Entering the girls 100-meter preliminary heats Friday in the CIF State Track and Field Championships at Buchanan High in Clovis, Shakira Lewis was just the No. 25-seeded qualifier. By the time the three preliminary heats were complete, Lewis had definitely garnered some attention.
They did the dirty work and the heavy lifting for Sierra High sports teams for the 2011-12 school year.
Shakira Lewis has at least one more race to run in her first and only season as a track athlete for Sierra High.
Recently-graduated Alex Martinez and Mia Ramirez were recognized as Manteca High's top all-around senior athletes.
Colby DeVries was named Most Valuable Player of the Southern League after leading Ripon Christian (12-2, 15-11-1 overall) to a share of its first conference championship.
ELK GROVE - Sierra High standout Shakira Lewis seized her moment in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters 100-meter final Friday at Elk Grove High.
Ripon High junior shortstop/pitcher Nicole Kaiser was named the Defensive Player of the Year by Trans-Valley League coaches.
Ripon Christian's girls soccer team had five players named to the All-Southern League team, while three Lady Indians from Ripon High earned All-Trans Valley League honors.
ELK GROVE - Shakira Lewis crossed the finish line, and let a brief smile flash across her face before turning concern to an injured rival.
Cory Van Warmerdam stroked a leadoff triple in the fourth inning and came around to give Ripon the lead, and Tyler Scharnow did the rest with a complete-game 5-3 victory over the Modesto Tigers in 16-18 Senior Babe Ruth action Tuesday at Mistlin Park.
The Manteca Dolphins opened the Mid-Valley Swim League season with a 1,216-965 loss to the Tracy Tritons at East Union High last Saturday.
Manteca High alumnus Paul Lyons will compete in the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Friday at the University of Texas - Austin.
Several area standouts were recognized on the 2012 Valley Oak League All-League Baseball team, including a pair of first-team pitchers and four of the five first-team infield positions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former UCLA player Reeves Nelson is suing Sports Illustrated for $10 million, citing defamation, false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress over its recent article about problems in the school's basketball program.
Finally the full-fledged ace in her final collegiate season, Erin Arevalo is shining in the pitcher's circle for the University of Georgia's softball team.
Tydus Verhoeven stood underneath one of the basketball goals at the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca and Lathrop gymnasium.
RIPON - Ripon Christian loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning with no outs Thursday and managed to get two runs across, but ...
MODESTO - A five-run burst in the fifth inning was more than enough for Andrew Morones and the East Union baseball team, which completed a two-game ...
Yok Eyh Ma said there were "a mix of emotions" having to face his younger brother, Yok Whai, in the Valley Oak League Doubles Tournament ...
Manteca High is in a unique position to control its baseball destiny in the Valley Oak League.
LATHROP - Manteca was like all the other boys volleyball teams in the Valley Oak League at the start of the season; a ragtag group of ...
Manteca battled back from two deficits and overcame mistakes in its thrilling 5-4 victory over visiting Oakdale on Wednesday.
OAKDALE - Ripon puts itself in the driver's seat for the Trans-Valley League boys golf title on Wednesday, and the Indians have Rhet Herrin to ...
RIPON - Robert Vernon was pleased to see his bats come alive on Tuesday.
A strong burst of wind blew toward right field just a few seconds too late for Sierra.
The Oakdale bats were hot and the Sierra bats were not.
Manteca sophomore Solman Aniss is heading to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tennis Tournament for a second straight year.
LATHROP - Joel Olmos and Alex Gouveia swatted three hits apiece, Jacob Moon added a two-run homer and freshman pitcher Ryan Ward was in full command ...
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Jonathan Borres served 15 unanswered points at one point in the second game, and the Manteca boys volleyball team rolled past Mountain House ...
Tawny Deerinck is a big part of Manteca High's resurgence in softball, and she aims to help head coach Ashley Carter turn things around ...