The Manteca Futbol Club was well represented in the Tracy Orange Bowl Tournament this past weekend, as three of its teams played their way to runner-up finishes while another took fourth.
TRACY - The Manteca Dolphins swim team competed in the Tracy Invitational and three Dolphins came away with high point crowns.
FRESNO - Former Weston Ranch star Vinnie Devencenzi went 6 for 10 with three RBIs over the weekend in helping lead Delta College to a California Community College State Championship game appearance at Fresno City College, where the Mustangs fell to eventual champ Orange Coast College of Costa Mesa, 10-7.
I have a pretty solid grip on the fundamentals of technology and communication, or so I thought. Apparently, my place in the world is not quite validated until my first Tweet.
It's been two years since Garrett Yrigoyen graduated from Sierra High and Vinnie Devencenzi said goodbye to Weston Ranch.
Without fish, the sport we all know as fishing would not exist.
After dominating the WSRA Baby Grand division during the past couple of seasons, a series designed for young racers to hone their driving skills in 2/3 scale replica stock cars, Manteca's Jacob Gomes made the move straight to the Western Late Models upon reaching the minimum age of 16 this season. Racing full time at Madera Speedway, Gomes has picked up a couple of podium finishes and sits second in the season point standings behind Modesto's Kyle Gottula.
The Manteca Nuggets Amateur Athletic Union Under-12 girls basketball team has enjoyed a hot start to the 2009 season, winning three out of four tournament championships, and 13 of 14 games.
Hopefully there are a handful of Central Valley dwellers that are headed to Alaska this summer on a quest for salmon, trout and the wilds of the north.
The 33rd Annual Manteca City Stroke Play Championship held at the Manteca Golf Course on Sunday.
Demetrius Snaer never gave thought to joining East Union High's track and field team when he first step foot on the campus in the fall of 1989.
I've had sort of an epiphany, as I've been able to catch some of my biggest fish of the year by casting to areas that I normally wouldn't cast to.
I talked to a buddy in Redding on Friday night.
STOCKTON - Former East Union standout ballplayer Ryan Fisher, now an integral piece of the puzzle for the No. 1 ranked UC Irvine Anteaters, has returned home for a weekend series with the Tigers at the University of the Pacific.
Someone once wrote, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression."
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.