20 years ago: November 21, 1989 - Manteca High got its girls basketball season under way at Winter Gym Tuesday by defeating Stockton's Stagg High 29-21 in a game filled with errors, turnovers and missed shots. Maci Buck led all MHS scorers with eight points and Jennifer Harvey grabbed seven rebounds.
The cold mornings are finally making anglers wonder where fall went.
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.
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The Ripon Knights varsity held the Merced Gauchos scoreless through three quarters Saturday and earned a berth in the Trans-Valley Youth Football League Super Bowl with a resounding 42-6 win over the Gauchos.
The Manteca Jaguars varsity blanked the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 18-0 Saturday in the Pride Bowl on Saturday at Guss Schmiedt Field to wrap up the regular Cen-Cal season.
Joseph Espinosa led the Manteca Cowboys varsity in a 39-0 blanking of the Modesto Raiders on Sunday in opening-round action of the DYSA playoffs at Dino Cunial Field.
The junior varsity Ripon Chiefs continued their two-year winning streak Saturday with a 40-24 win over their rival Escalon Outlaws in the Valley Division of the Motherlode Valley Football League playoffs.
The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves wrapped up regular-season Delta Youth Football League play on Sunday with a 36-32 loss to the Weston Ranch Jr. Cougars at Dino Cunial Field.
The Manteca Jaguars varsity fought back from a two-touchdown first-quarter deficit to defeat the Oakdale Stampede 39-28 in Cen-Cal action.
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.