WESTON RANCH - Tyra Vickers-Kearney isn't using wins and losses as a gauge for success.
Learning how to back up a trailer should be practiced before you get to the launch ramp. In a recent e-mail sent by Melanie Lewis of Glory Hole Sports located in Angles Camp, I was reminded of how much chaos can be witnessed while hanging around a busy launch ramp.
The long course swim season came to a close on a high note for the Manteca Aquatics swim team at the beginning of the month, as seven Aquatics swimmers competed at the Junior Olympics event and four more went on to compete at the Far Western Championships.
In a bold effort to build up car count and increase the championship drama down the homestretch of the season, Madera Speedway president Kenny Shepherd made a surprise announcement last week that the 2009 Western Late Model championship at the 1/3 mile oval would be determined by the last four races with only the top 10 drivers in the points being eligible.
It's Day 3 of Sarah Phillips' transition from New Haven School 8th grader to East Union High freshman.
The Lathrop Steelers worked on the offensive side of the football Tuesday evening at Lathrop School. Head coach Don Duenas will lead the Steelers into a home scrimmage Thursday against the St. Mary's Jr. Rams and a Jamboree scrimmage Saturday at Calvary Temple in Modesto. The Steelers first game of the season is a road contest Aug. 29 against the North Sacramento Pacers.
For the sportsman, transitions from season to season are usually the best time for stories, or at least, when the stories get better.
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The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes conducted a practice at Seqouia School Thursday afternoon.
Dominique Barnes left one successful program and will go to another. The 2009 Manteca High graduate is heading out to Columbia, S.C. today to get settled in at Benedict College, an NCAA Division II men's basketball powerhouse. Barnes, a 6-foot-4 forward, averaged 8.5 points and 6.1 rebounds last winter while helping Manteca capture its first Valley Oak League championship in 20 years. The Buffaloes were 13-1 in conference action and 24-4 overall. "He would have ...
The Manteca Cowboys turned in a heavy workout Thursday at Neil Hafley School with a jamboree scrimmage looming Saturday at Salida Middle School. Head coach Eddie Lopez and his coaching staff will lead the Cowboys into their first NYFL contest Aug. 15 against the Central Valley Panthers at Modesto's Prescott Middle School. The 'Boys return home to Manteca High a week later for a showdown with the Patterson Redskins.
­ This past week, I took my wife and son to Lake Tulloch for a two-day stay at their hotel.
Forty-four-year-old Mantecan Rob de Groot sacrificed plenty just to prepare for last Saturday's 20th Full Vineman Triathlon, the oldest independent Ironman event in the country, in Sonoma County.
Bob Kirkbride, 63, of Manteca scored a double eagle on the Par 5 13th at the Manteca Park Golf Course Wednesday.
The Manteca Area Soccer League hosted a player development camp Wednesday at Woodward Park.
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.