It took one big swing from Conner Johnson of Tracy American's 11-year-old all-star team to erase an early 2-0 Spreckels Park lead.
LODI – Zac Carrillo managed to hold a potent Lodi All-Star team in check over six innings, but the Manteca 15-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars could not muster enough offense to support his effort, falling to Lodi 5-2 in the Central California District 1 elimination semifinal Thursday at Kofu Park.
LATHROP - After giving up an unearned run in the top of the first, Northgate Little League all-star pitcher Estevon Salazar got all the offense support he needed in the bottom half at Mossdale Park Wednesday.
The Northgate Little League Junior all-stars bounced back after forfeiting a five-run lead with a seven-run fifth inning to cruise past Tracy National 16-10 Tuesday at Sierra High.
SALIDA - Manteca Little League's major-division team yielded only 13 runs and managed to play the complete six innings in its 13-0 loss to Tracy American Tuesday at Downtown Salida Ballpark.
LODI – The Manteca 15-year-old Babe Ruth All-Star team opened up their Central California District 1 State Qualifier Tournament with a convincing 11-1 mercy-rule shortened victory over the Ripon All-Star team Thursday at Kofu Park.
This weekend will mark the beginning of the 2010 District 67 All-Star Tournament for area little leaguers picked to participate in three different age divisions. Manteca, Northgate, Weston Ranch, and Spreckels Park Little Leagues will begin action over three different locations.
DES MOINES, IOWA – Things didn't necessarily go according to plans for 2002 East Union graduate Amy Haapanen during the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines. Haapanen closed out the Women's Hammer Throw competition with a disappointing 14th place finish.
HUGHSON – The Ripon Sea Lions continued to excel just as they have this entire season, outlasting the field during the Hughson Sea Dogs Invitational with a 1,258 to 966 win over the second place Tracy Tritons June 26 -27.
The Manteca Little League Pirates were the youngest team in the California District 67 tournament, but that didn't stop them from excelling and defeating the Spreckels Park Phillies 8-3 Sunday to claim the championship.
Scenes from the District 67 Tournament of Champions.
TRACY – It was evident from the beginning of the game that the Spreckels Park Phillies had no interest in seeing their season, stopping a District 67 minor Tournament of Champions celebration by beating the Pirates 9-5 Saturday in the first game of the championship series.
WESTON RANCH – If everything had went the Salida Rockies' way they would be meeting up with the Northgate Yankees for the deciding contest of the District 67 Junior League Tournament of Champions today, but that became irrelevant when Brandon Ridgwell caught the final out of the Yankees' 8-4 win Friday.
LATHROP - Three days after Stephen Halleck lifted the Spreckels Park major A's with a game-deciding knock in the seventh inning, he again put the team on his shoulders in Friday's Little League District 67 Tournament of Champions winners-bracket semifinal against Northgate at Mossdale Park.
Alex Levy is a guppy in a big pond at UCLA.
A controversial penalty kick may have kept the Lathrop United from a Jim Frazier Tournament championship, but it hardly diminished a banner inaugural season for the boys soccer club.
ELK GROVE - The Manteca Rangers United under-13 girls soccer team placed second in the Cal North Association Cup held at Bartholomew Sports Park this past weekend.
Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center.
The Lathrop United under-19 boys dominated two Stockton teams to advance its record to 5-1-1 in the California Youth Soccer Association District 8 Jim Frazier League.
Allie Walljasper has been named to the U.S. Junior Women's National Team, giving the four-time Manteca Bulletin All-Area Softball MVP a rare opportunity to walk the same path as her childhood idol.
Anthony Cota's dream is to play in the NFL.
Eriq Kurys spent an entire season on the backline for the Sierra High soccer team, emerging as an all-Valley Oak League caliber defender.
Cortez Martial Arts was well represented in two recent tournaments.
The Manteca Futbol Club will host the 3rd annual Riley Simmons 6v6 Shootout on Jan. 31 at Woodward Park.
The Lathrop United soccer team had a successful first showing in its under-19 Jim Frazier League opener Saturday at Northgate Park.
Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center
Though these young high school rivals have been club teammates for only a month, Manteca Futbol Club coach Ronnie Green says the bond amongst his 16-year-olds is strong.
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