Seventy years ago, on March 28, 1940, in a wild and wooly game that saw both nines score at will, the Manteca High hickory stickers finally came through with a close 12-11 win over their rivals from Tracy High. The lead changed hands several times at the outset of the game and both pitchers were hit unmercifully. "Frenchy" Guisto poked out a pair of four-ply swats besides gathering a triple and two singles for a perfect day at the plate. It was the only sporting event that came to a head over the past week. All other scheduled events were ...
It may sound odd, but 19-year-old Mantecan Jake Commeau's ultimate goal is to play Division-I ice hockey for a four-year university.
As the water temperatures continue to rise, local fishing is only going to continue to get better.
Though I didn't have a plan, there was little doubt I would end up spending Saturday fly-casting.
Fifty years ago, on March 25, 1960, Manteca High, for the second time this season, knocked a club out of the unbeaten ranks by knocking off the powerful St. Mary's High Rams 8-1. It was the Rams' first loss in six games. Walt McDonald pitched the first six frames for the Buffaloes and was credited with the win. McDonald and reliever Wes Holbrook limited the Rams to two base hits. Tim Brumley, with a double and a home run and Wade Richards with two singles, led the locals in the hitting column.
The entire buzz this week has been about the 18.11-pound bass that was recently caught and released by Kyle Gentry of Oakdale.
DUBLIN - Manteca Futbol Club's under-14 girls Arsenal was eight minutes away from calling it a season during its NorCal Premier State Cup Final 16 match against No. 3 seed Dublin Fury Sunday at Emerald Glen Park.
Saturday evening was almost the perfect meal, well, as perfect as one can be without mom's crab rolls or eating trout and salmon riverside minutes after its been hooked and clubbed.
Jacob Souza produced a gem to remember for the Spreckels Park Major Division A's on Opening Day Saturday, leading a 4-0 shutout of the Indians.
Scenes from the opening day ceremonies on Saturday for the Northgate Little League.
Thirty years ago, on March 16, 1980, senior outfielder Diane Lawton slammed a triple and two singles to help East Union High's ladies' softball team to an easy 17-4 victory over Tracy High in Tracy. Lancer coach Bob Lee, whose club was aided by several Tracy errors and a bundle of walks, expressed satisfaction with his troops' efforts. Julie Tolentino handled pitching chores for the Lancers and went the distance. She also helped herself at the plate, banging out three hits and three RBI to go with Lawton's four runs batted in.
Congratulations to John Crews from Virginia for winning the recent Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament held on the Delta. He caught a 5-pound bass on his very last cast of the TroKar Duel.
Two hours into my latest habit of not catching fish, I stared across the slough at a wake caused by a fish trying to fly and failing miserably. The result was impressive though, and the concussion captured my attention.
Turlock returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and never trailed in a 24-12 varsity Cen-Cal win over the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes at Guss Schmiedt Field on Saturday night.
The Manteca Cowboys varsity racked up 26 first-half points on the way to a 43-0 DYSA win over the host Central Valley Panthers on Saturday in Modesto.
The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity defeated the Hayward Monarchs 20-7 in Delta Youth Football action.
Two turnovers sealed the fate of the Ripon Chiefs varsity in a 36-22 Motherlode Valley Football League loss to the Calaveras Redskins on Saturday.
The Ripon Knights varsity ended the Central Saints' 40-game Trans-Valley League Youth Football win streak Saturday with a last-second goal-line stand to preserve a 22-20 victory.
Nick Stanley returned the opening kickoff 73 yards for a Manteca Cowboys touchdown Saturday to set the tone in a 36-0 DYSA varsity win over the host Lathrop Lions at Bennie Gatto Field.
STOCKTON - Before the engines were fired up for the start of last Saturday's program at the Stockton 99 Speedway, PA announcer Wayne Pierce stood on the track at the start/finish line and told the fans about his former racing rival and good friend Ron Strmiska Sr., who passed away last Wednesday.
In a rematch from the 2013 clash of the unbeatens, the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes varsity turned the tables and downed the host Oakdale Stampede 28-24 Saturday in Cen-Cal action.
Teejay Gordon helped East Union's football team make the postseason for the first time in 18 years during his senior season.
The Ripon Knights varsity used a balanced offense and stingy defense to pummel the Patterson Ravens 44-6 in Trans-Valley Youth Football League action.
Michael Solario scored four touchdowns for the Ripon Chiefs varsity in a 36-2 Mother Lode Valley Football League win over the Tuolumne Bears.
The Modesto Empire Vikings spoiled the shutout bid by the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves with a last-minute score as the Timberwolves posted an 18-7 win Saturday in novice Delta Youth Football League action.
The National Pro Grid League has canceled its next two competitions, including the match between the San Francisco Fire and Boston Irons on Sunday.
Miguel Sequira had 73 yards on five carries with two touchdowns and was 3 for 3 passing to lead the Manteca Jaguars to a 35-6 win over the host Livingston Wolves on Saturday in Cen-Cal play.
BERKELEY - The San Francisco Fire burst onto the National Pro Grid League scene on Thursday night, defeating the road weary Philadelphia Founders.