Often described as "old school," Joe Miller was a no-nonsense leader who expected the best effort from his players on the field and beyond it.
East Union has higher expectations after a 3-7 finish in 2015 with an experienced core of third-year varsity seniors returning.
It has been a year – one very exciting year.
Manteca and Weston Ranch's rival boys basketball teams both had reasons to celebrate at the end of a momentous 2015-16 winter season.
After going through three pitchers to keep pitch counts low, Anthony Sy took the hill for the Northgate Blue Jays with two outs in the fourth inning and struck out every batter he faced to lead the Blue Jays to a 10-3 quarterfinal win over the Lathrop Orioles in the Little League District 67 Minors Tournament of Champions at Brock Elliott School.
STOCKTON – Despite the best efforts of the Manteca High and Sierra High girls playing for Valley Oak League/San Joaquin Athletic Association, Tri-City Athletic League snuck a goal through in the closing seconds in the Fifth Annual San Joaquin Soccer Alliance All-Star Game on Sunday at Lincoln High School's Spanos Stadium for a 3-2 win.
TRACY – The South scored on interceptions on the final play of first half and late in the second half, defeating the North 28-20 for the second year in a row and third in the last four outings Saturday night in the 43rd Annual District 4-A1 Lion's All-Star Game at Tracy High's Wayne Schneider Stadium.
STOCKTON - Playing from behind is nothing new for Tyler Graves-Kelso and his two Manteca teammates who were also selected to compete for the South team Friday in the 26th annual All-Star Baseball Classic at Delta College's Nick Cecchetti Field.
STOCKTON - Pudi Garcia Hernandez of Weston Ranch, East Union's Alejandra Rascon and Ripon's Taylor Jaquez came into Friday's High School All-Star Softball Classic with a combined batting average of .400. The trio teamed up to go 9 for 11with seven runs and a double but it was not enough as their South team lost 17-16 to the North at Delta College's Bucky Layland Softball Complex.
The South baseball team has been bolstered by a trio of champions for today's 26th annual High School All-Star Baseball/Softball Classic at Delta College.
STOCKTON - Don Norton is going into his 12th year as Stagg High's football coach, and though much of his career has been spent in Stockton he has roots in Manteca.
Jon Manrique will have one last chance to coach three of his former players this Friday in the 26th Annual High School All-Star Baseball/Softball Classic.
The A's did not score the first run Friday night, but they scored the rest and defeated the Rays via the mercy rule 11-1 in four innings for the Manteca Little League major championship at Lincoln Park.
Jack Mayer wasn't just the ace pitcher for Ripon; he was also a super-utility player willing to fill any role when not on the mound.
TRACY - Jim Agostini has three more days to figure out what is troubling his East Union girls basketball team at the start of games.
DIXON - Ripon caught fire in the third quarter Tuesday, outscoring Woodland 28-3 in the period on the way to a lopsided 76-44 Indians win in ...
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SACRAMENTO – Lathrop closed an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit on the hot hand of Junior Ballard to force overtime Saturday and scored one more point than Oakland ...
Laura Williams is such a dedicated golfer that she gave up a year's worth of her high school experience to work on her game.
Sierra girls tennis coach Ed Melfort knew what he was getting in Kaitlyn Rausa, an incoming freshman who has worked extensively with him through the ...
It was a lot closer than it needed to be.
It is not how it goes in, but that it goes in that counts.
MODESTO - East Union's girls basketball team rebounded well after its first setback of the season on Thursday, overcoming an 11-point third-quarter deficit to Beyer ...
OAKDALE - Reigning Trans-Valley League champion Ripon Christian got a sneak preview of what's to come Thursday in the 47th Oakdale Rotary Classic.
LATHROP - The Lathrop High girls soccer team was well on its way to a one-sided win over visiting Weston Ranch in the Spartans' first Valley ...
ANTIOCH - Down three starters, including second-leading scorer Asia Stamps (ankle), the Weston Ranch girls basketball team relied on Justice Stitt to provide a spark on ...
RIPON - A reduction in turnovers normally leads to more points. In the case of the Ripon Christian girls basketball team Wednesday night, it led to ...
LATHROP - Lathrop's boys basketball team is rolling now.
Dwight Young came in with the hot hand against Turlock on Tuesday.