David Massey helped shed some light on one of the area's more intriguing, odd-ball mysteries.
Some skipped. Some danced. Some linked arms and held hands. Others enjoyed conversation on a sun-splashed Friday morning.
Justin Coenenberg knew only what he had gathered second-hand – that Riley Simmons was a first-rate 9-year-old.
Manteca City Manager Karen McLaughlin moved about the dining hall at the Manteca Senior Center, shuffling between pockets of people.
The Ripon High drill team arrived in Kentucky with very specific orders: To improve on a so-so performance at the 2012 nationals.
The Manteca High girls soccer team came into Tuesday's match needing a win to remain viable in the Valley Oak League championship race.
When Jana Quitiquit began working at Rookies Pub and Grill as a cocktail waitress, she had the luxury of a slow learning curve.
RIPON – With long red hair blowing in the wind and a neck full of gold, Erika Brown owns the pool deck at the Ripon Aquatic Center.
Sommer Wilson watched the ball loop toward her, a slow-cruising changeup that finished at the belt.
The East Union baseball team struggled to deliver the finishing blow on Friday evening. When given the chance, Manteca's Ezekiel Diaz wouldn't make the same mistake, delivering Manteca a 5-3 victory. Diaz doubled into the gap in right-center field to plate the eventual game-winning runs in the top of the 12 inning, bringing to close another classic chapter in this storied crosstown rivalry. Diaz produced three hits, none bigger than his two-run knock beneath a ...
For Sierra golf coach Jeff Williams, a Valley Oak League victory never felt so unsettling. The Timberwolves edged crosstown rival Manteca on Thursday afternoon, but the manner in which they won the match will drive Williams' tutelage for the next few weeks. The box score suggests Sierra and Manteca left Manteca Park Golf Course locked in a stalemate: 244-244. But even in a gentleman's sport like golf, there can be no ties. Someone has to ...
The Sierra High boys tennis team has earned the right to rest. Rivalry week was a grind. The Timberwolves won their second match in as many days, this one a 5-4 decision at East Union under cloudy skies. Sierra began the week with a shutout loss to Manteca, but rebounded with victories over fellow Manteca Unified schools Lathrop and East Union. Thursday's triumph wasn't without suspense, though. The match went down to the last pairing, ...
Feared regionally, the Sierra softball team now has the respect of national pundits, too. For now, at least. The Timberwolves began Wednesday on a high, moving up five spots to No. 9 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Softball Rankings following victories over Kimball and Weston Ranch last week. Then came the crash. The Timberwolves' 11-game, season-long winning streak was snapped Wednesday evening by East Union. Sophomore Cherish Burks homered and had the game-sealing outfield ...
RIPON – John De Visser turned Wednesday afternoon's clash with Woodland Christian into an Abbott and Costello skit.
LATHROP – The Lathrop baseball team didn't need to beat Ryan Stevenson. It just needed to outlast the Mother Lode's best player and Sonora's fiery ace, which it did in a thrilling 2-1 victory in 10 innings on Wednesday. Stevenson was his usual dominant self, striking out seven Spartans while allowing one run. But he wouldn't factor in the end result. Reliever Evan Estes plunked Lathrop's Preston Rizo to start the 10th inning. After a ...
By JAMES BURNS
STOCKTON – He's revived asphalt racing in San Joaquin County, introduced a dirt track to its fans and may one day lay down a drag strip.
Terri Beam sat among her students in the computer lab on campus on Wednesday morning, glowing as warm and as bright as the blouse she wore.
Anne DiGiulio didn't sit much during Thursday's graduation ceremony at Park View Elementary School.
Tracy Crane slipped into a bikini and summer dress and joined her boyfriend Scott Johnson for a float down the Stanislaus River.
Alaina Haena's summer break has only just begun and already she's booked solid through August.
Jaelyn Stock had bounced around elementary schools in the Central Valley before she found a home at Neil Hafley.
Limping, Kianna Lamont entered the game in the eighth minute and nearly changed East Union's fortune with one good leg.
For years, Janet Sanders has shared her classroom with frustration, confusion and anger.
Jim Todd took a moment to himself to wade through the emotions following a season-ending loss to Colfax.
RIPON – Kevin Tameling remembers a time not so long ago when Ripon Christian was all heart with little results.
LODI – One of the larger wineries in the Central Valley rises from the fields east of Highway 99 like a stainless steel behemoth.
Carlon Perry leans forward onto his forearms, peering over the top of reading glasses.
For months, Michelle Halla has been collecting and shipping recyclables across the country as part of the Recycling Rumble.
Nikki Freitas pinned down quivering lips as she surveyed the newest panel in the Welcome Home Heroes series.