Nobody would ever look at Sierra High varsity cheer captain Melisa Monciardini and think that she was at one time a shy wallflower that never thought she would get noticed when she arrived on the campus.
LATHROP – Sierra High was 10 minutes from putting itself in position for the top spot in the Valley Oak League and Lathrop's Danny Becerra changed that in a six-minute span.
TRACY - Vannida Nguyen and Rosa Zou are hoping the third time is the charm when they lock up for the Valley Oak League singles championship Thursday at Kimball High.
Manteca High had a chance to clinch at least a share of the Valley Oak League boys soccer championship at Oakdale Tuesday.
Non-league contests between Ripon Christian and Chavez High of Stockton have been going on for quite some time. The two clubs met up for their yearly installment and Chavez came in overmatched, falling to Ripon Christian 25-4, 25-19 and 25-12 Tuesday.
Under normal conditions, East Union's girls golf team wouldn't be satisfied with its score from Monday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Tournament played at Stockton's Elkhorn Golf Club.
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch is the last team remaining in the hunt for a postseason berth among Manteca Unified School District teams.
The Ripon Christian boys soccer team ended an eight-year drought under soggy conditions at Le Grand Monday.
Weston Ranch's sophomore football team came through for their biggest victory under first-year head coach Norberto Ferdine last Friday at The Corral.
Sienna Starck led a contingent of Ripon golfers in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament Monday.
Ripon Christian captured its third straight volleyball championship in the Southern League Monday with a 25-12, 25-15, 25-17 sweep of host Le Grand.
Each member of the Ripon Christian Knights football program knew the importance of their Southern League showdown with Waterford High Friday. That fact made the Knights' 49-7 loss to the Wildcats even tougher to swallow.
LATHROP – With each minute of Valley Oak League soccer meaning more and more for the playoff hopeful clubs, Lathrop and Manteca put on a quality showing in a 1-1 stalemate Thursday at the Spartans' Bennie Gatto Field.
The torch was passed on the Manteca High tennis courts on Thursday.
Ripon High did not waste the opportunity to shine brightly on its senior night, knocking off the visiting Modesto Christian Crusaders 25-15, 25-20, 25-14 Thursday in Trans Valley League play.
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 ...
KENTFIELD – The Ripon High volleyball team is good – very good – but unfortunately, the Indians found out on Saturday what great was.
Only three players from Manteca-area schools were selected to the All-Valley Oak League first team.
RIPON - Best friends and phenomenal volleyball players, Ashlyn Eisenga and Sam McCreath have what Ripon head coach Erin Cutino calls a "Siamese twins-like power" on ...
RIPON-Sam McCreath is known for her sizzling spikes and ability to perform in clutch situations, but first-year Ripon coach Erin Cutino said it is ...
RIPON - Even when it is not at full strength, the Ripon volleyball team is pretty tough to beat.
Sierra sophomores Jesse Hurtado and Megan Oblin will be joining repeat qualifier Tomas Huerta of Weston Ranch at the CIF State Championships at Woodward Park ...