This weekend will mark the beginning of the 2010 District 67 All-Star Tournament for area little leaguers picked to participate in three different age divisions. Manteca, Northgate, Weston Ranch, and Spreckels Park Little Leagues will begin action over three different locations.
The mission to remain the best golfer in the Valley Oak League drove East Union's Kyle Harman to his third consecutive Bulletin All-Area Golfer of the Year honor.
When it was all said and done, Sierra High's Zach Holmstrom left an undeniable mark on the Timberwolves' swimming program. Sure the boys squad could not fend off challengers for the coveted Valley Oak League title, but sometimes victories are not always measured with championships.
Kara Hall had every opportunity to settle on her outstanding accomplishments for the Sierra High swim program a season ago, but the junior had no such let down, improving on an already successful career by being named the 2010 Bulletin All-Area Swimmer of the Year.
TRACY – It was evident from the beginning of the game that the Spreckels Park Phillies had no interest in seeing their season, stopping a District 67 minor Tournament of Champions celebration by beating the Pirates 9-5 Saturday in the first game of the championship series.
WESTON RANCH – If everything had went the Salida Rockies' way they would be meeting up with the Northgate Yankees for the deciding contest of the District 67 Junior League Tournament of Champions today, but that became irrelevant when Brandon Ridgwell caught the final out of the Yankees' 8-4 win Friday.
TRACY – The Spreckles Park Phillies dug themselves an early 5-0 hole, and even their most valiant effort left the club on the brink of elimination after the Manteca Pirates fought off a comeback in a 9-5 victory in the District 67 minor division Tournament of Champions Thursday.
LATRHOP – When the Salida Giants decided to walk No. 3 hitter Jacob Souza to load the bases in the seventh inning, Spreckles Park A's clean-up hitter Stephen Halleck cashed in, driving a pitch to right field to clear the bases and usher the A's to a 4-1 extra-inning win in District 67 Tournament of Champions major-division action Tuesday.
STOCKTON – With overtime not being an option, Stagg High head coach Don Norton decided to leave fate in the hands of his players with just two minutes remaining – Sierra graduate Anthony Hall's hands answered the call.
STOCKTON – Cherie DeJesus wasted little time making an impact in the 20th Annual High School All-Star Softball Classic, driving a pitch over the leftfield fence for an instant 2-0 lead and establishing the inside track to the game's Most Valuable Player honors in the South's 16-7 win over the North Friday at the University of the Pacific's Softball Complex.
STOCKTON – After Matt Barber did his part with a perfectly executed sacrifice bunt in the top of the ninth with runners on first and second with no outs, the South botched a routine out at the plate leading to a pair of North runs in their 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the South Friday at Klein Family Field on the University of the Pacific campus.
When I hit the San Joaquin County Fair's 150th birthday party at the racetrack Wednesday, it had all the feelings of a special day. Weather couldn't have been better, Manteca's presence was heavily in the mix and the view could have only been better on one of the horses.
After closing out an impressive four-year career with the Fresno State men's bowling team, East Union High graduate Paul Hogan was recognized by the United States Bowling Congress as the intercollegiate winner of the Chris Steer Sportsmanship Award.
The line between cocky and convinced is very slim.
Grinding on the mat throughout the past few months just started making a lot of sense to 10-year-old Jaysen Reindel after he earned a trip to the West Kids and Cadets Regional Championships in Pocatello, ID, beginning June 21 with a sixth place overall finish in the Dave Schultz Kids FS State Championships June 6 in Fresno.