Twelve area standouts are among the region's top players to be selected for the 23rd Annual High School All-Star Baseball-Softball Classic.
It wasn't the storybook ending Valerie Nestor envisioned. Sierra High's multi-sport standout qualified for the final round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters track meet, finishing eighth in the shot put with a mark more than two feet short of her personal best. "I was a little upset about that," Nestor said. "I hit my PR in the middle of the season and that's when I peaked. I wish I could have done better (at Masters) ...
The accolades continue to pour in for Sierra High's softball team more than a month after it completed its 2013 season.
Brett Lewis fondly remembers his first encounter with Jeff Lund, "this skinny white guy with a scraggly beard," as he put it.
The past along with the present is being recognized this week in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Central California Lions All-Star Football Classic, one of the state's four original prep contests of its kind.
A productive year at the plate might be an understatement when referring to the type of season Ripon Christian's now-graduated senior Dominic Nelson just had.
Guillermo Nunez was praised for his high basketball IQ. For the coaching staff at William Jessup University, an NAIA Division II program in Rocklin, that part of his game and more stood out. "We liked Guillermo's ability to score off the dribble – he has a deceptively strong body and is a good all-around athlete," said assistant head coach George Hernandez, who found out about the Sierra High standout through his brother, an assistant coach ...
Backed by a good-sized contingent of supporters - including former teammates, classmates, teachers, and friends and family - Will Brink played his final round as an East Union Lancer during Wednesday's CIF/CGA State Boys Golf Championship in scenic Carmel.
Nick Olmo reiterated on Tuesday that he doesn't put much stock into rankings. But even he was tickled to find out that the Sierra High softball team was named the Division III State Team of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports. "As a coach I am proud of that, of course," said Olmo, who completed his seventh year as head coach by guiding the Timberwolves (25-2) to their second Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship in three ...
Ripon's softball team certainly pitched and played defense this spring. The Trans-Valley League took notice and voted five of the Indians' players from this year's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff squad to the all-league first team. Highlighting the list was Ripon's University of Loyola Marymount-bound senior Nicole Kaiser (Defensive Player of the Year) and freshman hurler Danielle Sperry (Pitcher of the Year). Kaiser was voted the TVL's best defensive player for a second season in ...
One of just two sophomores in the sprint events, Weston Ranch High's John McDonald was understandably wide-eyed upon his rival at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis - the site of the CIf State Track & Field Championships.
Manteca High junior Jake Corn had an astounding season on the bump this spring. For his efforts – and helping lead the Buffaloes to Game 3 of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal series – Corn was recognized as an All-Valley Oak League first team pitcher. Corn was one of four Manteca players listed to the first team and one of nine from the area. "Jake won some very big games for us," Manteca coach ...
ELK GROVE - The kid they call "Texas" is competing in the California Interscholastic Federation Track and Field State Championships for the first time next week.
Allie Walljasper has already won two section titles, three Valley Oak League MVP awards, two VOL crowns and was named this year's all-league Pitcher of the Year for the first time.
ELK GROVE - Run the straightaway or walk the podium? That's the dilemma Emmanuel Elijah is faced with today. On Thursday, the Sierra High senior won his heat in the 100-meter dash and qualified for today's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Finals with the second-fastest time overall (10.96 seconds). Problem: Graduation starts at 7 o'clock tonight. The 100-meter final is scheduled for around 7:25. "I don't know for sure yet - still debating," Elijah said. "I wanted ...
TRACY – Weston Ranch came out and played an inspired second half of football Friday in a 48-27 loss to Kimball.
Sierra High's Anna Cardenas defeated Christine Kim in the No. 1 singles encounter Thursday, but the Timberwolves couldn't put away other tightly-contested matches in a 7-2 defeat against second-place Oakdale.
Oakdale gave itself some breathing room in the Valley Oak League standings Thursday, warding off visiting Manteca 3-2 for the second time this season.
Sierra went from escaping with a disappointing one-goal win to breathing a sigh of relief that it remained a 1-1 tie with visiting Lathrop High on Thursday.
Ripon High's girls golf team put together its best round of the season Thursday, and just in time with the Valley Foothill League North Division Tournament looming.
For Weston Ranch to play its way back into the postseason hunt, it will have to avenge some of its losses from the first-half of Valley Oak League play.