One of the hardest character traits for young people to develop is patience.
The 2008 hunting season is coming to a close.
The end of football season is a time of both sadness and joy for me.
Leaning over the putter given to me that goes with the bag full of other clubs I didn't pay for and no one wanted, I took a breath.
Fresno State junior Paul Hogan, a 2005 Ripon High graduate and Manteca native, is a walking, talking testament to persistence.
I'm asked all the time whether I fish with live or artificial bait.
I fished with my Dad Saturday, even though we were separated by two states and a foreign country. The experience was exactly the second time it was cool to have a cell phone while fishing. The first was a few years back when our engine died, and we were drifting helplessly toward those hard rock things that tend to hurt boat hulls.
Brian Rohles, a 2005 Manteca High graduate, has been named to the seventh National Association of Interscholastic Athletics All-American football team, earning honorable mention.
"Should've been here yesterday," is what they said to me as I was pulling my boat out of the lake.
The under-12 Storm scored two shutout victories in Manteca Area Soccer League Bill Meyer League play on Saturday.
It's not really asking for trouble when you're some place you know you should be, but a failure to prevent detrimental circumstances bodes well for the fruition of trouble.
If you ask any serious angler what he or she would love to be doing for a living, they most likely would respond by saying "fishing."
Since I'm not buying gear and fuel requires money, my adventurous nature led me eight steps out the backdoor, armed with a book.
Over the Christmas break I visited the in-laws who live in Arizona.
How many snowmen did Jack London make?
Kyle Alexander has continued his brisk rise in the powerlifting ranks.
When you strike out 13 batters in a five-inning game, you do not need a lot of offense, especially if you hit two home runs. That is what Isaiah Perez did for the Manteca Red Sox in a 10-0 five-inning mercy-rule-shortened contest against the Northgate Blue Jays in the District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions on Sunday at Manteca Little League.
STOCKTON - One pitch, one out, one ball game.
• SUMMER BRING HOME THE BACON: Andrew Schneider 267/632, Mike Marshall 212-242/619, Jerome Carl 203-203-204/610, Bob Treat 208-222, Jon Galiza 214-217, Javier Barrientos 235, Robert Craig 211, Ron Schneider 210, Tony Long 190/485, Sandy LaMar 172/426, Cynthia McDonald 146/367, Kira Schneider 149/364
The under-10 Atlas girls of the Manteca Futbol Club hit the beach before beginning a demanding stretch in its outdoor schedule.
Just as swim practices intensify from Turlock to Manteca, the Mid-Valley Swim League will give its teams a slight reprieve.
Hunter Brooks returned home from Washington state with his hands full this past weekend.