Hunter Brooks' transition to the bigger bikes has gone well.
The Northgate and Spreckels Park 10-11-year-old all-stars followed up their lengthy sixth-inning slugfest from two days prior with a clean-and-tidy, one-hour, 20-minute pitcher's duel on Friday.
Garrison Reis accounted for four of his team's six hits Thursday at Bassi Field, while Blake Mejorado and Tyler Paul Wentworth combined to pitch 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to help Manteca Little League's minor-division 'A' team hold off Spreckels Park 'A' 7-5 and advance to the winners-bracket semifinals of the District 67 All-Star Tournament.
Amy Haapanen isn't ruling out making another run at it four years from now, but this could be her last chance to make the USA Track & Field Olympic team.
Manteca and Weston Ranch's rival boys basketball teams both had reasons to celebrate at the end of a momentous 2015-16 winter season.
The 2015-16 school year may be remembered as the best ever for prep sports in the Manteca area.
TRACY - The Manteca Little League Red Sox put the finishing touches on their undefeated run in the District 67 Junior Division Tournament of Champions on Monday, throttling intra-city foe Spreckels Park for a second time in four days, 15-3.
TRACY - The Manteca Little League Red Sox overcame early miscues, got clutch hits up and down the lineup and a dominant relief pitching effort from A.J. Kovacs to dispatch cross-town rival Spreckels Park 10-6 in the District 67 Junior Tournament of Champions winners-bracket semifinal Friday at Monticello School.
Manteca Little League's major A's are smashing their way through the consolation bracket in the District 67 Tournament of Champions.
TRACY - Ramiro Suarez twirled a five-inning no-hitter and drove in four runs Wednesday, as the Northgate Little League Rays toppled the Tracy National Giants 10-0 to advance in the District 67 Junior Division Tournament of Champions consolation bracket.
STOCKTON - Playing from behind is nothing new for Tyler Graves-Kelso and his two Manteca teammates who were also selected to compete for the South team Friday in the 26th annual All-Star Baseball Classic at Delta College's Nick Cecchetti Field.
The South baseball team has been bolstered by a trio of champions for today's 26th annual High School All-Star Baseball/Softball Classic at Delta College.
STOCKTON - Don Norton is going into his 12th year as Stagg High's football coach, and though much of his career has been spent in Stockton he has roots in Manteca.
Jon Manrique will have one last chance to coach three of his former players this Friday in the 26th Annual High School All-Star Baseball/Softball Classic.
East Union greatly improved its chances to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Friday night at Dino Cunial Field after fending off visiting Kimball, 28-6.
Manteca carried the frustrations of two close losses to Central Catholic into the season, using it as motivation to return to championship form.
There's no such thing as a down year for Escalon, says Ripon head coach Chris Musseman.
MODESTO - Manteca was able to slug it out with Central Catholic in Friday's anticipated clash of Valley Oak League heavyweights at David Patton Field.
RIPON - The Ripon High boys water polo team's streak of Valley Oak League victories came to an end Thursday at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Gino Campiotti remembers his first varsity encounter with Central Catholic, and not too fondly.
Isaiah Sholund is the hard-charging bull who wears down defenses in the fourth quarter.
Scheduling may have conspired against Manteca leading up to its pivotal Valley Oak League duel with rival Sierra on Thursday.
Mark Vicente and the Sierra Timberwolves continued their late-game wizardry in last week's heart-stopping 37-36 overtime win over visiting East Union.
A longtime tradition has turned into a weekly feast for Manteca.
Tawny Deerinck got to match her teammates' jersey tops for a change Monday when she and the Buffaloes from Manteca visited rival East Union.
Another week, another shutout for undefeated Manteca.
East Union coach Kim Brooks urged her setter to ramp up the pace of the attack against host Sierra on Thursday.
Seth Davis won't be able to make Manteca High's homecoming game Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Jack Weaver statistically had his least impressive outing of the season last Friday.