DINUBA – The pitching was near perfect, the fielding was flawless and the clutch hitting showed up right on time for Manteca Friday afternoon in Dinuba, the site of the 2009 Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Star Northern California State Tournament.
Bryce Wilson, a sophomore at Sierra High, won the Level 10 national championship in the Double Mini trampoline event during the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Trampoline and Tumbling National Championships in late June at the San Jose Convention Center.
Recently, while fishing with a friend, he asked me whether or not my interest in fishing has lessened over the years.
I have previously mentioned I would make a horrible fishing guide. Nothing has since happened to change this. Last Wednesday, as the column ran about my inability to keep out of the water, I limited in an hour without getting wet. Six silvers in sixty minutes. I was a little disappointed. I stood on the shore at 7:45 a.m. and wondered how I had only been able to get Dean in them one day out ...
REDWOOD CITY - Swinging for the big hits wasn't working. Stringing together little ones and aggressively running the base paths did. Spreckels Park's 15-16-year-old all-stars pieced together a four-run flurry in the top of the fifth inning to down San Ramon 6-4 in the first round of the California Little League Section 3 Senior Division Tournament Saturday at Sequoia High. San Ramon was ahead 2-1 after four innings. Jason Angelo's speed ignited the rally, as ...
Manteca Parks and Recreation Tiny Tot Tee-Ball games took place Saturday at Lincoln Park.
It wasn't too long ago that Manteca-based MVP Taekwondo was a powerhouse in local sparring tournaments while churning out multiple national champions every year.
Ripon Christian hosted its annual volleyball camp Friday. The four-day camp began Tuesday at 9 a.m. for 5th-9th graders. Coaches worked with beginning and intermediate players to develop their skills.
Weston Ranch Little League's 13-14-year-old all-stars didn't know how to react after stunning Tracy National 16-12, after falling behind by five runs, in the District 67 Tournament championship round on July 4.
Jordan Trotter was unsure of himself as he went into the two-day 46th Annual U.S. Judo Federation National Championships, also known as Junior Nationals, July 11-12 at San Francisco City College.
On July 19, the 11th annual Conroy Oakley Pro-Teen Tournament will be held out of Russo's Marina on Bethel Island.
HOLLISTER - Bad news first. Manteca Babe Ruth's 14-year-old all-star team imploded defensively in the fifth inning, leading to a 10-5 loss to San Benito in the California District 1 Tournament's championship round Thursday. The good news? The season is not yet over for the local club, which qualifies for the Northern California State Tournament in Dinuba where it could have its revenge against the traditionally-tough San Benito. San Benito won the state title a ...
Following the always-big Fourth of July events, the normal holiday racing hangover kicked in with a much lighter last weekend.
HOLLISTER- With word coming down that District 1 would send two teams to the state tournament, the Manteca Babe Ruth 14-year-old all-stars sent ace Kevin Peck to the hill Wednesday to try and clinch a berth with a win over Lodi.
Everything came together Saturday, though it really should not have. Most river talk around town involves 20-inch cutthroats, rainbows and Dolly Varden. I was in that mode until I landed a silver and transitioned to a bit of a salmon-only snob. I stopped by Black Bear Store to get gas and buy all the provisions my buddy Dean and I needed for another morning at the river. The store is the Alaska version of Cabela's ...
Anna Arriola had a foot in almost half of the Fury onslaught this past Saturday, when the under-19 girls Manteca Area Soccer League squad thumped the Stockton Bulldogs, 10-2.
The Manteca Cowboys' rookie-team traveled out of town and put its perfect record against an out-of-division opponent this past Saturday.
The Manteca Junior Buffaloes bounced back from their only loss of the season with a simple formula on Saturday in a 46-8 victory over the Los Banos Wildcats.
The Delta Rebels traveled across town to Sierra High last Saturday to square off with the Manteca Chargers in their annual intra-city clash.
The two youngest squads for the Manteca Cowboys remain perfect in their first tour of the DYSA NorCal League.
Gino Campiotti tossed two touchdowns but the Manteca Junior Buffaloes couldn't match scores with the Oakdale Stampede in a 36-14 loss.
The under-19 girls Fury were able to salvage a tie thanks to Fabiola Magana's second-half goal in a 1-1 tie against Stockton.
The offensive line was the difference in the Manteca PeeWee Jaguars' shutout victory on Saturday afternoon.