Sixty years ago, on September 8, 1955, Gene Peterson, Manteca's highly-heralded halfback, has decided to give up gridiron play, at least for a year. Peterson, all-Big Eight Conference star for two years at Modesto Junior College, was one for the finest running backs ever to come out of Manteca High. He is presently a junior at College of the Pacific.
Sixty years ago, on August 29, 1955, fifty Manteca High varsity football hopefuls ran four laps and were ready for whatever Coaches Frank LeSan, Jim Fairchild and Joe Gambetta had in store for them at 9 a.m. today. The Buffaloes should have plenty of experience and beef in the line this year, with six first-line veterans returning. Delbert Harper, Graham Bolding, Bill Gaylor, Jack Leach, Raymond Cruz and Kenny Berna will be back vying for top berths. The backfield will have four returning veterans: Bill Marples, Ron Blakemore, James Russell, Ken Summers or Hank Tsugawa.
The Ripon Knights varsity took a three-touchdown lead and then held on to defeat the Denair Lions 26-24 at Denair High's Jack Lytton Stadium in Trans Valley Youth Football League action.
STANFORD (AP) - Stanford built one of the most successful programs in the country over the past few years with a fairly simple formula: The Cardinal dominated the trenches with physical lines and a powerful running game so well that they made it to four straight BCS games.
BERKELEY (AP) - A potential first-round draft pick at quarterback, a deep receiving group and a potent running game will only carry California so far this season.
Wednesday, while I was out fishing, I was surprised to see a small group of teens fishing for bass along the bank.
FREMONT - Spreckels Park Little League's junior all-stars had their historic run come to an end Wednesday, as they were shut down by four pitchers in a 9-0 loss to College Glen (Sacramento) in the California Division II Tournament consolation semifinal.
FREMONT - Mistakes sent Spreckels Park to the consolation bracket Tuesday with a 7-3 loss to Gilroy in the semifinal of the California Division II Little League Junior All-Star Tournament at Gomes Elementary School.
FREMONT – Although Spreckels Park never trailed, South Siskiyou-Weed came back late to narrow the gap but could not close it as Rafael Diaz allowed just three hits in 5.2 innings to help Spreckels Park post a 6-4 victory Saturday in the California Division II Little League Junior All Star Tournament at Gomes Elementary School in Fremont.
VALLEY SPRINGS – Benny Slaughter came up big late in the game Monday for the Northgate 10-11 all-stars in a 12-8 win over Sunrise of Stockton in the consolation final of the Little League Section 6 Tournament at Duke Powers Field.
STATELINE, Nevada (AP) - Actor Jack Wagner and former pitcher Mark Mulder share the first-round lead Friday in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe.
On nearly every play during 11-on-11 sessions, coaches routinely had to remind players to ease up when wrapping up opposing ball carriers on Monday - the first of three days in Manteca High's four-team summer camp.
Roll on, Junior Buffaloes.
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Ryan Zimmermann led the Red Sox to a 6-1 win over the Nationals last Monday in Manteca Little League junior division action at Morenzone Field.
FRESNO - Two members of Lancer Youth Wrestling placed first in the California USA Greco/Cadet Freestyle State Championship at Selland Arena on April 15-17.
The Cubs hammered out 17 hits Friday and plated 10 runs in the third inning on the way to a 20-8 four-inning mercy rule win ...
The Manteca Juniors Red Sox pounded out 10 hits and drew six walks to trigger the mercy rule after five innings Saturday, defeating the Spreckels ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fanendo Adi scored two second-half goals in the Portland Timbers' 3-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
Marcos Sequeira went 2 for 4 with two RBI and three stolen bases and was part of a three-man pitching rotation that limited the Spreckels ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Breanna Stewart came to UConn with the lofty goal of winning four national championships and the Huskies are now just one victory away ...
HOUSTON (AP) - One good shot deserved another.
Marcus Sequeira led the Northgate Giants to a 13-3 win over the Manteca Nationals, going the distance in the seven-inning Juniors contest while having a ...
STOCKTON - When the Stockton Ports' season opener Thursday when they host the Modesto Nuts they will unveil new items and programs around Banner Island Ballpark.
STANFORD (AP) - More than a decade ago, when Jerod Haase had just bought his own home in Kansas, his mother sent a truckload of his ...
When the word "Syracuse" popped up on the bracket for the first time, most of the so-called experts were crying "foul," not shouting "Final Four."
The Angels led off the third inning with three consecutive doubles for an 11-6 win over the A's in Northgate Little league AAA play.
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