My typical post-half or full-length marathon lines are generic.
Jimmy Elam isn't just making up for lost time. He's improving it.
There's a good chance that Jordan Kron is not going to be the typical freshman baseball player trying out for the East Union High squad.
The Jowell Griggs Manteca Unified Student Trust All-Star Classic flag-football game took place Thursday at East Union High's Dino Cunial Field.
When I think about fishing during the month of November, the first thing that comes to mind is the fog.
Trends work on cycles. The 80s have come and gone, then kinda came and went again; sideburns, mohawks, big hair, dyed hair, skater hair, all of it has trendy worth within a context. One thing that has not really made it back since its heyday in the mid 1800s, is the neck beard.
After every tough day of fishing the Delta I usually question my decision as to why I choose to fish there over other local bodies of water.
The Falcons won the second straight MUST title by edging Neil Hafley in a three-game thriller - 25-18, 18-25, 15-12.
The last time I went night fishing it wasn't completely dark, and I wasn't completely fishing.
Duck season opens this weekend, and this is the time of year where anglers have to be extra careful when venturing into the many flooded islands found throughout the Delta. I've learned over the years that it's easier to just leave certain areas to the hunters.
I didn't say a word for seven hours Saturday.
In sports, athletes eventually experience some sort of burnout.
East Union high freshman Jordan Kron has invested a lot of time in the game of baseball. Now, Kron is about to experience some of the return as he earned a spot on USA Baseball's 14-and-under 18-man roster.
After six Starbursts and half a bottle of Mountain Dew, I remembered why I entertain sweets about as often as I visit the dentist.
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.