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Lathrop’s Cortez wins first bout

Aysia Cortez embraced her opponent and then raised her arms in triumph.

September 25, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | SPORTS

1915: Sand storm hurts Manteca pitching in loss

100 years ago, on September 13, 1915, owing to the absence of Kyle Potter and having the new battery at work without much practice, combined with the difficulty of pitching against the sand storm, the game between the Stockton Athletics and the Merchants presented no great plays on either side. While Libhart got two of the six hits for Manteca, the local nine still lost the game, 5 to 1.

September 20, 2015 | | SPORTS

1945: Manteca blanks Naval Annex 19-0

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.

September 06, 2015 | | SPORTS

1945: Eddie Bobson homers In Manteca softball victory

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.

August 25, 2015 | | SPORTS


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.

August 18, 2015 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS

Stanford looks to get back to the ground in 2015

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.

August 18, 2015 | | SPORTS

California hopes defensive improvement sparks turnaround

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.

August 18, 2015 | | SPORTS

Surprised by teens fishing for bass

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.

July 30, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | SPORTS

Spreckels Park junior team falls in Division II 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.

July 28, 2015 | Bulletin staff reports | SPORTS


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.

July 26, 2015 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


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.

July 21, 2015 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS

Settlement OK’d in EA Sports, NCAA lawsuit

Associated Press

July 18, 2015 | | SPORTS

Wagner, Mulder tied for lead in celebrity tourney

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.

July 18, 2015 | | SPORTS


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.

July 15, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | SPORTS

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Women join the hunt

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - More women are taking up the largely male-dominated sport of hunting to stock their freezers with local foods and as cultural influences ...

October 12, 2015 | | SPORTS

Court strikes down possible payments to college athletes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe ...

September 30, 2015 | | SPORTS

1985: Martz scores 3 TDs in EU win

Fifty years ago, on September 23, 1965, Manteca High, led by the bruising running of Steve Smalley, dumped St. Mary's High 34-7 here. Terry ...

September 27, 2015 | | SPORTS

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