There will be a hint of sadness and nostalgia amid all the excitement of Manteca and Sonora's Valley Oak League opener tonight.
If you're a homecoming candidate at Sierra or Lathrop high schools and you're serious about wearing the crown tonight, let me introduce you to a friend …
In Frank Alvarado's mind, the terms are pretty clear: If cancer is going to continue to affect people in his life, well…
It won't be a battle of the bands so much as an all-star collaboration.
Manteca and Sonora football fans have a chance to make the news Friday night.
Baseball's all-time stolen base leader Rickey Henderson couldn't even steal a moment to himself on Tuesday.
Manteca High has chosen a sweet theme for its upcoming homecoming week.
Kaylie Grimes recorded her best round of the season, but it wasn't enough to knock off a balanced Sierra lineup.
Charity Atkins looked up from her phone – away from another painful text message – with tears in her eyes.
RIPON – The 24-mile bike ride builds slowly out of Ripon, tracing its way along country roads through the south county.
The Manteca Futbol Club Benfica '04 girls soccer team lived up to its lofty state ranking in the first round of the State Cup.
His children are grown, the youngest three years removed from Ripon High School.
A little lady with silver and black hair emerged from a vehicle, wearing a button-down jacket and a brave face.
RIPON – Technically, the Cannon Club's first blast came after Michael Ysit crossed the goal line just 15 seconds into the game.
LATHROP – Often times, game films are like paintings.
Down to their final play, Dakarai Charles threw toward the corner of the end zone with confidence.
A year ago, Manteca put an emphatic stamp on its fourth Sac-Joaquin Section championship with a runaway victory over a first-time finalist.
Sophomores have long been a part of Sierra's winning formula this season, but when Brandon Arreola burst around the corner and into the end zone this was something new.
He calls out the play, standing tall in his stance, signaling each member of his team with smooth arm strokes.
Behind the goal posts, shagging footballs blasted through the uprights during warm-ups, Sierra's Marissa LaQuaglia makes no illusions about her role on Friday nights.
Former Weston Ranch point guard Eric Duncan left the city of Stockton with big aspirations. He packed his bag, grabbed his basketball and held tight to his Division I dreams.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article first appeared in the Nov. 8, 2013 edition of the Manteca Bulletin. It has been modified to accommodate Sunday's second annual Heller E. Lipsett Memorial.
Brooke Riley stood over a nasty 4-foot putt with a clear understanding of what it meant.
All season long, they've carried themselves like MVPs, making the tough calls and taking the tough shots.
McParland Principal Dale Borgeson came up with the vision for his school's next health and fitness project.
Confetti wafted in the air above the home bleachers and players were met with hugs and high-fives at every turn.
By now, the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoff brackets have been dissected and analyzed by anyone with a rooting interest or a job to do.
ROCKLIN – The morning commute couldn't have gone much worse for the Ripon High boys water polo team.
The Ripon Christian boys soccer program has waited nearly 20 years for an opportunity to win another Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
RIPON - Kyle Colyn's cheek twitched with nervous excitement and it was all he could do to suppress a smile.