With next week off and basketball season over, I'm really looking forward to getting out on the water.
There are certain watermarks in a male's life that, once reached, can make him feel more like a man; events that validate existence, prove actual worth.
Matt Berezay – who took his baseball career from the Little League diamonds at Lincoln Park to the Los Angeles Dodgers organization - is the first former player inductee for the Manteca Little League Hall of Fame.
The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes youth football and cheer organization was well represented at JAMZ Nationals Jan. 30 in Las Vegas.
STOCKTON - They have played basketball at the park, in the church and on the driveway.
I recently received the International Game Fish Associations 2010 World Record Game Fishes Book.
Five boys and girls from Manteca and Ripon, ages 10 to 14, were named local champions of the 2010 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level.
Sunday was one of those days in which previous good fortune switches - not maliciously, but annoyingly.
It's January 30, the temperature is hovering just above zero, we have a foot of snow on the ground and I am wishing spring was a little closer.
The Manteca Rangers under-13 boys team advanced to the California Youth Soccer Association State Cup's Sweet 16 round of play.
The sun finally showed itself the other day, signaling to me that spring is just around the corner.
A marathon game marred by controversy left a sour taste in the mouths of the Spreckels Park Senior players, as Turlock National came from behind to eliminate them 5-4 in nine innings in consolation action of the Little League Section 6 Senior All-Star Tournament on Monday at Linden High.
TRACY - The Spreckels Park Junior All Stars are about to find out what heat is all about.
The Manteca Dolphins and Ripon Sea Lions appear prime for a strong finish to the Mid-Valley Swim League season.
Manteca High junior Leah Manuleleua helped the California Cougars 98 girls soccer team claim the Davis Legacy College Showcase championship in the under-17 division and was named Player of the Tournament in the process.
TURLOCK - The season came to an end Monday for the Spreckels Park Major All-Stars, as the bats came alive and stayed alive for Hoover Tyler of Stockton. Hoover Tyler prevailed 13-3 in the consolation semifinal of the Section 6 Major All-Star Tournament held at Soderquist Park and hosted by Turlock National Little League.
Next stop: Valley Springs.
Tracy American A took advantage of five walks and a number of wild pitches and passed balls in the fourth inning to put up seven runs The rally was the difference in a 10-4 consolation win over Manteca in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.
TRACY - Having already pitched out of a huge jam, Jared Bagley notched two strikeouts in the seventh inning, including one for the final out of the game, to halt Tracy National's comeback attempt in Spreckels Park's title-clinching 9-7 win Tuesday at Monticello School.
TRACY - Leadoff hitters are supposed to get on base and knock in a run or two – but not necessarily knock the ball out of the yard. Do not tell that Kenny Wade.
STOCKTON - Third generation driver Justin Philpott of Tracy turned in a dominating performance to earn the victory in Saturday's Firecracker 100 for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Western Late Models at Stockton 99 Speedway.
The Northgate A 9-10 All-Star team is getting some time off.
Manteca used a six-run second inning and intimidating pitching to shut down Tracy American 10-0 in the consolation final of the District 67 Major All-Star Tournament hosted by Manteca Little League and set up a rematch today with Northgate in the championship round.
The job of a leadoff batter is to get on base and score, and Manteca leadoff batter Chase Stephenson did that in all of his five plate appearances Thursday to help lead his team to a 21-7 quarterfinal win on Bassi Field in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.