After completing a season-long battle alongside the top teams in the Mid-Valley Swim League, the Manteca Dolphins brought their year to a close, honoring the squad's top swimmers during the end-of-the-year banquet Tuesday at Sierra High.
Anyone looking to join a competitive youth baseball team in the area doesn't have to look far.
Manteca Cowboys president Eddie Lopez thinks there is room for another youth football team in town.
MODESTO - Two standout golfers from the area went head-to-head for the George Maroney Junior Classic 16-17-year-old division title earlier this week.
RIPON - It took years to get the Ripon Sea Lions to to this point.
When the Goodwill Series makes its way back to Australia for the "World's Oldest Showcase", Manteca will have one of its own in attendance, as Manteca High senior Matt Burrows was invited to participate in the baseball showcase against some of the best players in Australia Dec. 16 - 31.
TRACY - The Manteca Dolphins appear to be peaking at just the right time.
After closing out an impressive high school career as the Bulletin's 2009 Soccer Defensive Player of the Year, Gabriel Lopez is continuing with his soccer aspirations, competing this season with the Des Moines Menace of the Premier Development League in Iowa.
A local competitive youth soccer team was well represented at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Olympic Development Program Camp at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. June 30-July 5.
RIO LINDA - The Manteca-based Northern California Soccer Academy Rangers Premier 13-under boys team put itself on the map by winning the three-day Placer United Prestige Cup at Cherry Island Soccer Complex Sunday.
The Ripon Sea Lions are two meets away from wrapping up an undefeated Mid-Valley Swim League season after continuing their dominance at a three-team meet at Sierra High Saturday.
DAVIS - The California Cougars under-19 girls soccer team captured the Premier Division title in the 2nd annual Davis Legacy College Showcase at the Davis Legacy Soccer Complex this past weekend.
TRACY – The Northgate junior all-stars had reeled off three consecutive victories to put themselves in position to win one of their final two games for the District 67 championship, now Northgate is forced to win the finale after dropping Saturday's meeting with the Tracy National junior all-stars 5-3 at Monticello School.
They took different paths to reach the same destination.
LATHROP – For the second consecutive game the Spreckles Park 9-10-year old all-star squad tired to play catch up, but the Tracy American "A" all-stars would not surrender, holding on for an 8-4 win and bringing the Spreckles Park postseason to an end.
The Northgate Little League junior Pirates won four in a row with a 6-5 squeaker over the Giants.
The under-9 Benfica Red girls of the Manteca Futbol Club went unbeaten at the NorCal Spring Premier Playdate No. 2 on Sunday.
The Manteca Rangers under-13 girls soccer team is headed to the Pacific Northwest to compete in the President's Cup Regionals.
Mason Merilles added more awards and records to his growing collection this past Saturday.
SUNDAY BRING HOME THE BACON: Sokha Moa 205-258-286/749, Vincent Reed 244-267/709, Jeff Spohn 214-223-264/701, Marcus Aldridge 202-245-247/694, Mario Ramirez 232-268/675, Jerome Carl 220-243/659, Shedrick Bryant 217-257/659, Andre Aldridge 218-224/609, Jesse Woodruff 205-214/607,Charlie Padre 245-605, Mark Ross 223, Riley Martin 222, Joel Diamantine 216, Mike Huntington 205, Patrick Dean 203, Eric Swanson 202, Janet Barnett 204-225/624, Inga Perryman 190/533, Kelli Woodruff 211/516
Playing on a bigger field against older competition, Dash proved it could still dominate.
The Northgate Little League Diamondbacks fell short against the Cardinals 10-5 despite some clutch individual play in Triple-A action.
BERKELEY (AP) - Jeremy Hemsley scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half and Damien went on a big run in the fourth quarter to beat Campolindo 70-57 in the CIF Division III boys state basketball championship on Friday.
BERKELEY (AP) - Gigi Garcia scored two straight baskets and Alex Washington added a late layup and two free throws to lead McClatchy (Sacramento) to a 65-61 double-overtime win over Serra of Gardena in the Division I girls state basketball championship on Friday.
Tournament results – Feb. 28
Kyle Alexander returned to where it all started for him a year ago on Sunday.
Feb. 7 results
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