They did the dirty work and the heavy lifting for Sierra High sports teams for the 2011-12 school year.
Shakira Lewis has at least one more race to run in her first and only season as a track athlete for Sierra High.
Recently-graduated Alex Martinez and Mia Ramirez were recognized as Manteca High's top all-around senior athletes.
Colby DeVries was named Most Valuable Player of the Southern League after leading Ripon Christian (12-2, 15-11-1 overall) to a share of its first conference championship.
ELK GROVE - Sierra High standout Shakira Lewis seized her moment in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters 100-meter final Friday at Elk Grove High.
Ripon High junior shortstop/pitcher Nicole Kaiser was named the Defensive Player of the Year by Trans-Valley League coaches.
Ripon Christian's girls soccer team had five players named to the All-Southern League team, while three Lady Indians from Ripon High earned All-Trans Valley League honors.
ELK GROVE - Shakira Lewis crossed the finish line, and let a brief smile flash across her face before turning concern to an injured rival.
Cory Van Warmerdam stroked a leadoff triple in the fourth inning and came around to give Ripon the lead, and Tyler Scharnow did the rest with a complete-game 5-3 victory over the Modesto Tigers in 16-18 Senior Babe Ruth action Tuesday at Mistlin Park.
The Manteca Dolphins opened the Mid-Valley Swim League season with a 1,216-965 loss to the Tracy Tritons at East Union High last Saturday.
Manteca High alumnus Paul Lyons will compete in the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Friday at the University of Texas - Austin.
Several area standouts were recognized on the 2012 Valley Oak League All-League Baseball team, including a pair of first-team pitchers and four of the five first-team infield positions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former UCLA player Reeves Nelson is suing Sports Illustrated for $10 million, citing defamation, false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress over its recent article about problems in the school's basketball program.
Finally the full-fledged ace in her final collegiate season, Erin Arevalo is shining in the pitcher's circle for the University of Georgia's softball team.
GALT - Nothing came easy to the Ripon Christian Knights this year, and after a series-tying 10-7 victory over Bradshaw Christian in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI semifinals, the Knights' season would end in a 7-2 loss to the Pride Tuesday.
STOCKTON – The Manteca High Buffaloes ran into a tough West Campus squad in the second round of the Trojan Clash Tournament at Lincoln High on ...
STOCKTON – Bikram Thiara knows how to handle himself down the stretch.
Manteca rebounded well from its season-opening loss to Lincoln, and rebound the Buffaloes did.
STOCKTON - Thirteen turnovers and a lack of hustle on defensive rebounds led to a 16-5 first-quarter deficit for Manteca in the opening round of the ...
Linden took out its frustrations on Manteca, rallying in the second half for a commanding 2-0 win at Guss Schmiedt Field on Thursday.
STOCKTON - Lathrop fell behind to start the game Thursday, but the Spartans did not say there for long.
TURLOCK - Jadyn Shinn scored once in each half, and it was enough for the Sierra girls soccer team to come away with a 2-0 road ...
The Maytag repairman has nothing on Isabella Cruz.
Trent Rivera set the tone on his first touch of the game for East Union at Riverbank.
STOCKTON - Sierra's boys basketball team dropped a 77-74 double-overtime heartbreaker to Grant in the first round of the McDonald's Classic at Edison High ...
Some teams have little depth because of a drop-off in talent. The Sierra girls basketball team has no depth – not because of a drop-off in ...
RIPON - Anthony Sisk turned to rapper Meek Mill to get him in the right mindset for Ripon's home opener against Lathrop on Tuesday.
LATHROP - Lathrop High's girls basketball team has high hopes for the 2016-17 season.
LATHROP - A defensive standout for Lathrop last season, Ronaldo Macias boosted the attack in the battle-tested Spartans' 4-3 win over visiting St. Mary's on ...
STOCKTON - Do not mess with tradition.