Fighting for a rebound or tussling for a loose ball on the pitch will never measure up to Airenne Curry's heavyweight title fight with hereditary spherocytosis.
Sierra and Ripon Christian high schools each have a student-athlete represented on the Sac-Joaquin Section's list of A. Dale Lacky Scholarship Award winners for the second straight year.
RIPON - Robbie DeVries had quite the act to follow.
WESTON RANCH – ReAnna Schmitt raced the length of the East Union sideline, avoiding Weston Ranch defenders and navigating through traffic. She stopped on a dime and found a crossing Ode Castillo and the Lancers were up two goals minutes into the second half, on their way to a 3-0 Valley Oak League win Thursday.
RIPON - With only two postseason spots available to the Trans Valley League, Ripon's first of two dual matches with defending champion Escalon Thursday came with major implications.
RIPON - It didn't take long for Ripon High's baseball team to shake off the cobwebs from Wednesday's 14-0 drubbing it took from Escalon..
STOCKTON – After four innings of perfect baseball from starting pitcher Matthew Mueller, Manteca High's baseball team needed a late offensive outburst to keep its winning streak alive in a 12-2 victory over Edison High Wednesday.
RIPON – There wasn't much that Escalon's Spencer Franceschetti had to do when he stepped up to the plate to face Ripon's David Knell in game's fifth inning.
RIPON – Everything lined up for Ripon Christian senior Clayton Prins, as he accomplished the rarest of baseballs rarest feats, twirling a perfect game in a 3-0 Trans Valley League win over Modesto Christian Wednesday.
WESTON RANCH – Weston Ranch High made every play they needed to make behind a dominant showing from pitcher Cristian Vasquez on its way to a one-sided 18-0 blowout of Lutheran High Wednesday.
RIVERBANK – Ripon High held a comfortable 2-0 halftime lead and got solid play from their entire bench over the second half, cruising to an easy Trans Valley League victory over the Riverbank Bruins Wednesday.
LOCKEFORD - Ripon High's boys golf team may be hitting its stride, and it couldn't have come at a better time.
Spring break isn't about rest and relaxation under the sun for East Union High's girls soccer team this week.
FRESNO - Sierra High earned its first victory of the Fresno Easter Classic, but couldn't make it two straight falling to Centennial in the nightcap 12-2 Tuesday.
RIPON - Chris Musseman was anxious to see how his Ripon High boys golf team would respond to suffering its first loss of the season.
It was a return to prominence for the Sierra High baseball program.
TRACY - It has been a long time since the Manteca High softball team has made the playoffs - not in this century, at least.
For weeks now, Manteca coach Neil MacDannald has talked about building momentum for a run at another Sac-Joaquin Section title.
Much of what Jenna Zuniga does on the right wing is cunning and calculated.
Manteca High's girls soccer team padded its program-record setting goal total Tuesday and set another new standard with a 7-0 victory over Vallejo.
Two Valley Oak League champions were crowned at The Corral on Tuesday.
Three league champions fell in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis Playoffs on Tuesday.
It's been a season marred by heartbreaking losses for East Union
Ripon High's Nick Sharp and the Ripon Christian boys golf team appear to be peaking at just the right time.
STOCKTON - History was made Monday at Weston Ranch High school.
Before the Rivera sisters exploded on the scene with the force of a three-hit combo, turning East Union into a section heavy, another prolific sister act tormented defenses.
OAKDALE – Records are made to be broken, but when you break a record that has stood for longer than you have been alive, that is something special.
MODESTO - Joshua Patton, donning the away blues of Sierra High, stood his ground as teammate and longtime friend Hunter Johnson - wearing Sierra's home whites - looked to find a hole in the 6-foot-8 center's elongated reach to shoot through.
The Manteca area just may be soccer central in this half of the Sac-Joaquin Section.
Clarissa Lecce kept her legs moving, reading the run of play as it moved across the field, anticipating each bounce of the ball.