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.
Gino Campiotti tossed two touchdowns but the Manteca Junior Buffaloes couldn't match scores with the Oakdale Stampede in a 36-14 loss.
There is Helen and there is Grace – the iconic women of the CrossFit culture.
STOCKTON – Weston Ranch High's top playmaker sat in the stands, dressed in street clothes with an undisclosed injury.
The Weston Ranch JROTC program's pinnacle moment was nearly dashed by, of all things, Major League Baseball.
RIPON – They are fish out of water, forced to find relief at high school swimming pools not their own.
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.
The two-point conversion has long been the nemesis of Manteca High football coach Eric Reis.
Manteca High coach Eric Reis put the headphones away at the half.
Despite heavy graduation losses, the Manteca High football team has begun the season on the watch list for a CIF State Bowl berth.
The National Pro Grid League has canceled its next two competitions, including the match between the San Francisco Fire and Boston Irons on Sunday.
Manteca High striker Marcus Montano trotted off the field with about five minutes left in Wednesday's match.
The Manteca High freshman football team has filled the vacancy on its schedule.
Costco has just about anything you could ever imagine, including compliments.