Nicole Vanni started her decorated four-year varsity soccer career at Sierra High as a promising defensive midfielder.
I used to be a young troller, fishing for phone numbers at the Ketchikan mall back home whenever the team or group I was a part of left the island for competition.
Editor's note: additional sports history will appear Monday. Thirty years ago, on November 30, 1979, a real live shootout took place at the Manteca High gym. The Buffaloes' Fred Nelson and Ripon Christian High's Ron Vander Molen fired away at the hoops all evening. When the dust had settled, Nelson had outgunned Vander Molen 35 to 30, leaving the Buff basketballers with a thrilling 74-70 overtime win over the Knights. On the evening, Nelson was ...
Christmas shopping has never been something I looked forward to. Consequently, I'm a last minute shopper. If everyone on my Christmas list was an outdoorsman of some sort, I wouldn't have the least bit of trouble finding a gift for them. Gone are the days when I catalog shopped. With Bass Pro Shops right down the street, I can now pretty much shop for the whole family. For my wife there is an excellent selection ...
"Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. "A former English teacher, now, about to become the Masters champion. "It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole!" Back to reality, that 3-foot putt was for double-bogey. It has been well documented by word of mouth, in this space and especially in my cranial sand trap, that I am a poor golfer. From the time I started recklessly swinging at little dimpled Callaway's four years ago to now, there ...
I have a 75-gallon fish tank at home where I have about six tropical fish. When I purchased my fish I tried to get them in pairs. Coincidentally, two of my pairs ended up spawning several times over the summer. Once the cooler weather hit, I noticed several changes occur in the tank. The first change I noticed was the once-radiant colors of my fish went pale, and their movement became very sluggish. Rarely did ...
Ten years and change ago, I made a decision I do not regret. I left home to pursue a college degree and a career away from the sprawling metropolis that is Klawock, Alaska - population 750. Long before I stood on the stage and delivered my graduation speech to a packed gym next to my 14 classmates, I had decided leaving the island was the only course that would allow me to be a part ...
20 years ago: November 21, 1989 - Manteca High got its girls basketball season under way at Winter Gym Tuesday by defeating Stockton's Stagg High 29-21 in a game filled with errors, turnovers and missed shots. Maci Buck led all MHS scorers with eight points and Jennifer Harvey grabbed seven rebounds.
The Manteca Futbol Club played the Santa Rosa United during Saturday's State Cup Tournament play at Woodward Park in the Super 2 semi-final game in the under 10d division.
The cold mornings are finally making anglers wonder where fall went. Winter fishing isn't my favorite time of year to fish for obvious reasons, but it can be made more bearable for those who come prepared for the cold. Over the years, I've created a small list of my favorite winter fishing items. I hate having cold feet and have gone through great lengths to find a solution. It was in the Army where I ...
My typical post-half or full-length marathon lines are generic. "It was awesome running down the chute then eating everything I could at the tents, just awesome." Sometimes it's not as positive. "It was pretty cool, I passed out for about a half hour under the first aid tent because I was hyponatremic, but it was pretty sweet." But for the hours during the run, the thoughts of post-race meals, wearing the Finisher Bling are usually ...
Jimmy Elam isn't just making up for lost time. He's improving it. The college senior and 2005 Sierra High alumnus is continuing tradition-rich Chico State's dominating cross country run in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and NCAA. Elam had to sit out the 2008 cross country season after transferring from Humboldt State, but his impact on the already-stacked Chico State men's team was immediately felt. He earned the CCAA Runner of the Year honor after ...
There's a good chance that Jordan Kron is not going to be the typical freshman baseball player trying out for the East Union High squad.
The Jowell Griggs Manteca Unified Student Trust All-Star Classic flag-football game took place Thursday at East Union High's Dino Cunial Field.
When I think about fishing during the month of November, the first thing that comes to mind is the fog.
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By JONAMAR JACINTO
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.
Bulletin staff reports
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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