Are you ready for some kickball?
Several friends of mine have been asking about buying a used boat.
It was a typical late summer evening Wednesday at Ripon Christian School, where the Ripon Knights youth football organization was hard at work in preparation for the first contest of the season Saturday in Delhi.
The Philpotts, Tracy's leading racing family, continued their season-long domination of the Western Late Model ranks at the New Stockton 99 Speedway with a clean sweep of last Saturday night's twin 50-lap features.
Manteca-based Team Unity's under-10 girls fastpitch softball team placed fifth in the Amateur Softball Association National Championships in Johnson City, Tenn. July 27-Aug. 2. Team Unity finished with a 4-2 record. The team will move up to under-12 this fall and is looking to add players to its roster. For tryout information, visit the team's website at www.unityfastpitch.com.
Field & Stream back-pager Bill Heavy penned a column a couple seasons ago about his early courtship with a new rangefinder.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – The California Cougars Under-19 soccer team finished fifth overall at the West Coast FC Classic soccer tournament last weekend in Orange County.
The Manteca Cowboys junior varsity squad made short work of the Central Valley Panthers Saturday in Modesto, 22-0, to move to 1-0 in NYFL play. Nate Arriola ran wild, scoring three touchdowns, including a 65-yard scoring scamper in which the bruising back sent a Panther defender head over heels with a stiff arm. Nick Lucchetti added a safety on defense. The Cowboys take on the Patterson Redskins Saturday at Manteca High.
Meghan Matthews is the third-ranked 16-year-old amateur BMX racer in the nation and first in California.
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.
The Woodward Mustangs pulled off yet another sweep of the Manteca Unified Student Trust basketball championships last week at Stella Brockman.
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:26 am packed powder machine groomed 28-54 base 69 of 100 trails 69% open, 11 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
LIGHTNING: Sean Frye 88, Nicholas Torrano 78
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:44 am packed powder machine groomed 29-65 base 50 of 100 trails 50% open, 13 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4pp; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
What a day to remember for the Benfica girls of Manteca Futbol Club.
Nick and Joe Luna III have arguably put in more time on the mat than any other youth in the area.
Alpine Meadows - Mon 7:17 am powder machine groomed 31-71 base 30 of 100 trails 30% open, 9 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
Sierra High's entire student cheering section showed up to Dalben Center Friday and rushed midcourt following a Valley Oak League victory against cross-town rival East Union.
Alpine Meadows - Mon 7:45 am packed powder machine groomed 25 - 32 base 30 of 100 trails 30% open, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
Getting a license to compete in the Monster Energy American Motorcyclist Association Supercross tour is one thing.
Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center
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