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.
Racing against time and trailing by a score, the East Union girls soccer team turned to desperation.
RIO LINDA – Teagan Manus scored a hat trick and Bryanna Heida earned the clean sheet as Ripon Christian moved within one win of its first Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
Ashley Almeida dove to her left, batting a rocket shot out of bounds.
On a championship-caliber team with no Sac-Joaquin Section championships, Jim Todd isn't leaning on a rich core of veterans for the missing ingredient.
East Union has won three games for the first time under fourth-year football coach Willie Herrera.
Let's play a word association game, shall we? When I say "Sierra High football," what adjectives and superlatives spring to mind?
In nearly a decade at his post, Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison has rarely dipped into his lower-levels for talent.
It might be the best matchup no one's talking about, and that's OK with East Union coach Willie Herrera.
LATHROP – On Friday, there wasn't much that went right for the Lathrop football team and its daring quarterback, Diego Chavez
Chelsea Gray was destined to assist others, whether by pass or by lesson. The former Brock Elliott Elementary School student has succeeded at basketball's highest levels, winning state championships at
Boulanger Mike Kalanty never thought he'd be a writer, per se.
SANTA CLARA - Neil MacDannald traced his way through the belly of Levi's Stadium, distancing himself from a 42-21 loss to a bitter rival.
LATHROP – Statistically, it might have been Devin Nunez's worst performance under center for Sierra.
RIPON – Billy Marr engineered two scoring drives in the final three minutes as Ripon Christian completed a come-from-behind victory on Friday evening.
For three years, Billy Sharmoug and Isaac McClain were the big men on the Manteca High campus.
It looks like the Manteca High football team will have its big stars for the big game.
Angelica Dean was, by all accounts, caring, selfless and hardworking, and the longtime Manteca resident used those traits to build a career in assisting the elderly.
MERCED – The lobby at Coffee Bandits froths with conversation of all flavors, and it's not uncommon to find those on divergent paths sharing creamers.
Jeff Harbison pointed to the scoreboard hanging over the crowd at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, inviting everyone to take one last look.