TRACY - No passing scrimmages, no passing tournaments, no camps.
TRACY - Tracy American made big plays on defense, and Spreckels Park struggled to execute the simple ones.
TRACY - Ryan Bergman more than made up for his own mistakes and others made by his teammates.
TRACY - Pitching depth is imperative in double-elimination tournaments.
TRACY - Jordan Eakes got Northgate Little League's major all-stars going by crushing a home run to straightaway center off the first pitch delivered by Tracy American ace Conner Johnson in the third inning.
Coaches put little stock on 7-on-7 passing scrimmages, and for good reason.
Dylan Hodges was three outs away from a complete-game, mercy-shortened victory for Northgate Little League's 11-year-old all-stars Monday at Neil Hafley School's Bassi Field.
Manteca Little League's minor-division all-stars surged into the District 67 Little League Tournament quarterfinals with two wins this past weekend in Tracy.
Matt Burrows has a big arm.
She is as comfortable with a racquet in her hands as she is a soccer ball at her feet.
Thirteen meet records fell at the Hughson Sea Dogs Invitational Saturday, and nine of the new marks belong to area swimmers.
The fifth time was the charm for Amy Haapanen.
The Manteca Little League Brewers earned their third title of the season Saturday at Las Palmas Ball Fields in Patterson.
The 2011 season was one of many memorable moments for East Union High junior Steven Gigli, the Bulletin's All-Area Baseball MVP.
LATHROP - The everyday grind of an NBA coach was evident in the tired red eyes of Scott Brooks Friday at Lathrop High, where over 50 kids took part in the Manteca Unified School District Basketball Camp this week.
Sierra already proved to be the best in the Valley Oak League for a fourth straight season.
The Manteca High girls soccer team cruised to its second win in as many days on Saturday, as five different players scored a goal in its 6-0 rout of visiting Chavez.
Rio Americano is a guard-oriented team that uses deadeye shooting, overall speed and unselfishness to overcome its deficiencies in the post.
It took less than an hour for Manteca to get its first official match out of the way Friday.
Help wanted: East Union seeking suitable training partners for blossoming 220-pound wrestler.
PATTERSON - Patterson head coach Elizabeth Tolleson burned two timeouts in the first three-plus minutes of the fourth quarter to give her overtaxed players a breather.
CERES - Young, yes, but these Cougars from Weston Ranch are far from inexperienced.
STOCKTON - Rosemont stifled Weston Ranch's guards early and fully controlled the tempo in Tuesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener.
Inconsistency on offense has plagued Ripon all season, and the 14th-seeded Indians battled through the shooting yips once again in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV opener at No. 3 West Campus.
Ripon Christian's first-round opponent?
Weston Ranch hadn't lost back-to-back games all season until it dropped its final two in the Valley Oak League.
George Contente looked at West Campus and Colfax as potential opponents first round opponents for his Ripon High girls basketball team.
Daniel Ruiz made five straight free throws in the final minute, 30 seconds, helping host Golden West edge previously-undefeated Sequoia 48-47 in Tuesday's thrilling Manteca Unified Student Trust small-school boys basketball championship game.
The Manteca girls basketball team's stumble to the finish line ultimately cost it a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
Four Ripon players were recognized on senior night Tuesday, and they had more reason to celebrate following the Indians' 36-27 triumph over Escalon.