The bodies and minds of Manteca Unified School District wrestlers were busy grappling to a superb finish at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Championships in Los Banos on Saturday, but their hearts were with East Union coach A.J. Reindel, who lost his wife Raquel Reindel to a tragic automobile accident earlier in the week.
OLIVEHURST – Ripon High continued to flex it muscle with six top-6 finishers Saturday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-V Wrestling Championships at Lindhurst High after more than half of the Indians advanced to the second day.
LOS BANOS – For some of the area wrestlers on a quest for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV title ended. But for nine wrestlers the dream is still very much alive.
It's been two years since the Sierra High girls soccer program last won a Valley Oak League championship.
Weston Ranch claimed the Valley Oak League championship outright in 2011. Sierra followed with one of its own in 2012.
The Valley Oak League's top two girls basketball teams are set to encounter the best two from the Tri-County Conference in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III playoffs next Tuesday.
The blonde blur is back.
Manteca High squeaked into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III boys basketball playoffs as the 16th and final seed, joining three fellow Manteca Unified schools in the bracket.
East Union's girls soccer coach Jim Todd could do without this side of the sport – tryouts.
Since the Feb. 4 release of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff basketball power ratings, Ripon High's girls squad won its last three Trans-Valley League contests including an upset of mighty Modesto Christian.
The Wagner College women's water polo team reaped the benefits of a blistering start to Mantecan Jessica Burdge's sophomore season. She scored 12 points on 11 goals and an assist in the Brown Invitational and was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors Tuesday.
Manteca High girls basketball coach Cody Norman searched the sideline and scorer's table for scissors.
The Sierra High boys varsity basketball team squad made it back-to-back in Valley Oak League titles.
TRACY -- With a Valley Oak League title, and playoff positioning at stake, Weston Ranch didn't miss on Tuesday. The Cougars dominated in every facet of the first half and cruising to a 73-43 win over Kimball High.
Lathrop High's girls basketball team are likely to come up short of its very first Sac-Joaquin Section playoff appearance, but it at least got to end the season on a high note.
Things just got real for area boys volleyball teams.
LINDEN - Mark Rodriguez came through in clutch situations during East Union's 5-3 extra-innings victory over previously-undefeated Linden on Monday.
Sierra broke into the win column Saturday with a 25-23, 16-25, 15-11 win over Lathrop in the Sierra Boys Volleyball Tournament.
East Union had already battled back twice from deficits, and Brayden Hardcastle came oh so close to tying it back up in the bottom of ...
Thanks to Tawny Deerinck, the science wing at Manteca High may need a new skylight.
LATHROP - Lathrop's first four batters reached in the bottom of the seventh, but visiting Chavez was able to limit the damage for a 9-7 ...
STOCKTON - Manuel Rubio pitched three innings and went 3 for 4 with three runs at the plate, helping Weston Ranch complete a series sweep of ...
Jhai Flowers set a new school record in the pole vault in helping Lathrop's boys track and field team trample host Manteca 111-23 in ...
RIPON - Ripon hit the pool swimming Thursday, dominating visiting Sierra and Kimball to sweep the Valley Oak League-opening tri-meet at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Manteca's Gino Campiotti broke open a close game in the sixth inning with a bases-clearing double and pitched five innings to get the win ...
RIPON - Things were looking bleak just a week ago for the Ripon boys golf team.
East Union was held to two hits but was rewarded for its patience at the plate in a 3-1 win over visiting Atwater on Wednesday.
A rough start was only part of the reason for Sierra High's 5-3 loss to visiting Turlock on Wednesday.
Sometimes patience wins out over power.
PATTERSON - One day after winning a pitchers duel against powerhouse Ceres, Manteca squeaked past Patterson 11-10 in a slugfest Wednesday.