It was an anticlimactic end to Andy Scott's day. Scott reached on an error to plate Bobby Mejorado (infield single) for the clinching run that enforced the mercy rule in the bottom of the sixth inning in host Sierra's 16-6 victory over Weston Ranch Tuesday. He didn't mind, though, not after bombing a grand slam to left center during a seven-run third inning followed by a two-run homer in the fifth. Scott finished 2 for ...
Ricky Acosta made one fatal mistake Tuesday afternoon at Manteca High, and for six innings it looked as though Acosta's first-inning fastball that Garrett Fisher parked well beyond the fence in center would be all the Lancers would need to claim their first Valley Oak League win.
Manuel Pires felt like he was coaching two teams. One team was slow to start the Valley Oak League opener against host Manteca Tuesday. The other was downright impressive. Sierra made the first statement of the regular season with its 7-0 victory over the dangerous Buffaloes. The Timberwolves (12-0-1), who registered their ninth straight shutout, punched in their last four goals over the final 18 minutes of the match. "I know Manteca is young, but ...
WESTON RANCH - Fresh off its championship effort in the Big Valley Christian Tournament in Modesto Saturday, Weston Ranch knew it was in for a step-up in competition to open Valley Oak League action Tuesday.
My mom has a lot of good ideas. After hearing details of my unsuccessful steelhead quest on the blowout Russian River a few weeks ago, she offered airline miles to fly me home for spring break so I could hook steelhead on my home river. Great thought, but I declined. I imagined calling some friends and asking them to go on Subfinder to report an absence because I was living off smoked salmon and popcorn ...
The new Stockton 99 Speedway, fresh off its dress rehearsal following two years of quiet time, fires up once again with a car show and grand opening this weekend.
It all came down to Marc Leon and Harman Baines Tuesday at Manteca High. With the rest of the day's action complete and the score knotted at seven apiece, Leon came back from a 5-4, 30-love deficit to claim a 7-5 win and give his Buffaloes a huge 8-7 win over Ceres. "Marc was a little tougher mentally, it all came down who could handle the pressure better," Manteca head coach Frank Fontana said. "He ...
MODESTO - Sophomore Josh Richter made his grand entrance into the 2009 season Tuesday at the par-36 Modesto Municipal Golf Course.
The Manteca sophomore baseball team scored all of its runs in the final three innings Tuesday at Agostini Field to claim a 13-6 win over East Union.
Christian Williams isn't shy but speaks in low tones, sometimes with a slight quiver in his voice.
A new era begins for East Union softball and Sonora soccer. In Oakdale, it's the same ol' same on the baseball diamond. The three reigning Valley Oak League champions will begin defense of their titles starting this week. The three schools in town figure to be in the mix in all three sports, but there are only two Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff berths available. The race to the top kicks off for soccer and ...
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.
STOCKTON – The Lathrop Jr. Spartans junior varsity team made a respectable run in the Delta Youth Football League playoffs.
Ivy Benson and Tyanne Woodyard-Smith scored two goals apiece as the Manteca Fury under-19 girls soccer team distanced themselves from the Manteca Revolution on Saturday, 6-1.
BERKELEY (AP) - As good as Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion and wide receiver Brandin Cooks are going right now, they hardly needed the help afforded by California's porous defense.
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