Royce Gracie is arguably the most influential figure in the advancement of mixed-martial arts. Manteca resident Jason Cortez credits the Ultimate Fighting Championship legend out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for changing his own philosophy as a martial artist. "I've been practicing Kenpo for 33 years, a standup art," said Cortez, the head instructor of Cortez Martial Arts Academy. "At first, I didn't like (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), but after I watched Royce Gracie in UFC 1 ...
Just as soon as I send this report, I'll be making my way to Clark Fork for a week of camping with family and friends.
LATHROP - Leadoff batter Isaih Ford of Spreckles Park Little League reached on an error and scored on Joshua Brake's first-inning single for the lone Dodgers run of the game in a mercy-shortened 11-1 victory for the Tracy National Rockies in the District 67 Minor-Division Tournament of Champions at Mossdale Landing Community Park.
Ryan Ward and Dylan Gross of the Manteca Little League Brewers combined for a one-hit shutout of the Spreckles Park Giants on Tuesday in a 5-0 quarterfinal win in the District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions at Jefferson School.
Avery Flores hit a walk-off RBI single that plated Benny Slaughter and gave the Northgate Little League Red Sox an 11-10 win over the Patterson Angels in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday.
STOCKTON - Jesse Espitia kept the Northgate Dodgers bottled up for most of six innings Friday and four runs came in off the bat of Jonathan Shaefer as the Manteca Orioles prevailed 12-5 in opening-round action of the Little League District 67 Juniors Tournament of Champions at Paul Weston Park.
RIPON – Ripon Christian's annual Knights Volleyball Camp had its biggest turnout in the history of the week-long summer camp Thursday.
Oscar Guitron and Cedric Harris-Dixon competed in their first track meet for the Manteca Track Club this past weekend, and both earned berths to the USATF Pacific Association Junior Olympic Championships.
Scott Tolman led the Manteca Dolphins to a third-place finish with five meet-record performances Saturday in the Oakdale Invitational, while Matthew Trejo of second-place Ripon is the new standard bearer in three individual events.
Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center LIGHTNING: Jordan Bates 114. MAVERICKS: Adriana Guzman 85-97, Morgan Bates 136-144, Xavier Martinez-Ruiz 90-113, Anthony Reis 148, Andrew Pearson 107, Danny Santos 130, Richard Paul III 232. BRING HOME THE BACON: Andrew Schneider 246-247/706, Nathan Bollengier 223-223/657, Anthony Cecere 214-219, Jesse Woodruff 218, Kip Maier 211-212, Pat Baron 228, Al Baron 225, Mike Marshall 222, Mark Brown 213, Lou Tidwell 204, Aaron Hunt 204, Ron Schneider 201, Nicole Tilton ...
Mantecans might remember East Union 2011 graduate Brittany LaMar playing behind the dish during her years in an All-City Softball and Lancer uniform.
Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center LIGHTNING: Jedric Uganiza 94, Espn Semas 80, Jordan Bates 88. MAVERICKS: Adriana Guzman 89, Morgan Bates 136, Zach Hutchens 110, Xavier Martinez-Ruiz 94, Damien Martinez-Ruiz 132, Connor Giovannoni 82, Richad Paul 268. MONDAY NO-TAP: Lou Tidwell 223/632, Dale Edenstrom 233/667, John Reaves 259/768, John Lewis 277/729, Joyce Henderson 226/609, Bob Smith 300/799, Dave Slrimager 265/707, Josh Halla 241-231-229/701, Grant Hafelfinger 286, Clarence Rogers 256, Lou Wright 251, Randy Silva ...
Sometimes, it is not how you start that matters, but how you finish. Just ask the Spreckels Park Little League minor-division Dodgers.
Three Manteca residents representing Cortez Martial Arts Academy came up victorious in the Titan's Cage 5 mixed-martial arts card in Elk Grove on Saturday.
It is now win or go home. As a result of Friday's 16-0 win for the A's over the Pirates in Northgate Little League major-division playoff finals and the 7-4 Red Sox Triple-A victory over the Rangers, the four teams will get together today to decide the championships. Brayden Hardcastle carried the offensive and defensive loads for the A's, retiring the first six batters he faced by strikeout and allowing no hits in the four-inning, ...
Anna Arriola had a foot in almost half of the Fury onslaught this past Saturday, when the under-19 girls Manteca Area Soccer League squad thumped the Stockton Bulldogs, 10-2.
The Manteca Cowboys' rookie-team traveled out of town and put its perfect record against an out-of-division opponent this past Saturday.
The Manteca Junior Buffaloes bounced back from their only loss of the season with a simple formula on Saturday in a 46-8 victory over the Los Banos Wildcats.
The Delta Rebels traveled across town to Sierra High last Saturday to square off with the Manteca Chargers in their annual intra-city clash.
The two youngest squads for the Manteca Cowboys remain perfect in their first tour of the DYSA NorCal League.
Gino Campiotti tossed two touchdowns but the Manteca Junior Buffaloes couldn't match scores with the Oakdale Stampede in a 36-14 loss.
The under-19 girls Fury were able to salvage a tie thanks to Fabiola Magana's second-half goal in a 1-1 tie against Stockton.
The offensive line was the difference in the Manteca PeeWee Jaguars' shutout victory on Saturday afternoon.