LATHROP – It was almost like the Spreckles Park 9-10-year old all-star team had no way of continuing its season, after looking overmatched and trailing Northgate Little League 4-0 with only nine outs remaining.
It took one big swing from Conner Johnson of Tracy American's 11-year-old all-star team to erase an early 2-0 Spreckels Park lead.
LODI – Zac Carrillo managed to hold a potent Lodi All-Star team in check over six innings, but the Manteca 15-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars could not muster enough offense to support his effort, falling to Lodi 5-2 in the Central California District 1 elimination semifinal Thursday at Kofu Park.
LATHROP - After giving up an unearned run in the top of the first, Northgate Little League all-star pitcher Estevon Salazar got all the offense support he needed in the bottom half at Mossdale Park Wednesday.
The Northgate Little League Junior all-stars bounced back after forfeiting a five-run lead with a seven-run fifth inning to cruise past Tracy National 16-10 Tuesday at Sierra High.
SALIDA - Manteca Little League's major-division team yielded only 13 runs and managed to play the complete six innings in its 13-0 loss to Tracy American Tuesday at Downtown Salida Ballpark.
LODI – The Manteca 15-year-old Babe Ruth All-Star team opened up their Central California District 1 State Qualifier Tournament with a convincing 11-1 mercy-rule shortened victory over the Ripon All-Star team Thursday at Kofu Park.
This weekend will mark the beginning of the 2010 District 67 All-Star Tournament for area little leaguers picked to participate in three different age divisions. Manteca, Northgate, Weston Ranch, and Spreckels Park Little Leagues will begin action over three different locations.
DES MOINES, IOWA – Things didn't necessarily go according to plans for 2002 East Union graduate Amy Haapanen during the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines. Haapanen closed out the Women's Hammer Throw competition with a disappointing 14th place finish.
HUGHSON – The Ripon Sea Lions continued to excel just as they have this entire season, outlasting the field during the Hughson Sea Dogs Invitational with a 1,258 to 966 win over the second place Tracy Tritons June 26 -27.
The Manteca Little League Pirates were the youngest team in the California District 67 tournament, but that didn't stop them from excelling and defeating the Spreckels Park Phillies 8-3 Sunday to claim the championship.
Scenes from the District 67 Tournament of Champions.
TRACY – It was evident from the beginning of the game that the Spreckels Park Phillies had no interest in seeing their season, stopping a District 67 minor Tournament of Champions celebration by beating the Pirates 9-5 Saturday in the first game of the championship series.
WESTON RANCH – If everything had went the Salida Rockies' way they would be meeting up with the Northgate Yankees for the deciding contest of the District 67 Junior League Tournament of Champions today, but that became irrelevant when Brandon Ridgwell caught the final out of the Yankees' 8-4 win Friday.
LATHROP - Three days after Stephen Halleck lifted the Spreckels Park major A's with a game-deciding knock in the seventh inning, he again put the team on his shoulders in Friday's Little League District 67 Tournament of Champions winners-bracket semifinal against Northgate at Mossdale Park.
The under-9 Benfica Red girls of the Manteca Futbol Club went unbeaten at the NorCal Spring Premier Playdate No. 2 on Sunday.
The Manteca Rangers under-13 girls soccer team is headed to the Pacific Northwest to compete in the President's Cup Regionals.
Mason Merilles added more awards and records to his growing collection this past Saturday.
SUNDAY BRING HOME THE BACON: Sokha Moa 205-258-286/749, Vincent Reed 244-267/709, Jeff Spohn 214-223-264/701, Marcus Aldridge 202-245-247/694, Mario Ramirez 232-268/675, Jerome Carl 220-243/659, Shedrick Bryant 217-257/659, Andre Aldridge 218-224/609, Jesse Woodruff 205-214/607,Charlie Padre 245-605, Mark Ross 223, Riley Martin 222, Joel Diamantine 216, Mike Huntington 205, Patrick Dean 203, Eric Swanson 202, Janet Barnett 204-225/624, Inga Perryman 190/533, Kelli Woodruff 211/516
Playing on a bigger field against older competition, Dash proved it could still dominate.
The Northgate Little League Diamondbacks fell short against the Cardinals 10-5 despite some clutch individual play in Triple-A action.
BERKELEY (AP) - Jeremy Hemsley scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half and Damien went on a big run in the fourth quarter to beat Campolindo 70-57 in the CIF Division III boys state basketball championship on Friday.
BERKELEY (AP) - Gigi Garcia scored two straight baskets and Alex Washington added a late layup and two free throws to lead McClatchy (Sacramento) to a 65-61 double-overtime win over Serra of Gardena in the Division I girls state basketball championship on Friday.
Tournament results – Feb. 28
Kyle Alexander returned to where it all started for him a year ago on Sunday.
Feb. 7 results
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