OAKDALE – Barring a collapse at the Trans-Valley League Championship, the Ripon High boys golf team has assured itself at least a share of its third straight league crown.
TRACY – Nick Sharp's game appears to be peaking at the right time.
The East Union baseball team won't see Tokay and sophomore pitcher Nick Dentoni the rest of the season, and that's a good thing.
It's a soda addiction of another sort.
If Tuesday's match with Kimball was a barometer for how good East Union can be this season, consider this:
Camron Moebius isn't an Eagle Scout just yet. It's a process, he says, complete with a mountain of paperwork and merit badge requirements.
Its logo might adorn all the letterhead and signage, but Manteca High soccer coach Justin Coenenberg will be the first to admit the "Kicking for a Cure" game is an event driven by the community.
Jocelyn Patane was nervous, intimidated and at times, lost on the wide-open stretches of the soccer field.
In black shades and a Hawaiian button-up, Larry Teunissen is the epitome of beach-boy cool.
Sierra's Jack Thomson turned to a teenager for direction late in a 7-1 victory, and the Hall of Fame skipper was rewarded for his faith.
Sierra High's playoff push got off on the right foot Tuesday evening with a blast off the left foot of Sydnee Canales.
RIPON – Trey Ozenbaugh joined the Ripon Christian football staff on a whim.
Ron Long climbed into the van parked at the rear of Fagundes Meats and Catering, his voice and imagination filling the empty cab.
A month ago, the Make-A-Wish Foundation brought Riley Simmons' wildest dreams to life, surprising the 11-year-old cancer survivor with a Hawaiian vacation.
Frank Teixeira pulls clumps of thinly sliced tri-tip from a tin with silver tongs, layering it like bricks across a bread roll.
He bounced near the starting line - wrists wrapped, hands covered in powder. The entire arena bounced along with him.
RIPON – For months, Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison and offensive coordinator Jeff Abrew have been inside the laboratory, retooling one of the area's most explosive offenses.
The Ripon and Sierra football teams will rekindle their rivalry in the marquee Zero Week game tonight.
BERKELEY - The San Francisco Fire burst onto the National Pro Grid League scene on Thursday night, defeating the road weary Philadelphia Founders.
LATHROP – Alfredo Reynaga hasn't wasted any time putting his stamp on the Lathrop High boys soccer program.
Alice Schlote wrapped her arms around the towering Italian cypress in her front yard, pulling her body close to its brush.
Victor Polanco stood on the sidelines, a sun hat pulled low on his brow.
The homeless are survivors by nature, so they're nothing if not crafty and resourceful. But is Manteca's homeless problem out of control?
The stakes just keep getting higher and higher for the football programs at Manteca and Oakdale high schools.
Kevin Mendiola wheeled back with his right foot and took the ball off a bounce, sending it crashing into the back of the net.
Big League Dreams Manteca is losing one of its superstars.
One of the most popular movies of 1973 was filmed, at least in part, at one of the most popular spots near Ripon and Manteca.
It seems nothing can slow down the Dash these days.
The Manteca Futbol Club Flash under-12 girls soccer team might not have a flashy Northern California ranking, but that could soon change.
It appears Ernie's Food & Spirits may soon be without an important ingredient.