Todd Dunaway has a vision and it doesn't include his best athletes in swimsuits, street clothes or casts.
Katie Byrd arrived in Nashville knowing the cross-country move was a Hail Mary. The songstress began dazzling crowds as a child in Missouri, where'd she win multiple talent shows and awards. The former Manteca and Ripon resident even flirted with a career in the country music capital of the world. But she was young – and without many contacts or much of a plan. Byrd returned to Nashville in March of 2012 a stronger, more ...
Students and families of Woodward Elementary School reached their finish line on April 6. The Mustang running club completed its progressive marathon at the "Hit the Streets for Hunger" 1-mile and 5-kilometer race earlier this month. One of the morning's highlights came courtesy of Woodward principal Sherrie Jamero, who ran the 5K with a running club student at her side. Those that completed the progressive marathon – a 26.2-mile journey spread out over several months ...
He looks like a miniature version of the Hulk, minus, of course, the green skin. Broad shoulders. Big arms. A square jaw. It's hard to imagine Alex Avila, Manteca's traveling personal trainer and a former Sierra High football standout, as a heavy child. But he was. Avila says he was 6 when he first took control of his body, laying the framework for a life in physical fitness. Back then, he had high hopes of ...
Michelle Crippen and Debbie Schickert were sickened by what they saw, but couldn't pull away from their TVs.
On Saturday night, when the sun has set and thousands of tiny lights illuminate the dark of Dino Cunial Field, Kim Bettencourt will whisper softly into a breeze.
Annalicia Machado-Luis wears a crown and sash and rides atop sleek convertibles, waving and smiling to scores of people from Sacramento to Turlock.
Armando Ibarra-Espinoza had just arrived at a friend's house in a suburb outside of Boston when his cell phone began to chirp.
A golf cart belonging to Ripon Christian Schools was removed from the pool at Ripon High on Monday.
Most days, Irma Hernandez feels like a therapist or a teacher. Not a tax preparer. The office manager at Liberty Tax Service looked the part on Monday morning, too. Wearing black-framed glasses and using her pointer finger as a guide, Hernandez had just one goal for the busiest day of the tax season – to comfort the uncomfortable. And on national Tax Day, there were plenty. Monday was the last day to file federal taxes ...
David Massey helped shed some light on one of the area's more intriguing, odd-ball mysteries.
Some skipped. Some danced. Some linked arms and held hands. Others enjoyed conversation on a sun-splashed Friday morning.
Justin Coenenberg knew only what he had gathered second-hand – that Riley Simmons was a first-rate 9-year-old.
Manteca City Manager Karen McLaughlin moved about the dining hall at the Manteca Senior Center, shuffling between pockets of people.
The Ripon High drill team arrived in Kentucky with very specific orders: To improve on a so-so performance at the 2012 nationals.
Courtney Range and Bri Moore were teammates for one season at St. Mary's.
Shelves and stacks of books, some reaching from floor to ceiling, create a labyrinth inside this Main Street store.
How's this for degree of difficulty: To find Manteca High's only diver in recent history you'll have to travel to Tracy High.
Thousands of unwanted guests have forced Lucy and Bryan Cook to cancel their Cinco de Mayo party.
Nigel Malone has received an NFL audition.
Manteca High's boys tennis team ended a four-year slide in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II playoffs with Monday's commanding 8-1 victory over Western Athletic Conference No. 3 seed Livingston at Manteca Regional Tennis Center.
Going into the regular-season finale between East Union and Manteca girls soccer teams there's plenty of intrigue beyond feuding neighbors.
RIPON – For Tami Kamper and the Ripon Christian tennis team, the matches will get infinitely harder beginning with the Sac-Joaquin Section Team Tournament.
Top Guns, indeed.
No one will accuse Ken McIntosh of being a man with no rhythm. His New Balance tennis shoes bounced to the beat playing overhead – and his body followed – as the 74-year-old former newspaperman led the Silver Sneakers through their warm-up. "Welcome. Glad to see everyone," he bellowed over Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" – the opening song to this hour-long workout at California Total Fitness. "Now let's get our cardio going. Step. Step. Step." ...
Demetrius Snaer has memories that live among the afro puffs and big-collared shirts of the disco era, but he swears that wasn't his motivation.
MODESTO – Raul Mora lacks any formal training and admits to having two left feet.
Anthony Alcaraz sat forward in his seat, staring quizzically at the track, convinced someone had made a mistake.
Jim Anderson turned toward "Fingers" on the keyboard and let his legs shake, dipping his left knee as the music reached a crescendo.
Tracy Crane has organized memorial races, uniting the heavy-hearted in a common cause.