By JAMES BURNS
RIPON – For months, Riley Simmons has been kept indoors and under close supervision while she underwent treatment for a brain tumor.
TURLOCK – It wasn't the clean start Sierra skipper Jack Thomson had hoped for.
RIVERBANK – The Lathrop boys basketball team began the night a man down.
For as long as she can remember, Kathy Rich has been good with her hands.
The pressure on John Lopez has never felt greater.
The Manteca Futbol Club scored major points with families outside of its soccer circle over the weekend.
The knot on his tie had been pulled loose. The top button of his shirt unclipped.
A retired Manteca Unified School District teacher is learning that the life of a self-published author isn't without its drama and mystery.
STOCKTON – Elisabeth Alexander sold the pump fake, lifting her defender into the air.
Make room, Michael Recycle. You've got company in the yard at the City of Manteca's Solid Waste Division.
Care packages for troops stationed overseas were delivered this week.
Give the gift of music.
At the midway point in the season, things weren't unfolding as planned for the Lathrop boys basketball team and senior forward Eric Spencer.
There is a special bond that exists between father and youngest son in the Goatcher household, and it almost always reaches a crescendo about this time of the year.
Leo Soto doesn't have the luxury of a Gold Glove-winning shortstop or the most efficient defense in Sierra High history behind him.
The Manteca High boys tennis team continued its march toward a Valley Oak League title with a shutout victory over Sierra.
The sound of pins crashing against one another, the faint aroma of fryer food and hundreds of pairs of shoes fill Charlotte Black's work space.
One of the area's youngest coaches has an old soul when it comes to college hoops.
They've been matched in competition and their columns appear in print together every Tuesday morning.
Delia Martinez and her husband couldn't afford two gym memberships with their income, so they came up with a solution.
Rod Wright can draw up a fool-proof game plan to make your center small and insignificant and force you into bad shots.
MORAGA - The Sierra boys basketball team gathered in a dimly lit room, searching for the silver lining in a season-ending loss.
•Sierra student cheer section largest in years
Destiny can be a cruel bride.
Contrary to popular belief, the star quarterback doesn't command all the attention, nor does he covet it.
RIPON – Billy Marr and Sean Broker have skill sets and smarts that have made small-school college coaches across the nation drool and reach deep into their scholarship funds.
Joshua Patton, Hunter Johnson and Devin Nunez graced the interview stage at Sleep Train Arena, the senior stalwarts each donning the signature blue cap reserved for a Sac-Joaquin Section champion.
Former Sierra High pitcher and U.S. national team member Allie Walljasper is making the "ol' college try" look far too easy.
The past three days have been an exercise of control and focus for Scott Thomason and his history-making Sierra High boys basketball team.