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.
TRACY - Spreckels Park Little League's 11-12-year-old all-stars are a win away from making it an all-Manteca party.
SALIDA - The Manteca 11-year-old all-stars fell to Salida Thursday, 9-1, but it wasn't for a lack effort.
News has surfaced of a possible new world record largemouth bass that was caught in Japan.
The Manteca Area Soccer League will hold its 2009 Player Development Camp July 13 through 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodward Park soccer fields.
TRACY - When Chuck Good threw his 20th pitch, a second strike to Lathrop's Andy Garcia in the third inning, Manteca Little League major division all-star manager Aaron Peterson had a decision to make.
Gyse Hulsebosch was brilliant on the bump for the Northgate 9-10 all-stars Wednesday at Brock Elliott Elementary as the starter mowed down 11 Tracy American B batters in a 4-2 win.
On Saturday, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Western Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, ALSC/Street Stocks and the Bombers brought good old-fashioned stock car racing back to a crowd of nearly 3,700 at Stockton 99 Speedway.
MODESTO - Nine errors on top of several base-running mishaps aren't supposed to win ball games.
The Manteca and Spreckels Park 9-10 year-old all stars both picked up wins Tuesday evening at Brock Elliott School to move along in the consolation bracket of the District 67 All-Star Tournament.
The Manteca and Spreckels Park Little League 11-12-year-old All-Stars are squaring off in Thursday's District 67 Tournament winners-bracket semifinal after both pulled off commanding victories on Tuesday.
Lathrop was eliminated from the Little League District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament on Tuesday in a 10-0 four-inning contest by Tracy American A on Bassi Field at Northgate Little League.
Andrew Olivares of the Northgate Little League 9-10 All-Stars threw the first pitch in District 67 All-Star Tournament consolation contest under the lights of Lincoln Park on Monday.
The mad scramble at Saturday's Mid-Valley Swim League luau wasn't for the final dollop of poi or last shreds of pork, but a pivotal tri-meet victory.
RIPON – It must be good to be a Gioffre.
TRACY – Chase Sperbeck was 2 for 2 with a triple and two RBI and teammate Brock Willenbrink was 2 for 2 with an RBI as part of a seven-hit Spreckels Park attack – all in the first inning.
Paul Whitaker, 54, has been around the starting blocks - and long jump runways, shot put rings and javelin fields.
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.