Noah Valdez might have the spirit and moves of a basketball player, but he's got a legion of soccer players cheering him on.
It hasn't taken Randy Schaapman long to leave his mark on collegiate rodeo.
Recycling Rumble's reigning champion won't relinquish its title without a fight.
The Delta Rebels are no more.
Emily Whitaker answered a call-out for a quirky San Francisco art show, never realizing her submission would be accepted and then broadcast across the globe by a leading news source.
Is Junior bouncing around in his car seat? Is little Missy struggling to stay upright?
The Manteca Area Soccer League's spring season is just around the corner.
RIPON – The Ripon Christian girls basketball team defended its title. So did star guard Teagan Manus.
LATHROP – Law enforcement officers and MedicAlert representatives will be there. So too will a mental expert and the parents of special needs children.
There are two things Phil Waterford loves just as much as putting someone in the right car or truck.
Two Manteca fitness centers traded the comforts of home for one of Northern California's popular trails on Sunday morning.
Boutique Couture will open its new location at 204 Main Street in Ripon in April, said owner Carol Noceti.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Susan McCreath has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by the Manteca Bulletin and CORE Athletic Performance. Her journal, along with her measurements, will appear in Tuesday's print edition.
By JAMES BURNS
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.
TURLOCK – Jack Gioffre pumped his fist following his victory in the 50-yard freestyle and then sought the hand of his closest competitor.
Teri Palmer has put together enough care packages to know that the best gift an American soldier can receive isn't soap, soup or a magazine, but a hand-written note.
Her name is synonymous with the sport of basketball in the Family City, yet Molly DeRoos is having a hard time finding a sanctioned game.
Miguel Lopez has found his place in history. Yet again.
A Manteca man who suffered a compound fracture above his ankle during a river accident and faced amputation will get to keep his left foot.
Levi Gray followed the revelers up the train bridge that spans the Stanislaus River, eventually hurling his 265-pound body into the cool waters below.
The mad scramble at Saturday's Mid-Valley Swim League luau wasn't for the final dollop of poi or last shreds of pork, but a pivotal tri-meet victory.
RIPON – It must be good to be a Gioffre.
When Isela Rivera woke the morning following the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship and a celebratory pool party, she didn't need a pinch to know it was real.
For three months, Scott Tolman chased a time taped to the ceiling above his bed.
RIPON – Even out of season, Hannah Sweet keeps a constant presence at the Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
TURLOCK - The Mid-Valley Swim League gathered for its midseason invitational and six stood out in the crowd.
Step No. 1: Squeeze lotion into palm of hand.
TURLOCK – What the Ripon Sea Lions lacked in quantity at Saturday's dual meet with the Turlock Sea Dogs, it made up for with quality swims.
The Atlas girls of the Manteca Futbol Club leveled up but did not level off, capturing its first tournament trophy in the 11-and-under age group.