A new era begins for East Union softball and Sonora soccer.
RIPON - Comfortably ahead in the second half, the Ripon High soccer team's starters re-entered the game for the final 15-minute minute stretch of their Trans Valley League match at Ripon Christian Monday.
The last chance to sign up for the Manteca Parks & Recreation Youth Co-ed Soccer League for kids ages 7 through 14 is March 19 at 5 p.m.
East Union had just three losses out of 30 games, earning its third straight Valley Oak League title and first third-round appearance in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs in 15 years.
Eighty years ago, on March 14, 1929, reports coming in from spring training quarters of the Seattle Indians in southern California indicated that Emil Theiler, former star player for the Manteca Maulers of the Don Pedro League, was doing fine work in practice games being held. He continued to play third base and bat in the leadoff position for Seattle. In the previous Friday's game against Oakland, he handled four chances but failed to dent the hit column.
East Union's Kyle Harman and Manteca's Kenny Summers had quite the little battle going Thursday afternoon at Manteca Park Golf Course.
Manteca's Justin Coenenberg had little reason to do much coaching as he sat on the bench for nearly the entire second half of Thursday's non-league match against Florin.
Weston Ranch picked up its first win of the Valley Oak League season Thursday afternoon at East Union, knocking off the young Lancers, 14-1.
JACKSON - Manteca is 3 for 3 in quality efforts but has just one win to show for it to start the preseason.
STOCKTON - Welcome back Jordan Ribota.
LODI – Daniel Miramontes got it done on both sides of the ball for the Manteca freshman baseball team Thursday afternoon in a 7-2 win at Lodi.
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RIPON - Ripon Christian head coach Joe Darretta doesn't have to worry about his team putting runs on the board.
Ken Huckaby is returning home to Manteca for a day, equipped with a wealth of knowledge from his 17 years of professional baseball experience.
TRACY - The youth movement is in full swing at Manteca High, and while slugger Trina Solario represents the only senior leadership this season, that doesn't mean the Buffaloes can't play a little ball.