TRACY - When Chuck Good threw his 20th pitch, a second strike to Lathrop's Andy Garcia in the third inning, Manteca Little League major division all-star manager Aaron Peterson had a decision to make.
Gyse Hulsebosch was brilliant on the bump for the Northgate 9-10 all-stars Wednesday at Brock Elliott Elementary as the starter mowed down 11 Tracy American B batters in a 4-2 win.
On Saturday, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Western Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, ALSC/Street Stocks and the Bombers brought good old-fashioned stock car racing back to a crowd of nearly 3,700 at Stockton 99 Speedway.
MODESTO - Nine errors on top of several base-running mishaps aren't supposed to win ball games.
The Manteca and Spreckels Park 9-10 year-old all stars both picked up wins Tuesday evening at Brock Elliott School to move along in the consolation bracket of the District 67 All-Star Tournament.
Can you really blame me if my culinary choices for the Fourth of July weekend had a literal, Alaskan flavor?
SALIDA - The Weston Ranch Junior Division all-stars claimed the District 67 All-Star Tournament championship Saturday at Salida Elementary with a thrilling 16-12 come-from-behind win over Tracy National.
TRACY - The City of Manteca may have celebrated a day early, but on the Fourth of July, Chris Ah Yo provided the fireworks.
Forgive a humble scribe for getting a bit sentimental, but after spending the Fourth of July watching the Northgate and Spreckels Park all-stars pour their hearts into our national pastime in the very town I played my Little League ball in, I couldn't help but walk away Saturday introspectively satisfied.
Three Little League District 67 all-star tournaments kick off action today in Manteca, Tracy and Salida and a number of local clubs are expected to do big things.
Fourteen-year-old Weston Ranch native David Molina is playing it by ear.
SALIDA - Spotty defensive play nearly blew a 7-2 lead for Tracy National's 13-14-year-old all-stars, but in the end it was defense that saved them.
Last weekend, I was invited to a premier showing of a new fishing and hunting show, which is scheduled to air this Saturday on Comcast SportsNet at 11a.m.
The fun begins for Northgate Little Leaguers Chris Ah You, Jake Pruitt and Ian Rodriguez on Fourth of July weekend.
There's something poetic about 12 beer-guts a side at a wooden-bat league baseball game on a Sunday in Turlock.
East Union graduate Jason Cortez Jr. and Nico Lozada didn't take long to get acquainted in a co-feature bout for The Titans Cage 7 event held at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento this past Saturday.
Last Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the Verizon IndyCars proved to be one the most entertaining and action packed races in the 40-year history of the event.
• SUNDAY SUNSETTERS: Andrew Schneider 232-241/695, Ron Brown 243-230, Albert Cimafranca 201, Phil Maxwell 211, Mitch Spence 207, Jeff Stevens 235-235/685
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:35 am spring snow machine groomed 46-91 base 66 of 100 trails 66% open, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
STOPCKTON - Under cool and clear weather conditions the historic Stockton 99 opened its 2014 season with a five division NASCAR Whelen All American racing Series program on Saturday night.
Manteca native Scott Speed continues to prove that he is capable of racing just about anything that has a motor and four wheels.
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:34 am 1 new powder machine groomed 48 - 89 base 66 of 100 trails, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:28 am MG machine groomed 28-62 base 66 of 100 trails 66% open, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
• YOUTH BOWLING: AnthonyFavaloro 207/589, Alex Simnitt 119/343, Alyssa Roller 93/152, Athena Roller 93/235, Sean Frye 82/162, Jordan Bates 128/242, Jedric Uganiza 119/313, Noah Bandalan Bradley 124/308, Blake Darter 77/145, Andrew Pearson 1632/420, Tony Ries 140/375, Danny Santos 149/359, Aaron Sharafian 174/447, Noah Morrison 76/219, Gabe Onate 99/272, Zelmar Vedder 161/411
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:22 am MG machine groomed 32-65 base 75 of 100 trails 75% open, 7 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
The start to the 2014 Stockton racing season is just a week away, as the best Sprint Car drivers in the world prepare for the two-night "FVP Western Spring Shootout" featuring the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, on March 21-22 at the Stockton Dirt Track located at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.
• BRING HOME THE BACON: Sokha Mao 212-223-247/682, Shedrick Bryant 247, Mike Marshall 201, Patrick Dean 221, Charlie Parde 203-210, Dennis Pine 267, Brenda Pine 156/413, Jerome Carl 226, Jeff Spohn 218, Jeremy Puhlman 207, Mike Huntington 202, Pat Baron 202, Tony Long 200, Stan Rodgers 185/506, Geri Butler 196/499, Inga Perryman 183/413
Alpine Meadows - Mon 6:39 am MG machine groomed 34-67 base 75 of 100 trails 75% open, 10 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p
The Woodward Mustangs pulled off yet another sweep of the Manteca Unified Student Trust basketball championships last week at Stella Brockman.