Annisity Miller tracks her name on the board hanging high above the weight room at Sierra High.
STOCKTON - The Wolf Pack spilled out of the stands, washing the court in blues, grays and whites.
Rena Dragony emerged from a scrum beneath the basket with a smile and her pinkies pointed to the sky.
With about six minutes left in the third quarter, Jim Agostini called a timeout and did something he rarely ever does.
Don't look now, but the high school basketball postseason is upon us.
Ripon Christian three-sport athlete Kyle Colyn has signed a letter of intent to play golf at Dordt College in the fall.
Manteca High wanted to send a message to the pundits keeping close watch on the Sac-Joaquin Section's boys basketball scene.
The under-9 Benfica Red girls of the Manteca Futbol Club captured their age division at the Riley Simmons 6v6 Shootout on Saturday.
Bobby Ismail specializes in the rehabilitation of the body, and now it seems, the building too.
Chris Teevan turned the game into a chess match, just as he had promised, sending five fast-action guards at the reigning Valley Oak League champions.
In his fifth season, coach Alex Nuanez has the Sierra High wrestling program trending in the right direction.
ESCALON – Aaron Paschini scored 10 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, fueling Ripon's late surge in a 53-49 victory on Friday night.
OAKDALE – It was about this time last year that Olivia Vezaldenos and the East Union girls basketball team began their playoff push.
HUGHSON – Ripon Christian kept its perfect Trans-Valley League record intact but may have lost a key player in the process.
LATHROP – Jaelen Ragsdale had his best performance in weeks on a night when Lathrop star Isaiah Ellis struggled just to stay on the court.
The past three days have been an exercise of control and focus for Scott Thomason and his history-making Sierra High boys basketball team.
STOCKTON - Jaelen Ragsdale lingered around the bench, shuffling between handshakes, high-fives and hugs from appreciative Cougar fans.
In four years, the Manteca High girls soccer program has raised more than $25,000 for the American Cancer Society and ill-stricken families in the community.
The Manteca High boys basketball has been pitted against one of the hottest teams in Northern California, but Foothill remains a secondary concern at this point.
Weston Ranch boys basketball coach Chris Teevan let nature run its course during Monday afternoon's practice.
SACRAMENTO - With 23 seconds left and victory safely in hand, Scott Thomason reared back and howled toward the rafters at Sleep Train Arena.
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.