LATHROP – Scott Tolman and Johnny Buonauro took the high-point trophy in their hands, raising it high above the pool deck for those with a camera to capture.
LATHROP – The Manteca Dolphins received a considerable boost heading into today's Mid-Valley Swim League Championship.
Emmanuel Elijah sat in the shadows of the home stands in between sprints, slowing down just enough to catch his breath.
Scott Tolman and Mallory Brubaker are ready for swimming's next challenge: a year-round program.
The Manteca Dolphins had gone seven seasons without so much as a trophy or top-3 finish at a Mid-Valley Swim League invitational.
The moments before a race are the most precious for Justin Park.
RIPON – Erika Brown reached heights unparalleled this past spring, capturing three events at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships.
Just how excited is Tia Sidtikun for soccer's next stop, a coastal college with a coming-of-age program?
Penny Winston settled into Jim's shoulder and threw her legs forward as the two found a seat at the edge of the stage.
LATHROP – Before there were water and wakes, high-powered boats, cash prizes and television cameras, Mossdale Quarry Lakes was home to rock.
Veteran Joe Waltman doesn't want to undersell his hamburgers or the Classic Car Show.
When I left the house this morning, my son was still in his PJs and our living room had been transformed into a Lego fun factory.
The man arrested for possessing an explosive device in front of a Ripon hardware store on Saturday has been identified.
RIPON – The man arrested for possessing an explosive device in front of a hardware store on Saturday has been identified.
Contrary to popular belief, Santa's helpers come in all shapes and sizes.
FRESNO – Jaelen Ragsdale scored 25 points to lead four players in double figures as the Weston Ranch boys basketball team cruised to victory in the opening round of the Holiday Invitational Tournament.
Two knee surgeries in less than a year nearly shattered Chelsea Gray's confidence.
In time, the Manteca High basketball team may compete with the big boys of the Sac-Joaquin Section.
STOCKTON - The fall from grace has been sudden and swift for the Lathrop boys basketball team, but coach Nate McGrath can see the potential in all the losses.
Eriq Kurys spent an entire season on the backline for the Sierra High soccer team, emerging as an all-Valley Oak League caliber defender.
In her final months, Frances Loureiro may have forgotten the lyrics to her favorite songs, but the beat and rhythm reverberated through her soul, connecting her with family and friends one last time.
Kevin Custer clutched the microphone in one hand, thanking those that came before him – his father, his grandfathers, his uncles and his cousins – for bringing him to this moment.
Milestone birthdays beg for more than one bash.
The Ripon Christian boys soccer team rolled to Southern League and Sac-Joaquin Section championships, chasing only history throughout its magical run.
RIPON - Rod Wright can't remember a team from his past that has shot as poorly to start a season as his current club.
The Manteca Futbol Club will host the 3rd annual Riley Simmons 6v6 Shootout on Jan. 31 at Woodward Park.
Though these young high school rivals have been club teammates for only a month, Manteca Futbol Club coach Ronnie Green says the bond amongst his 16-year-olds is strong.
Brett Lewis got an early test of his team's depth in a 70-56 victory over Lincoln of Stockton, and the first-year coach was pleased with what he discovered.
It used to be that, right about now, Jordan Kron would be shelving his soccer cleats for sneakers and a basketball, trading one starring role for another at East Union.