Emmanuel Elijah sat in the shadows of the home stands in between sprints, slowing down just enough to catch his breath.
Will Brink may not have saved his best for last, but playing his last high school tournament among California's best was plenty good enough for the laid-back lefty.
Scott Tolman and Mallory Brubaker are ready for swimming's next challenge: a year-round program. But before they go, the Manteca Dolphins' brightest stars hope to make one last splash at the Mid-Valley Swim League Championships. Tolman and Brubaker are runaway favorites to earn high-point honors Saturday at Lathrop High in what will likely be their final swim with Manteca's longstanding rec club. Dolphins assistant coach Niki DeGeorge believes both record-setting swimmers are ready for their ...
In the past, I strictly fished for bass and nothing else. That's all changed in the last four or five years.
The Manteca Dolphins had gone seven seasons without so much as a trophy or top-3 finish at a Mid-Valley Swim League invitational.
Five wins, one loss. That is the Manteca Dolphins season record in Mid-Valley Swim League dual and tri-meets going into this Saturday's conference finale at Lathrop High. Their latest and final victims are the Dolphins of Ceres, who fell, 2,208.5 - 1,448.5 this past Saturday in Lathrop. The dominant effort was anchored by eight Manteca swimmers who swept their three individual events. Racking up three first-place finishes were: Donovan Armstrong (9-10 boys), Hayden Beier (7-8 ...
Manteca resident Will Brink struggled in the second round of stroke play in the 88th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship on Tuesday, recording an uncharacteristic 11-over-par 81 to finish in 116th place with a two-day total of 152.
STOCKTON - Sunrise hit four home runs - two within the first three at-bats of the game - and Manteca could not recover in an 11-4 loss of Monday's elimination game in the 11-12 Section 6 All-Star Tournament at Western Little League's Arnold L. Zuriglen Field.
Will Brink is holding his own against some of the nation's top amateur golfers. After one round, the recent East Union High graduate is inside 64-man cut line to advance to the match play stage of the 88th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship held this week at the 7,022-yard, par-70 Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. The sweet-swinging lefty from Manteca ended strong in the opening round of the stroke-play qualifier, finishing 1-over while ...
Allie Walljasper seems to have a teenage love affair going with LSU. And the Tigers, are one lucky Division I collegiate softball program. The Sierra High incoming senior, who has already won two Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV titles during her high school career, has verbally committed to LSU. She plans on moving to the South next summer, after her final competitive, travel-ball season with the San Jose Sting. "I have one more year left with ...
LINDEN – It was a rough weekend for the Spreckels Park Senior All-Star team as it suffered two mercy-rule 10-run losses to Turlock American and was eliminated from the Section 6 All-Star tournament at Linden High School. On Sunday, Turlock American put up seven runs in the first inning and four more in the second before coasting to a 16-6 six-inning win. Steven Rios (3 for 4, double, three RBI) had an RBI double in ...
For one local Little League All-Star squad, the California Section 6 Tournament is all-too familiar territory.
STOCKTON - There's no tying in softball! Lydia McDonald made sure of that Thursday night as the sun crept further away from Delta College's Bucky Layland Softball Complex. The Weston Ranch product capped the 23rd Annual High School All-Star Classic with the winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh, scoring Manteca High's Nicole Magnuson. The South team's 11-10 victory seemed improbable after it was down 10-3 going into the bottom of the sixth. "I ...
STOCKTON – Mikey Pereznegron certainly showcased his talents during Thursday's 23rd Annual High School All-Star Baseball Classic at Delta College. Although Lathrop High's now-graduated senior wasn't crowned the North All-Star team's Most Valuable Player, he could have made a case for himself. Pereznegron had the go-ahead RBI that sparked a five-run bottom of the seventh – and registered the save – during the North's 9-7 victory over the South at Nick Cecchetti Field. "There were ...
Years ago, it didn't matter how hot it got outside, I was prepared to fish through the heat of the day.
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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.
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