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?
I contemplated writing some heart-felt anecdotal crap about my family checking our trap lines on Christmas Day, and tie it in with the simplicity and spirit of the holiday season.
One of the biggest concerns anglers seem to have is the water levels of our local lakes.
As the first real cold snap of the year has occurred, a lot of anglers have put their boats away until next spring.
Resolutions are stupid, nothing more than an excuse for me to flippantly amble through the last weeks of the year waiting for Dick Clark to announce it's time for the newest version of my half-hearted attempt at self-betterment.
STOCKTON - Stockton's quest for the United States Arena Soccer Open Cup Championship begins Saturday when the Cougars host Vicente Figueroa and Santa Clara at Stockton Arena.
The Woodward Mustangs pulled off yet another sweep of the Manteca Unified Student Trust basketball championships last week at Stella Brockman.
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:26 am packed powder machine groomed 28-54 base 69 of 100 trails 69% open, 11 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
LIGHTNING: Sean Frye 88, Nicholas Torrano 78
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:44 am packed powder machine groomed 29-65 base 50 of 100 trails 50% open, 13 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4pp; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
What a day to remember for the Benfica girls of Manteca Futbol Club.
Nick and Joe Luna III have arguably put in more time on the mat than any other youth in the area.
Alpine Meadows - Mon 7:17 am powder machine groomed 31-71 base 30 of 100 trails 30% open, 9 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
Sierra High's entire student cheering section showed up to Dalben Center Friday and rushed midcourt following a Valley Oak League victory against cross-town rival East Union.
Alpine Meadows - Mon 7:45 am packed powder machine groomed 25 - 32 base 30 of 100 trails 30% open, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
Getting a license to compete in the Monster Energy American Motorcyclist Association Supercross tour is one thing.
Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center
MANTECA FAMILY FUN CENTER
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