Pastor shook my hand Sunday, as he usually does, skipped over the formalities and went straight to fly fishing. With the grin of a curious fisherman, he asked about the Montana Special.
October is one of my favorite months to fish.
Although the battle for king of the hill in the featured Western Late Model division at Stockton's 99 Speedway was decided weeks ago, as Justin Philpott, age 19 of Tracy, built a 100-plus point to earn him the 2009 Western Late Model track championship crown, a quality field of 17 cars crowded the pits for last Saturday's season finale.
For almost six months all that Paul Alberts ate was confined to a concrete list that he never strayed from.
I looked back to see if my buddy Brad saw the unmistakable dancing of the end of my fly rod.
Well, it looks like we're in for another weekend of hot weather.
Both the New Stockton 99 and Madera Speedways will be closing their regular season schedules this Saturday night.
The Manteca Buffaloes 11-under travel ball team took second place at the Labor Day Classic earlier this month.
The temperature between my ears was higher than it was outside my place, so I put myself on the three-day injured reserve list and ate popsicles.
A California teen in his first year of NASCAR Late Model competition is the inaugural NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Rookie of the Year presented by Jostens.
DANIA BEACH, Fla. - Documentation for a much talked about 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass, caught from Japan's largest lake in July, has arrived into the International Game Fish Association headquarters for world record recognition.
Margaux Sheehan gave 2008 Sierra High graduate Julie Shutler someone to shoot for.
A brief lightning storm abruptly ended a stirring clash between the under-14 girls Blizzards and Manteca United in Manteca Area Soccer League action Saturday at Woodward Park.
Mom told me her sleep was ruined the other night by the splashing of salmon in the bay in front of the
The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity remained undefeated in conference play and sewed up the No. 1 seed in upcoming Delta Youth Football League playoffs with a 39-22 victory over the host Dublin Fighting Irish.
The Ripon Knights used a balanced and pounding attack to defeat the Denair Lions 40-8 on Saturday at Ripon Christian High School to sew up the first seed and an opening-round bye in the upcoming Trans-Valley Youth Football League playoffs.
Angel Garay ran for 116 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Manteca Jaguars varsity to a 38-8 win over the Merced Bears in Cen-Cal action.
The Ripon Chiefs varsity got on the board first Saturday, but that was not enough as the undefeated Escalon Outlaws battled back to win 28-8 in the Motherlode Valley Football League regular-season finale.
East Union is showing signs of peaking at just the right time.
Chelsea Gray was destined to assist others, whether by pass or by lesson. The former Brock Elliott Elementary School student has succeeded at basketball's highest levels, winning state championships at
The varsity Ripon Chiefs burned the Riverbank Raiders with a balanced attack in their final home game of the regular season and rolled to a 38-9 Motherlode Valley Football League victory.
Manteca Jr. Timberwolves safety Tarnjot Singh saved his team's 14-6 win over the Manteca Chargers with a late-game interception and set up the first Jr. Timberwolves score with an interception on Saturday in varsity Delta Youth Football action at Dino Cunial Field.
Angel Garay returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown and added two more scores to lead the Manteca Jaguars varsity to a 32-6 win over the Atwater Falcons in Cen-Cal action.
The Manteca Cowboys wrapped up the DYSA regular-season campaign undefeated with a 44-0 shellacking of the Atwater Falcons
The Modesto Christian Kingsmen junior varsity downed the Ripon Knights 14-6 in Trans-Valley Youth Football League action.
Moral victories aren't going to get Lathrop any closer to its first-ever postseason appearance, but the Spartans proved to themselves and the rest of the Valley Oak League that they can compete with elite teams in last week's tough-to-swallow 14-12 homecoming loss to Manteca.
The Manteca Cowboys varsity rolled over the visiting Tracy Rampage 46-14 Saturday in DYSA action at Dino Cunial Field.
The Ripon Chiefs varsity team held off a late charge by the Linden Lions to secure a 20-14 win in Motherlode Valley Football League action.