I hate renting land to stand on or walk through to get to the water, but that is whole separate discussion that would probably require a hardback binding, not a simple fold.
Several of my friends have asked me about fishing in a club.
In as much time as I spend on the waters of our western states seeking trout, bass and other fish, it is inevitable that I would naturally run into the other creatures that also frequent our waters. I enjoy observing and sometimes interacting with almost all of the critters I encounter.
Manteca Futbol Club's under-10 girls Flames coasted to a first-place finish in the inaugural Manteca FC Spring Invitational this past weekend at Woodward Park, winning three of their four matches by at least a six-goal margin in the gold division.
The Dodgers of Northgate Little League's Minor Division nearly totaled 30 runs in their two-game sweep of the Dodgers last week at Neil Hafley School.
The polka-dots and psychedelic butterflies that decorated the tightly- packed church classroom fit the picture slideshow about as well as my old third grade perfect attendance t-shirt.
Seventy years ago, on April 19, 1940, a five-run rally in the ninth inning of the ball game against Modesto High enabled Manteca High to squeeze out a hard-earned 8-7 victory. The thrilling win placed Coach Larry Siemering's tossers on top of the Modesto Sub-league loop with three wins and no losses and three games remaining to be played in league competition. Stellar relief hurling by Bill Blodgett, who took over the mound in the seventh, turned the trick after the Panthers had blasted Lou Bronzan's offerings for a total of six runs and eight base hits in ...
It's been over a year since I've taken my dad out on the water with me.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Back when the Thunder were 3-29 last season, the notion of the playoffs coming to Oklahoma City any time soon was unimaginable.
The trick to enjoying manual labor is cluttering the mind with good thoughts. Happy Gilmore called it his, "happy place", and he was right, though the most effective are within the realm of possibility.
Cody Niford's hat trick and a second-half shutout by goalkeeper Haley Jackson were enough for the Scoprians to beat the Marines 5-2 in under-10 boys action during opening weekend of the Manteca Area Soccer League spring season Sunday.
The Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge continues today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Manteca's Bass Pro Shops.
Scenes from opening day action of the MASL season at Woodward Park.
Opening day is always special to me. Each year my primary goal is to fish all day and see no other anglers. When you consider that over two million Californians buy trout stamps and that most of them are out fishing opening day, you can appreciate my goal. In the last ten years I've only had one opening day that I've seen anyone else astream. My secondary opening goal is to catch fish. One opening day I caught no trout at all and on another, I caught only four.
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.
Tarnot Singh helped keep the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity undefeated in five games with an interception returned for a touchdown and a touchdown catch to lead Manteca to a 26-6 win over the Tracy Bulldogs in Delta Youth Football League action.
The Manteca Cowboys posted their fifth shutout Saturday with a 39-0 thumping of the Stagg Delta Kings in DYSA action at Dino Cunial Field.
Kyle Jacklich scored three touchdowns and five conversion kicks to lead the Ripon Knights varsity past the Tri-City Bulldogs 46-16 in Trans-Valley Youth Football action.
Ryan Dagget scored on offense and defense to lead the Ripon Chiefs varsity over the Waterford Sabercats 34-0 in Motherlode Valley Football League action on Saturday.
There are two things Mason Merilles loves:
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.