East Union has higher expectations after a 3-7 finish in 2015 with an experienced core of third-year varsity seniors returning.
It has been a year – one very exciting year.
Manteca and Weston Ranch's rival boys basketball teams both had reasons to celebrate at the end of a momentous 2015-16 winter season.
After going through three pitchers to keep pitch counts low, Anthony Sy took the hill for the Northgate Blue Jays with two outs in the fourth inning and struck out every batter he faced to lead the Blue Jays to a 10-3 quarterfinal win over the Lathrop Orioles in the Little League District 67 Minors Tournament of Champions at Brock Elliott School.
STOCKTON – Despite the best efforts of the Manteca High and Sierra High girls playing for Valley Oak League/San Joaquin Athletic Association, Tri-City Athletic League snuck a goal through in the closing seconds in the Fifth Annual San Joaquin Soccer Alliance All-Star Game on Sunday at Lincoln High School's Spanos Stadium for a 3-2 win.
TRACY – The South scored on interceptions on the final play of first half and late in the second half, defeating the North 28-20 for the second year in a row and third in the last four outings Saturday night in the 43rd Annual District 4-A1 Lion's All-Star Game at Tracy High's Wayne Schneider Stadium.
STOCKTON - Playing from behind is nothing new for Tyler Graves-Kelso and his two Manteca teammates who were also selected to compete for the South team Friday in the 26th annual All-Star Baseball Classic at Delta College's Nick Cecchetti Field.
STOCKTON - Pudi Garcia Hernandez of Weston Ranch, East Union's Alejandra Rascon and Ripon's Taylor Jaquez came into Friday's High School All-Star Softball Classic with a combined batting average of .400. The trio teamed up to go 9 for 11with seven runs and a double but it was not enough as their South team lost 17-16 to the North at Delta College's Bucky Layland Softball Complex.
The South baseball team has been bolstered by a trio of champions for today's 26th annual High School All-Star Baseball/Softball Classic at Delta College.
STOCKTON - Don Norton is going into his 12th year as Stagg High's football coach, and though much of his career has been spent in Stockton he has roots in Manteca.
Jon Manrique will have one last chance to coach three of his former players this Friday in the 26th Annual High School All-Star Baseball/Softball Classic.
The A's did not score the first run Friday night, but they scored the rest and defeated the Rays via the mercy rule 11-1 in four innings for the Manteca Little League major championship at Lincoln Park.
Jack Mayer wasn't just the ace pitcher for Ripon; he was also a super-utility player willing to fill any role when not on the mound.
Travis Vander Molen returned from a gruesome knee injury better than ever in his senior year, and he leaves Ripon Christian behind as one of its all-time best baseball players.
Thursday night was a stop on an incredible journey that shows no signs of coming to an end any time soon.
CERES - This was more like it for the East Union girls basketball team.
RIPON - First-year Ripon boys soccer coach Bryant Macias said his team's season-opening loss to talented Manteca earlier this week served as a good learning ...
MODESTO - Things didn't start out well for East Union's boys basketball team in its second game of the Modesto City Classic on Thursday.
MODESTO - East Union jumped out to a big lead on tournament co-host Downey of Modesto and made it bigger Wednesday before the Knights put up ...
ESCALON - Ripon Christian's girls basketball team hit the hardwood running Wednesday and routed Johansen 50-30 in the first round of the Pete Arellano Memorial ...
LODI - Reina Sausedo scored what Ripon coach Rick Inderbitzin called a "quiet" 19 points in her official varsity debut Tuesday.
Following a three-point play by Victor Elijah late in the game to give Sierra the lead, teammate Parmvir Singh hit two free throws with 6 ...
East Union High opened the new campaign Tuesday with a hard-fought 66-62 victory over Atwater.
The only thing that could halt Sierra's quick-striking attack Tuesday was the lights.
RIPON - It was a full-circle moment for Ryan Bono, who coached his first game for Manteca High's girls basketball team on Monday.
RIPON - Despite a disproportionate advantage in shots, Manteca only managed to escape Stouffer Field on Monday with a 4-3 win over host Ripon in girls ...
STOCKTON - Manteca High's much-vaunted defense was tested early against Placer.
FRESNO - Megan Oblin made a good first impression in her inaugural CIF State Championships race at Woodward Park on Saturday.
Brett Lewis could tell something was a little off with Jorge Cedano, a sophomore who could play a key role on Manteca's defending CIF ...