By JONAMAR JACITNO
One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and four to go.
LODI - The Sac-Joaquin Section could soon eradicate its power ratings system that has helped determine postseason basketball qualifiers and seedings for the past 24 years.
When Anthony Alcaraz joined the East Union football program in 2011, he was bestowed the responsibility of Director of Football Operations by head coach Willie Herrera.
The dog days of summer are nearly in the rear-view mirror for local high school athletes.
It's no secret Jeff Harbison has built a legitimate football program at Sierra.
TRACY - Manteca ended its summer program by going toe-to-toe with familiar rivals.
TRACY - The 2013 Ripon High Indians have a tough act to follow.
LATHROP - The Spartans are ready to strap on the battle gear after spending their entire summer program without their armor.
RIPON – This fall, the Ripon Christian football is playing for keeps.
WESTON RANCH – A fiery player with ties to a Sac-Joaquin Section championship has returned to the Valley Oak League.
RIPON – Way before he played quarterback in the NFL, and even before becoming a two-year starter at Stanford University, Randy Fasani had a stellar career at Del Oro of Loomis – one of the high school football powerhouses among the Sac-Joaquin Section.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin gave swimming fans a double dose of dominance Wednesday night.
Anthony Cota is a physical runner who starred in a league that prides itself in physical play.
Offensive Player of the Year
Record-breaking numbers that ranked him among the best in California weren't enough for Sierra running back Mark Paule Jr. to garner the MVP award during the Valley Oak League coaches meeting Monday night.
Chris Johnson has said his 2014 offensive line was the best he's had as Ripon's head coach.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - There's still hope for Douglass High School.
This was supposedly a rebuilding year for Manteca.
One by one, Jeff Harbison met the tear-drenched faces of his players with a smile and congratulatory embrace for their efforts of a successful season, but one that ended sooner than they had hoped.
Will Kamps found solace in his teammates following the Ripon Christian Knights' Sac-Joaquin Section VI playoff loss to No. 1 seed Capital Christian.
Zak Burden made big plays with his arms and legs, and on the game's final sequence it was he who fittingly punctuated No. 10 Rio Linda's 49-44 upset of No. 2 Sierra in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
SACRAMENTO -The better athletes won out on this day.
Down to their final play, Dakarai Charles threw toward the corner of the end zone with confidence.
Fade to black.
A year ago, Manteca put an emphatic stamp on its fourth Sac-Joaquin Section championship with a runaway victory over a first-time finalist.
Ripon Christian is well aware of what it's up against tonight.
Sophomores have long been a part of Sierra's winning formula this season, but when Brandon Arreola burst around the corner and into the end zone this was something new.
Behind the goal posts, shagging footballs blasted through the uprights during warm-ups, Sierra's Marissa LaQuaglia makes no illusions about her role on Friday nights.
Ripon Christian appeared to have an Andrew Brown clone in the form of junior tail back Brian Sytsma.