Six innings of baseball was not enough time to decide which of Spreckels Park or Northgate Little League's 11-year-old all-star teams would meet its seasons end. After eight innings it was Northgate that was eliminated in a 5-4 loss Thursday.
Coaches put little stock on 7-on-7 passing scrimmages, and for good reason. Quarterbacks aren't worried about blood-thirsty linebackers breathing down their necks, and there aren't big bodies in front of them blocking their view downfield. But you obviously don't want your quarterback to look bad under such low-pressure situations. Manteca High's varsity squad hasn't had that problem this summer. Senior Alex Martinez has taken the reins after serving as the understudy for standout Matt Burrows, ...
STOCKTON - On Sunday, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Racing Series ignited the smoldering racing surface in the annual Firecracker 150, brought to you by California Welding Supply Co.
Dylan Hodges was three outs away from a complete-game, mercy-shortened victory for Northgate Little League's 11-year-old all-stars Monday at Neil Hafley School's Bassi Field.
Manteca Little League's minor-division all-stars surged into the District 67 Little League Tournament quarterfinals with two wins this past weekend in Tracy.
Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center SUNDAY BACON LEAGUE: Mike Marshall 204-233/632, Jesse Woodruff 211-213, Al Baron214. TUESDAY SENIORS: John Reaves 237-223, George Whitis 214-212, Pat Fisher 211-210, Dave Heagney 254, Dale Edenstrom 234, Bob Perrin 224, Terrell Estes 210. TUESDAY BACON LEAGUE: Jason Brown 202-217-229/648, Dan Roland 225/225, Phil Berg 225 MONEY MIXERS Alex Leslie,214-222-225/661 Daniel Tylij 230-248 Jerry Fisher 234-228. Jake Jacobson 246, John Heathman 245, Quinton Terra 237, Jerome Siebler 236. ...
Joining the ranks of Babe Ruth baseball was never too complicated for the Manteca area players graduating from Little League.
TRACY - Lathrop 13-year-old All-Star starting pitcher Gabriel Rodriguez had little trouble keeping the Northgate bats in check through four innings.
STOCKTON - When the East Union football team opens its 2012 season in Newman against Orestimba High there will only be two guarantees in place for the Lancer faithful.
Thirteen meet records fell at the Hughson Sea Dogs Invitational Saturday, and nine of the new marks belong to area swimmers.
The fifth time was the charm for Amy Haapanen.
Some athletes face pitchers, some face defensive linemen, but the Bulletin's 2011 All-Area Swimmer of the Year was only competing against the clock. The only thing that stood in Ripon High freshman Ryan Lee's way were ticks on the clock, and that wouldn't be enough.
The Manteca Little League Brewers earned their third title of the season Saturday at Las Palmas Ball Fields in Patterson.
SUNDAY BACON LEAGUE: Ron Brown 231, Jerome Carl 216.
East Union High's Julia DeGroot made it to the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships for the second straight year.
By DAVE CAMPBELL
MODESTO – When the North scored with 2 minutes, 33 seconds left in the 40th Central California Lions All-Star Football Game at Modesto Junior College, it still trailed the South by two points.
My favorite fishing and hunting spots are almost always out in the wilderness where I can fish or hunt all day without seeing another human. As our world becomes increasingly crowded, finding solitude becomes harder and harder.
OAKLAND (AP) - Hisashi Iwakuma has been so good for so long that Sunday's outing seems like some sort of aberration.
ATLANTA (AP) - Freddie Freeman singled three times and drove in one run, Julio Teheran pitched six innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Sunday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings hired Denver executive Pete D'Alessandro as their new general manager on Saturday.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - With the old Manu Ginobili back, the San Antonio Spurs looked like champs again.
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - A steady hand gave Justin Rose the shiny U.S. Open Trophy. A wild ride gave Phil Mickelson yet another silver medal.
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Tiger Woods made birdie at the first hole, only to watch his day go racing downhill from there.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - There was no celebration after the game for Earthquakes interim coach Mark Watson. San Jose's players prefer waiting for something a bit bigger.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - John Force ended a 31-event winless streak Sunday in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, beating Cruz Pedregon in the final round.
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Shawn Stefani lost track of the ball as soon it rocketed off his 4-iron.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Scott Parel won the Air Capital Classic on Sunday to become the fourth-oldest winner in Web.com Tour history, closing with a 7-under 64 for a three-stroke victory.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Greg Biffle gave Ford a milestone victory - right down the road from company headquarters.
BOSTON (AP) - Tyler Seguin knew something had to be said.