A former area standout is looking to land an NBA roster spot that could keep him in Northern California.
Spreckels Park Little League stood with the tying runs on second and third and the winning run in the box, but the major division All-Star team would come no closer, falling to Salida in the District 67 Championship 5-3 Wednesday at Northgate Little League's Gillen Field.
Spreckels Park Little League's 11-12-year-old all-star squad took the shorter route to the District 67 Tournament championship round, needing just three wins to get there.
The Ripon Senior Babe Ruth all-stars just missed out on a berth to the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament this past weekend in Hollister.
WESTON RANCH – Matsua Garcia-Mendez hauled in consecutive fly ball outs in the bottom of the sixth. He came through the first and fired home, denying a base runner on third the thought of tagging up to score.
Spreckels Park Little League's 13-14-year-old all-stars landed the first blow, but it Tracy National delivered the knockout blow in a District 67 Tournament consolation-bracket contest at Sierra High Friday.
In the final game to decide the District 1 Championship, the Ripon 9-10 year-old All-Star team outlasted the Tracy All-Star team in extra innings, to advance to the Central California Cal Ripken State Tournament.
The Ripon Babe Ruth 16-18-year-old all-stars picked up some momentum in the Central California State Tournament in Hollister with Friday's 11-3 rout of Tracy.
The Spreckels Park Little League major All-Stars jumped out early and continued to score often, smashing the Manteca 13-7 Thursday in the Tournament at Neil Hafley School.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Northgate Little League's 9-10-year-old all-stars overcame a 5-0 first-inning deficit to upend crosstown rival Manteca 12-9 and advance to the winners-bracket semifinal of the District 67 Tournament Thursday at Wicklund Park.
Tyler Scharnow's seven-inning pitching gem was spoiled in Ripon Babe Ruth's 2-1 loss to San Benito in the first-round of the 16-18-year-old Central California State Tournament Thursday in Hollister.
Second Lieutenant Brittany Jensen was selected to compete for the 2012 U.S. Armed Forces volleyball team on June 26 at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois.
STOCKTON - The Annual Tri-Holiday Classic Event No. 2 at Stockton 99 Speedway featured some very exciting racing in all categories.
The Manteca Little League 11-year-old all-stars began their District 67 Tournament run with a dominating 19-2 win over crosstown rival Spreckels Park at Paul Weston Park in Stockton Saturday. They went on to edge tourney host Weston Ranch 4-3 to set up a date with Salida in the winners-bracket semifinal.
RIPON – Developing football talent is something that is going on all over the nation.
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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