REDWOOD CITY - Swinging for the big hits wasn't working.
Manteca Parks and Recreation Tiny Tot Tee-Ball games took place Saturday at Lincoln Park.
It wasn't too long ago that Manteca-based MVP Taekwondo was a powerhouse in local sparring tournaments while churning out multiple national champions every year.
Weston Ranch Little League's 13-14-year-old all-stars didn't know how to react after stunning Tracy National 16-12, after falling behind by five runs, in the District 67 Tournament championship round on July 4.
Jordan Trotter was unsure of himself as he went into the two-day 46th Annual U.S. Judo Federation National Championships, also known as Junior Nationals, July 11-12 at San Francisco City College.
On July 19, the 11th annual Conroy Oakley Pro-Teen Tournament will be held out of Russo's Marina on Bethel Island.
HOLLISTER - Bad news first.
Following the always-big Fourth of July events, the normal holiday racing hangover kicked in with a much lighter last weekend.
HOLLISTER- With word coming down that District 1 would send two teams to the state tournament, the Manteca Babe Ruth 14-year-old all-stars sent ace Kevin Peck to the hill Wednesday to try and clinch a berth with a win over Lodi.
Everything came together Saturday, though it really should not have.
TRACY – Making it through an entire consolation bracket after a first-round tournament loss is one of the most challenging feats to pull off in all of sports.
TRACY - Chris Ah Yo set up Northgate's 3-1 victory over friendly rival Manteca with a run-scoring triple, a sequence that was punctuated by him scooting home on a throwing error, in the third inning during Friday's Little League District 67 Major Division All-Star Tournament winner's-bracket semifinal at Jefferson School.
Brian McAlister drilled a shot up the right field line that rolled all the way to the wall for a two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth Friday at Sierra High, giving the Spreckels Park Senior Division all-stars a lead they would not relinquish in a 7-4 win over Tracy.
Manteca High graduate and former Major League Baseball player Ken Huckaby will return home Aug. 3 and 4 for the No Errors Fundamental Camp hosted by Big League Dreams sports complex in Manteca.
Two turnovers sealed the fate of the Ripon Chiefs varsity in a 36-22 Motherlode Valley Football League loss to the Calaveras Redskins on Saturday.
The Ripon Knights varsity ended the Central Saints' 40-game Trans-Valley League Youth Football win streak Saturday with a last-second goal-line stand to preserve a 22-20 victory.
Nick Stanley returned the opening kickoff 73 yards for a Manteca Cowboys touchdown Saturday to set the tone in a 36-0 DYSA varsity win over the host Lathrop Lions at Bennie Gatto Field.
STOCKTON - Before the engines were fired up for the start of last Saturday's program at the Stockton 99 Speedway, PA announcer Wayne Pierce stood on the track at the start/finish line and told the fans about his former racing rival and good friend Ron Strmiska Sr., who passed away last Wednesday.
In a rematch from the 2013 clash of the unbeatens, the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes varsity turned the tables and downed the host Oakdale Stampede 28-24 Saturday in Cen-Cal action.
Teejay Gordon helped East Union's football team make the postseason for the first time in 18 years during his senior season.
The Ripon Knights varsity used a balanced offense and stingy defense to pummel the Patterson Ravens 44-6 in Trans-Valley Youth Football League action.
Michael Solario scored four touchdowns for the Ripon Chiefs varsity in a 36-2 Mother Lode Valley Football League win over the Tuolumne Bears.
The Modesto Empire Vikings spoiled the shutout bid by the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves with a last-minute score as the Timberwolves posted an 18-7 win Saturday in novice Delta Youth Football League action.
The National Pro Grid League has canceled its next two competitions, including the match between the San Francisco Fire and Boston Irons on Sunday.
Miguel Sequira had 73 yards on five carries with two touchdowns and was 3 for 3 passing to lead the Manteca Jaguars to a 35-6 win over the host Livingston Wolves on Saturday in Cen-Cal play.
BERKELEY - The San Francisco Fire burst onto the National Pro Grid League scene on Thursday night, defeating the road weary Philadelphia Founders.
Daniel Morales saved his best for when there was no time left on the clock.
The Ripon Knights varsity used a running-back-by-committee approach to put up three first-half scores on the way to a 43-13 win over the El Capitan Gauchos on Saturday at Ripon Christian High School in Trans-Valley Youth Football League action.