"Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary," - Patrick McManus
The Clippers claimed the Manteca Parks and Recreation bantam boys division with a perfect record and the season-ending tournament championship.
The Manteca Area Soccer League's all-star under-10 girls and under-12 boys soccer teams claimed season-ending tournaments this past weekend.
Seventy years ago, on February 27, 1940, Manteca High School's Buffalo cagers won their first game of an elimination series for the championship of Central California on the local hardwoods when they handed Coach Sig Lien's Tracy High Bulldogs a 32-24 lacing. Sharp-shooting "Frenchy" Guisto, although having an off-night, snagged high scoring honors with 13 points. George Dadasovich, starting slowly in the first half, came through nicely in the clutch and scored 10.
Congratulations to Kevin Van Dam for winning his third Bassmaster Classic this past weekend on Alabama's Lay Lake.
I write this like the bitter kid picked last in red salmon rover, or the one that stuck the wall while playing pin-the-antler-on-the-caribou, that everyone else gets to tease.
10 years ago, on February 25, 2000, local high school soccer squads placed 15 players on the all-Valley Oak League team. Seniors Meghan DeiRossi of Manteca High and Sierra High's Darci Cullers were named the VOL's Most Valuable Players. It was the second straight year Cullers was bestowed the honor. Sierra High won its fifth straight championship. Overall, the Lady Timberwolves landed seven players on the first team, including Cullers, Lisa Esteves, Jackie Wax, Ana Almeida, Marisa Mercado, Ginny Teunissen and Cherie Early. Early was the only freshman on the all-league squad. Sierra's Manuel Pires was named ...
TURLOCK - The Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team rallied from a 12-point deficit to upset the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, 70-67, Friday night at Warrior Arena.
By the time this column is printed the 2010 Bassmaster Classic will have already begun. Scrolling through the list of competitors, there's only one angler from California who qualified for the tournament. That angler is Skeet Reese from Auburn.
While many were watching self-absorbed professional basketball players wrapped in ego and tattoos, I was admiring athletes wrapping themselves in their country colors.
To say that bowling came natural to Rick Bates would be an understatement.
John Hitchcock said it best in front of a small and energetic gathering held at the CrossFit Excel gym Friday night:
MODESTO - At 2 p.m. Friday, the green flag dropped to officially kick off the first practice session for this weekend's Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix for the Superkarts! USA Summer Nationals.
One of the most successful youth football franchises in Manteca, the Manteca Chargers have fallen on hard times lately, with falling numbers leading to the failure to make the playoffs at any level last season.
STOCKTON - Vincent Avina began his amateur boxing career at age 9.
I walked onto the football field for the first time as a player in 1968 and walked off for the last time as a coach in 2002. In 1998 I started sports writing with a focus on youth sports and have been doing so more or less ever since – for one paper or another.
Eleven-year-old Riponian Brett Zimmerman was one of 15 players chosen to compete for the Northwest Region in the United States Specialty Sports Association All-American Games starting this Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.
MONDAY NO-TAP TRIOS: Randy Silva 278-278/802, Karen Tidwell 257, Dan Roland 300-300/840, Lee Spencer 276/702, Lou Tidwell 228-242/655, Dale Edenstrom 258, Bob Smith, John Reaves 278-277/775, Tom Peery 300-297/794
The Manteca Dolphins honored their top swimmers on Tuesday evening.
A pair of red flag-causing incidents whittled down the Supercars field in Sunday's Volkswagen Rallycross NY from 12 to nine cars during the race, and unfortunately for Manteca native Scott Speed one more following the event.
VALLEY SPRINGS - It was just not meant to be for Northgate.
TURLOCK – Jack Gioffre pumped his fist following his victory in the 50-yard freestyle and then sought the hand of his closest competitor.
VALLEY SPRINGS - Northgate took advantage of multiple Linden miscues and laced four hits to put up seven first-inning runs Monday in a 14-4 mercy rule consolation final win in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field.
VALLEY SPRINGS – Willy Segura pitched two shutout innings for Northgate before taking his defensive prowess to the infield Sunday where he made three spectacular plays at shortstop to help lead Northgate to a nail-biting 11-9 win over Turlock American in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field hosted by Foothills Little League.
Despite a small field of only four cars, the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Western Late Models provided plenty of excitement at Stockton 99 Speedway last night as 14-year-old Bryce Napier, of Scotts Valley, posted his career first victory.