TRACY - The City of Manteca may have celebrated a day early, but on the Fourth of July, Chris Ah Yo provided the fireworks.
Forgive a humble scribe for getting a bit sentimental, but after spending the Fourth of July watching the Northgate and Spreckels Park all-stars pour their hearts into our national pastime in the very town I played my Little League ball in, I couldn't help but walk away Saturday introspectively satisfied.
Three Little League District 67 all-star tournaments kick off action today in Manteca, Tracy and Salida and a number of local clubs are expected to do big things.
Fourteen-year-old Weston Ranch native David Molina is playing it by ear. "It," for the moment, being life. Molina is pursuing a lifelong dream to become a professional soccer player this summer and is currently with his mother, Monica, and relatives in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Molina is competing for a spot on the Club de Futbol Indios de Ciudad Juarez (also known as Indios) under-17 reserve team, and the process is a long and arduous ...
SALIDA - Spotty defensive play nearly blew a 7-2 lead for Tracy National's 13-14-year-old all-stars, but in the end it was defense that saved them.
Last weekend, I was invited to a premier showing of a new fishing and hunting show, which is scheduled to air this Saturday on Comcast SportsNet at 11a.m.
The fun begins for Northgate Little Leaguers Chris Ah You, Jake Pruitt and Ian Rodriguez on Fourth of July weekend.
There's something poetic about 12 beer-guts a side at a wooden-bat league baseball game on a Sunday in Turlock.
MERCED – With several players missing and temperatures reaching 111-degrees last weekend at the Merced Atlas Cup, the Manteca Futbol Club under-17 Extreme battled through the adversity to capture the championship.
In one of the more surprising results so far this season, Salida's Mike Beeler grabbed the first two victories of his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway last Saturday night by winning both ends of the Western Late Model doubleheader.
The Ripon Christian Girls' and Boys' Volleyball Camp for kids in grades 5 through 9 will be held July 14 through 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ripon Christian High School Gym.
SALIDA – Hitting and pitching weren't the issues Tuesday night at Salida School, where the Spreckels Park's Junior Division all-stars squeaked past Mountain House 11-8 to pick up their second straight loser's bracket victory in the District 67 Tournament.
It was one of my favorite memories, partially because I was fishing, partly because I caught more fish than my brother, and partly because all four of us were there.
TURLOCK - Mallory Brubaker was the Manteca Dolphins' top individual performer in the Hughson Sea Dogs Invitational at Pitman High Saturday, earning first-place finishes in the 7-8-year-old girls 25- and 50-yard freestyle, and second in the 25 butterfly. Brubaker was the lone Dolphin to bring home a high-point trophy. The Ripon Sea Lions had eight high-point winners and won the invitational title with 1,201.5 points to second-place host Hughson's 888. Manteca took sixth out of ...
The Scheibles did everything they could. Nick Scheible, after transferring to Manteca High from basketball powerhouse Modesto Christian prior to his junior year, developed an outside game. At 6 feet, 4 inches, he was groomed all his life to play the post but knew at his size he had to transform his game to compete at the next level. His parents, Jon and Marina, put in the time, effort and money, going through G&R Enterprises ...
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.