MODESTO – The season is young, but Rich Posz can already see the growth in his team. East Union went 9-15 in Posz's first season as head coach and finished four games below .500 in Valley Oak League play. The close matches almost always slipped away from his Lancers. A strong showing at the Officials Tournament at Johansen High this weekend has changed Posz's perception. His team has learned how to close. East Union was ...
East Union didn't need to play well to notch a win in its Valley Oak League opener Tuesday at Manteca Park Golf Course, but the reigning champion posted a solid score anyway.
Manteca High's sophomore football team didn't need to complete a pass to get past Central Valley 24-14 in last Friday's season opener for both squads.
HUIGHSON - A questionable call kept the Ripon High boys soccer team from playing for a championship on Saturday.
STOCKTON - Two days into their first varsity soccer season and the much ballyhooed junior class at Weston Ranch has a title.
The Manteca and Ripon cross country teams opened the season with solid efforts Friday at the Jaguar Invitational hosted by Kimball High of Tracy.
RIPON - There is a confidence among those with the Ripon Christian boys soccer program that hasn't existed in nearly a decade.
What do you do when you're overwhelmed with offensive talent? Easy. You take your best midfielder – a kid who received serious consideration in the Valley Oak League Most Valuable Player vote – and turn him into a defender. Oh … wait. Some might think Justin Coenenberg has gone mad, tinkering with the area's top offense in 2012. Rest assured, the Manteca boys soccer coach with the ZZ Top beard just looks crazy. Coenenberg has ...
Lathrop is coming off a respectable fourth-place finish in the Valley Oak League. Considering only the top three finishers made it into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, Lathrop and its then-first-year head soccer coach Lenny Lial were on the outside looking in. This fall, after Lathrop graduated a heavy load of seniors, the Spartans and their veteran second-year coach will be looking to four upperclassmen who are all returning with varsity experience to lead the charge. ...
Lathrop has less than a handful of seniors heading into this upcoming season. The Spartans' second-year head volleyball coach Diana Kimbrough still doesn't seem too worried. "We have a heavy load of juniors this year," Kimbrough said. "My seniors will definitely stand out and will get a lot of playing time. We have set our goals high for the season. "We're looking for the top four or five, maybe even third." The Valley Oak League ...
Weston Ranch head volleyball coach Chris Bauer has a roster littered with juniors for this upcoming season.
Arik Anaya was the Trans-Valley League's co-Most Valuable Player, a four-year talent as sure as the sun rises.
Things didn't go as planned for Francisco Cisneros in his first season at the helm of the Weston Ranch boys soccer program.
Adrienne Uecker feels fortunate heading into her third season as the Ripon head volleyball coach.
The Ripon Christian athletic department had been lacking a cross country program for about three decades. That will change this fall 2013. "We're trying to extend our athletic program by not necessarily having more teams, but to provide something the whole year for every athlete," Ripon Christian Athletic Director Joe Darretta said. "So if we have an athlete who only plays basketball, we want them to have a chance to compete in something during the ...
FOLSOM – Not long after Harleen Pabla punched her third consecutive ticket to the CIF State Cross Country Championships Saturday afternoon, her Manteca High coach Rick Cuevas was on the phone with College of Idaho's Pat McMurray.
Second-year Excel Academy Sports Science and Health Preparatory High School has its first NCAA Division I athlete.
STOCKTON – Only one team stands between the Weston Ranch boys soccer team and the school's first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship.
Harleen Pabla continues to surprise herself.
Andie Shelton is one of the best talents to ever come out of the area. After being named an All-American last week, Ripon Christian's senior setter reached another milestone Thursday afternoon and signed her National Letter of Intent. She chose to continue her career at the University of Pacific next year and passed up on multiple other offers.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
The dream is to get drafted high by a major league team next June.
STOCKTON - Esteban Paramo stepped to the penalty stripe with a plan of action, each step carefully thought out.
GALT - Ripon's eventful 2013 campaign ended rather uneventfully at Galt High's Erv Hatzenbuhler Field on Wednesday.
YUBA CITY – Ripon Christian goalie Lukas Vermeulen had four opportunities to propel his squad into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII title game Wednesday evening.
RIPON - Except for two five-game thrillers with Turlock Christian, Ripon Christian was hardly tested in running the table for a fourth straight year in the Southern League.
Ripon High's volleyball team couldn't tame the Tigers twice.
The Weston Ranch, Ripon and Ripon Christian boys soccer teams enjoyed home-field advantage last Thursday when they opened the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
A last-ditch effort to extend its season came up short for the Ripon High boys water polo team on Monday.
Haley Silva and Josh Spooner of Sierra, Ellie Waters and Alex Norling of Ripon and Brendon Curtright of Weston Ranch finished in the top 10 of the Sac-Joaquin Subsection Cross Country championships Saturday at Frogtown in Angels Camp.