Editor's note: Due to space constraints, the Manteca Jaguars, Manteca Cowboys and Ripon Chiefs youth football roundups will run in Wednesday's edition of the Bulletin.
The Fury of the Manteca Area Soccer League got off to a hot start in the season on Aug. 20, posting two shutouts in under-14 girls action.
Greg Leland has passed the baton off to Anthony Chapman, a fitting analogy for the former track coaches.
Games such as the one played at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Friday are labeled "defensive struggles," but the defenses weren't doing the struggling.
Three area squads got a head start in the 2010 season when the Sac-Joaquin Section revamped the football schedule to include Week Zero contests, but they combined for zero wins going into Week 1.
Week after week there was a growing belief in Lancer Land that East Union High's football team could actually make a run at a postseason berth.
The Valley Oak League's top two offensive players of 2010 graduated from Manteca High's co-championship team last May.
The Manteca Jaguars youth football team swept the Turlock 49ers at all levels Saturday at Sierra High starting with the pee-wee squad's 12-0 victory in Week 1 of the Cen-Cal season.
The Manteca Jaguars varsity youth football team had a tough draw to open the Central California Junior Youth Football season.
The two-time defending National Youth Football League varsity champion lost for the first time since 2009 Saturday at Chabot College in Hayward.
Kyle Dorland scored twice to lead the Revolution to a 5-0 win over Chivas in under-12 boys action Saturday at Woodward Park.
The Ripon Chiefs varsity squad is off to a great start in 2011 after last year's varsity contingent captured the Trans Valley Youth Football League championship.
Kristine Kaneichi couldn't wait to leave home.
The Manteca Cowboys had a sparkling debut in the new NorCal All-American Youth Football League, as all four squads won their openers Saturday at Stagg High in Stockton.
Sierra's bats started hot, its pitcher got into a groove later and the defense was solid throughout.
Modesto Christian limited Ripon to just four hits, but the Indians took advantage of seven walks and five errors to post a 9-6 Trans-Valley League baseball win in Salida on Tuesday.
The Ripon High coed tennis team got clutch victories from its doubles tandems, and the Indians ended visiting Escalon's Trans-Valley League win streak at 88 with a 5-4 stunner last Friday.
After Monday's results in the Valley Oak League, East Union is once again the team everyone else is chasing.
East Union's week of heartbreaking losses ended with yet another on Friday.
Manteca's softball team came out swinging in Friday's Valley Oak League contest at Oakdale.
Sierra's swimmers are beginning to peak, though it didn't show in the final outcome of their Valley Oak League dual meet with host Oakdale on Friday.
As assistant coach, Vic DeAnda got to see the Sierra's two best softball pitchers go through the program over the past eight years.
The Sierra boys tennis team exacted revenge against visiting cross-town foe East Union on Thursday, winning 5-4 despite dropping the first three singles matches.
The Sierra and Oakdale boys track and field teams battled to a rare draw in a Valley Oak League dual meet on Thursday.
The fun is about to start for Manteca High's girls soccer team.
Ripon didn't need to wait long to find out where it stands in the Trans-Valley League.
Coming off a loss at Oakdale, East Union's boys golf team got back on track Tuesday by routing Manteca 219-275 at Manteca Park Golf Course.
The Ripon boys and girls swim teams tallied their first wins in the Valley Oak League season Tuesday, toppling visiting Weston Ranch. The Indians won every race.
Joshua Patton was named All-Valley Oak League MVP for a second straight season, only this time he gets to share the honor with a friend.