The fund-raising season is demanding of its champion.
Robert Iniquez will take the next few months to reflect on his first foray into weight-loss competitions.
His shoes and wallet have been designed tastefully for a man of his profession.
RIPON – A year ago, Waterford denied Ripon Christian its first outright Southern League football championship with a stunning late-season defeat.
If Mike Midgley has a future in television, he's not saying.
The Manteca Junior Buffaloes varsity team sharpened its teeth for this weekend's Battle of the Beasts with a 34-7 win over the Merced Bears.
HILMAR – Nick Price shouted until his voice went hoarse, imploring his defense to come up with one last stop.
Chris Johnson and Frank Marques' relationship extends beyond the painted sidelines and stands of the football field.
The success of Hilmar High's spread offense has been tied to two of the Valley's top quarterbacks.
Juan Acosta tumbled to the turf following the final whistle, wearing a look of frustration.
Manteca Cowboys president Eddie Lopez spouted all the usual superlatives to describe his opponent following a 41-27 loss on Saturday.
The Manteca Junior Buffaloes bounced back from their only loss of the season with a simple formula on Saturday in a 46-8 victory over the Los Banos Wildcats.
"We can make your eye pop out of the socket and hang there up against your cheek. ... I've got a brain you can carry around. ... We can also make it look like the bone is popping out."
OAKDALE – Eric Reis closed his postgame speech on Friday evening with three very apt words for his program:
Employee handbooks don't have protocols for apocalyptic episodes.
LATHROP – History has followed Gabe Padilla's arrival on the Lathrop High campus, but even the second-year soccer coach understands they are but small steps in a long climb.
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.