STOCKTON - Forget that Sierra High lost out on bragging rights for the Valley Oak League title this season to Oakdale.
LODI – Manteca High got a tremendous effort from pitcher Cory Vanwarmendam while both Gabe Rellamas and Matt Burrows collected three hits as the Buffaloes took the first game of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV best of three series from East Union 6-5 Saturday at Tony Zupo.
STOCKTON - It took the smarts of a sophomore and a gutty effort from a freshman pitcher to get Sierra High to its first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship-round appearance.
GALT – When the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Baseball Championships come rolling around once a season there is usually little room for mistakes.
Sierra High girls soccer coach Manuel Pires never formally opened negotiations with Oakdale's Alfredo Quiroga.
Dan Triglia graduated from Manteca High but now coaches East Union's baseball team across town.
LODI – Jordan Kron was not greedy in a quest for run support during the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoff opener for East Union, but there was no way he could have imagined that three first-inning runs would be more than enough to advance to the next round and end Galt's season with a 5-0 loss Thursday.
LODI – When the Manteca High baseball team sent 14 batters to the plate and pushed across nine runs in the top of the first inning victory seemed like an afterthought, but that was far from the case as the Central Catholic Raiders fought valiantly only to succumb 13-8 in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoffs Thursday.
MODESTO - Ulysses Knapps made good on a promise made to his father, Zolton, before he passed away on Thanksgiving Day last fall.
STOCKTON - Iyana Hughes delivered once again for Sierra High.
Sierra High's girls soccer team went with the "it's not how you start, but how you finish" approach in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV semifinal match at Vista del Lago of Folsom Thursday
Iyana Hughes, a prototypical top-of-the-order slapper, puts pressure on defenses with her speed.
Before Iyana Hughes' heroic base hit lifted Sierra High's softball team to win a 2-1 Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV playoff game against Central Catholic, it took a heroic effort from four Manteca Unified groundskeepers to get the school's varsity field in playing shape Wednesday.
In her four years of athletics at East Union High, senior Jillian Goulart had little difficulty shinning on a softball field or on a golf course. Now the graduating Lancer will narrow her responsibilities to just one sport, as she signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Simpson University Red Hawks in Redding.
MODESTO – When Jerrica Hauck quietly slipped onto the scene a year ago in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Track and Field Trials at Modesto Junior College she won the meet with a personal best 10-foot vault. This year Hauck was on her own personal stage, leading the crowd like at a concert and winning the meet – with another personal record.
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 ...
The fun just may be beginning for Ripon High's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champion volleyball team.
LODI – Get the ball to Sam.
Erin Cutino inherited an experienced team with Sac-Joaquin Section championship aspirations this past summer.
They're Sac-Joaquin Section champions and their future for college is already set.
There may be no crying in baseball, but there were tears of joy a plenty Wednesday night in the East Union library.
It takes a village to raise a child.
Taylor Corona's match was nerve-wracking enough.
Postseason appearances haven't come around too often in East Union's 50-year history, so sixth-year head coach Willie Herrera is understandably estatic to prepare ...
RIPON - Ashlyn Eisenga can serve it where she wants.