While speaking to a lot of close friends and relatives, they all pretty much can't wait for the New Year to come.
Santa's last name is Hernandez.
Thirty years ago, on December 27, 1979, junior forward Kelly Stewart buried a short jumper with just :03 left to power East Union High's basketball team to a dramatic 46-45 upset victory over previously unbeaten Turlock High in an opening round contest in the 10th annual Oakdale Rotary Holiday Classic at Oakdale High. Stewart led Coach Bill Stricker's EU five with 14 points, while Keith Windham added 13 more. It was Turlock's first loss in 10 outings.
I've been hearing a lot about anglers fishing with barbless hooks.
SACRAMENTO - After a season that put the Manteca Futbol Club's girls under-11 Red Devils team against some of the best teams from all over Northern California, the Red Devils closed out the Norcal State Cup Championship games with a 4-3 victory over the Sacramento United for the championship cup.
My dreams are usually mindless and make about as much sense as Axe commercials.
MORGAN HILL - The Manteca Area Soccer League won its first and only Founders' Cup championship in 1999.
20 years ago: December 16, 1989: East Union High, playing against Beyer High, a team with players 6-5 and 7-0, took the Patriots into overtime before losing 58-56 last night. Armando Avina tried to keep the Lancers in the game with 23 points, including all four EU counters in overtime.
Finding suitable baseball clinics in and around the Central Valley was a challenge for former East Union-standout Justin Friend – forcing him to travel to Sacramento and the Bay Area for the special instruction he wanted.
Eighty years ago, on December 12, 1929, the Lions Club had the pleasure of entertaining as guests at their weekly luncheon meeting at Hotel Manteca the members of the Manteca High football squad, which recently won the Central California High School Athletic League Class B championship by defeating the Elk Grove High team. Coaches Cleetis Brown and Joe Santos, to whom much of the success of the team is due, were also guests. Maurice Tracie, vice-principal of the high school, was also a guest. The members of the championship squad are as follows: Harry Bruton, Jim Barber, John Benincasa, Floyd ...
Every once in a while I run into people who have been reading my weekly columns.
MORGAN HILL - Manteca Area Soccer League's under-14 boys Sporting went 2-1 during the California Youth Soccer Association Founders' Cup this past weekend.
On December 7, 1929, at Elk Grove High School, Manteca High downed the Elk Grove football team in a crushing defeat of 33-0. This gives the Buffaloes first place in class "B" football in Central California. The Elk Grove boys were a fast and tricky team but they could not stand up to the heavy pounding of the Buffalo line. This is the first time in the history of Manteca Union High School that the Buffaloes have won the championship of Central California.
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.
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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.
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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.