There are certain watermarks in a male's life that, once reached, can make him feel more like a man; events that validate existence, prove actual worth.
Matt Berezay – who took his baseball career from the Little League diamonds at Lincoln Park to the Los Angeles Dodgers organization - is the first former player inductee for the Manteca Little League Hall of Fame.
The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes youth football and cheer organization was well represented at JAMZ Nationals Jan. 30 in Las Vegas.
STOCKTON - They have played basketball at the park, in the church and on the driveway.
I recently received the International Game Fish Associations 2010 World Record Game Fishes Book.
Five boys and girls from Manteca and Ripon, ages 10 to 14, were named local champions of the 2010 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level.
Sunday was one of those days in which previous good fortune switches - not maliciously, but annoyingly.
It's January 30, the temperature is hovering just above zero, we have a foot of snow on the ground and I am wishing spring was a little closer.
The Manteca Rangers under-13 boys team advanced to the California Youth Soccer Association State Cup's Sweet 16 round of play.
The sun finally showed itself the other day, signaling to me that spring is just around the corner.
I love food.
I walked onto the football field for the first time as a player in 1968 and walked off for the last time as a coach in 2002. In 1998 I started sports writing with a focus on youth sports and have been doing so more or less ever since – for one paper or another.
Eleven-year-old Riponian Brett Zimmerman was one of 15 players chosen to compete for the Northwest Region in the United States Specialty Sports Association All-American Games starting this Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.
MONDAY NO-TAP TRIOS: Randy Silva 278-278/802, Karen Tidwell 257, Dan Roland 300-300/840, Lee Spencer 276/702, Lou Tidwell 228-242/655, Dale Edenstrom 258, Bob Smith, John Reaves 278-277/775, Tom Peery 300-297/794
The Manteca Dolphins honored their top swimmers on Tuesday evening.
A pair of red flag-causing incidents whittled down the Supercars field in Sunday's Volkswagen Rallycross NY from 12 to nine cars during the race, and unfortunately for Manteca native Scott Speed one more following the event.
VALLEY SPRINGS - It was just not meant to be for Northgate.
TURLOCK – Jack Gioffre pumped his fist following his victory in the 50-yard freestyle and then sought the hand of his closest competitor.
VALLEY SPRINGS - Northgate took advantage of multiple Linden miscues and laced four hits to put up seven first-inning runs Monday in a 14-4 mercy rule consolation final win in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field.
VALLEY SPRINGS – Willy Segura pitched two shutout innings for Northgate before taking his defensive prowess to the infield Sunday where he made three spectacular plays at shortstop to help lead Northgate to a nail-biting 11-9 win over Turlock American in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field hosted by Foothills Little League.
Despite a small field of only four cars, the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Western Late Models provided plenty of excitement at Stockton 99 Speedway last night as 14-year-old Bryce Napier, of Scotts Valley, posted his career first victory.
STOCKTON – Nearly 100 young athletes from ages 5 to 18 participated in an NFL-style combine Saturday at Weston Ranch High School put on by Elite Training Academy.