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Readers are encouraged to submit sports-related news, pictures and announcements to the Manteca Bulletin. Sports editor Jonamar Jacinto can be reached at 249-3538, 249-3551 (fax) or e-mail Submissions can also be dropped off at the Bulletin office located on 531 E. Yosemite Ave. during business hours.

The last chance to sign up for the Manteca Parks & Recreation Youth Co-ed Soccer League for kids ages 7 through 14 is March 19 at 5 p.m.

You can signup at the Parks & Rec Department or online at

The eight-week recreational league will start the week of April 27.

Practices are held during the week and games are Saturdays at Chadwick Park.

The registration fee is $60 (non-residents add $10).

Participants get a jersey and socks.

Depending on registration numbers, the Department reserves the right to combine age groups.

Tryouts will be held March 21 at Chadwick Park.

The Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer coaches and league sponsors.

Call 239-8470 for more information.

MFC: Manteca Futbol Club is holding tryouts to fill its 20 competitive teams in March.

Please refer to the MFC website ( for tryout dates and times.

PUMAS GOLD: The under-11 Manteca Pumas Gold competitive soccer team is looking to fill three spots for the upcoming season. Practices are at Bella Vista Park in Manteca from 5-7 p.m. Mondays, and 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday.

For more information, call coach Ernesto Farias at (209) 390-3934.

MASL: The Manteca Area Soccer League continues registration; Wednesday, March 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Neil Hafley School; March 28 from 1-3 p.m. at Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Weston Ranch; April 4 from 2-5 p.m. at Manteca Library; April 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at Manteca Library, and 6-8 p.m. at Round Table Pizza (Daniels St.)l and April 11 from 1-5 p.m. at the Sequoia School gymnasium.

COUGARS: The California Cougars competitive girls soccer teams are looking for players (under-12 through under-18) for the upcoming 2009-10 season.

For more information, call (209) 603-0709, (209) 478-2147 or (415) 225-6348.


The new Manteca Grapplers Club will be holding practices on Tuesdays and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Manteca High wrestling room.

Cost for registration with the club is $25 and $40 for a USA Wrestling membership.

Tournaments, which begin March 28, are held Saturdays and are short drives from Manteca.

Children as young as 5 and adults are welcome to join.

For more information, contact John Vazquez at j.vazquez


BABE RUTH: Manteca Babe Ruth is seeking managers for the 13-year-old division. Interested parties contact Cabot Gause at 566-6680.

The 14-15 division tryouts are on April 25 and May 2 at 10 a.m. also at East Union. The 16-18 year olds will try out on the same dates and site starting at 1 p.m.

Registration will also be accepted during the tryouts. Sign-up fee is $130 for 13-15 year olds, and $150 for 16-18.

For more information, call the Manteca Babe Ruth hotline at (209) 567-3125.

MLL: Manteca Little League will hold Opening Day ceremonies and game-day activities, Saturday, March 21 at 9 a.m. at Lincoln Park located on Powers Avenue in Manteca.

Opening Ceremonies and team presentations start at 9 a.m. All players must arrive by 8:30 a.m. in full uniform.

Also that day the first games of the season kick off, a homerun derby will take place and food will be available.

For more information, visit or call 922-6335.