Former Weston Ranch point guard Eric Duncan left the city of Stockton with big aspirations. He packed his bag, grabbed his basketball and held tight to his Division I dreams.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article first appeared in the Nov. 8, 2013 edition of the Manteca Bulletin. It has been modified to accommodate Sunday's second annual Heller E. Lipsett Memorial.
Brooke Riley stood over a nasty 4-foot putt with a clear understanding of what it meant.
All season long, they've carried themselves like MVPs, making the tough calls and taking the tough shots.
McParland Principal Dale Borgeson came up with the vision for his school's next health and fitness project.
Confetti wafted in the air above the home bleachers and players were met with hugs and high-fives at every turn.
By now, the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoff brackets have been dissected and analyzed by anyone with a rooting interest or a job to do.
ROCKLIN – The morning commute couldn't have gone much worse for the Ripon High boys water polo team.
The Ripon Christian boys soccer program has waited nearly 20 years for an opportunity to win another Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
RIPON - Kyle Colyn's cheek twitched with nervous excitement and it was all he could do to suppress a smile.
RIPON - When you're cousins, so close in age and interests you may as well be brothers, you develop certain advantages in the athletic arena.
The Valley Oak League season lived up to expectation, delivering us four worthy title contenders, and essentially two championship games on the final night.
After sputtering midway through the season, the Green Machine has reached top speed just in time for another postseason run.
RIPON – Travis Vander Molen buried his head in his hands after misfiring on a point-blank header.
There's a special bond that exists between quarterback and coach, which makes this Friday's rivalry tilt between Manteca and East Union, well...
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Manteca Unified School District students that agreed to be interviewed by the Bulletin spoke under a condition of anonymity.
I get it now.
Leo Soto doesn't have the luxury of a Gold Glove-winning shortstop or the most efficient defense in Sierra High history behind him.
The Manteca High boys tennis team continued its march toward a Valley Oak League title with a shutout victory over Sierra.
The sound of pins crashing against one another, the faint aroma of fryer food and hundreds of pairs of shoes fill Charlotte Black's work space.
One of the area's youngest coaches has an old soul when it comes to college hoops.
They've been matched in competition and their columns appear in print together every Tuesday morning.
Delia Martinez and her husband couldn't afford two gym memberships with their income, so they came up with a solution.
Rod Wright can draw up a fool-proof game plan to make your center small and insignificant and force you into bad shots.
MORAGA - The Sierra boys basketball team gathered in a dimly lit room, searching for the silver lining in a season-ending loss.
•Sierra student cheer section largest in years
Destiny can be a cruel bride.
Contrary to popular belief, the star quarterback doesn't command all the attention, nor does he covet it.
RIPON – Billy Marr and Sean Broker have skill sets and smarts that have made small-school college coaches across the nation drool and reach deep into their scholarship funds.
Joshua Patton, Hunter Johnson and Devin Nunez graced the interview stage at Sleep Train Arena, the senior stalwarts each donning the signature blue cap reserved for a Sac-Joaquin Section champion.