One summer as a child, while swimming in Lake Amador's swim pond, I saw a grass mat floating in one of the corners of the pond.
STOCKTON - Randy Friend, a native of Manteca, Calif., admitted that he's never won anything-at least before becoming the one millionth fan to enter the gates of Banner Island Ballpark.
The members of the Manteca Futbol Club Under-23 United were gathered in the shade of a tree 30 minutes prior to game time Saturday at Woodward Park.
DINUBA - Nine fielding errors on the part of the Manteca Babe Ruth 15-year-old all-stars would tell the tale in an 8-7 loss to Santa Maria Saturday at
Ideal weather conditions on Friday produced some surprises in first round qualifying for Sunday's 22nd Annual Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals emlimations at Infineon Raceway near Sonoma as JR Todd, Matt Hagan, Ron Krisher, and Eddie Krawiec led their respective classes in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle.
DINUBA – The pitching was near perfect, the fielding was flawless and the clutch hitting showed up right on time for Manteca Friday afternoon in Dinuba, the site of the 2009 Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Star Northern California State Tournament.
Bryce Wilson, a sophomore at Sierra High, won the Level 10 national championship in the Double Mini trampoline event during the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Trampoline and Tumbling National Championships in late June at the San Jose Convention Center.
Recently, while fishing with a friend, he asked me whether or not my interest in fishing has lessened over the years.
I have previously mentioned I would make a horrible fishing guide.
REDWOOD CITY - Swinging for the big hits wasn't working.
Manteca Parks and Recreation Tiny Tot Tee-Ball games took place Saturday at Lincoln Park.
It wasn't too long ago that Manteca-based MVP Taekwondo was a powerhouse in local sparring tournaments while churning out multiple national champions every year.
Weston Ranch Little League's 13-14-year-old all-stars didn't know how to react after stunning Tracy National 16-12, after falling behind by five runs, in the District 67 Tournament championship round on July 4.
The Ripon Chiefs handed the Hughson Huskies their first loss of the season Saturday with 12 fourth-quarter points for a 28-20 come-from-behind win Saturday in Motherlode Valley Football League action at Ripon High School.
Seahawks 38 vs. 49ers 18
Kyle Jacklich and Nick Creighton each scored two touchdowns to lead the varsity Ripon Knights over the Salida Steelers 48-8 in Trans-Valley Youth Football League action Saturday at Ripon Christian High School.
Justin Mount made a game-saving interception on the road Saturday to give the varsity Manteca Cowboys a 14-12 win over the Modesto Rams in a battle of the DYSA unbeatens.
The Manteca Jaguars managed only 121 yards of offense in a 22-0 loss to the Modesto Broncos in Cen-Cal action Saturday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity remains undefeated in Delta Youth Football play after a 27-0 win over the Tracy Cougars on Saturday at Dino Cunial Field.
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.