MODESTO – One day after his pitching staff was burned by Beyer in a double-digit loss, Jon Manrique did what most do in emergency situations.
WOODLAND – In years past, John De Visser has played his cards close to his chest with Woodland Christian, refusing to throw his top pitchers against a perennial playoff team.
In post-game huddles at opposite ends of Agostini Field, the coaching staffs for the Manteca and East Union baseball teams delivered the same message.
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.
Bulldogs don't belong in a catbird seat, so East Union defensive coordinator Jason Stock's decision to leave the press box should come as no surprise.
East Union coach Willie Herrera put the future of the football program on the shoulders of a sophomore quarterback.
The Holly Rochelle Dance Company will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Sunday with a twist only a dancer could pull off.
Jack Miller recently retired from Manteca High, where the History teacher spent more than 30 years as an assistant coach with the football team. Miller was a part of four Sac-Joaquin Section championship teams and was twice voted Best of Manteca's Best Local Coach. Now City of Manteca Hall of Famer pays close attention to his yards, his golf game and granddaughter.
Willie Herrera knows just how close his East Union football team came to winning its season opener two weeks ago.
The Manteca High boys soccer team took full advantage of its first practice in nearly a week.
The two-point conversion has long been the nemesis of Manteca High football coach Eric Reis.
Manteca High coach Eric Reis put the headphones away at the half.
Despite heavy graduation losses, the Manteca High football team has begun the season on the watch list for a CIF State Bowl berth.
The National Pro Grid League has canceled its next two competitions, including the match between the San Francisco Fire and Boston Irons on Sunday.
Manteca High striker Marcus Montano trotted off the field with about five minutes left in Wednesday's match.
The Manteca High freshman football team has filled the vacancy on its schedule.
Costco has just about anything you could ever imagine, including compliments.
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.