No one attacks spring with the vigor of Alaskan kids kept inside by snow, ice, or rain.
Scenes from adult league basketball
After getting blanked by the Tigers 3-0 last Thursday, the Spreckels Park major division A's rebounded from their first loss of the Little League season with an 11-0 shelling of the Angels Saturday at Brock Elliot School.
The Dodgers relied on five runs in the first inning to take control of the game against the Yankees to eventually claim a 19-6 minor division victory in Northgate Little League play.
I don't know many bass fishermen that aren't excited about going fishing with the weather we've been having this week. All the lakes and rivers should have fish up shallow either spawning or looking to spawn. The hardest decision I have, is deciding where I want to fish! We're truly lucky to live around so many great fisheries. Last month while sitting in Jiffy Lube I overheard two gentlemen talking about fishing and living in Manteca. They both agreed that there are very few places that offer great weather and great fishing like the central valley ...
Eighty years ago, on April 4, 1930, the Hughson Union High nine nosed out the local Manteca High Buffaloes and won the third C.I.F. game of the season by a 12 to 11 game in Hughson. The Hughson boys were hitting the ball quite regularly, getting six runs off Fred Theiler and six off Joe Abreu, who pitched for the Mantecans. They pitched fairly good ball but were given little support in the field. In the sixth frame, the Mantecans started a rally and scored eight runs before they could be stopped. Theiler and Joe Bettencourt got three ...
I told a former student that it's important to be passionate about something other than your career, so in case work goes bad, or the exuberance with which you jumped into said career wanes, you're not left with nothing.
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.
East Union is showing signs of peaking at just the right time.
Chelsea Gray was destined to assist others, whether by pass or by lesson. The former Brock Elliott Elementary School student has succeeded at basketball's highest levels, winning state championships at
The varsity Ripon Chiefs burned the Riverbank Raiders with a balanced attack in their final home game of the regular season and rolled to a 38-9 Motherlode Valley Football League victory.
Manteca Jr. Timberwolves safety Tarnjot Singh saved his team's 14-6 win over the Manteca Chargers with a late-game interception and set up the first Jr. Timberwolves score with an interception on Saturday in varsity Delta Youth Football action at Dino Cunial Field.
Angel Garay returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown and added two more scores to lead the Manteca Jaguars varsity to a 32-6 win over the Atwater Falcons in Cen-Cal action.
The Manteca Cowboys wrapped up the DYSA regular-season campaign undefeated with a 44-0 shellacking of the Atwater Falcons
The Modesto Christian Kingsmen junior varsity downed the Ripon Knights 14-6 in Trans-Valley Youth Football League action.
Moral victories aren't going to get Lathrop any closer to its first-ever postseason appearance, but the Spartans proved to themselves and the rest of the Valley Oak League that they can compete with elite teams in last week's tough-to-swallow 14-12 homecoming loss to Manteca.
The Manteca Cowboys varsity rolled over the visiting Tracy Rampage 46-14 Saturday in DYSA action at Dino Cunial Field.
The Ripon Chiefs varsity team held off a late charge by the Linden Lions to secure a 20-14 win in Motherlode Valley Football League action.
The Manteca Jaguars junior varsity squad had its way in a 60-6 victory over the Los Banos Wildcats.
The Ripon Knights varsity broke open a tight game with 34-unanswered second-half points in a 60-20 win over the Big Valley Sabercats in Trans-Valley Youth Football action.
Mike Garcia returned the opening kickoff for a 70-yard touchdown to set the tone for the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves novice 35-19 win over host Ceres in Delta Youth Football League action on Saturday.
Dezmin Ware stood out on both sides of the ball Sunday to lead the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes varsity to a 32-13 win over the host Merced Cougars in Cen-Cal action at Golden Valley High School.