The game has come a long way since it was first born in a barn in the Pacific Northwest and named after a pesky dog that kept taking the ball from the middle of the game.
There are a lot of other things that Irene Obera could have been doing on Saturday morning.
Carl Lindberg would be the first to admit that his foray into the world of performance theater began with the desire to get a better grade in his speech class.
Daylynn Penner botched a play at shortstop in the bottom of the fifth when the Sierra Timberwolves were taking on cross-town rival East Union, allowing the tying run to get into scoring position.
The list of ailments that afflicted some of those who took the field Tuesday morning and afternoon for the first day of softball of the Manteca Senior Games at Big League Dreams was long.
It wasn't exactly a heavyweight fight with jabs being alternated between candidates.
It's been two years since Steve Dresser was on the Lathrop City Council.
Allen Thomspon had everything ready to go Saturday morning as he pedaled his way towards the starting gate at the Spreckels Park BMX track, preparing himself to participate in the first ever competition at the park – the kickoff to the second annual Manteca Senior Games.
Not even the sheer size of Shasta Park was enough to discourage a group of Lathrop-based Latter-day Saints from doing their part to spruce it up.
Vince Smith was among the thousands of people who browsed the dozens of booths in the parking lot of the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley shopping center Saturday morning as part of the Cinco de Mayo celebration hosted by the South San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The effort to reach out to local elementary students seems to have paid off for the Manteca Idol Board of Directors hoping to attract a broader cross-section of the community for the annual performance competition.
Phil Waterford had many things to be thankful for as he stood before a packed house at the Manteca Senior Center for the Manteca Community Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning.
Things weren't looking good for Steven Gigli after he turned the ball over to East Union head coach Dan Triglia in the third inning and made the short walk from the mound to shortstop.
MODESTO – Eight local artists will be featured on a 32-track compilation showcasing the rising stars of the Central Valley music scene.
By JASON CAMPBELL
Matt Hernandez donated $100 to the Manteca-Lathrop Boys and Girls Club on Tuesday night.
Jeff Liotard is prepping turkey the same way he always does for Thanksgiving.
A 17-year-old seriously injured in a devastating car accident outside of Tracy isn't expected to survive.
The third and final suspect in the shooting of 53-year-old Michael Lawrence in front of his home rural Manteca during the summer of 2013 isn't expected to appear before a jury until March.
Lathrop - once known for having a dilapidated skate park that required an immense amount of maintenance just to keep open - might soon be the only city in the area with two skate parks.
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Dan Doyle is not happy Lathrop is discussing flood issues behind closed doors.
It could end up being the most costly Lathrop Mayor's race in the city's brief history.
It appears that all of the incumbents vying for reelection in Lathrop will secure another term.
Are Manteca Unified School District's two newly-elected trustees - Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson - legal residents of the areas they were elected to represent?
Unless Lathrop takes the necessary steps to protect the community from the threat of a 200-year-flood, all development in the community could come grinding to a halt in 2016.
It was the kind of moment that can take the air out of a stadium.
Emily Darrin was late for class as she hurriedly stared at the gas pump and watched as the $10 that she prepaid rolled across the digital screen.
Trony Wyrick learned everything she knows from the military.
He was remembered as the life of the party – the guy that always had the smile and always had time for his family.