotional setback in the semifinal round of the CIF State Girls Wrestling Championship. "That match went so quickly. I got the first takedown and then she rolled over and it was … over," the Lathrop junior said. "I was like, 'What just happened?' ...
LATHROP - Jasmine Ivey burst onto the scene at Lathrop High waving pom-poms and leading cheers.
Miniature chocolates mixed with taffy collect in piles on table tops, waiting to be stuffed into eggs.
Trevor Smith had been here before, caught between disappointment and opportunity. In 2012, the Ripon wrestler lost his first match of the CIF State Championships in the semifinal round and never recovered, slipping to a sixth-place medal. He was a victim of The Semi Slide. Faced with a similar situation earlier this month, The Bulletin's Boys Wrestler of the Year made sure his semifinal loss was his only loss. "It was pretty much remembering what ...
RIPON – Trevor Smith's place in local legend is secure. If the red padded walls in the Ripon High wrestling room could talk, they'd tell you as much.
You got this. You got this. ... C'mon, man, you got this.
Larry Lousen lives and plays in Southern California, but his work breaths life onto the campuses of local high schools.
WESTON RANCH – The future of Weston Ranch softball is bright. And lanky … with a smooth left-handed swing. Elysia Hernandez kicked off the fourth inning of Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Manteca with a slicing drive down the left-field line. The ball tailed away from the outfielder's outstretched mitt, rolling into the shadows of a nearby building. The freshman, who rocketed out of the batter's box on contact, glided into third without a slide – ...
Camron Moebius learned very quickly that building a playground was, in fact, no walk in the park.
Motorcycle officers from the Tracy Police Department led a funeral procession through the Central Valley, delivering Bob Prosser to his final resting place.
RIPON - The Ripon coaching staff is running out of superlatives for midfielder wizard Tia Sidtikun.
STOCKTON – Carol Noceti and the staff at Stockton 99 Speedway are starting to feel the heat.
Jack Thomson sent his Sierra baseball team onto the field for its Valley Oak League opener with three objectives.
Todd Felis hung up his glove and spikes in 2005, following one last softball tournament in Florida.
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.