When the cat is away, the mice will play. Unfortunately for El Dorado of Placerville, the cat came back.
ESCALON – Ripon finished third in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V wrestling championships Saturday, but it was the Indians' opening-day performance Friday that set the tone.
OAKDALE – East Union's Alan Huerta is going to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters championships – but he took the long way and almost did not make it.
As a kid I fancied myself as kind of a rebel, but in retrospect, I was anything but. The most rebellious thing I ever did was to wear green and yellow tennis shoes under my high-school graduation gown (our school colors were blue and gold) as a way to show my displeasure for how I had been shafted in football and track my senior year. (That is a column for another day).
LATHROP - With a playoff spot on the line, Sierra's Daniel Wyatt and Lathrop's Junior Ballard squared off and played remarkable games, with the host Spartans coming out on fire and finishing hot, but not hot enough.
RIPON - For the first four minutes of the Trans-Valley League showdown for first place Tuesday night between Ripon and visiting Ripon Christian, the Knights were outscored 15-2 and were going nowhere fast.
I had fought the urge to write a column on the lawless hoodlums in Southern Oregon. I told myself that no good could come from it and that it looked like it was going to quietly subside. I was going to write my next column on athletes and coaches – until I saw an Associated Press picture of protesters in Southern Oregon holding American flags as if they were mascot banners for colleges.
Lania Taylor did not score a point for the East Union girls basketball team Friday night, but she helped steer the Valley Oak League championship showdown with host Manteca the Lancers' way at just the right time.
A Gyse Hulsebosch 3-point buzzer beater brought visiting East Union within three points at the end of the first quarter Friday night, but a 15-0 run by the Buffaloes to start the second period set the tone for the rest of the game as the Buffaloes ran away with a 57-34 Valley Oak League victory at Winter Gym on senior night.
RIPON - Ripon used runs of 8-0 and 6-0 in the second quarter Thursday night to get spacing on visiting Riverbank that the Indians would continue to build on in the second half before running away with a 62-48 Trans-Valley League boys basketball win at Ripon High.
LATHROP - Fred Lavender left little doubt how this one would turn out.
Like in every other Valley Oak League girls basketball game this season, East Union won Tuesday night.
STOCKTON – Ripon used a pin by Tristan Smith to defeat Natomas 36-33 on Saturday in opening round action of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Team Duals championships at Lincoln High before losing 47-24 to Calaveras.
MODESTO – Lathrop's Aysia Cortez lived up to her No. 1 seed.
I try and not write in absolutes – best ever, worst ever, loudest ever, most obnoxious ever. So I will not say this was the worst Super Bowl ever, but it is easily the worst one I can remember.
STOCKTON - Staving off elimination with a tying run in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday night, Ripon let a golden opportunity slip away in the ...
I took a nutrition class once while I was going to Delta College.
STOCKTON - Leave it to the freshman.
SACRAMENTO – Clutch performances helped Manteca defeat Vista del Lago-Folsom 9-7 Saturday in the first game of a Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal series at McAuliffe ...
STOCKTON – If it is always darkest before the dawn, it is a wonder the lights were not on Saturday afternoon on Don Smiley Field at ...
The Sierra boys picked up three silver medals in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III Track and Field Championships at Bella Vista High School in Fair ...
Vengeance may be the Lord's, but Manteca got its own revenge Thursday night, eliminating River Valley of Yuba City from the Sac-Joaquin Section Division ...
STOCKTON - Connor McGovern knows how to lay down an exclamation point.
SACRAMENTO – East Union softball coach Brian Goulart is the king of plug-and-play.
Adrian Sevier-Aflleje pitched a gem for East Union on Wednesday and Manteca High committed two seventh-inning errors that led to the only run of the ...
OAKDALE – Even with a patchwork lineup, East Union battled Oakdale for 10 innings Tuesday before Kindra Hackbarth plated sister Maddi from second on a sizzling ...
Jake Peterson threw a complete-game shutout Monday for Sierra and led the Timberwolves to a 5-0 Valley Oak League win over visiting Weston Ranch, keeping ...
Ryan Zimmermann led the Red Sox to a 6-1 win over the Nationals last Monday in Manteca Little League junior division action at Morenzone Field.
Despite being held to a combined no-hitter by Weston Ranch's Larry Martinez and Jordan Severin, East Union downed the Cougars 3-2 Saturday at Agostini ...
Manteca's Juan Gomez has a heck of a kick.