Jaelyn Stock had bounced around elementary schools in the Central Valley before she found a home at Neil Hafley.
Limping, Kianna Lamont entered the game in the eighth minute and nearly changed East Union's fortune with one good leg.
For years, Janet Sanders has shared her classroom with frustration, confusion and anger. She gets it. The written word can be difficult to master for even those that speak fluent English. Now imagine that you've just moved from a different country with an assortment of different customs, and speak an entirely different language. School becomes less a journey of enlightenment and more a mystery and struggle. "The whole process can be challenging," said Sanders, an ...
Jim Todd took a moment to himself to wade through the emotions following a season-ending loss to Colfax.
RIPON – Kevin Tameling remembers a time not so long ago when Ripon Christian was all heart with little results.
LODI – One of the larger wineries in the Central Valley rises from the fields east of Highway 99 like a stainless steel behemoth.
Carlon Perry leans forward onto his forearms, peering over the top of reading glasses. In front of him are a stack of papers and pamphlets tucked neatly into a folder. The folder tucks neatly into a briefcase, and the handle of the briefcase neatly into his hand. See how that works? Perry is nothing if not meticulous. Even his conversations have outlines, ruled by bullet points to ensure every point is made. "Let's not get ...
For months, Michelle Halla has been collecting and shipping recyclables across the country as part of the Recycling Rumble.
Nikki Freitas pinned down quivering lips as she surveyed the newest panel in the Welcome Home Heroes series.
Racing against time and trailing by a score, the East Union girls soccer team turned to desperation.
RIO LINDA – Teagan Manus scored a hat trick and Bryanna Heida earned the clean sheet as Ripon Christian moved within one win of its first Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
Ashley Almeida dove to her left, batting a rocket shot out of bounds. Moments earlier, Adrieanna Wood bounced back onto her feet just in time to make a sprawling save at the right post. "You see why I have to platoon them," whispered East Union girls soccer coach Jim Todd during Monday's finishing drill. The Lancers might have one of the area's more explosive offenses, but they've quietly built a fortress around their goal. East ...
On a championship-caliber team with no Sac-Joaquin Section championships, Jim Todd isn't leaning on a rich core of veterans for the missing ingredient.
By JAMES BURNS The Bulletin Josh Spooner has built a strong portfolio in the world of California high school distance running. The Sierra High junior has all the necessary benchmarks: He's qualified for the CIF State Cross Country Championship and recently placed second at the Valley Oak League Track and Field Championships in the 3,200 meter. But even he acknowledges the bottom-line truth. When looking back on a cross country season that finished in Fresno ...
Meghan Wallace stood at the edge of the penalty area in stunned disbelief - hands atop her head, mouth agape.
Riley Simmons finally has the pièce de résistance for her soccer-themed bedroom makeover, and she found it in the oddest of places – the library. Simmons was presented with an oversized check worth $7,054 by head coach Justin Coenenberg, members of Manteca High's administrative staff and the captains of the varsity girls soccer team on Thursday in the Manteca High library. When asked if she'd ever seen a check that big, the 9-year-old fourth grader ...
By JAMES BURNS
STOCKTON – He's revived asphalt racing in San Joaquin County, introduced a dirt track to its fans and may one day lay down a drag strip.
Terri Beam sat among her students in the computer lab on campus on Wednesday morning, glowing as warm and as bright as the blouse she wore.
Anne DiGiulio didn't sit much during Thursday's graduation ceremony at Park View Elementary School.
Tracy Crane slipped into a bikini and summer dress and joined her boyfriend Scott Johnson for a float down the Stanislaus River.
Alaina Haena's summer break has only just begun and already she's booked solid through August.