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. Most of the time I end up on the cocky side, because I have found out that believing that you can when you probably can't, can get you a lot closer than going in defeated. Nonetheless, when fellow reporter Jason Campbell and I agreed to a small-stakes wagering competition for the opening day of the San Joaquin County Fair's 150th birthday celebration, I knew it would ...
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.
The Braves didn't help an already challenging task when they spotted the Pirates a 2-0 lead in the first inning of the Manteca Little League minor division championship, and things didn't get any easier in the Braves' 8-1 season-ending loss Friday.
When the horses take the track for the 142nd running of the Belmont Stakes in Belmont Park, N.Y, today three horses will undoubtedly hold legitimate chances at finishing the Grade 1-stakes $1,000,000 purse race as the champion.
After Jake Menasco drove a pitch deep over the centerfield fence spotting the A's a lightning-quick 2-0 lead in the first inning, starting pitcher Tanner Peterson did the rest, tossing a complete-game 3-0 shutout in the Manteca Little League major division championship Thursday at Lincoln Park.
All Zachary Chamberlain had to do was get the final three outs. Only it was against a Pirates squad that had not lost a game all season and scored four runs the previous inning.