Thirty years ago, on March 5, 1980, Manteca High's senior front line partners Fred Nelson and Mitch Crawford, along with East Union High jumping-jack Kelly Stewart, topped the list of selections to the annual all-Valley Oak League basketball team, which was chosen Tuesday night by the league's coaches in Modesto. Nelson, the 6-1 forward, carted off MVP honors after leading the VOL in scoring with an 18.5 average in 10 games. Crawford, a 6-5 center, made all-league for the second year in a row. Stewart, a Lancer junior, ranked among the league's rebounders and should be ...
I was listening to the radio the other day and the disc jockey was taking about UFO sightings and how there hasn't been too many new ones to have surfaced lately.
"Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary," - Patrick McManus
The Clippers claimed the Manteca Parks and Recreation bantam boys division with a perfect record and the season-ending tournament championship.
The Manteca Area Soccer League's all-star under-10 girls and under-12 boys soccer teams claimed season-ending tournaments this past weekend.
Seventy years ago, on February 27, 1940, Manteca High School's Buffalo cagers won their first game of an elimination series for the championship of Central California on the local hardwoods when they handed Coach Sig Lien's Tracy High Bulldogs a 32-24 lacing. Sharp-shooting "Frenchy" Guisto, although having an off-night, snagged high scoring honors with 13 points. George Dadasovich, starting slowly in the first half, came through nicely in the clutch and scored 10.
Congratulations to Kevin Van Dam for winning his third Bassmaster Classic this past weekend on Alabama's Lay Lake.
I write this like the bitter kid picked last in red salmon rover, or the one that stuck the wall while playing pin-the-antler-on-the-caribou, that everyone else gets to tease.
10 years ago, on February 25, 2000, local high school soccer squads placed 15 players on the all-Valley Oak League team. Seniors Meghan DeiRossi of Manteca High and Sierra High's Darci Cullers were named the VOL's Most Valuable Players. It was the second straight year Cullers was bestowed the honor. Sierra High won its fifth straight championship. Overall, the Lady Timberwolves landed seven players on the first team, including Cullers, Lisa Esteves, Jackie Wax, Ana Almeida, Marisa Mercado, Ginny Teunissen and Cherie Early. Early was the only freshman on the all-league squad. Sierra's Manuel Pires was named ...
TURLOCK - The Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team rallied from a 12-point deficit to upset the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, 70-67, Friday night at Warrior Arena.
By the time this column is printed the 2010 Bassmaster Classic will have already begun. Scrolling through the list of competitors, there's only one angler from California who qualified for the tournament. That angler is Skeet Reese from Auburn.
The Walljasper family just had a Saturday to remember.
Five months ago, Ronnie Green cobbled together a soccer team consisting of Manteca Unified rivals with a few more from Stockton.
The Northgate Little League junior Pirates won four in a row with a 6-5 squeaker over the Giants.
The under-9 Benfica Red girls of the Manteca Futbol Club went unbeaten at the NorCal Spring Premier Playdate No. 2 on Sunday.
The Manteca Rangers under-13 girls soccer team is headed to the Pacific Northwest to compete in the President's Cup Regionals.
Mason Merilles added more awards and records to his growing collection this past Saturday.
SUNDAY BRING HOME THE BACON: Sokha Moa 205-258-286/749, Vincent Reed 244-267/709, Jeff Spohn 214-223-264/701, Marcus Aldridge 202-245-247/694, Mario Ramirez 232-268/675, Jerome Carl 220-243/659, Shedrick Bryant 217-257/659, Andre Aldridge 218-224/609, Jesse Woodruff 205-214/607,Charlie Padre 245-605, Mark Ross 223, Riley Martin 222, Joel Diamantine 216, Mike Huntington 205, Patrick Dean 203, Eric Swanson 202, Janet Barnett 204-225/624, Inga Perryman 190/533, Kelli Woodruff 211/516
Playing on a bigger field against older competition, Dash proved it could still dominate.
The Northgate Little League Diamondbacks fell short against the Cardinals 10-5 despite some clutch individual play in Triple-A action.
BERKELEY (AP) - Jeremy Hemsley scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half and Damien went on a big run in the fourth quarter to beat Campolindo 70-57 in the CIF Division III boys state basketball championship on Friday.
BERKELEY (AP) - Gigi Garcia scored two straight baskets and Alex Washington added a late layup and two free throws to lead McClatchy (Sacramento) to a 65-61 double-overtime win over Serra of Gardena in the Division I girls state basketball championship on Friday.
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