From the start of the season, the rhetoric surrounding the Sierra and Weston Ranch boys basketball teams was consistent.
Sierra coach Scott Thomason was money from the 3-point line during his playing days at Pacific.
Scott Thomason wears a classic game-day outfit, and so do the members of his staff: solid colors with a coordinated tie.
And so the Maria Vazquez era begins at Sierra High.
RIPON – The Ripon High girls soccer team doesn't have the flashy striker with video-game numbers or a fresh Sac-Joaquin Section championship banner blowing in its corner.
With each match, Frank Fontana learns something new about his tennis team.
WESTON RANCH – Jaelen Ragsdale, the moment is yours.
The big man has tried cold compressions, massages, laser treatments and muscle stimulation.
The Sierra boys basketball stepped into the telephone booth a shaken No. 3 seed on the cusp of an embarrassing home defeat.
When the brackets for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs were announced, Chris Teevan welcomed the slog ahead of his basketball program.
LATHROP - It's now or never for Alex Garcia, a wrestler with a rich bloodline and one glaring omission on an otherwise sparkling resume.
The Maryann Wallace Pangburn 7/8 Grade All-Star Classic will return to Sierra High this Saturday after a one-year hiatus.
Tyler Graves-Kelso threw his body into the stands, his hands into the passing lanes, and more importantly, he threw a perfect strike to Marcus Montano with the game on the line.
Erik Scheive found space at the back-door, finishing a third-quarter lob with authority.
Marcus Montano has scored bending free kicks at the final whistle to win soccer games.
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By JAMES BURNS
Victor Polanco won't even touch the question.
After two decades with the program, Ron Vander Molen is no longer the boys varsity basketball coach at Ripon Christian.
RIPON – Jon De Visser has learned to embrace the zaniness of "Wrong Arm," his playful nickname for left-hander Connor McGovern.
Jack Thomson encourages today's student-athletes to play as many sports as possible, but as the baseball coach of several basketball players, the longtime Sierra High skipper has also been a victim of that phenomena.
Plant a seed.
Steven Rios was so fired up for Wednesday's clash with Oakdale that he could feel his body tightening up in the batter's box.
RIPON - In seven innings against a defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion, Ripon coach Jon Manrique bore witness to the very best and worst of his baseball team.
National speaker and former collegiate athletic director Jack Renkens is bringing his no-nonsense insight on the world of college recruiting to Manteca High.
RIPON - Manteca High freshman Kyle Rachels showed maturity well beyond his years, pitching four-plus innings of long relief.
Mayville State University coach John Haines made the 1,900-mile trip to the Family City equipped with only a simple pitch.
Tiffany McBroom and Ramona Huerta can cross the Boston Marathon off their running bucket list.
Ronaldo Tijero charged the dribbling baseball, bare-handing it halfway up the third-base line before releasing a rocket across the diamond.
Turns out, Tiffany McBroom was a natural.
Justin Coenenberg and the Manteca High girls soccer team will make their TV debut on Monday morning.
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