The Lathrop Steelers worked on the offensive side of the football Tuesday evening at Lathrop School. Head coach Don Duenas will lead the Steelers into a home scrimmage Thursday against the St. Mary's Jr. Rams and a Jamboree scrimmage Saturday at Calvary Temple in Modesto. The Steelers first game of the season is a road contest Aug. 29 against the North Sacramento Pacers.
For the sportsman, transitions from season to season are usually the best time for stories, or at least, when the stories get better.
MANTECA BOWL & FAMILY FUN CENTER JUNIOR VARSITY: Carl Brown 188-180-491, Nick Young 188-434, Priscilla Brown 177-396, Coleton Bragg 143, Dylan Taylor 139. PEE WEE'S: Savanna Swanson 214, Cody Cahn 206, Joseph Tribbey 197, Anthony Ramos 197, Marcel Williams 191, Connor Giovanno 187, Orion Hoover 186, Jovan Sosimi 181, Kylie Pugliese 177. BRING HOME BACON: Mark Lawson 276-268-223-767, Dennis Bathe 258-226-213-697, Mike Marshall 278-694, Kenny Taylor 258-213-663, Rene Garcia 235-213-639, Marty Garcia 224-217-633, ...
The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes conducted a practice at Seqouia School Thursday afternoon.
Dominique Barnes left one successful program and will go to another. The 2009 Manteca High graduate is heading out to Columbia, S.C. today to get settled in at Benedict College, an NCAA Division II men's basketball powerhouse. Barnes, a 6-foot-4 forward, averaged 8.5 points and 6.1 rebounds last winter while helping Manteca capture its first Valley Oak League championship in 20 years. The Buffaloes were 13-1 in conference action and 24-4 overall. "He would have ...
The Manteca Cowboys turned in a heavy workout Thursday at Neil Hafley School with a jamboree scrimmage looming Saturday at Salida Middle School. Head coach Eddie Lopez and his coaching staff will lead the Cowboys into their first NYFL contest Aug. 15 against the Central Valley Panthers at Modesto's Prescott Middle School. The 'Boys return home to Manteca High a week later for a showdown with the Patterson Redskins.
­ This past week, I took my wife and son to Lake Tulloch for a two-day stay at their hotel.
Forty-four-year-old Mantecan Rob de Groot sacrificed plenty just to prepare for last Saturday's 20th Full Vineman Triathlon, the oldest independent Ironman event in the country, in Sonoma County.
Bob Kirkbride, 63, of Manteca scored a double eagle on the Par 5 13th at the Manteca Park Golf Course Wednesday.
The Manteca Area Soccer League hosted a player development camp Wednesday at Woodward Park.
It's not easy to find 2007 Sierra High graduate Garrett Yrigoyen doing much of anything without a smile on his face.
Former Major League Baseball player and Manteca High graduate Ken Huckaby returned to Manteca Monday and Tuesday for the No Errors Baseball Camp hosted by Big League Dreams. On Monday, campers focused on pitching mechanics as well as fielding the outfield, infield and catching positions. On Tuesday, the campers broke out the aluminum and went to work on hitting fundamentals. Huckaby praised BLD for the pristine accommodations and was pleased with the campers' improvement since ...
Leaving home is never easy. There is usually a seven-to-10 day re-acclimation period in which I have to let go of summer habits and become California Jeff again. No more bonfires in front of the house, hitting golf balls into the ocean, clubbing salmon or going days without showering. I might even have to shave the fishing beard so I can clean out the dirt, fish scales and whatever else has taken root in there. ...
MANTECA BOWL & FAMILY FUN CENTER MANTECA JUNIOR VARSITY: Carl Brown 182-178-177-537, Nick Young 158-147-440, Seth Cheatham 135, Dylan Guice 134, Shay Furtado 133. PEE WEE'S: Sito Torres 256, Savanna Swanson 208, Orion Hoover 206, Kylie Pugliese 204, Joseph Tribbey 178, Andrew Brocken 177. BRING HOME BACON: Dennis Bathe 280-242-727, Nathan Taylor 254-241-704, Brian Lutrania 246-219-651, Allen Crowell 254-640, Tony Le 224-206-632, Tracy Burgett 231-210-636, Mike Marshall 223-205-617, Jerome Carl 246-602, Sean ...
Manteca Futbol Club's Extreme and Auburn Elite competed in a U.S. Club Soccer Under 17 game Saturday at Woodward Park.
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.