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.
Australian Will Power continues his early domination of the 2010 Izod IndyCar Series by capturing his third consecutive pole in Saturday's qualifying season for today's 36th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Ninety years ago, on April 12, 1920, Manteca started the ball season right by winning the first game they played. The game was with Escalon and while this team is not a member of the league, it is a good fast team and has won all the games played this season before this game. A large crowd turned out and cheered lustily. The score at the close stood 7 to 2 in favor of the home boys. Elmer Blodgett started off right, pitching a first class game. He pitched all of last season and was a big factor in winning ...
I've written once before about my fish tank and how it's helped me better understand fish and their activities.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
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 ...
The Ripon Chiefs varsity got on the board first Saturday in the opening round of the Motherlode Valley Football League playoffs against the Hughson Huskies but could not pull off the win in a 32-8 loss to the Huskies.
In opening-round action of the Trans-Valley Youth Football League the Ripon Knights junior varsity avenged a regular-season loss to the Modesto Christian Kingsmen with a convincing 25-8 win.
The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity remained undefeated in conference play and sewed up the No. 1 seed in upcoming Delta Youth Football League playoffs with a 39-22 victory over the host Dublin Fighting Irish.
The Ripon Knights used a balanced and pounding attack to defeat the Denair Lions 40-8 on Saturday at Ripon Christian High School to sew up the first seed and an opening-round bye in the upcoming Trans-Valley Youth Football League playoffs.
Angel Garay ran for 116 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Manteca Jaguars varsity to a 38-8 win over the Merced Bears in Cen-Cal action.
The Ripon Chiefs varsity got on the board first Saturday, but that was not enough as the undefeated Escalon Outlaws battled back to win 28-8 in the Motherlode Valley Football League regular-season finale.
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.