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.
RIPON - No surprise that Michael Kamps' favorite player is Christian McCaffrey.
Seth Davis won't be able to make Manteca High's homecoming game Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Jojo Espinoza was in on three first-half touchdowns and Tealen Gaines two for the East Union sophomores on Friday in a 39-20 win over visiting ...
Joe Luna scored three touchdowns Thursday to lead East Union to a 28-0 win over host Lathrop in the Valley Oak League freshman football opener ...
TRACY- The Manteca High Buffaloes opened Valley Oak League Friday with a 45-0 victory at Kimball.
SUTTER - And the brutal non-league schedule continues for Ripon.
RIPON - Ripon Christian's offensive woes continued in its Southern League opener with defending champion Orestimba on Friday.
STOCKTON - Jared Rice wasted little time in making an impact in Friday's Valley Oak League.
With Lathrop threatening to retake the lead in the fourth quarter Friday, East Union's Joseph Reynaga stuffed a fourth-down play by the Spartans to ...
Oakdale needed two fourth-down touchdown passes and a monster night from running back Cameron Cherry to escape Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Stadium with a 28-25 ...
The East Union Lancers have been down this familiar road.
LATHROP - The Spartans of Lathrop High marched two by two toward the locker room as they always do after home games, and they did it ...
MODESTO - Ripon's nightmare at Sonora is now in the rear-view mirror.
Eric Morales was in on two first-quarter touchdowns for East Union on Friday in a 32-12 road win for the Lancers over host Johansen in ...
Jorge Cedano ran for two touchdowns and threw for one Friday to lead Manteca to a 36-3 non-league win over Enochs of Modesto in non-league ...