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Referee class in session April 3-6

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POSTED March 24, 2009 4:02 a.m.
The Manteca Soccer Referee Association will conduct a USSF referee class at Nile Garden school April 3 through April 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. The test will be administered on April 8 at 6 p.m.

If you have any questions, contact Joe Cook at 823-3676 or Tony Valtierra at 239-1093.

Manteca Futbol Club is holding tryouts to fill its 20 competitive teams in March.

Please refer to the MFC website ( for tryout dates and times.

PUMAS GOLD: The under-11 Manteca Pumas Gold competitive soccer team is looking to fill three spots for the upcoming season. Practices are at Bella Vista Park in Manteca from 5-7 p.m. Mondays, and 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday.

For more information, call coach Ernesto Farias at (209) 390-3934.

The Manteca Area Soccer League continues registration; March 28 from 1-3 p.m. at Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Weston Ranch; April 4 from 2-5 p.m. at Manteca Library; April 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at Manteca Library, and 6-8 p.m. at Round Table Pizza (Daniels St.) and April 11 from 1-5 p.m. at the Sequoia School gymnasium.

The California Cougars competitive girls soccer teams are looking for players (under-12 through under-18) for the upcoming 2009-10 season.

For more information, call (209) 603-0709, (209) 478-2147 or (415) 225-6348.


The Manteca Dolphins swimming club is holding tryouts April 4-11 at Sierra High. The times are 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. daily.

For more information, call Lucy Machado at (209) 602-0540.


BABE RUTH: Manteca Babe Ruth is seeking managers for the 13-year-old division. Interested parties contact Cabot Gause at 566-6680.

The 14-15 division tryouts are on April 25 and May 2 at 10 a.m. also at East Union. The 16-18 year olds will try out on the same dates and site starting at 1 p.m.

Registration will also be accepted during the tryouts. Sign-up fee is $130 for 13-15 year olds, and $150 for 16-18.

For more information, call the Manteca Babe Ruth hotline at (209) 567-3125.


The Manteca Mayhem will host a Team USA clinic, April 9 and 10 at Big League Dreams.

A number of former Olympic gold medalists will be on hand to offer 14 hours of instruction over the course of the camp.

The clinic will run from 9 a.m, to 4 p.m. on both days and a one-hour lunch will be provided.

For more information, or to register, visit, or call (209) 915-0439.

The She Devils NorCal Fastpitch Under-14 softball team is still looking for one to two more players (pitcher and position player) to fill an already talented roster.

If you’re looking for pitching time and have travel ball pitching experience, call for a private tryout.

Please contact: 14U Manager coach Rick Gonzalez at 510-386-3267, Coach/Batting instructor Randy Muldrew at 510-472-0017, Business Manager Tina Gonzalez at 510-386-1891.


A five-week beginner golf program will be held on Wednesdays starting March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Swenson Park Golf Course. Participants will learn the fundamentals of golf, including grip and stance, basic swing, chipping and putting, rules and etiquette.

Cost is $60 per person (advance sign up required). For more information, call PGA Professional Tony Troncale at (209) 601-3388 or visit


The new Manteca Grapplers Club will be holding practices on Tuesdays and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Manteca High wrestling room.

Cost for registration with the club is $25 and $40 for a USA Wrestling membership.

Tournaments, which begin March 28, are held Saturdays and are short drives from Manteca.

Children as young as 5 and adults are welcome to join.

For more information, contact John Vazquez at


The Manteca Cowboys youth football organization of the National Youth Football League is conducting open signups at Straw Hat Pizza in Manteca from 6-8 p.m.

Registration dates are: April 2, 16 and 30; and May 14 and 28.

The Cowboys offer four levels of competition: starts (6-8, max weight 115 pounds), rookie (9-10, max weight of 140 and lighter 11-year-olds), junior varsity (11-12, max weight of 155 and lighter 13-year-olds), and varsity (12-14 with an unlimited weight restriction except for ball-carrying weight of 185 pounds). Varsity players must be 14 as by Aug. 1.

For more information, contact Eddie Lopez at (209) 825-2012, or visit the team’s website at

REBELS: The Delta Rebels youth football and cheer organization will hold signups on the following dates: April 2, 16 and 30; May 7, 14 and 21; June 4, 11 and 18; July 2 and 11.

Signups will take place at the Manteca Library’s McFall room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Times for the final date, July 11, are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Delta Rebels will also have an informational booth set up during the Manteca Street Faire April 4 and 5. A $10 discount is available for early registration and/or signing up each additional sibling.

Delta has four teams ranging in ages 6-14.

For more information, e-mail,, or
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