Recently, an uncle of mine passed away. Fishing was one of his passions along with being an avid hobbyist.
OAKDALE - Manteca suffered its second straight Valley Oak League setback Thursday at Oakdale, 3-2.
LATHROP - Sierra High sophomore Chelsea Bereta had a day to remember Thursday, as she hit a pair of home runs and pitched a complete-game, one-hitter with seven strikeouts in a 14-1 win over Lathrop.
Kenny Leasure was one of the smallest players on the field, but he made one of the game's biggest plays in Sierra's 5-4 Valley Oak League win over visiting Ceres Tuesday.
It's not a Manteca versus Sonora tennis match unless a few feathers are ruffled.
OAKDALE - Sierra was 10 minutes away from recording its 14th shutout of the season, but the Mustangs of Oakdale didn't go down that easily.
Big news on the home front.
WESTON RANCH - After taking a tough six-point loss to Oakdale on the final race Friday, East Union's girls team bounced back in a big way Tuesday in a three-team Valley Oak League meet.
Wade Morten's sent a shot soaring over the left-field fence, but it was ruled foul.
RIPON - Back-to-back Ripon errors led to five unearned Hughson runs in a six-run second and the Huskies went on to beat the Indians 10-0 Tuesday at Ripon High.
Rocio Lopez scored three goals Tuesday in a 4-0 Manteca win over Central Valley in frosh-soph play.
STOCKTON - Ripon and Ripon Christian were each without two key contributors in the Trans Valley League Midseason Tournament Monday at The Reserve at Spanos Park.
RIPON - Ripon High's unbeaten girls soccer team didn't have it so easy the second time around, but that is to be expected.
Julianna Triplett debuted in her first all-girls wrestling tournament in the Sac-Joaquin Section Wrestling Invitational Feb. 7 at Stockton's McNair High, earning the championship at 167 pounds.
The Titans and Pirates opened the Spreckels Park Little League junior-division season Saturday at Brock Elliot School with a bang.