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FEROCIOUS BEARS

Menlo-Atherton is not the same team Eric Reis saw last year.

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Posted: dec. 08, 2016 12:44 a.m. | | FEROCIOUS BEARS Comments 0 Comments

HEADING HOME

Friday night will be a homecoming of sorts for Manteca High senior Joel Olmos.

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:24 a.m. | | HEADING HOME Comments 0 Comments

Buffs draw Menlo-Atherton

Undefeated Northern Section powerhouse Sutter (13-0), Central Section Division II champion Sanger (13-0) and perennial Santa Rosa-based contender Cardinal Newman (12-1) were thought to be ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 11:55 p.m. | | Buffs draw Menlo-Atherton Comments 0 Comments

SECOND-HALF STAMPEDE

STOCKTON — Everyone gets knocked down. 

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Posted: nov. 28, 2016 1:45 a.m. | | SECOND-HALF STAMPEDE Comments 0 Comments

BOYS TO HILLMEN

Placer coach Joey Montoya knows what his team is up against on Saturday.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2016 10:35 p.m. | | BOYS TO HILLMEN Comments 0 Comments

PAST MEETS PRESENT

Thanksgiving came a day early for the Buffaloes.

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Posted: nov. 24, 2016 12:56 a.m. | | PAST MEETS PRESENT Comments 0 Comments

Harbison steps down as Sierra head coach

Jeff Harbison’s last game as Sierra head football coach may have been a loss, but he’ll be remembered for the many firsts the ...

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Posted: nov. 23, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | Harbison steps down as Sierra head coach Comments 0 Comments

SMALL GIANT

Tyler Welch raised his arms above his head with palms facing down.

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Posted: nov. 23, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | SMALL GIANT Comments 0 Comments

BUFFS ROLL TO SECTION FINALS

Efficiency.

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Posted: nov. 19, 2016 1:04 a.m. | | BUFFS ROLL TO SECTION FINALS Comments 0 Comments

Big plays on defense set tone for attack

The Manteca High defense can look forward to an early Thanksgiving.

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Posted: nov. 19, 2016 1:04 a.m. | | Big plays on defense set tone for attack Comments 0 Comments

ROADBLOCK

Eric Reis got a firsthand look at his team’s next opponent last week in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2016 11:56 p.m. | | ROADBLOCK Comments 0 Comments

CAPITAL GAIN

SACRAMENTO — Fifth-seeded Ripon ran into a buzz saw Friday in the form of No. 4 Capital Christian of Sacramento and was eliminated from the Sac-Joaquin ...

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Posted: nov. 12, 2016 1:17 a.m. | | CAPITAL GAIN Comments 0 Comments

Younger Indians gain valuable experience in loss

SACRAMENTO — Despite Friday’s 56-7 loss at No. 4-seeded Capital Christian High in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs, Ripon remained ...

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Posted: nov. 12, 2016 1:16 a.m. | | Younger Indians gain valuable experience in loss Comments 0 Comments

Buffs stomp way into semifinals

Gino Campiotti spent most of the week studying film on Dixon.

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Posted: nov. 11, 2016 1:57 a.m. | | Buffs stomp way into semifinals Comments 0 Comments

T’WOLVES’ REIGN ENDS

There will not be a repeat Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV football champion this year. 

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Posted: nov. 11, 2016 1:55 a.m. | | T’WOLVES’ REIGN ENDS Comments 0 Comments

EU’s Torrice steals show in loss to Del Campo

FAIR OAKS — Del Campo won the game, but the night belonged to East Union’s Vinny Torrice.

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Posted: nov. 11, 2016 1:54 a.m. | | EU’s Torrice steals show in loss to Del Campo Comments 0 Comments

Buffs not buying their own hype in D4

Manteca is presumed to be the 2016 Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champion, and the postseason doesn’t kick off until 7 o’clock tonight.

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Posted: nov. 10, 2016 12:39 a.m. | | Buffs not buying their own hype in D4 Comments 0 Comments

Manteca top seed in Div. IV

Sierra has familiar company in Division IV.

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Posted: nov. 07, 2016 1:16 a.m. | | Manteca top seed in Div. IV Comments 0 Comments

BUFFS TOP LANCERS

The Manteca sophomores secured a second-place Valley Oak League finish Friday with a 22-6 win over host East Union at Dino Cunial Field and in ...

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Posted: nov. 07, 2016 1:16 a.m. | | BUFFS TOP LANCERS Comments 0 Comments

Buff frosh win VOL title, end perfect 10-0 season

The Manteca freshman football team put an exclamation point on its season Thursday with a 68-13 drubbing of visiting East Union at Guss Schmiedt Field ...

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Posted: nov. 07, 2016 1:14 a.m. | | Buff frosh win VOL title, end perfect 10-0 season Comments 0 Comments

Hilmar outlasts Ripon for TVL crown

RIPON — Cody Rentfro spent much of the night plowing his way forward, but on the final play of Hilmar’s Trans Valley League championship game ...

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Posted: nov. 05, 2016 2:02 a.m. | | Hilmar outlasts Ripon for TVL crown Comments 0 Comments

HAVE YOU HERD?

The Manteca Buffaloes only managed to run three offensive plays in the first quarter of their rivalry matchup with the East Union Lancers on Friday ...

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Posted: nov. 05, 2016 2:01 a.m. | | HAVE YOU HERD? Comments 0 Comments

Spartans cap season with win at Kimball

TRACY — Keonnee Linnell had three touchdown passes for Lathrop on Friday in a 25-12 Valley Oak League road win for the Spartans over Kimball at ...

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Posted: nov. 05, 2016 1:58 a.m. | | Spartans cap season with win at Kimball Comments 0 Comments

RC’s tough season ends with loss to Delhi

RIPON — A tough season for Ripon Christian came to an end Friday with a 23-3 Southern League loss to Delhi.

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Posted: nov. 05, 2016 1:58 a.m. | | RC’s tough season ends with loss to Delhi Comments 0 Comments

THE BIG 5-O

The 2010 shocker heard ‘round the city has been revisited “a lot of times” this week by Manteca head coach Eric Reis.

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Posted: nov. 03, 2016 12:46 a.m. | | THE BIG 5-O Comments 0 Comments

Playoff berth at stake for Sierra, WR

Sierra may be faced with a must-win situation Friday, one its Week-10 opponent is familiar with.

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Posted: nov. 03, 2016 12:44 a.m. | | Playoff berth at  stake for Sierra, WR Comments 0 Comments

McCreath, Ripon outslug Orestimba in 1st-round sweep

RIPON — It pays to work out.

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Posted: nov. 02, 2016 12:14 a.m. | | McCreath, Ripon outslug Orestimba in 1st-round sweep Comments 0 Comments

SPARTANS SURGE FOR WIN

Three second-quarter touchdowns – two in the same minute – sealed the deal for Lathrop on Friday as the Spartans came from behind to defeat visiting Sierra ...

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Posted: oct. 31, 2016 2:11 a.m. | | SPARTANS SURGE FOR WIN Comments 0 Comments

Spartans play spoiler in upset of Sierra

LATHROP — A dominant line and bruising running by Michael Ramos helped Lathrop score the game’s first three and last three touchdowns, as the Spartans ...

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Posted: oct. 29, 2016 1:55 a.m. | | Spartans play spoiler in upset of Sierra Comments 0 Comments

CLOSE CALL

Nothing comes easy against Oakdale.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2016 1:55 a.m. | | CLOSE CALL Comments 0 Comments

Winters, Ripon rumble past Hughson to set up TVL title game

RIPON — Ripon High took care of  business Friday with a 34-0 blanking of visiting Hughson.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2016 1:54 a.m. | | Winters, Ripon rumble past Hughson to set up TVL title game Comments 0 Comments

Turnovers costly for EU in loss to Raiders

MODESTO — East Union went toe to toe with Valley Oak League-leading Central Catholic at David Patton Field, but turnovers doomed the Lancers in a 41-0 ...

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Posted: oct. 29, 2016 1:54 a.m. | | Turnovers costly for EU in loss to Raiders Comments 0 Comments

Le Grand edges out struggling Knights

LE GRAND  — Julian Diaz scored on a short run in the final two minutes to lead a fourth-quarter rally over Ripon Christian.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2016 1:52 a.m. | | Le Grand edges out struggling Knights Comments 0 Comments

Ranch blanks Kimball for 1st VOL win

STOCKTON — Weston Ranch scored three times in the first half Friday and that was all the Cougars would need to defeat visiting Kimball 20-0 and ...

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Posted: oct. 29, 2016 1:51 a.m. | | Ranch blanks Kimball for 1st VOL win Comments 0 Comments

Much on the line in Oakdale-Manteca matchup

Eric Reis could see the dejected faces on his players after Manteca’s 32-14 loss at Central Catholic two weeks ago.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2016 12:39 a.m. | | Much on the line in Oakdale-Manteca matchup Comments 0 Comments

Manteca Buffaloes dominates Spartans

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 ...

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Posted: oct. 23, 2016 11:17 p.m. | | Manteca Buffaloes dominates Spartans Comments 0 Comments

EU DEFEATS KIMBALL

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 ...

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Posted: oct. 23, 2016 11:16 p.m. | | EU DEFEATS KIMBALL Comments 0 Comments

Lancers in playoff picture

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.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2016 1:45 a.m. | | Lancers in playoff picture Comments 0 Comments

GIVE AND TAKE

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 ...

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Posted: oct. 22, 2016 1:45 a.m. | | GIVE AND TAKE Comments 0 Comments

Defense, big-play offense power Buffs past Lathrop

LATHROP — The Manteca High Buffaloes employed a stingy defense and a few big plays on offense to roll past Lathrop on Friday, 32-6.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2016 1:44 a.m. | | Defense, big-play offense power Buffs past Lathrop Comments 0 Comments

Mariposa mounts late rally to topple Knights

RIPON — Ripon Christian High looked good early on against visiting Mariposa Friday.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2016 1:43 a.m. | | Mariposa mounts late rally to topple Knights Comments 0 Comments

Oakdale halts Ranch’s comeback attempt

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 ...

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Posted: oct. 22, 2016 1:42 a.m. | | Oakdale halts Ranch’s comeback attempt Comments 0 Comments

CC stomps Sierra in battle of CIF champs

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 ...

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Posted: oct. 22, 2016 1:41 a.m. | | CC stomps Sierra in battle of CIF champs Comments 0 Comments

Ripon not looking past rival Escalon

There’s no such thing as a down year for Escalon, says Ripon head coach Chris Musseman.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Ripon not looking past rival Escalon Comments 0 Comments

BUFF STILL PERFECT

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 ...

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Posted: oct. 17, 2016 12:05 a.m. | | BUFF STILL PERFECT Comments 0 Comments

Ripon sophomores beat Crusaders after game time expires

SALIDA – It is not over until it is over – and that does not necessarily mean when time runs out.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2016 12:04 a.m. | | Ripon sophomores beat Crusaders after game time expires Comments 0 Comments

RAIDERS ON THE RUN

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.

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Posted: oct. 15, 2016 1:57 a.m. | | RAIDERS ON THE RUN Comments 0 Comments

Muddy field, Cougars can’t slow Spartans in Battle of I-5

STOCKTON — The perpetual Battle for I-5 trophy once again belongs to the Lathrop High Spartans.

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Posted: oct. 15, 2016 1:57 a.m. | | Muddy field, Cougars can’t slow Spartans in Battle of I-5 Comments 0 Comments

Inspired T’wolves throttle Kimball

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 ...

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Posted: oct. 15, 2016 1:56 a.m. | | Inspired T’wolves throttle Kimball Comments 0 Comments

Mustangs gallop past East Union without passing

OAKDALE — Who needs a passing game?

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Posted: oct. 15, 2016 1:55 a.m. | | Mustangs gallop past East Union without passing Comments 0 Comments

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