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Gustine and Vacaville Christian were neck and neck for two quarters until late in the third where the Falcons came up big with a long run to the outside to edge the Reds 7-0 in their first game of the season at home.

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The Warriors put their fans at high stress but was an overall great game as they took the victory over the visiting Los Banos Tigers in the final seconds of this nail-biter Friday night.

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High school football is back, and the Friday night lights at the Rodger “Coach” Pauletto Field where shining brightly for that first home game of the season. The visiting Hughson Huskies muscled their way through all four quarters over the Warriors in a 37-6 victory.

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Orestimba Lady Warriors started their second week of non-league play against the visiting Los Banos Tigers. The Warriors took a 3-2 victory over the Tigers. Later on in the week, Orestimba dropped a 25-12, 25-13, 25-15 decision to Escalon. Above, Lady Warrior Jackie Lujan serves during Orest…

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A very dominating first-half and stifling defense lifted Orestimba’s junior varsity Warriors squad to a 44-8 victory over the Rio Vista Rams in their non-league season opener. 

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As the falls sports season starts, athletes on the Orestimba’s cross country team have been running for joy as they got word of having a full scheduled season.

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The Orestimba Warriors kicked off their 2021 season in a game with high winds and a huge intimating crowd but the Warriors kept their composure to pull off the victory 12-6 in overtime.

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Some local West Side softball players have taken advantage of the summer to up their skills and grow in their craft before they enter into regular seasons this upcoming spring for softball. Regan Marroquin, Sophia Machado, and Joslyn Sotelo did just that with travel softball and have been en…

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After weeks of summer voluntary drills and conditioning, Orestimba High’s football Warriors took the field July 26 for their official start of fall practices. 

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As the volleyball athletes at Orestimba High have started to step foot on the court since the first day of official practices on Aug. 2, they have been non-stop working and pushing for many goals they have set for their 2021 season.

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The Westside Niner football and cheer squads are up and running once again after a year long wait due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After getting word that they could return to the field, coaches, players, and cheerleaders have been working efficiently as summer drills are under way. 

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Gustine Redskins youth football and cheer are excited and ready to be back on the gridiron after a year away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With cheer and football both working hard and efficiently they are locked in with many goals and high hopes for this upcoming season.

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NEWMAN - The Westside Niner football and cheer squads are up and running once again after a year long wait due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After getting word that they could return to the field, coaches, players and cheerleaders have been working efficiently as summer drills are under way. 

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The 209 area has a lot of great courses for the both the advanced and novice golfer. Over the past several years, I have been fortunate to play on many of our local courses and below are just a few of my favorites. All courses listed are open to the public and tee times are readily available.  

The Gustine Pee Wee All-Star team received top honors in Ceres Sunday, July 11 beating the host team Ceres, in an intense and well played 8U All-Star tournament championship game that went into extra innings for a score of 17-16. At side, back row, from left includes asst. coach Jason Gomes,…

A corn-hole tournament put on by the GHS football as a fundraiser was another traditional event that returned for this year’s celebration. Above, left, Frank Rivas and opponent Rafael Garcia compete against one another in the tournament.  

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In his eleventh year coaching, head girls volleyball coach Solomona Laupua says this season is definitely going to be a rebuilding year for the program after losing four of their starting seniors last season. 

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With the Warriors season ending just two months ago players and coaches looked towards getting a head start with their summer school program. The program consisted of mostly varsity players and some junior varsity players, head coach Aaron Souza shared. Starting from the beginning of June th…

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The local flag football team “Young Gunz,” coached by Orestimba High alum and current varsity Warrior defensive coordinator Bert Perez, has been moving up in the rankings with strong showings in tournaments they have entered in Modesto’s Joker Flag Football League and in Fresno.

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Orestimba played host to Riverbank Thursday afternoon in girls soccer action. At left, Andrea Torres pursues the ball for the Warriors. Orestimba posted a 1-0 win. Sophia Avila scored the Orestimba goal. Lopez had an assist. Goalkeeper Ivory Avila turned back 10 Riverbank shots. On Monday, M…

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Andrea Palomino makes the play at the net for the varsity Gustine High Reds in their season finale against visiting Buhach Colony last week. Buhach Colony posted a 3-0 win over the Reds. 

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Marco Toledo split two Hilmar defenders as he went to the basket in junior varsity action last Wednesday. The JV Reds defeated the Yellowjackets 45-25. Three Reds were in double figures. Daniel Quezada put up 16 points to lead Gustine, Alejandro Lugo was in the book with 12 and Tristan Brace…

Thomas Gomes represented Gustine High the annual Merced County All-Star baseball game, which was played Saturday evening in Atwater. Gomes was part of the North squad, which prevailed 13-9 over the South. 

Orestimba’s Michael Fernandes advances the ball for the Warriors in a varsity match against visiting Hughson last Tuesday. Orestimba defeated the Huskies 3-1. Ricardo Garcia scored twice and Fernandes added one goal for the Warriors. Later in the week Orestimba played Riverbank to a 1-1 tie.…