Bryan Ramos is humble but relentless, a goal-thirsty striker who won't give up on a play, a run or a teammate.
Gino Campiotti tossed two touchdowns but the Manteca Junior Buffaloes couldn't match scores with the Oakdale Stampede in a 36-14 loss.
There is Helen and there is Grace – the iconic women of the CrossFit culture. Each has the ability to knock a grown man to his knees … to make the human body seize and pant, spilling pain and exhaustion onto the gymnasium floor. But when fully embraced, these ladies – these signature female WODs – have a way of lifting the human spirit, carrying it to physical and emotional heights never before imagined. There ...
STOCKTON – Weston Ranch High's top playmaker sat in the stands, dressed in street clothes with an undisclosed injury.
The Weston Ranch JROTC program's pinnacle moment was nearly dashed by, of all things, Major League Baseball.
RIPON – They are fish out of water, forced to find relief at high school swimming pools not their own.
"Do I hear $10? … How about $20? … $100? … $1,000?"
When it comes to comparing coaching careers, others are green with envy. Few have done it better and for longer than Manteca High football coach Eric Reis, who goes hunting for yet another milestone this Friday evening. The Buffaloes continue their push for a Valley Oak League title with a homecoming tilt against Lathrop High and first-year coach Steven Wichman. The two represent opposite ends of the coaching spectrum in the Valley Oak League. Wichman ...
It took the Manteca High cheer program exactly four minutes to leave a lasting impression on the Oakland Raiderettes.
Kallie Kassner endures through the pain, the quarter-inch of small intestine protruding through her abdomen wall and the pouch that collects the waste.
Alex Laurel followed the herd of Buffalo-sized blockers in front of him, veering outside the tackle box.
There will be a hint of sadness and nostalgia amid all the excitement of Manteca and Sonora's Valley Oak League opener tonight.
If you're a homecoming candidate at Sierra or Lathrop high schools and you're serious about wearing the crown tonight, let me introduce you to a friend …
In Frank Alvarado's mind, the terms are pretty clear: If cancer is going to continue to affect people in his life, well…
It won't be a battle of the bands so much as an all-star collaboration.
His shoes and wallet have been designed tastefully for a man of his profession.
RIPON – A year ago, Waterford denied Ripon Christian its first outright Southern League football championship with a stunning late-season defeat.
If Mike Midgley has a future in television, he's not saying.
The Manteca Junior Buffaloes varsity team sharpened its teeth for this weekend's Battle of the Beasts with a 34-7 win over the Merced Bears.
HILMAR – Nick Price shouted until his voice went hoarse, imploring his defense to come up with one last stop.
Chris Johnson and Frank Marques' relationship extends beyond the painted sidelines and stands of the football field.
The success of Hilmar High's spread offense has been tied to two of the Valley's top quarterbacks.
Juan Acosta tumbled to the turf following the final whistle, wearing a look of frustration.
Manteca Cowboys president Eddie Lopez spouted all the usual superlatives to describe his opponent following a 41-27 loss on Saturday.
The Manteca Junior Buffaloes bounced back from their only loss of the season with a simple formula on Saturday in a 46-8 victory over the Los Banos Wildcats.
"We can make your eye pop out of the socket and hang there up against your cheek. ... I've got a brain you can carry around. ... We can also make it look like the bone is popping out."
OAKDALE – Eric Reis closed his postgame speech on Friday evening with three very apt words for his program:
Employee handbooks don't have protocols for apocalyptic episodes.
Manteca High football coach Eris Reis is on the cusp win No. 100 in a decorated coaching career that has spanned 12 seasons at his alma mater.
In time, the crepe myrtle plunged into the ground at Lincoln Elementary School will bloom beautiful pink flowers.