ELK GLOVE - The Manteca Cowboys rookies had just two hurdles to overcome on Saturday in the DYSA NorCal Super Bowl against the Tracy Buccaneers – hold on to the football, and stop Tracy running back Trevor Pope.
The Delta Rebels varsity team did everything it could defensively to stay in the game but score.
"Big, Bad Benfica" earned the respect of its peers and the adoration of an entire soccer community, just not the cup it chased for months.
Two area teams remain in the hunt for Delta Youth Football League titles.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
The Manteca Futbol Club will do more than host this weekend's under-9 State Cup championship rounds.
The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes' varsity youth football team opened up Cen-Cal postseason play on Saturday against the Turlock Vikings and eliminated them 38-8.
All four Manteca Cowboys teams are advancing to the second round of the DYSA NorCal playoffs.
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The Manteca Cowboys capped the DYSA NorCal regular-season with three wins at the Lodi Grape Bowl.
The Ripon Chiefs junior varsity football team continued its string of shutouts with a 39-0 victory over Waterford in the opening round of the Mountain Valley Football League playoffs.
The Manteca Junior Buffaloes varsity team sharpened its teeth for this weekend's Battle of the Beasts with a 34-7 win over the Merced Bears.
Manteca Family Fun Center
Manteca Cowboys president Eddie Lopez spouted all the usual superlatives to describe his opponent following a 41-27 loss on Saturday.
Anna Arriola had a foot in almost half of the Fury onslaught this past Saturday, when the under-19 girls Manteca Area Soccer League squad thumped the Stockton Bulldogs, 10-2.
East Union graduate Jason Cortez Jr. and Nico Lozada didn't take long to get acquainted in a co-feature bout for The Titans Cage 7 event held at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento this past Saturday.
Last Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the Verizon IndyCars proved to be one the most entertaining and action packed races in the 40-year history of the event.
• SUNDAY SUNSETTERS: Andrew Schneider 232-241/695, Ron Brown 243-230, Albert Cimafranca 201, Phil Maxwell 211, Mitch Spence 207, Jeff Stevens 235-235/685
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:35 am spring snow machine groomed 46-91 base 66 of 100 trails 66% open, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
STOPCKTON - Under cool and clear weather conditions the historic Stockton 99 opened its 2014 season with a five division NASCAR Whelen All American racing Series program on Saturday night.
Manteca native Scott Speed continues to prove that he is capable of racing just about anything that has a motor and four wheels.
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:34 am 1 new powder machine groomed 48 - 89 base 66 of 100 trails, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:28 am MG machine groomed 28-62 base 66 of 100 trails 66% open, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
• YOUTH BOWLING: AnthonyFavaloro 207/589, Alex Simnitt 119/343, Alyssa Roller 93/152, Athena Roller 93/235, Sean Frye 82/162, Jordan Bates 128/242, Jedric Uganiza 119/313, Noah Bandalan Bradley 124/308, Blake Darter 77/145, Andrew Pearson 1632/420, Tony Ries 140/375, Danny Santos 149/359, Aaron Sharafian 174/447, Noah Morrison 76/219, Gabe Onate 99/272, Zelmar Vedder 161/411
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:22 am MG machine groomed 32-65 base 75 of 100 trails 75% open, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
The start to the 2014 Stockton racing season is just a week away, as the best Sprint Car drivers in the world prepare for the two-night "FVP Western Spring Shootout" featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, on March 21-22 at the Stockton Dirt Track located at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.
• BRING HOME THE BACON: Sokha Mao 212-223-247/682, Shedrick Bryant 247, Mike Marshall 201, Patrick Dean 221, Charlie Parde 203-210, Dennis Pine 267, Brenda Pine 156/413, Jerome Carl 226, Jeff Spohn 218, Jeremy Puhlman 207, Mike Huntington 202, Pat Baron 202, Tony Long 200, Stan Rodgers 185/506, Geri Butler 196/499, Inga Perryman 183/413
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:39 am MG machine groomed 34-67 base 75 of 100 trails 75% open, 10 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
The Woodward Mustangs pulled off yet another sweep of the Manteca Unified Student Trust basketball championships last week at Stella Brockman.