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
Sierra hasn't had a losing record since 2005, Jeff Harbison's first year as the school's head football coach, and advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs in five of the last six years.
It might be the best matchup no one's talking about, and that's OK with East Union coach Willie Herrera.
LATHROP – On Friday, there wasn't much that went right for the Lathrop football team and its daring quarterback, Diego Chavez
Ripon Christian was shut out in the second halves of its first two Southern League games - a closer-than-it-needed-to-be 21-20 win over Orestimba followed by a 15-14 heartbreaker at Le Grand.
SANTA CLARA – Luis Reyes saw a loose ball bouncing around and knew that he had to make a play.
Jacob Peterson scored two touchdowns for the Sierra freshmen in a 20-6 win over visiting Lathrop on Thursday in Valley Oak League action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Lathrop held Sierra scoreless until the fourth quarter Friday in a 32-7 win over the Timberwolves in Valley Oak League sophomore action at Bennie Gatto Field.
RIPON - To Ripon, the 2014 season started for real on Friday night.
LATHROP – Statistically, it might have been Devin Nunez's worst performance under center for Sierra.
MODESTO – East Union, meet Justin Rice.
STOCKTON – A time-consuming drive late in the game Friday helped the Weston Ranch High Cougars slip past visiting Kimball, 18-14.
RIPON – Billy Marr engineered two scoring drives in the final three minutes as Ripon Christian completed a come-from-behind victory on Friday evening.