There are dynamic strikers and then there are determined strikers.
RIPON – The players gathered in shallow left field with their heads hung low, waiting … and waiting … and waiting for their skipper's final thoughts.
SACRAMENTO - Manteca High sophomore Logan Jackson capped her season with a sixth-place showing at the Sac-Joaquin Section junior varsity dive championships this past weekend.
When Kathy Beer Napolitano became pregnant, she made the difficult decision to leave the Air Force.
Watched closely by two and sometimes three defenders, Isela Rivera has had to find creative ways to keep the East Union offense moving forward this season.
When the soccer season began, the lanky junior patrolling the net for Manteca High was a bona fide star … on the volleyball court.
With the season hanging in the balance, Frank Fontana and the Manteca High tennis team looked to two of its newest players for the pivotal point.
East Union had waited five years to celebrate a Valley Oak League championship, so what was another 30 minutes?
Dakota Conners' first error in Valley Oak League play nearly cost Sierra High.
Jordan Fontanilla and Natalie Griffin stood a little taller than their peers on Saturday afternoon.
The East Union girls soccer team will rest its legs before making a charge at its first section championship.
RIPON – All week long, the talk around the Ripon baseball facility had centered on Tanner Pruett's looping curve ball.
Isela Rivera missed on a back-post header, whiffed on a breakaway from the top of box and pushed a few other shots wide.
Sierra nearly blew its chance to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Tournament for the first time since 2010 Tuesday in the Valley Oak League Championships.
The middle of Sierra's lineup continued to terrorize Valley Oak League pitching on Tuesday.
Brandi Galindo plays with a quiet confidence, but her physique cuts a loud impression.
He trudged out of the water, his shirt soaked and pulled tight around his skin, glasses and hat hanging from head. He towed a pathetic pink raft behind him, completing the look of a man who had been beaten and embarrassed by the elements.
Anthony Thomas doesn't shy away from the label, or begrudge those that gawk and needle him with questions down at the skate park.
The Manteca Dolphins honored their top swimmers on Tuesday evening.
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.