That too-skinny and too-slow Nick Ortiz you used to know is now an NCAA Division I scholarship athlete.
Teammates turned rivals were recognized by the California Pacific Conference on Wednesday. East Union alumni Brittany LaMar and Cheri DeJesus were named to the all-Cal Pac team, and both earned top honors. LaMar, a sophomore catcher at Rocklin's William Jessup University, was voted Player of the Year, while Simpson University (Redding) junior DeJesus is Newcomer of the Year. LaMar was the conference leader with a .518 batting average and 43 RBIs. He also hammered 71 ...
STOCKTON - Lakeport's Derek Thorn grabbed the lead from polesitter Cameron Hayley on the opening lap and never looked back to take a dominating victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West G-Oil 150 at Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night.
Bradley Hatfield has a huge leg and even bigger potential. The 2010 Manteca High graduate also played at Delta College for two years and recently landed a full-ride scholarship to play football at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota – a NCAA Division II program. He signed his National Letter of Intent Thursday afternoon. "He used to play receiver for us and was also our punter and kicker," Manteca head coach Eric Reis ...
Manteca Little League's major-division Brewers have had two outstanding pitching efforts this past week.
Nigel Malone has received an NFL audition. The former Sierra High and Kansas State cornerback signed an undrafted free-agent deal with the Indianapolis Colts, who have gone to great lengths to upgrade one of the NFL's worst secondaries. The Colts ranked 21st against the pass and 26th overall, giving up nearly 237 yards per game. The makeover began with the acquisition of Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry and could continue with the addition of Malone, ...
Top Guns, indeed. The Top Gun seventh-grade Navy boys basketball team took top honors at the Pacific Qualifier in Sacramento on April 21. The Manteca-based AAU team went 4-0 in tournament play, highlighting a banner weekend for the club. About an hour-and-a-half south, the fourth- and fifth-grade teams captured championships in Riverbank. Members of the Top Gun Navy team include: Kyle Reis, Joseph Espinosa, Justin Kakala, Gino Campoitti, Matthew Ender, Jamie Ochoa and Dylan Haro.
STOCKTON - Both teams settled down after a mistake-laden first inning Wednesday, but Sierra did more damage in its part of the opening inning and went on to a 5-1 Valley Oak League softball win against host Weston Ranch.
LONG BEACH - Takuma Sato, driving the ABC Supply Co #14 Honda for AJ Foyt Racing, became the first Japanese born driver to win an Indy Car race by taking a commanding victory in Sunday's 39th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Lindsay (Shoot) Coe's competitive golfing career is likely coming to an end in today's second round of the Lone Star Conference Championships.
Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center PEE WEE'S: Jacob Morrow 105, Espn Semas 66, Jordan Bates 109, Josh Maestretti 90. JR VARSITY: Eric Petersen 50, Anthony Ries 134, Natalie Garner 141, John Ballardo 141, Morgan Bates 120, Jenise Perryman 164, Angelo Martinez-Ruiz 130, Xavier Martinez-Ruiz 117, Connor Giovannoni 119, Andrew Pearson 81, Jacob Robinson 63, Alex Simnett 87. VARSITY: Greg Lawson 178, Courtney Shepard 232-234/636, Kenny Boyton 150, Christopher Springer 146, Andrew Robinson 192, Albert ...
Big League Dreams sports park is now taking team registration for new indoor soccer, softball over 40, and regular softball leagues for men, women and coed play.
Alpine Meadows - Sat 5:45 am spring snow machine groomed 39 - 89 base 90 of 100 trails 90% open, 5 of 13 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
Matthew Guerrero took his biggest step toward realizing his Olympic dreams last week. There are many more steps to make with the 2016 Rio Games looming in the distant future, but he earned his biggest accomplishment as an amateur boxer in his first U.S. National Championships appearance. The Manteca High junior went 2-1 and returned home from Spokane, Wash. on Sunday with a shiny new bronze medal. "I was real nervous before my first fight, ...
LATHROP – Jacob Moon and Nate Gutierrez of the Lathrop Little League Brewers combined for a no-hitter during a 22-1 victory over the Phillies.
Ryan Ward and Dylan Gross of the Manteca Little League Brewers combined for a one-hit shutout of the Spreckles Park Giants on Tuesday in a 5-0 quarterfinal win in the District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions at Jefferson School.
Avery Flores hit a walk-off RBI single that plated Benny Slaughter and gave the Northgate Little League Red Sox an 11-10 win over the Patterson Angels in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday.
STOCKTON - Jesse Espitia kept the Northgate Dodgers bottled up for most of six innings Friday and four runs came in off the bat of Jonathan Shaefer as the Manteca Orioles prevailed 12-5 in opening-round action of the Little League District 67 Juniors Tournament of Champions at Paul Weston Park.
RIPON – Ripon Christian's annual Knights Volleyball Camp had its biggest turnout in the history of the week-long summer camp Thursday.
Oscar Guitron and Cedric Harris-Dixon competed in their first track meet for the Manteca Track Club this past weekend, and both earned berths to the USATF Pacific Association Junior Olympic Championships.
Scott Tolman led the Manteca Dolphins to a third-place finish with five meet-record performances Saturday in the Oakdale Invitational, while Matthew Trejo of second-place Ripon is the new standard bearer in three individual events.
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Mantecans might remember East Union 2011 graduate Brittany LaMar playing behind the dish during her years in an All-City Softball and Lancer uniform.
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Sometimes, it is not how you start that matters, but how you finish. Just ask the Spreckels Park Little League minor-division Dodgers.
Three Manteca residents representing Cortez Martial Arts Academy came up victorious in the Titan's Cage 5 mixed-martial arts card in Elk Grove on Saturday.
It is now win or go home.
Vince Bordi's last MMA fight only lasted 12 seconds.
Manteca High graduate Paul Lyons wrapped up his successful sophomore season with Sacramento State's track and field team last week.
With their backs against the wall on Wednesday the Manteca Little League Pirates came from behind to defeat the Diamondbacks 5-2 and force a winner-take-all contest to determine the minor-division champion.