LATHROP – The Lathrop Lions youth football program hasn't taken long to set itself apart from the area's other teams.
LATHROP – Scott Tolman and Johnny Buonauro took the high-point trophy in their hands, raising it high above the pool deck for those with a camera to capture.
Garret Fisher didn't follow his older brother Ryan's footsteps to professional baseball.
LATHROP – The Manteca Dolphins received a considerable boost heading into today's Mid-Valley Swim League Championship.
Emmanuel Elijah sat in the shadows of the home stands in between sprints, slowing down just enough to catch his breath.
Will Brink may not have saved his best for last, but playing his last high school tournament among California's best was plenty good enough for the laid-back lefty.
Scott Tolman and Mallory Brubaker are ready for swimming's next challenge: a year-round program.
In the past, I strictly fished for bass and nothing else. That's all changed in the last four or five years.
The Manteca Dolphins had gone seven seasons without so much as a trophy or top-3 finish at a Mid-Valley Swim League invitational.
Five wins, one loss.
Manteca resident Will Brink struggled in the second round of stroke play in the 88th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship on Tuesday, recording an uncharacteristic 11-over-par 81 to finish in 116th place with a two-day total of 152.
STOCKTON - Sunrise hit four home runs - two within the first three at-bats of the game - and Manteca could not recover in an 11-4 loss of Monday's elimination game in the 11-12 Section 6 All-Star Tournament at Western Little League's Arnold L. Zuriglen Field.
Will Brink is holding his own against some of the nation's top amateur golfers.
Allie Walljasper seems to have a teenage love affair going with LSU.
Paul Whitaker, 54, has been around the starting blocks - and long jump runways, shot put rings and javelin fields.
It's been a trying two years for Amy Haapanen since her benchmark effort in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials.
Twenty four kids came from all over Northern California and Northern Nevada to compete in the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Team Championships last Sunday at Oakland's O.Co. Coliseum.
Isaiah Perez may not have been perfect Tuesday, but he was close.
One big swing helped lead to one big inning Monday for the Spreckels Park Giants in a 6-5 come-from-behind consolation final win over the Northgate Blue Jays.
RIPON - No lead was safe in Monday's Cal Ripken Central California District 1 Tournament championship for the 9-under division.
TURLOCK - The Mid-Valley Swim League gathered for its midseason invitational and six stood out in the crowd.
Manteca Futbol Club's 2004 Dash girls soccer team wrapped up the first half of its season with a runner-up finish at the Cal Cup.
It is always darkest just before the dawn, and Max Gulart turned the darkness into light for the Manteca A's on Saturday.
Ripon did something in Friday night's semifinal game against Tracy that it has not had to do in this year's Cal Ripken Central California District 1 10-under Tournament.