It's time to confess. I love predictions. For whatever reason, reading opinions on why a future outcome will happen based on convoluted thoughts fascinates me.
By JAGADA CHAMBERS Staff Reporter of the Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin With the opening of the 2011 season the Manteca Cowboys youth football program is continuing their focus on developing players and, of course, winning championships. The Cowboys had experienced a great deal of success since their 2003 inception, managing to win a host of team championships including back-to-back Super Bowl titles at the junior varsity level. The agenda has not changed, and the coaching staff ...
It's been a stressful past few weeks for Manteca Chargers president Jon Shaefer. Not that he's complaining. "I spent part of my day ordering 55 more helmets and 30 more shoulder pads because we picked up more kids this year," Shaefer said during the varsity team's practice at Sierra High Tuesday. It's a nice problem to have considering the state of the organization when Shaefer came on board as vice president in 2006. Shaefer said ...
The primary objective has not changed one bit for the Manteca Jaguars youth football program, and it won't this year as the squad is still focused on developing players into high school athletes heading into the 2011 season.
Andrew Bonner's phenomenal summer run continued last week with an outstanding effort in the 39th annual Junior America's Cup at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, Colo.
The 2009 season may have marked the beginning of the end for one of Manteca's oldest youth football and cheer organizations.
One of the most pressure-packed moments in sports is the sudden-death playoff hole in golf. A few area youth got to experience just that Thursday during a junior golf clinic conducted at Manteca Park Golf Course. Of course, there was nothing pressure packed about it. Jacob Frisk, for example, initially putted from about 15-20 feet out and sprinted toward the hole as his ball settled just a few inches wide of the cup. All smiles, ...
STOCKTON – Twenty years ago kids played baseball into the summer and usually switched out their baseball spikes for football cleats in preparation for the transition from one sport to the other.
Jacob Gomes earned the third win of his sophomore season in the Spears SRL Southwest Tour last Saturday.
The Lady Cyclones 12-under softball team of Ripon put together an impressive two-day tournament run, winning the Independent Fastpitch Association Western World Series championship in Stockton over the past weekend.
A pair of Northgate Little League standouts will continue their baseball seasons when Vince Cabeceiras and Guise Hulsebosch make the long trek east to Cooperstown, New York to participate in the National Cooperstown Tournament of Champions 12-and-under travel-ball tournament the first week of August.
Trevor Smith and Juliana Triplett of the Ripon Tribe Wrestling Club fell short of their goals at the ASICA/Vaughan Junior & Cadet National Championships this past week.
The Ripon Rampage softball program left its mark in the 2011 National Softball Association Western World Series in Sacramento and Elk Grove earlier this week.
It turns out that Belmont/Redwood Shores Little League of San Mateo has two pitching aces at its disposal.
While Alex Nuanez was looking to the future, his dad and coach, Alex Sr., took a quick glimpse at the past.
STOCKTON – Ripon Christian made school history this spring. The Knights' unforeseen playoff run all the way into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII girls soccer final came to an end Saturday after running into powerhouse Bradshaw Christian Sacramento, who defeated RC 3-0 to claim its fifth straight section championship at Lincoln High. "We have a pretty dynamic offense when we're clicking," Bradshaw Christian coach Michael Rangel said. "Our patterns and pieces and our creativity inside ...
STOCKTON – Sierra has gotten the best of Kimball during its three years of existence. On Saturday, the T'Wolves defeated their Valley Oak League rival this season for a fourth straight time, but this was for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship at the Arnaiz Softball Complex, 4-0. Sierra junior hurler Allie Walljasper tossed nine strikeouts and freshman Devi Coglio had a two-RBI triple that crowned the T'Wolves section champion for a second time in ...
Thunder READING, Pa. – Riley Gill's 27 save shutout and Evan Barlow's goal and assist were enough to help the Reading Royals send the Stockton Thunder to a 4-0 defeat in Game 2 of the Kelly Cup Finals before 4,693 fans at Sovereign Center on Sunday.
SAN JOSE (AP) - When Logan Couture limped off the ice in the middle of a tied game San Jose desperately needed to win, it looked as if he was taking the Sharks' playoffs hopes with him.
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Jennifer Johnson won the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first tour title, birdieing four of the final six holes for a one-stroke victory over Jessica Korda and Pornanong Phatlum.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Sang-Moon Bae watched anxiously after hitting his tee shot at the par-3 17th hole Sunday in the Byron Nelson Championship.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Josef Newgarden and Graham Rahal took care of business right away Sunday.
Recently there has been a lot of discussion on how to reduce the number of gun related crimes in the U.S.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - It's only fitting that Jimmie Johnson's latest romp through the record books was shrouded in post-race controversy.
OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
DENVER (AP) - Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over six innings, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies won their first series over San Francisco in two years, beating the Giants 5-0 on Sunday.
SANTA ROSA (AP) - Always close to the front but never first at the end, Tejay van Garderen would often wear himself out wondering if he could swap the white jersey that goes to the best young rider for the yellow one that goes to the winner.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Another year, another Triple Crown hopeful unable to come through.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who've been there so many times before.