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RECHARGED

One of the most successful youth football franchises in Manteca, the Manteca Chargers have fallen on hard times lately, with falling numbers leading to the failure to make the playoffs at any level last season.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:32 p.m. | | RECHARGED Comments 0 Comments

FIGHTING CHANCE

STOCKTON — Vincent Avina began his amateur boxing career at age 9.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:52 p.m. | | FIGHTING CHANCE Comments 0 Comments

Coaching, curveballs & class

I walked onto the football field for the first time as a player in 1968 and walked off for the last time as a coach in 2002. In 1998 I started sports writing with a focus on youth sports and have been doing so more or less ever since – for one paper or another.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:51 p.m. | | Coaching, curveballs & class Comments 0 Comments

Zimmerman picked for All-American Games

Eleven-year-old Riponian Brett Zimmerman was one of 15 players chosen to compete for the Northwest Region in the United States Specialty Sports Association All-American Games starting this Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 1:57 a.m. | | Zimmerman picked for All-American Games Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA BOWL

MONDAY NO-TAP TRIOS: Randy Silva 278-278/802, Karen Tidwell 257, Dan Roland 300-300/840, Lee Spencer 276/702, Lou Tidwell 228-242/655, Dale Edenstrom 258, Bob Smith, John Reaves 278-277/775, Tom Peery 300-297/794

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 1:57 a.m. | | MANTECA BOWL Comments 0 Comments

Dolphins crown high-point champs

The Manteca Dolphins honored their top swimmers on Tuesday evening.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 12:19 a.m. | | Dolphins crown high-point champs Comments 0 Comments

Speed looks to rebound from disqualification

A pair of red flag-causing incidents whittled down the Supercars field in Sunday’s Volkswagen Rallycross NY from 12 to nine cars during the race, and unfortunately for Manteca native Scott Speed one more following the event.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 12:17 a.m. | | Speed looks to rebound from disqualification Comments 0 Comments

SOUR ENDING

VALLEY SPRINGS — It was just not meant to be for Northgate.

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Posted: jul. 23, 2014 12:00 a.m. | | SOUR ENDING Comments 0 Comments

SINK OR WIN

TURLOCK – Jack Gioffre pumped his fist following his victory in the 50-yard freestyle and then sought the hand of his closest competitor.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 1:23 a.m. | | SINK OR WIN Comments 0 Comments

Northgate advances to finals

VALLEY SPRINGS — Northgate took advantage of multiple Linden miscues and laced four hits to put up seven first-inning runs Monday in a 14-4 mercy rule consolation final win in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 1:21 a.m. | | Northgate advances to finals Comments 0 Comments

Bowling news

MANTECA BOWL

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 1:08 a.m. | | Bowling news Comments 0 Comments

NORTHGATE NAIL-BITER

VALLEY SPRINGS – Willy Segura pitched two shutout innings for Northgate before taking his defensive prowess to the infield Sunday where he made three spectacular plays at shortstop to help lead Northgate to a nail-biting 11-9 win over Turlock American in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field hosted by Foothills Little League.

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Posted: jul. 20, 2014 9:55 p.m. | | NORTHGATE NAIL-BITER Comments 0 Comments

14-year-old wins Late Model race

Despite a small field of only four cars, the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Western Late Models provided plenty of excitement at Stockton 99 Speedway last night as 14-year-old Bryce Napier, of Scotts Valley, posted his career first victory.

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Posted: jul. 20, 2014 9:53 p.m. | | 14-year-old wins Late Model race Comments 0 Comments

WR hosts NFL-style combine

STOCKTON – Nearly 100 young athletes from ages 5 to 18 participated in an NFL-style combine Saturday at Weston Ranch High School put on by Elite Training Academy.

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Posted: jul. 20, 2014 9:49 p.m. | | WR hosts NFL-style combine Comments 0 Comments

Fundraising event to benefit wheelchair, youth tennis groups

Teaming Individuals Emphasizing Sports and Future Stars 2000 are joining forces to put on a special two-day fundraising event that will support both organizations.

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Posted: jul. 19, 2014 12:22 a.m. | | Fundraising event to benefit wheelchair, youth tennis groups Comments 0 Comments

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