Joe Pires watched and waited, studying his players' tendencies as they plowed through the summer conditioning program.
Aaron Rodgers or Adrian Peterson? Crepe or a po' boy sandwich? Too early for a kicker? Too late for a beer?
The poor kid's eyes were bigger than his stomach when he went off menu for his meal.
When Anthony Alcaraz joined the East Union football program in 2011, he was bestowed the responsibility of Director of Football Operations by head coach Willie Herrera.
Dave Asuncion still has range.
The Manteca Rangers under-12 boys soccer team captured the Neto Corona Shootout in fitting fashion over the weekend.
No red flags here.
Manteca's cozy lounge bar was locked up and put behind bars on Monday.
On this heavily-traveled stretch of rural road, amid thorny bushes, broken glass and snake holes, lays a memorial for Brian Niederbrach.
Darryl Bain sat on the concrete step outside his girlfriend's Southside Park duplex, revealing a weathered, taped-together suitcase.
The wheels on the bus will go 'round and 'round next week thanks to a concerned citizen.
Welcome back, kids.
RIPON – The wheels on the bus will go 'round and 'round next week thanks to a concerned citizen.
It's been nearly 50 years since Jim Stuart and the late Manuel Abeyta walked off the football field together, the glow of victory painted across their faces.
Robert Iniquez has very little experience in organizing weight-loss contests.
Eddie Costa has been confined to a wheelchair for more than a quarter of a century.
TURLOCK – Jack Gioffre pumped his fist following his victory in the 50-yard freestyle and then sought the hand of his closest competitor.
Teri Palmer has put together enough care packages to know that the best gift an American soldier can receive isn't soap, soup or a magazine, but a hand-written note.
Her name is synonymous with the sport of basketball in the Family City, yet Molly DeRoos is having a hard time finding a sanctioned game.
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.