RIPON – In the end, it came down to defense.
TRACY - In a sloppy season opener totaling eight turnovers and few offensive highlights, Lathrop running back Michael Ramos made the biggest play as the Spartans escaped at West's Steve Lopez Stadium with a 21-14 win on Friday.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Ripon Christian had plenty to contend with in Friday's zero-week opener.
CERES - Malik Vega-Tatum sparked Weston Ranch's second-half surge by returning the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, and he struck again with a 95-yard pick-six as the Cougars rallied past Ceres 40-13 Friday night.
Eric Reis can't wait to see how his players fare in pads.
Many of its stars have graduated since its historic 2015 run, but Sierra has had little trouble getting players to participate in its summer program.
A battle of unbeatens and defending Sac-Joaquin Section champions played out Tuesday with Michelle Castro hitting a solo home run and an RBI double to lead East Union past Sierra 2-0 in Valley Oak League action at the Northgate Softball Complex.
Lania Taylor did not score a point for the East Union girls basketball team Friday night, but she helped steer the Valley Oak League championship showdown with host Manteca the Lancers' way at just the right time.
Go to any Sierra High baseball game, and you are likely to hear, "Let's get to the next batter," coming from the dugout. The Timberwolves football team borrowed a page from Jack Thomson's playbook and parlayed it into a state championship.
CHOWCHILLA – Attention Hollywood screenwriters.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Justin Rice ran 19 times for 216 yards and two touchdowns as Central Catholic handed San Marino a 56-21 loss to win the Division Open - Small Schools CIF State Football Championship Bowl Game on Saturday night. It's the fourth straight state Bowl Game title for the Raiders. They are also one of two teams from the Valley Oak League to earn a state championship, joining Sierra.
CHOWCHILLA – It was the sort of scenario every high school quarterback dreams of finding himself in.
CHOWCHILLA – Sierra's dynamic tandem of Mark Vicente and Mark Paule Jr. teamed up to lead a heart-stopping 88-yard, 11-play drive in the closing minutes of the California Interscholastic Federation Division IV-A championship game Saturday against host Chowchilla.
TRACY - Junior Ballard and the rest of the Lathrop boys basketball team aren't showing signs of wear yet.
Jeff Harbison's players have been a little too loose in practice for his liking.
Dom Rea scored five touchdowns for Manteca on Thursday in a 72-12 shellacking of visiting Lathrop in freshman Valley Oak League action at Guiss Schmiedt ...
JoJo Espinosa had standout performances on both sides of the ball Friday night to lead East Union to a 14-6 win over visiting Kimball of ...
East Union greatly improved its chances to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Friday night at Dino Cunial Field after fending off visiting Kimball, 28-6.
ESCALON - Brendan Fugit didn't think he even had a chance to get a hand on the ball when Escalon's Dylan Azevedo tried to ...
LATHROP - The Manteca High Buffaloes employed a stingy defense and a few big plays on offense to roll past Lathrop on Friday, 32-6.
RIPON - Ripon Christian High looked good early on against visiting Mariposa Friday.
OAKDALE - Oakdale appeared to be on its way to a fourth straight blowout win Friday at The Corral, but Weston Ranch showed some fight in ...
Central Catholic erupted for 28 second-quarter points and held host Sierra to negative rushing yards on the way to a 70-10 shellacking of the Timberwolves ...
There's no such thing as a down year for Escalon, says Ripon head coach Chris Musseman.
Jacob DeJesus was in on the first three Manteca touchdowns Thursday and Trabron Russell ground out 148 yards to lead the still-undefeated Buffaloes to a ...
SALIDA – It is not over until it is over – and that does not necessarily mean when time runs out.
MODESTO - Manteca was able to slug it out with Central Catholic in Friday's anticipated clash of Valley Oak League heavyweights at David Patton Field.
STOCKTON - The perpetual Battle for I-5 trophy once again belongs to the Lathrop High Spartans.
TRACY - Sierra's 57-22 shellacking of Kimball of Tracy on Friday had it all – an interception returned for a touchdown, points taken off the board ...
OAKDALE - Who needs a passing game?