Ninety years ago, on June 16, 1919, Manteca lost a baseball game to Patterson by a score of 4 to 3. For the reason, just look at the error column and especially in the first inning. There was considerable fault found with the umpire who Manteca fans who say gave Patterson the best of the close ones. However, they did not prevent the baby play of their pitcher who "fainted." The game was attended by the biggest crowd of the season. Ramos, Manteca third baseman, got two hits.
WESTON RANCH – Considering the veritable love fest that took place at home following the Spreckels Park Bulldogs' 12-7 win over the Titans Saturday at Paul Weston Park, it's hard to call the Junior Division rivalry anything but friendly.
TRACY – Down 8-2 heading into their last at-bat Saturday at Jefferson School, the Spreckels Park Little League Minor Division champion Dodgers stunned just about everyone in the ballpark.
The Manteca Dolphins hosted a tri-meet against Tracy and Modesto at Sierra High School Saturday.
SONOMA – Patrick Long, of Thousand Oaks, took the checkered flag in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Series West Bennett Lane Winery 200 presented by Supercuts at Infineon Raceway, but was penalized for rough driving following the race giving the win to his teammate Jason Bowles of Ontario.
SONOMA - Manteca native Scott Speed failed to make the starting field for Sunday's 21st Annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.
SONOMA - The Central Valley will be well represented in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Series West Bennett Lane Winery 200, presented by Supercuts, at Infineon Raceway
The Northgate Little League Major Division Yankees' 4-0 win over the Manteca A's Friday evening at Gillen Field on the campus of Neil Hafley School was less a baseball game than it was a pitching clinic.
TRACY - It took one pitch for the Spreckels Park minor division Dodgers to get warmed up in their District 67 Little League Tournament of Champions opener against the Lathrop Pirates at Jefferson School.
Steven Crescini picked the perfect moment to hit his first grand slam. With the score still scoreless between his Manteca major division A's and intracity rival Spreckels Park Indians in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday evening at Bassi Field on the campus of Neil Hafley School, Crescini drilled a shot well over the wall in left-center. The mammoth walk-off blast scored Tanner Peterson, Ryan Vasquez and Chuck Good before the hero came around ...
Ripon Christian High School conducted a four-day baseball camp for 4th-6th graders at the Knight's sophomore diamond. On Thursday, participants received instruction from RC's athletic director and former varsity baseball coach Joe Darretta.
Many bass anglers start off fishing for fun and eventually start to wonder if they can out-fish other anglers.
The Northgate Little League Major Division champion Yankees are tough to beat. Wednesday at Gillen Field on the campus of Neil Hafley School, Derek Gordon was tougher. In the quarterfinal round of the District 67 Tournament of Champions, the Weston Ranch Red Sox starter was outstanding, striking out six in five and a third innings work, to lead the streaking Sox past the Yankees, 6-1. With the win, Weston Ranch now moves on to face ...
WESTON RANCH - Anything can happen in baseball tournaments, but one thing is for certain: Spreckels Park will be represented in the championship round of the junior division District 67 Tournament of Champions.
Ripon High head coach Rod Wright, varsity assistant coach Kevin Bergman and Ripon freshman head coach Danny Moulyn worked with advanced-skill campers Wednesday during the third day of the Ripon High Basketball Camp.
That too-skinny and too-slow Nick Ortiz you used to know is now an NCAA Division I scholarship athlete.
Teammates turned rivals were recognized by the California Pacific Conference on Wednesday.
STOCKTON - Lakeport's Derek Thorn grabbed the lead from polesitter Cameron Hayley on the opening lap and never looked back to take a dominating victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West G-Oil 150 at Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night.
Bradley Hatfield has a huge leg and even bigger potential.
Manteca Little League's major-division Brewers have had two outstanding pitching efforts this past week.
Nigel Malone has received an NFL audition.
Top Guns, indeed.
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