Allie Walljasper seems to have a teenage love affair going with LSU. And the Tigers, are one lucky Division I collegiate softball program. The Sierra High incoming senior, who has already won two Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV titles during her high school career, has verbally committed to LSU. She plans on moving to the South next summer, after her final competitive, travel-ball season with the San Jose Sting. "I have one more year left with ...
Jake Corn let the cat out of the bag to kick off his final high school summer. The Manteca incoming senior went on record announcing he has verbally committed to the University of Oregon. "It's already verbal," said Corn, the Bulletin's 2013 All-Area Baseball MVP. "Their campus is gorgeous and everything around is so green. Their baseball field is amazing, and their facilities are the best." Corn, who has led Manteca into the Sac-Joaquin Section ...
For one local Little League All-Star squad, the California Section 6 Tournament is all-too familiar territory.
WESTON RANCH - Isaiah Perez of the Manteca 11-12 year old All-Star squad only gave up one hit in two starts against Northgate during the District 67 Little League All-Star Tournament hosted by Paul Weston Park and Weston Ranch Little League. Perez pieced together a one-hitter against his team's cross-town rival during a shortened 11-0 victory Sunday morning, which crowned Manteca District 67 All-Star Tournament champions for a second consecutive season. "Perez just throws hard," ...
SALIDA - Grant Houle of the Manteca minor division All-Star squad went to work for 4 1/3 innings Friday during the quarterfinals of the District 67 Little League Tournament.
LATHROP – Josh Twelker has finally arrived on the professional wakeboarding scene. Today and Saturday during the 2013 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour's third stop in Lathrop, the 19-year old from Discovery Bay will get an opportunity to shine at Mossdale Quarry Lakes. Twelker, who is currently a rookie on the Tour, will be one of approximately 50 pro/junior-pro wake boarders who will be competing in three different divisions. "(Discovery Bay) is about 30 minutes from ...
RIPON – Way before he played quarterback in the NFL, and even before becoming a two-year starter at Stanford University, Randy Fasani had a stellar career at Del Oro of Loomis – one of the high school football powerhouses among the Sac-Joaquin Section.
By JOHN-JOEL GRIFFITHS The Bulletin TRACY – Ryan Zimmermann was all business during the finals of the District 67 majors division Tournament of Champions on Saturday morning. Zimmermann not only went to 2 for 3 and scored two runs, but he also belted a solo home run in the top of the sixth that helped the Manteca Brewers fend off Weston Ranch's Reds, 6-3. "(Weston Ranch was) in the championship, and they must be good ...
By JOHN-JOEL GRIFFITHS The Bulletin LATHROP – The Manteca minor division Diamondbacks were forced to win a three-game playoff series just to punch its ticket into this year's District 67 Tournament of Champions. On Sunday, Manteca won its fourth straight TOC matchup as it knocked off the Tracy American Angels to win the championship at Mossdale Landing Community Park, 6-3. "We only lost three games this year," said Manteca Diamondbacks head coach Jason Genilla, whose ...
WESTON RANCH – Juan Hernandez had been clutch for the Weston Ranch Little League junior division Giants all season.
RIPON – Ripon Christian's annual Knights Volleyball Camp had its biggest turnout in the history of the week-long summer camp Thursday.
A productive year at the plate might be an understatement when referring to the type of season Ripon Christian's now-graduated senior Dominic Nelson just had.
Mantecans might remember East Union 2011 graduate Brittany LaMar playing behind the dish during her years in an All-City Softball and Lancer uniform.
Christian Manes has golf skill running through his ancestry. The Ripon Christian graduate's grandfather Lee Weintz, who co-designed Ripon's Spring Creek Golf & Country Club course in 1965, was also one of the facilities' first golf pros. "I've been playing golf since I was really little," said Manes, who signed his National Letter of Intent to play golf and attend Dordt College on Tuesday morning. "My grandpa used to always take me out when I ...
Ripon's softball team certainly pitched and played defense this spring. The Trans-Valley League took notice and voted five of the Indians' players from this year's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff squad to the all-league first team. Highlighting the list was Ripon's University of Loyola Marymount-bound senior Nicole Kaiser (Defensive Player of the Year) and freshman hurler Danielle Sperry (Pitcher of the Year). Kaiser was voted the TVL's best defensive player for a second season in ...
Ripon Christian senior Andrew Brown pieced together a historic season that came to a heart-breaking end in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship game at Lodi's Grape Bowl on Saturday.
MODESTO – Weston Ranch head coach Chris Teevan went head-to-head against his former high school coach Mike Vander Molen during the second round of the Modesto City Classic Thursday night.
MODESTO – East Union's boys basketball squad resorted to its bread and butter down the stretch of Wednesday's opening round matchup of the Modesto City Classic.
Ripon senior Taylor Vernon won't be done playing softball after high school.
LODI – Billy Marr's final pass of his junior season was a little high to the left sideline.
FRESNO - Sierra sophomore Josh Spooner recorded the best finish of the four local runners competing at Saturday's CIF State Cross Country Championships at Fresno's Woodward Park.
Ripon Christian's first-year defensive coordinator Eddie Erdelatz has coaching in his ancestry.
Ripon Christian has reached the pinnacle of success for its 10th-year varsity football program under first-year head coach Randy Fasani.
WOODLAND – Andrew Brown only needed 117 yards to capture this year's Sac-Joaquin Section rushing title during Friday night's semifinal matchup against Woodland Christian.
Ripon High's Jamie DeBruyn was named the Trans-Valley League's 2013 Coach of the Year for the first time after leading his Indians to a historical season in which the Indians earned the school's first championship in boys soccer.
RIPON – Ripon Christian hopes the old cliché "the third time is a charm" holds some type of truthfulness during tonight's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinal matchup against No. 2-seeded Woodland Christian (9-1).
By JOHN-JOEL GRIFFITHS
FOLSOM – Not long after Harleen Pabla punched her third consecutive ticket to the CIF State Cross Country Championships Saturday afternoon, her Manteca High coach Rick Cuevas was on the phone with College of Idaho's Pat McMurray.
COLFAX - Sierra's season came down to the final play of its Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV opener Friday at Colfax.
Friday night will mark the fifth time in six years that Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison and his football squad will make a Sac-Joaquin Section postseason appearance.