Though I didn't have a plan, there was little doubt I would end up spending Saturday fly-casting.
Fifty years ago, on March 25, 1960, Manteca High, for the second time this season, knocked a club out of the unbeaten ranks by knocking off the powerful St. Mary's High Rams 8-1. It was the Rams' first loss in six games. Walt McDonald pitched the first six frames for the Buffaloes and was credited with the win. McDonald and reliever Wes Holbrook limited the Rams to two base hits. Tim Brumley, with a double and a home run and Wade Richards with two singles, led the locals in the hitting column.
The entire buzz this week has been about the 18.11-pound bass that was recently caught and released by Kyle Gentry of Oakdale.
DUBLIN - Manteca Futbol Club's under-14 girls Arsenal was eight minutes away from calling it a season during its NorCal Premier State Cup Final 16 match against No. 3 seed Dublin Fury Sunday at Emerald Glen Park.
Saturday evening was almost the perfect meal, well, as perfect as one can be without mom's crab rolls or eating trout and salmon riverside minutes after its been hooked and clubbed.
Jacob Souza produced a gem to remember for the Spreckels Park Major Division A's on Opening Day Saturday, leading a 4-0 shutout of the Indians.
Scenes from the opening day ceremonies on Saturday for the Northgate Little League.
Thirty years ago, on March 16, 1980, senior outfielder Diane Lawton slammed a triple and two singles to help East Union High's ladies' softball team to an easy 17-4 victory over Tracy High in Tracy. Lancer coach Bob Lee, whose club was aided by several Tracy errors and a bundle of walks, expressed satisfaction with his troops' efforts. Julie Tolentino handled pitching chores for the Lancers and went the distance. She also helped herself at the plate, banging out three hits and three RBI to go with Lawton's four runs batted in.
Congratulations to John Crews from Virginia for winning the recent Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament held on the Delta. He caught a 5-pound bass on his very last cast of the TroKar Duel.
Two hours into my latest habit of not catching fish, I stared across the slough at a wake caused by a fish trying to fly and failing miserably. The result was impressive though, and the concussion captured my attention.
Ninety years ago, on March 12, 1920, the San Joaquin-Stanislaus Counties baseball league has been formed and the first game will be played April 4. The plan outlined two weeks ago did not materialize so the new league will be composed of Manteca, Tracy, Newman, Modesto and Keyes. For the Manteca team, P. J. Peltier has been re-elected manager and C. L. Callendar has been chosen secretary. Manager Peltier spent three days this week in the bay cities getting next to some of the players who fell just short of the big league qualifications and has signed three for this ...
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.