John Perez Sr. pulled into the stadium parking lot nearly three hours before kickoff and was still tardy to the tailgate party.
STOCKTON – Billy Sharmoug and Elijah Cooper tugged at the corners of the blue banner, jostling for possession of football's ultimate keepsake.
STOCKTON – The Manteca High football team claimed its third Sac-Joaquin Section championship in eight years, routing Sacramento 49-6 in a driving rain at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Nearly 200 more families will enjoy a Thanksgiving Day turkey thanks to the sacrifice of many over the weekend.
The Turkey Day Throwdown crowned two winners: Sean Sanders, Marco Marchinni and Catie Marchinni in the scaled division; and Mark Gonzales, Matt Tafoya and Jazz Herrera in the RX'd division.
Ben Theiss' quick assessment of the inaugural Heller Lipsett Memorial Run, which took place Sunday:
Alex Laurel jumped over the goal line, splitting two defenders on the way to his fourth touchdown of the evening.
A Manteca man was sentenced on Friday to 165 years to life in prison for a multitude of sexual misconduct charges stemming from exchanges he had with two children.
Pat Langdon isn't much of a video game connoisseur, but he did raise two teenagers at the height of the industry's explosion.
Upon further review, Manteca High's wild 69-55 win over Central Valley in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs was one for the ages.
"Big, Bad Benfica" earned the respect of its peers and the adoration of an entire soccer community, just not the cup it chased for months.
The couch is much too small for Cathy, Don and Ashton Lee to sit on at once, but they gladly squeeze into its purple arms, cradling their youngest son.
Hunched over, Eric Reis pulled two of his strongest linemen out of the crowd and pointed to his back.
STOCKTON – Only one team stands between the Weston Ranch boys soccer team and the school's first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
When it comes time to cut the ribbon on the new playground at Sequoia Heights Baptist Church, Camron Moebius might be too old to enjoy the slides, swings and pull-up bar.
It was hard to tell which pitch was more impressive – the one he delivered with his hand or the microphone.
Well that didn't take long.
Staying in the 300 block of East Yosemite Avenue ….
The popular Wednesday night bike ride out of Georges Bikes in Ripon returns this Wednesday. The ride will start at 6 p.m. and cover a 20-plus-mile loop. No word yet on the official start for the Tuesday and Thursday evening rides.
History and health collide this month at the Manteca Museum.
There was a time when CiCi Juarez had a hard time gauging the people of Manteca. She was new to The Family City, and fittingly, the Bay Area transplant felt like an outsider.
After weeks of evaluation, East Union soccer coach Victor Polanco says he has selected his starting 11 for next week's Valley Oak League opener.
Thanks to the hungry mouths of hundreds, the Pregnancy Help Center was able to raise thousands toward its mobile ultrasound unit.
History was made in Robert Mayfield's history classroom, and it started with a dare.
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.