TRACY - It took one pitch for the Spreckels Park minor division Dodgers to get warmed up in their District 67 Little League Tournament of Champions opener against the Lathrop Pirates at Jefferson School.
Steven Crescini picked the perfect moment to hit his first grand slam. With the score still scoreless between his Manteca major division A's and intracity rival Spreckels Park Indians in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday evening at Bassi Field on the campus of Neil Hafley School, Crescini drilled a shot well over the wall in left-center. The mammoth walk-off blast scored Tanner Peterson, Ryan Vasquez and Chuck Good before the hero came around ...
Ripon Christian High School conducted a four-day baseball camp for 4th-6th graders at the Knight's sophomore diamond. On Thursday, participants received instruction from RC's athletic director and former varsity baseball coach Joe Darretta.
Many bass anglers start off fishing for fun and eventually start to wonder if they can out-fish other anglers.
The Northgate Little League Major Division champion Yankees are tough to beat. Wednesday at Gillen Field on the campus of Neil Hafley School, Derek Gordon was tougher. In the quarterfinal round of the District 67 Tournament of Champions, the Weston Ranch Red Sox starter was outstanding, striking out six in five and a third innings work, to lead the streaking Sox past the Yankees, 6-1. With the win, Weston Ranch now moves on to face ...
WESTON RANCH - Anything can happen in baseball tournaments, but one thing is for certain: Spreckels Park will be represented in the championship round of the junior division District 67 Tournament of Champions.
Ripon High head coach Rod Wright, varsity assistant coach Kevin Bergman and Ripon freshman head coach Danny Moulyn worked with advanced-skill campers Wednesday during the third day of the Ripon High Basketball Camp.
There was some unexpected intrigue for last Saturday's Western Late Model feature at the New Stockton 99 Speedway.
Pitching depth is essential for teams to make it out of the consolation bracket, and Manteca Little League's major division A's proved on Tuesday that they have no shortage of arms in their 6-1 victory over the Lathrop Giants at Neil Hafley School.
Before I was even 200 kilometers from the Skeena River, I knew fishing would be tough. Everything draining into it was rich and roaring. The Skeena would be a torrent. I was right, but I made myself a sandwich and waded out a couple feet to toss in the biggest fly in my box anyway. To my right was the slowly decomposing carcass of a beautifully (even in death) colored steelhead. The red went almost ...
WESTON RANCH – The District 67 Junior Division Tournament of Champions kicked off Saturday at Paul Weston Park with a quadruple header.
East Union High hosted a basketball camp Thursday at Dalben Center. The three-day camp, which ended Thursday, drew over 60 boys and girls after not being held last year.
This time of year, I'm usually hoping for a cooler day as 100-degree temperatures have traditionally become the norm.
Highlighted by Brandon Elliott's inside-the-park home run, a spectacular diving catch from Kevin Peck and Danny Gouveia's complete game, the first-place Athletics moved to 10-2 on the season with a 6-5 win over the Twins Thursday at Sierra High. The Manteca Babe Ruth 14-15-year-old division resumes play Saturday at Manteca High when the A's meet the third-place Giants. The top three teams, the A's, Dodgers and Giants, are currently separated by just a game and ...
Last season, after incurring a flat tire, Escalon's Eric Holmes was somehow able to claw his way back through the field to earn a hard fought, come-from-behind victory on the tight confines of the.375-mile bullring at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Ore. This year, the defending NASCAR Camping World Series West champion followed a much easier path by jumping out in front and staying there for all 150 laps to win last Saturday's Toyota/Bi-Mart 150 presented by NAPA.
Ryan Ward and Dylan Gross of the Manteca Little League Brewers combined for a one-hit shutout of the Spreckles Park Giants on Tuesday in a 5-0 quarterfinal win in the District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions at Jefferson School.
Avery Flores hit a walk-off RBI single that plated Benny Slaughter and gave the Northgate Little League Red Sox an 11-10 win over the Patterson Angels in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday.
STOCKTON - Jesse Espitia kept the Northgate Dodgers bottled up for most of six innings Friday and four runs came in off the bat of Jonathan Shaefer as the Manteca Orioles prevailed 12-5 in opening-round action of the Little League District 67 Juniors Tournament of Champions at Paul Weston Park.
RIPON – Ripon Christian's annual Knights Volleyball Camp had its biggest turnout in the history of the week-long summer camp Thursday.
Oscar Guitron and Cedric Harris-Dixon competed in their first track meet for the Manteca Track Club this past weekend, and both earned berths to the USATF Pacific Association Junior Olympic Championships.
Scott Tolman led the Manteca Dolphins to a third-place finish with five meet-record performances Saturday in the Oakdale Invitational, while Matthew Trejo of second-place Ripon is the new standard bearer in three individual events.
Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center
Mantecans might remember East Union 2011 graduate Brittany LaMar playing behind the dish during her years in an All-City Softball and Lancer uniform.
Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center
Sometimes, it is not how you start that matters, but how you finish. Just ask the Spreckels Park Little League minor-division Dodgers.
Three Manteca residents representing Cortez Martial Arts Academy came up victorious in the Titan's Cage 5 mixed-martial arts card in Elk Grove on Saturday.
It is now win or go home.
Vince Bordi's last MMA fight only lasted 12 seconds.
Manteca High graduate Paul Lyons wrapped up his successful sophomore season with Sacramento State's track and field team last week.
With their backs against the wall on Wednesday the Manteca Little League Pirates came from behind to defeat the Diamondbacks 5-2 and force a winner-take-all contest to determine the minor-division champion.