SACRAMENTO - In what has evolved into the trademark dream season, Sierra High sprinter Shakira Lewis brought her decorated first track season to a close with an 8th place finish in the 100-meters at the California Interscholastic Federation State Track & Field Championships Saturday.
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.
The Weston Ranch Cougars stumbled early on against visiting Bishop O'Dowd in Saturday's NorCal opening round.
Midway through the second half Friday night Minty Doyle headed in a corner kick from Jadyn Shinn for an insurance goal to help tournament host ...
RIPON - Reinforcements arrived just in time for the inaugural Ripon Christian Classic on Friday.
The East Union softball lineup is top-heavy - in a good way.
To be the champion, Weston Ranch (27-4) will have to beat the champion.
SALIDA - A nip-and-tuck battle turned into a blowout thanks to a seven-run barrage in the top of the fifth inning, as Manteca High's baseball ...
MOUNT SHASTA - The Ripon Christian girls basketball team's season ended a long way from home Wednesday in the first round of the CIF State ...
Sierra pitcher Lindsey Walljasper put the hammer down when she had to Wednesday.
RIPON - There was nothing that Manteca did that surprised Jamie DeBruyn and his Ripon girls soccer team in Wednesday's nonleague match between 2015 Sac-Joaquin ...
Manteca used the whole package Tuesday with stellar hitting, pitching and fielding to hand Ripon a 10-0 six-inning mercy rule loss in non-league baseball action ...
TRACY - After starting the season with two close losses, East Union's baseball team came out on the winning end of another thanks to a ...
STOCKTON - The Ripon Christian softball team had problems getting on track Monday in an 11-0 five-inning error-plagued mercy rule loss to host Stagg of Stockton ...
SACRAMENTO - D'Angelo Finley wasn't with Weston Ranch a year ago when the boys basketball team was handled by rival Sierra in the Sac-Joaquin ...
Past contacts with coaches ended up opening new doors for East Union senior Marco Gonzales' future.
Isaias Hunter won the high jump and was second in the long jump Saturday to help lead the Lathrop boys to first place in the ...