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ON A RAMPAGE

The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity came out of the gates with a bang in their first game in Northern California Youth Football and Cheer with ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2017 12:15 a.m. | | ON A RAMPAGE Comments 0 Comments

Cowboys corral Outlaws in CYF season opener

Jacorey Franklin and Everett Sangalang scored three touchdowns apiece Saturday to lead the Manteca Cowboys varsity to a 57-0 thumping of the Central Valley Outlaws ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2017 12:14 a.m. | | Cowboys corral Outlaws in CYF season opener Comments 0 Comments

Wilber’s late pick seals Knights’ JV win over Hilmar

Owen Wilber intercepted a Hilmar Packer pass at his own 1-yard line with 25 seconds remaining Saturday to seal a 12-6 win for the Ripon ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2017 12:13 a.m. | | Wilber’s late pick seals Knights’ JV win over Hilmar Comments 0 Comments

NASCAR needs to speak up amid US turmoil

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Fans turn to sports for entertainment, a respite from the stress of the real world. They say they don’t want ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2017 12:01 a.m. | | NASCAR needs to speak up amid US turmoil Comments 0 Comments

Purists eager for fight after Mayweather-McGregor

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Look at any boxing website, and the comments will largely all be the same.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2017 11:58 p.m. | | Purists eager for fight after Mayweather-McGregor Comments 0 Comments

Philpott picks up second win of season at 99 Speedway

STOCKTON — Dominant performances were the theme of the night in all four divisions racing at the Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2017 12:13 a.m. | | Philpott picks up second win of season at 99 Speedway Comments 0 Comments

What’s in a smaller glove? More hype for the fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s only 2 ounces of foam, 4 if you count both hands.

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Shopping around for new bass boat

I’ve got to confess that I’ve secretly been shopping around for bass boats. 

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 11:50 p.m. | | Shopping around for new bass boat Comments 0 Comments

A magical season in the sun for Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hottest team in the land had yet to get a runner to first base as the third inning came to a ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 11:07 p.m. | | A magical season in the sun for Los Angeles Dodgers Comments 0 Comments

Gone fishing with Joshua

Last weekend I took my Grandson Joshua out to the San Joaquin River fishing. Whenever I take kids fishing I try to find ponds or ...

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FACING FORFEIT

The longest-running youth-football organization in Manteca is about to face its toughest challenge in its 40-some years of existence. 

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Posted: aug. 11, 2017 12:24 a.m. | | FACING FORFEIT Comments 0 Comments

Patience key as seasons change

I’m always surprised at how the seasons change. 

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Kaepernick unemployed, at least Cutler has a job

Jay Cutler has a job playing quarterback.

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Posted: aug. 08, 2017 12:01 a.m. | | Kaepernick unemployed, at least Cutler has a job Comments 0 Comments

MORE THAN JUST A COACH

In his long and illustrious basketball coaching career at East Union High School that saw four Valley Oak League titles, Bill Stricker cast a very ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 1:08 a.m. | | MORE THAN JUST A COACH Comments 0 Comments

Jared Irvan wins 100-lap Late Model race

STOCKTON — A large crowd was on hand at the Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday night to see the return of one of its most famous stars ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2017 12:15 a.m. | | Jared Irvan wins 100-lap Late Model race Comments 0 Comments

Price is wrong going after Hall of Famer Eckersley

David Price sure has a lot of issues for a guy making $31 million a year.

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Posted: aug. 06, 2017 11:48 p.m. | | Price is wrong  going after Hall of  Famer Eckersley Comments 0 Comments

Alternatives to expensive equipment are available

One of my first baitcasting reels cost me less than $50 back in the early 80s.

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Posted: aug. 04, 2017 12:59 a.m. | | Alternatives to expensive equipment are available Comments 0 Comments

Ernie Irvan returns to Stockton 99 Speedway

Stock car racing legend native Ernie Irvan returns to the track where he won his first championship when he appears at the Night of Champions ...

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‘The Beast’ mauls way to Ringside World title

Manteca teen Vincent “The Beast” Avina continues to shine in the amateur boxing ranks.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2017 12:33 a.m. | | ‘The Beast’ mauls way  to Ringside World title Comments 0 Comments

BRUSH WITH GREATNESS

Amy Alcott, Juli Inkster and Natalie Gulbis are among the recognizable names engraved onto the California Women’s Amateur Championship trophy.

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On the go! Darvish, Gray dealt on busy trade deadline day

Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray headed a parade of prized arms on the move Monday, leaving little doubt on trade deadline day: Top teams made ...

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Mayweather-McGregor is a stale act already

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There’s a reason tons of good seats remain for what was supposed to be the year’s hottest ticket.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2017 12:18 a.m. | | Mayweather-McGregor is a stale act already Comments 0 Comments

NCAA joins other sports in keeping eye on clock

Give us action, and make it fast. The lords of sports know how Americans like their games.

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NHRA series heats up in Sonoma

SONOMA — The latest weather forecast may call for continued 100-degree days in the foreseeable future, but there will be plenty of thunder and lightning in ...

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DREAMING BIG

Michael Wietecha has turned the darkest moments of his past into a bright future.

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GIRL POWER

MODESTO — Jalyssa Cornell has been penalized for overpowering her opponents in the past.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2017 11:42 p.m. | | GIRL POWER Comments 0 Comments

No fish caught, but good time out

I’m not much of a planner, so when I decided to take my family out fishing halfway through the day, I accepted that fishing ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2017 11:12 p.m. | | No fish caught, but good time out Comments 0 Comments

RIPON RULES POOL

MODESTO — Twelve meet records fell, and the Ripon Sea Lions capped off its banner season in the Mid-Valley Swim League Championships held Saturday at Downey ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2017 11:59 p.m. | | RIPON RULES POOL Comments 0 Comments

COUGARS IN TRACY?

On Friday July 21, the Tracy Press ran an article reporting several reported possible sightings of a cougar in the north part of Tracy.

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Posted: jul. 23, 2017 11:14 p.m. | | COUGARS IN TRACY? Comments 0 Comments

MORE ROOM TO ROAM

Cortez Martial Arts Academy has a new home.

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Pro-ready Brooks, 14, wins prestigious AMA award

Hunter Brooks is ready to turn pro.

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Protect yourself from sunrays, heat

Fishing in the heat of the summer is something I rarely do anymore. 

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 12:36 a.m. | | Protect yourself from sunrays, heat Comments 0 Comments

END OF THE ROAD

TURLOCK — Manteca got punched in the mouth in the first inning – hard – but clawed its way back to tie the game in the fourth, only ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 12:57 a.m. | | END OF THE ROAD Comments 0 Comments

Travel ball is doing more harm than good

“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose.”

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GOING DOWN SWINGING

STOCKTON — Linden took advantage of 10 walks issued by Northgate with two hit batters and five errors and put up just seven hits in defeating ...

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Fish or no fish, Mantecans return from Alaska with fond memories

There is nothing new under the sun. 

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Posted: jul. 17, 2017 11:21 p.m. | | Fish or no fish, Mantecans return from Alaska with fond memories Comments 0 Comments

NORTHGATE RALLIES

STOCKTON – Not many teams can bounce back from giving up 12 runs in one inning, but Northgate did just that on Saturday. 

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 11:30 p.m. | | NORTHGATE RALLIES Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA TOPS MORADA

TURLOCK – Manteca’s Seth Van Dyk belted two home runs Saturday as part of a 12-hit Manteca attack in a 13-10 win over Morada in ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 11:28 p.m. | | MANTECA TOPS MORADA Comments 0 Comments

Northgate prevails during section home run derby

STOCKTON – Amador East and Northgate had a home-run derby of their own Sunday, combining for 10 home runs in a 17-11 consolation win for Northgate ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 11:27 p.m. | | Northgate prevails during section home run derby Comments 0 Comments

The Steam Donkey at Camp John Mensinger

In the Stanislaus river drainage just north of Beardsley Reservoir, lies Camp John Mensinger which is owned and operated by The Boy Scouts of America ...

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Don’t scrimp on life jackets on boats

Life jackets are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment on a boat. 

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Posted: jul. 13, 2017 11:10 p.m. | | Don’t scrimp on life jackets on boats Comments 0 Comments

Can’t somebody speed up the game of baseball?

That didn’t last long.

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HERE WE GO AGAIN

For the fourth year in a row, the District 67 9-10-year-old All-Star Champion will be from Northgate Little League. The only question is, which Northgate ...

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Spreckels Park falls in Juniors section opener

TRACY – Spreckels Park dropped the opener of the Section 6 Juniors All-Star Tournament to Delta of Stockton 8-1 at Tracy Ball Park on Sunday. 

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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 12:48 a.m. | | Spreckels Park falls in Juniors section opener Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA TOPS NORTHGATE

Three Manteca second-inning home runs broke a close game with Northgate wide open Sunday on the way to Manteca pulling away to win the District ...

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Northgate boys three-peat

For the Northgate 11-12 year old all stars, the third time was a charm – just like the first and second times were.

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Wentworth, Manteca clobber Spreckels Park in semifinal

Manteca’s Tyler Paul Wentworth led the game off with a home run and added a two-run shot in the second inning for two of ...

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Posted: jul. 07, 2017 12:31 a.m. | | Wentworth, Manteca clobber Spreckels Park in semifinal Comments 0 Comments

Mixed results in bass tourney

A few weeks ago, I fished my first bass tournament of the year with a former student of mine who is now 26 years old. 

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SPLL staves off Manteca’s late rally

Manteca tallied seven runs in the final two innings Wednesday but that was not quite enough, as Spreckels Park held on for a 14-13 consolation ...

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AHEAD OF THE GAME

Kylan Chandler played a part in bringing boys volleyball to the Manteca area.

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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 11:39 p.m. | | AHEAD OF THE GAME Comments 0 Comments

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