Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
TRACY – The Weston Ranch Cougars were able to get the NorCal Classic softball tournament kicked off with a decent start, salvaging a day one split with a 7-6 win over Delhi Thursday.
The Weston Ranch tennis team was able to draw a little sweat from the Valley Oak League's best team, but a victory would escape them in the Cougars' 3-2 loss to Manteca High Thursday.
The Ripon Shooting Clinic is open to all boys and girls that want to learn how to shoot a basketball. The clinic will have two sessions on April 24 and May 22 at Ripon High's North Gym. Both sessions will run from 4-7 p.m. and will cost $25 per session. For more information, contact Rod Wright at (209) 602-5494.
LATHROP - Mary Kennedy-Bracken, CEO and president of the Lathrop District Chamber of Commerce, said the public is invited to come and meet Congressman Dennis Cardoza, D-Merced, of the 18th District Friday at the chamber's new office in the Save Mart Shopping Center Plaza on North Harlan Road.
Janet Dyk, who was selected to the Manteca Hall of Fame, is the daughter of John J. Machado. It was erroneously reported in Wednesday's Bulletin that Dyk's father is John A. Machado, who is actually her brother.
Jeff DeRosa, 52, entered into rest on Friday, April 2, in Manteca. He was born on February 1, 1958 in Concord, California, to the late Mr. and Mrs. William and Gail DeRosa.
Albayzarda "Chala" Lopez passed away on Tuesday, March 30, at her residence in Tracy. Born on July 16, 1918 in Eagle Pass, Texas, she has lived in Tracy for 20 years, but previously of Redwood, CA.
Esther V. McLevich passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 31, just 2 months shy of her 90th birthday. A resident of Manteca for over 60 years, she was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 1, 1920 to the late Harris and Mary Dupre. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo McLevich and son Ross.
The Sierra Timberwolves spotted Gabby Hawkins an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth, but Sierra's senior ace would not need it in the Timberwolves' 3-1 Valley Oak League win over Ceres High Wednesday.
Sierra High's boys track team flexed its muscle in a major way, dominating in every facet of its two Valley Oak League wins over Manteca and Weston Ranch highs Wednesday on Sierra's new all-weather track.
ATWATER – It was just a few weeks ago that first-year Ripon head coach Mitchell Evans was thrilled with his relatively young team scoring six runs in a 10-6 loss to the established Central Catholic program in a non-league game.
On Tuesday, Sierra High's sophomore soccer program kept an impressive season rolling in the right direction with a 4-0 win over Lathrop High in Valley Oak League play.
Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
If you've never shot black powder guns before you ought to give it a try. It transports you back in time as you pour the powder down the barrel, drop the lead ball or shot in and tamp it down with a ramrod You had to let the smoke cloud blow away before you could see if you hit your target!
Using his front row starting position to maximum advantage, Upper Lake's Jeremy Doss was able to snatch the early lead in Saturday's Spears Manufacturing SRL Southwest Tour Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats 125 at the Stockton 99 Speedway where he spent the rest of the race fending off multiple challengers to earn the checkered flag.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night.
SONOMA (AP) - Courtney Force beat father John Force in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday to break a tie with sister Ashley Force Hood for career Funny Car victories by a female driver with five.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Training camp is not even a week old and already the San Francisco 49ers' depth at running back is about to be tested.
MONTREAL (AP) - Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.
PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.
SANTA CLARA . (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Saturday that he expects the NFL's decision on a possible suspension for linebacker Aldon Smith to be announced soon, perhaps even before the preseason begins Aug. 7.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Their bond goes far beyond their designation as teammates, and as a whole they are far more than merely a quartet of players thrown together to represent Spain.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Lawrence Okoye speaks as if he is hoping to win a contest for the Oxford University debate team. That very well may be next on his list of things to accomplish.
NAPA (AP) - Not a lot has changed in the year since Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Brad Keselowski and Juan Pablo Montoya came to Indianapolis trying to send Roger Penske back to Victory Lane.