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
By JAMES BURNS
Lathrop held Oakdale scoreless in the first half Friday night and coasted to 26-14 win over the visiting Mustangs in sophomore Valley Oak League action at Bennie Gatto Field.
A touchdown in the final minutes of the first half and three in three offensive plays to start the second half kept the freshmen Manteca Buffaloes rolling in a 60-7 win over Sierra on Thursday in Valley Oak League action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
The rain roused a tamed beast, grounded a team reaching for history and kept the Valley Oak League title chase in flux for one more week.
Rain is supposed to help neutralize fast athletes on a slippery football field.
RIPON – It's hard to distinguish between which of the two stats is more telling.
ESCALON – The Ripon High football team battled wet conditions, a sloppy field and a tough Escalon squad at Engel Field.
OAKDALE – The stage is set.
It's Halloween, and the spookiest holiday of the year has given football fans a real treat: defending Valley Oak League champion Manteca versus unbeaten Sierra, with more than just bragging rights at stake.
The Manteca-Sierra football rivalry smolders and smokes throughout the spring and summer months, before bursting into flames each autumn.
David Reyes pulled in a 62-yard scoring pass from Caden Worth for the Sierra freshmen on the game's first play from scrimmage Thursday to set the tone in a 46-0 Valley Oak League freshman win over East Union at Dino Cunial Field.
Following a scoreless first half the Sierra Timberwolves scored two third-quarter touchdowns to claim a 14-6 victory over East Union High in Valley Oak League sophomore football action.
Smiling faces after a losing football game?
East Union lined up in victory formation on its own 5, down 35-21 in the final seconds of its intra-city duel at Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Eric Reis was thrilled to be back at Guss Schmiedt Field.