RIPON - Jenny Wickham might be a little sore this morning.
With the bitter taste of a 2-1 loss in the opening round of the 2012 Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Baseball Championships to El Dorado still resonating, Manteca is prepared to get right back after it with the bulk of the Buffaloes returning.
It wasn't when or where Manteca wanted its season to end, but it's done.
Ripon High battled to get back in it, it battled to keep it close and it battled until the end. Nonetheless, Ripon saw its season come to an end in a 47-40 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Girls Basketball Championships second round loss to Argonaut Thursday in Jackson.
RIPON - Brianna Mortimer has returned to the field for the Ripon High girls soccer team, renewing the program's playoff hopes.
The Manteca area's three remaining boys basketball teams are a win away from advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals and the California Interscholastic Federation Regional Championships.
It happens every year.
Guillermo Nunez and Eric Melgar traded long-range baskets to start Wednesday's playoff opener, igniting the home crowd with their own 3-point shootout.
RIPON - Snow blocked the path from Angels Camp to the Central Valley for Bret Harte's girls basketball team Tuesday, postponing its Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoff opener with No. 5 Ripon.
Casa Roble's imposing front line of 6-foot-10 Eric Stuteville and his 6-8 brother Mason is already a handful for opposing teams, but when 5-9 guard Jess Baucum gets it going the Rams are even tougher to stop.
WESTON RANCH – The first eight minutes - brilliant.
WESTON RANCH – In a moment's notice you can see them working.
Weston Ranch was the only Valley Oak League girls basketball team willing to challenge three-time champion Manteca High with a full-court press.
The Valley Oak League does not want Central Catholic.
Inderkum and Courtney Range's sprained left ankle didn't keep Manteca High's girls basketball team for winning a third straight Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III playoff opener at Winter Gym Tuesday.
It came down to the last batter Thursday but East Union came up just a little short as with two outs and the bases loaded ...
East Union battled tough in the first and third sets Wednesday but it was not enough as visiting Weston Ranch swept the Lancers 25-23, 25-13 ...
Manteca High qualified for the Valley Oak League Championship Tournament Wednesday by edging out Sierra in a three-way match played at the Manteca Park Golf ...
The Manteca High kept pace in the Valley Oak League softball race with a 24-1 pounding of visiting Lathrop on Wednesday.
Going to Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo was always a dream for Bikram Thiara.
East Union placed all five scoring golfers under 45 Tuesday and defeated Manteca 214-269 in Valley Oak League action at the Manteca Park Golf Course.
Lathrop's Gabriel Gutierrez reeled off seven consecutive aces in the second set which was the only one that host Sierra did not lead once ...
The following column popped up on Facebook from a year ago. While the first part of it is something I have written about many times ...
Loretta Kakala made no effort to hold back the tears after playing her last game for the Manteca High girls basketball team.
Andria Martin is Fresno Pacific-bound.
Tydus Verhoeven's "long journey" for the Manteca High boys basketball team ended with heartache, but it's far outweighed by the many highlights that ...
On the surface of weightlifting everything looks calm but in the back, there are so many games being played.
STOCKTON - Haighley Kissee and the Manteca High softball team dominated the top club out of the San Joaquin Athletic Association on Friday.
Manteca High's boys swim team affirmed its runner-up position in the Valley Oak League on Thursday.
LATHROP – Patience and pinpoint pitching paid off for visiting East Union on Thursday in a 13-2 five-inning mercy rule Valley Oak League baseball win over ...