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Cortez Martial Arts Academy has a new home.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 1:09 a.m. | | MORE ROOM TO ROAM Comments 0 Comments

Pro-ready Brooks, 14, wins prestigious AMA award

Hunter Brooks is ready to turn pro.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 1:08 a.m. | | Pro-ready Brooks, 14, wins prestigious AMA award Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: jul. 17, 2017 11:54 p.m. | | GOING DOWN SWINGING Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 9:35 p.m. | | The Steam  Donkey at Camp John Mensinger Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: jul. 13, 2017 12:07 a.m. | | Can’t somebody speed up the game of baseball? Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 11:50 p.m. | | HERE WE GO AGAIN Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 11:40 p.m. | | SPLL staves off Manteca’s late rally Comments 0 Comments

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

BOMBS AWAY

Anything worth doing once is worth doing twice. 

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Spieth wants reputation as being a good closer

The club throw. The body bump.

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Nino dominates for Jr. Olympics championship

Sparring boys and bigger girls served Destiny Nino well in her first appearance in the 2017 National Junior Olympics held at the Charleston Civic Center ...

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Posted: jul. 03, 2017 11:29 p.m. | | Nino dominates for Jr. Olympics championship Comments 0 Comments

Battling seasickness in Half Moon Bay

For the past five years we’ve camped in Half Moon Bay. 

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Posted: jun. 29, 2017 11:57 p.m. | | Battling seasickness in Half Moon Bay Comments 0 Comments

Still without full strength, Kvitova favored

Petra Kvitova still has not regained full strength in her left hand, the one she uses to swing a tennis racket so well that she ...

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DIFFERENCE MAKER

Spreckels Park pitcher Jacob Martinez Jr. twirled a complete-game four-hit shutout Wednesday, at one point retiring nine Northgate batters in a row as Spreckels Park ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2017 11:54 p.m. | | DIFFERENCE MAKER Comments 0 Comments

Time is ripe to bring sports betting into the open

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmy Vaccaro has been taking bets in this gambling town for more than 40 years, so there’s not much he won ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2017 11:39 p.m. | | Time is ripe to bring sports betting into the open Comments 0 Comments

STRONG-ARM TACTICS

It is not often that an outfielder guns down a runner at first base, but when it happens twice in three outs, that is something ...

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Dale Jr. farewell tour begins, but it isn’t goodbye

SONOMA (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just completed a satisfying sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway when he was stopped by the Fox Sports cameras in ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2017 11:48 p.m. | | Dale Jr. farewell tour begins, but it isn’t goodbye Comments 0 Comments

NORTHGATE DOWNS MANTECA

Pitching was tough to come by Saturday for both Northgate and Manteca on Sunday as the two teams combined for 27 walks in a 21-11 ...

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SWEET WIN FOR SPRECKELS

TRACY – With Alex Gatty on third Kyle Bagley dropped down a bunt Saturday and Gatty came home on the throw to first for the walk-off ...

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Take it easy on volunteer umpires

These truly are the dog days of summer.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 11:42 p.m. | | Take it easy on volunteer umpires Comments 0 Comments

CROSSTOWN SHOWDOWN

TRACY — Carson Sanders got to have a say in the ending of the game after all.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 11:42 p.m. | | CROSSTOWN SHOWDOWN Comments 0 Comments

DUARTE DEALS

TRACY — Sante Duarte was in the zone Thursday.

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Allmendinger, Dale Jr. part of Toyota/Save Mart 350 field

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the wine country in Sonoma for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 this weekend.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:58 p.m. | | Allmendinger, Dale Jr. part of Toyota/Save Mart 350 field Comments 0 Comments

Weather does not deter the obsessed fisherman

As I was pulling my boat out of the water on Thursday, I saw a young boy riding his bike, steering with one hand, while ...

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HOT BATS

TRACY — It was hard to tell which was hotter Wednesday, the scorching San Joaquin Valley sun or the smoking Manteca Giants bats.

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 11:41 p.m. | | HOT BATS Comments 0 Comments

GIANTS OUTSLUG DODGERS

TRACY — Seth Dunn led a 16-hit parade for the Lathrop Giants on Monday, going 4 for 4 with a triple and five RBI as they ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:57 a.m. | | GIANTS OUTSLUG DODGERS Comments 0 Comments

Koepka’s trip around the world leads to major title at home

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Before their names shared space on the silver U.S. Open trophy, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth were together in a less ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:41 a.m. | | Koepka’s trip around the world leads to major title at home Comments 0 Comments

Rattler precautions for this summer

From every indication, this summer will be a bad one for rattlesnake encounters. While we got the rain we prayed for, we also got a ...

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TIGERS SURVIVE SCARE

STOCKTON — Spreckels Park pitcher Mikey Elder found the remedy for his team’s error bug — strikeouts.

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Posted: jun. 16, 2017 12:25 a.m. | | TIGERS SURVIVE SCARE Comments 0 Comments

Mayweather-McGregor should be fun up to opening bell

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The real fun will come before the fight, and what a spectacle it should be. Put Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor ...

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Posted: jun. 16, 2017 12:06 a.m. | | Mayweather-McGregor should be fun up to opening bell Comments 0 Comments

Family, fishing are best Father’s Day gifts

Father’s Day is coming up, so all week long I’m being asked by my wife what I want for Father’s Day.

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WIRE TO WIRE

STOCKTON — The Northgate Dodgers put up four first-inning runs and never trailed Tuesday in a 9-4 win over the Spreckels Park Tigers in semifinal action ...

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Posted: jun. 14, 2017 1:09 a.m. | | WIRE TO WIRE Comments 0 Comments

Salida eliminates Manteca in junior TOC

STOCKTON — The Manteca White juniors had problems keeping the ball in front of them Monday and committed eight errors in a 9-5 elimination loss to ...

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Posted: jun. 13, 2017 1:10 a.m. | | Salida eliminates Manteca in junior TOC Comments 0 Comments

Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass

PARIS (AP) — Leave it to others to decide whether Rafael Nadal is playing the best tennis of his career as he comes off a 10th ...

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Posted: jun. 13, 2017 12:47 a.m. | | Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass Comments 0 Comments

Giants rally for Manteca LL title

The Giants scored all of their runs in the final two innings Thursday to come from behind and beat the A’s 3-2 for the ...

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Posted: jun. 12, 2017 12:39 a.m. | | Giants rally for Manteca LL title Comments 0 Comments

The crazy life of boxer Johnny Tapia

Johnny Tapia was never going to make it alive into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Posted: jun. 11, 2017 10:37 p.m. | | The crazy life of boxer  Johnny Tapia Comments 0 Comments

Giants rally for MLL title

The Giants scored all of their runs in the final two innings Thursday to come from behind and beat the A’s 3-2 for the ...

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