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A Friend(ly) clinic

Finding suitable baseball clinics in and around the Central Valley was a challenge for former East Union-standout Justin Friend – forcing him to travel to Sacramento and the Bay Area for the special instruction he wanted.

December 20, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Regional Sports


1929: Lions host champion Manteca High gridders

Eighty years ago, on December 12, 1929, the Lions Club had the pleasure of entertaining as guests at their weekly luncheon meeting at Hotel Manteca the members of the Manteca High football squad, which recently won the Central California High School Athletic League Class B championship by defeating the Elk Grove High team. Coaches Cleetis Brown and Joe Santos, to whom much of the success of the team is due, were also guests. Maurice Tracie, vice-principal of the high school, was also a guest. The members of the championship squad are as follows: Harry Bruton, Jim Barber, John Benincasa, Floyd ...

December 20, 2009 | | Regional Sports


Four years of writing columns has perks

Every once in a while I run into people who have been reading my weekly columns.

December 18, 2009 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Regional Sports


Christmas dream list presented to Santa

Dear Santa,

December 16, 2009 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Regional Sports


MASL teams produce mixed results at Founders’ Cup

MORGAN HILL - Manteca Area Soccer League's under-14 boys Sporting went 2-1 during the California Youth Soccer Association Founders' Cup this past weekend.

December 15, 2009 | | Regional Sports


1979: Pinto earns 3rd section gymnastics trip

On December 7, 1929, at Elk Grove High School, Manteca High downed the Elk Grove football team in a crushing defeat of 33-0. This gives the Buffaloes first place in class "B" football in Central California. The Elk Grove boys were a fast and tricky team but they could not stand up to the heavy pounding of the Buffalo line. This is the first time in the history of Manteca Union High School that the Buffaloes have won the championship of Central California.

December 13, 2009 | | Regional Sports


Now the best time to service all your fishing equipment

As winter has set in and the New Year is quickly approaching, now is the best time to service all your fishing equipment.

December 11, 2009 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Regional Sports


Vanni named NSCAA/adidas All-American

Nicole Vanni started her decorated four-year varsity soccer career at Sierra High as a promising defensive midfielder.

December 10, 2009 | Jonamar Jacinto | Regional Sports


A new meaning for ‘catch and release’

I used to be a young troller, fishing for phone numbers at the Ketchikan mall back home whenever the team or group I was a part of left the island for competition.

December 09, 2009 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Regional Sports


1979: Buffaloes, Knights battle in overtime thriller

Editor's note: additional sports history will appear Monday.

December 06, 2009 | | Regional Sports


Holiday shopping now easy thanks to Bass Pro Shops

Christmas shopping has never been something I looked forward to.

December 04, 2009 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Regional Sports


Quest for amateur glory stifled by double-bogeys

"Cinderella story. Outta nowhere.

December 02, 2009 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Regional Sports


Feeding habits, behavior affected by cooler temps

I have a 75-gallon fish tank at home where I have about six tropical fish.

November 27, 2009 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Regional Sports


Thanksgiving is no time for regret

Ten years and change ago, I made a decision I do not regret.

November 25, 2009 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Regional Sports


1989: Manteca girls top Stagg to open basketball play

20 years ago: November 21, 1989 - Manteca High got its girls basketball season under way at Winter Gym Tuesday by defeating Stockton's Stagg High 29-21 in a game filled with errors, turnovers and missed shots. Maci Buck led all MHS scorers with eight points and Jennifer Harvey grabbed seven rebounds.

November 25, 2009 | | Regional Sports


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SPLL juniors strike early in rout

TRACY – Chase Sperbeck was 2 for 2 with a triple and two RBI and teammate Brock Willenbrink was 2 for 2 with an RBI as part of a seven-hit Spreckels Park attack – all in the first inning.

June 29, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Mantecan officiating at USATF nationals

Paul Whitaker, 54, has been around the starting blocks - and long jump runways, shot put rings and javelin fields.

June 27, 2014 | John-Joel Griffiths | Regional Sports


Rehabbed Haapanen looks to regain form

It's been a trying two years for Amy Haapanen since her benchmark effort in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials.

June 27, 2014 | Jonamar Jacinto | Regional Sports


Lathrop tandem takes 2nd at PHR competition

Twenty four kids came from all over Northern California and Northern Nevada to compete in the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Team Championships last Sunday at Oakland's O.Co. Coliseum.

June 25, 2014 | Jonamar Jacinto | Regional Sports


Manteca Red Sox secure Major title

Isaiah Perez may not have been perfect Tuesday, but he was close.

June 24, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SPLL Giants set up rematch

One big swing helped lead to one big inning Monday for the Spreckels Park Giants in a 6-5 come-from-behind consolation final win over the Northgate Blue Jays.

June 24, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL The Bulletin | Regional Sports


Ripon all-stars survive slugfest

RIPON - No lead was safe in Monday's Cal Ripken Central California District 1 Tournament championship for the 9-under division.

June 24, 2014 | Jonamar Jacinto | Regional Sports


Area collects 6 high-point trophies

TURLOCK - The Mid-Valley Swim League gathered for its midseason invitational and six stood out in the crowd.

June 24, 2014 | James Burns | Regional Sports


Dash, Flash place at Cal Cup

Manteca Futbol Club's 2004 Dash girls soccer team wrapped up the first half of its season with a runner-up finish at the Cal Cup.

June 24, 2014 | | Regional Sports


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