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.
SALIDA - Locked in a close battle going into the fourth quarter, Ripon tallied 13 points in the final period to pull away and defeat host ...
GUSTINE - Ripon Christian suffered a heartbreaking Southern League loss to the Reds on Friday, 21-20.
Gino Campiotti remembers his first varsity encounter with Central Catholic, and not too fondly.
Manteca put up 51 first-half points Thursday in a 67-0 shellacking of host Sierra in Valley Oak League freshman football action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial ...
Freshman quarterback Niko Ilardi hit fellow freshman Dorian Dougherty with a 60-yard touchdown toss for his first of three touchdowns throws for the Indians as ...
Isaiah Sholund is the hard-charging bull who wears down defenses in the fourth quarter.
Manteca's run of three straight shutouts ended, but with its 48-13 drubbing of Sierra at Guss Schmiedt Field on Friday night the Buffaloes have ...
DENAIR - Ripon Christian followed a breakthrough effort for the offense with one it would like to soon forget Friday night.
Mark Vicente and the Sierra Timberwolves continued their late-game wizardry in last week's heart-stopping 37-36 overtime win over visiting East Union.
Jojo Espinoza ran for one touchdown and threw for another Friday and Tealen Gaines scored two touchdowns to lead the visiting East Union sophomores to ...
The Sierra freshman led host East Union for just one play Thursday night – the Lancers' Eric Morales saw to that.
Another week, another shutout for undefeated Manteca.
Give it to the big guy.
MODESTO - There's not much of a silver lining to be found when you're down by five touchdowns at halftime and your offense has ...
RIPON - No surprise that Michael Kamps' favorite player is Christian McCaffrey.