TRACY - That's two Manteca teams down, and one more to go for defending District 67 Tournament of Champions titleholders Salida Little League in the minor division.
The Tracy National Astros won the home run derby, and with it the District 67 Little League Tournament of Champions major division banner. All runs were scored via the long ball Monday at Neil Hafley School, with Tracy National bashing three out of the four to beat tournament host Northgate, 5-1. Starting pitcher Jerred Finney went the distance, striking out five while limiting the Northgate Yankees' explosive lineup to just four hits. Finney was aided ...
On April 27, baby-faced Kyle Harman became the man. Harman met his chief personal goal for the season in the Valley Oak League Championships at Lockeford Springs Golf Course in Lodi that day, earning the conference's Most Valuable Player honor after outdueling Oakdale's Austin Whitworth. It was a winner-take-all for both, and both recorded the lowest score with one-over 73s. Harman won the tiebreaker, total strokes over the last three holes, to take home his ...
STOCKTON - Recent Manteca High graduate Ricky Acosta restrained himself from throwing his helmet in the bottom of the eighth inning after his bases-loaded double led to just one run no thanks to base running mishap ahead of him.
TRACY - It took one pitch for the Spreckels Park minor division Dodgers to get warmed up in their District 67 Little League Tournament of Champions opener against the Lathrop Pirates at Jefferson School.
STOCKTON - Sierra High snapped a seven-game losing streak to hated rival Manteca last fall, but on Saturday members from both teams along with East Union will look to preserve the North's recent string of dominance of the South in the 36th Annual Lions Club All-Star Football Classic at the University of the Pacific.
Pitching depth is essential for teams to make it out of the consolation bracket, and Manteca Little League's major division A's proved on Tuesday that they have no shortage of arms in their 6-1 victory over the Lathrop Giants at Neil Hafley School.
By JONAMAR JACINTO Sports editor of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin The Tracy National Astros dodged a bullet in the top of the third inning then returned fire with a bomb in the bottom half in their 8-4 major division victory over the Spreckels Park Indians Monday at Bassi Field. Tracy National will meet rival Tracy American in a District 67 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal Wednesday. Astros ace Isiah Blue managed to work out of a ...
Alex Vega set up the Weston Ranch Little League Red Sox with some power. The rest was left up to his teammates' aggressive base running in their 5-3 victory over the Manteca A's in the first round of the major division District 67 Tournament of Champions Sunday on Neil Hafley School's Gillen Field. Vega accounted for two of the Sox's three hits, including a double and a two-run shot to center in the third inning ...
Alex Garcia is 65 pounds worth of proof that perseverance pays off. The 11-year-old from Lathrop and nephew of former Manteca High standouts Vince and Benny Garcia steadily improved on the wrestling mat all season, and it culminated into an impressive second-place finish in the Dave Schultz Kids Freestyle State Tournament at Selland Arena in Fresno this past weekend. The youngest of Garcia grapplers had to get by two combatants he previously had trouble with ...
Sierra High School's 13th and largest graduating class of 438 was fortunate to avoid the rain Friday.
While its Little League brothers are wrapping up their baseball seasons in the area, All-City Softball has yet to start.
Rick Cuevas said that his star Weston Ranch High pupil, Angell Mayfield, is just now realizing how good he is.
Lathrop High's athletic program has survived a tough first year, and Bill Slikker believes that it's on track to thrive for years to come.
She looked to be the Erin Arevalo of old, the Erin Arevalo with a commanding presence inside the pitcher's circle. This time, she was draped in the red and black garb of the University of Georgia's softball program. And she was showcased nationally on television. The true freshman and former East Union High standout made her first appearance since logging a third of an inning in a 9-1 loss to Alabama on April 4 during ...
STOCKTON - Senior grad night and the always-pesky Kimball softball team almost got the better of Sierra in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal at Arnaiz Stadium.
That too-skinny and too-slow Nick Ortiz you used to know is now an NCAA Division I scholarship athlete.
LODI – Ripon Christian's Danny Vander Molen was handed the ball for just his third start of the season Friday night.
Phillip Herrera and Emmanuel Elijah opted not to join their senior classmates at Magic Mountain Thursday night.
LODI - Chandler Bengston woke up Central Catholic's bats with a loud two-run dinger that sparked a game-breaking, two-out rally.
Sierra High's 4x100 boys relay team broke the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Meet record Tuesday on its home track.
STOCKTON - There was no fist pump. No twirl of the putter. Not even a smile cracked the face of the always even-keel Will Brink.
Sierra High has built it.
Manteca and Ripon Christian begin the Sac-Joaquin Section Division playoffs against familiar foes next week.
The road to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship appears to go through the Valley Oak League once again.
Ripon High's Zach Scudder and freshman Scott Tolman of Sierra are two of the favorites in today's Sac-Joaquin Section frosh-soph final in the 100-yard breast stroke.
RIPON - It was two years ago on this same field that four current Ripon Christian seniors experienced heartache.
Teammates turned rivals were recognized by the California Pacific Conference on Wednesday.
Ripon resident and Central Catholic senior Aimee Rose has signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Notre Dame de Namur University. She will major in kinesiology at the Belmont-based Catholic school.