DINUBA – The pitching was near perfect, the fielding was flawless and the clutch hitting showed up right on time for Manteca Friday afternoon in Dinuba, the site of the 2009 Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Star Northern California State Tournament.
Bryce Wilson, a sophomore at Sierra High, won the Level 10 national championship in the Double Mini trampoline event during the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Trampoline and Tumbling National Championships in late June at the San Jose Convention Center.
Recently, while fishing with a friend, he asked me whether or not my interest in fishing has lessened over the years.
I have previously mentioned I would make a horrible fishing guide.
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.
It's been a trying two years for Amy Haapanen since her benchmark effort in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials.
Twenty four kids came from all over Northern California and Northern Nevada to compete in the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Team Championships last Sunday at Oakland's O.Co. Coliseum.
Isaiah Perez may not have been perfect Tuesday, but he was close.
One big swing helped lead to one big inning Monday for the Spreckels Park Giants in a 6-5 come-from-behind consolation final win over the Northgate Blue Jays.
RIPON - No lead was safe in Monday's Cal Ripken Central California District 1 Tournament championship for the 9-under division.
TURLOCK - The Mid-Valley Swim League gathered for its midseason invitational and six stood out in the crowd.
Manteca Futbol Club's 2004 Dash girls soccer team wrapped up the first half of its season with a runner-up finish at the Cal Cup.
It is always darkest just before the dawn, and Max Gulart turned the darkness into light for the Manteca A's on Saturday.
Ripon did something in Friday night's semifinal game against Tracy that it has not had to do in this year's Cal Ripken Central California District 1 10-under Tournament.
The Atlas girls of the Manteca Futbol Club leveled up but did not level off, capturing its first tournament trophy in the 11-and-under age group.
TRACY – Jason Beier and the Manteca Dolphins coaching staff don't put much emphasis on meet victories.
Kyle Alexander has continued his brisk rise in the powerlifting ranks.
When you strike out 13 batters in a five-inning game, you do not need a lot of offense, especially if you hit two home runs. That is what Isaiah Perez did for the Manteca Red Sox in a 10-0 five-inning mercy-rule-shortened contest against the Northgate Blue Jays in the District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions on Sunday at Manteca Little League.
STOCKTON - One pitch, one out, one ball game.
• SUMMER BRING HOME THE BACON: Andrew Schneider 267/632, Mike Marshall 212-242/619, Jerome Carl 203-203-204/610, Bob Treat 208-222, Jon Galiza 214-217, Javier Barrientos 235, Robert Craig 211, Ron Schneider 210, Tony Long 190/485, Sandy LaMar 172/426, Cynthia McDonald 146/367, Kira Schneider 149/364