LATHROP – There are no mixed signals when it comes to Gabe Padilla's coaching style.
Over the past five years, East Union baseball has given new meaning to the word "close."
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.
Sierra celebrated senior night and its Valley Oak League outright championship with a trouncing of Weston Ranch on Tuesday night.
RIPON - Ripon will take a three-game winning streak into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs after exacting revenge against Hilmar on Tuesday, 44-43.
HUGHSON - Ripon Christian appears to be peaking at the right time.
MARIPOSA - Nick Van Vliet scored twice, and Ripon Christian benefited from an own goal from Mariposa to sneak away with a 5-4 Southern League win ...
Manteca dominated from start to finish, but Noelle Smith and visiting Lathrop made the Buffaloes work for their 3-1 win in their annual Kicking for ...
MODESTO - Sierra left little doubt in its rematch with Central Catholic.
STOCKTON – East Union remained in the hunt for an at-large Sac-Joaquin Section playoff bid Saturday with a 66-42 Valley Oak League girls basketball win over ...
With a playoff berth sewed up and two league games remaining Sierra maintained its hold on first place in the Valley Oak League on Saturday ...
Ripon came within two points of winning the Trans-Valley League wrestling tournament but still claimed an overall co-championship with Hilmar as the two teams split ...
MODESTO – East Union's Jaysen Reindel won a Valley Oak League championship for the second year in a row, moving up from 220 pounds last ...
MODESTO – Long time East Union wrestling coach A.J. Reindel was honored Saturday when he was named coach of the year by the Northern California ...
Tydus Verhoeven crouched down into a defensive stance and clapped his hands as if to say, "Bring it on!" at one point in the fourth ...
It was a game of runs Friday night.
TRACY - Craig Ward is hoping for a better effort next Wednesday when his Lathrop boys basketball team rounds out the regular season against Sierra.
RIPON - The Ripon High bounced back from a dismal start with a second-half surge at Ripon Christian during Friday's rivalry match-up.