Thirty years ago, on May 24, 1980, East Union High's 1980 football season nearly went up in smoke--literally--when a fire swept through a metal storage shed and team locker area in the boys' locker room at the Union Road campus. The blaze broke out between 11:15 and 11:30 am and, according to Captain Ron Waddle of the Manteca Fire Department, the first alarm sounded at 11:32 am. Lancer varsity football coach Vern Gebhardt said that although the investigation is continuing, preliminary reports indicate the fire may have started when a smoldering cigarette was tossed between the ...
What a crazy spring we've been having lately!
Although the Sierra trout season has been open for almost a month now, in a wet year like this one, the stream conditions are still very much like a normal opening day.
My graduation was sweet.
Twenty years ago, on May 19, 1990, the "old" Tony Dominguez returned to the ring - which meant he didn't stay there very long. The professional boxer from Manteca only needed two solid connections with his powerful left hand to send Canada's Allan Harper crashing to the canvas in the first round of the 152-pound main event at the Stockton Civic Auditorium. Harper didn't get up in time to beat the count and Dominguez earned his 10th straight pro victory. The stunning win thrilled the heavily pro-Dominguez crowd, which had wondered whether the 27 year-old still had the ...
Over the last few years I have seen increasing numbers of wild pigs while out on my outdoor excursions. As I understand it, wild pigs weren't very common in California until William Randolph Hearst imported some Russian Wild Boar to stock his private game preserve at Hearst Castle.
One of my many regrets through my travels is that I didn't take more pictures.
Making lists is the first step in missing the point, because it only increases the chances of looking back, judging based on check marks and failing to realize that life had its own plan and it would have been pretty great if you wouldn't have been so preoccupied.
VARSITY: James Riley 279-236 - 692, Jordan O'Rear 227-223-629, Christopher Stewart 225-605, Carl Brown 212-582, Josh Delage 214-548, Ty Sheppard 547, Ashley Jones 244-546, Alex Leslie 509, Natalie Maertz 478, Courtney Sheppard 459, Brittina Burch 448.
Scenes from Sunday's Manteca U-14 Futbol Club Arsenal game.
There are a lot of other things that Irene Obera could have been doing on Saturday morning.
Seventy years ago, on May 10, 1940, Coach Larry Siemering's fighting Manteca High Buffaloes were back in the thick of the Modesto Sub-league pennant chase as they downed the Oakdale High nine, 9-2, at the Almond City. Bill Blodgett hurled steady ball for the Green and White and gave up only six hits to the Mustangs. He struck out 10 and walked three. Frankie Teicheira, second sacker, and Perry Tipton, catcher, led the Buffalo hitters for the afternoon with a trio of singles in five trips to the plate.
Terry Dickman, 52, started his CrossFit regimen in December 2008 to get in shape.
I grew up flyfishing for trout. I thought almost everyone fished for trout that way. Oh, I used worms & minnows beneath a bobber when Dad took us out pan fishing in the Delta or a local farmpond. But as far as trout were concerned, I never used anything but flies until I was in my late teens. There is a mystique that flyfishing is very difficult and takes years of practice. That's a load of hogwash. Flyfishing is so easy, a child can do it. Heck, if I can do it, anyone can do it. Let's examine some ...
The Walljasper family just had a Saturday to remember.
Five months ago, Ronnie Green cobbled together a soccer team consisting of Manteca Unified rivals with a few more from Stockton.
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.
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