Although Manteca native Scott Speed continues to struggle in NASCAR Sprint Cup with his underfunded Leavine Family Racing team, he has found success in Global Rallycross, which he began competing in earlier this season.
Six standouts from Manteca high schools played key roles in the Central Valley Monarcas Academy's second-place finish in the 3rd Annual do Campeonato July 13-14 at Cherry Island Soccer Complex in Sacramento.
Garret Fisher will have to settle for being the fifth fittest man in the planet.
East Union has nowhere to go but forward this season.
Last Wednesday, I happened to find myself driving along I-5 near Sacramento, as I glanced out to the east, I spotted a coyote. A couple miles further up the freeway, I spotted half dozen wild turkeys and then another half dozen or so to the west of the freeway. It really brightened my day. An extra bonus was spotting a second coyote on the trip home. Heck, spotting wild critters in urban-like settings always brightens my day.
Vince Bordi stepped into the cage and onto one of the biggest stages of his mixed martial arts career last Saturday during the Gallus Fighting Championship in San Jose.
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LATHROP – The Lathrop Lions youth football program hasn't taken long to set itself apart from the area's other teams.
LATHROP – Scott Tolman and Johnny Buonauro took the high-point trophy in their hands, raising it high above the pool deck for those with a camera to capture.
Garret Fisher didn't follow his older brother Ryan's footsteps to professional baseball.
LATHROP – The Manteca Dolphins received a considerable boost heading into today's Mid-Valley Swim League Championship.
Emmanuel Elijah sat in the shadows of the home stands in between sprints, slowing down just enough to catch his breath.
Will Brink may not have saved his best for last, but playing his last high school tournament among California's best was plenty good enough for the laid-back lefty.
Scott Tolman and Mallory Brubaker are ready for swimming's next challenge: a year-round program.
STOCKTON - Vincent Avina began his amateur boxing career at age 9.
I walked onto the football field for the first time as a player in 1968 and walked off for the last time as a coach in 2002. In 1998 I started sports writing with a focus on youth sports and have been doing so more or less ever since – for one paper or another.
Eleven-year-old Riponian Brett Zimmerman was one of 15 players chosen to compete for the Northwest Region in the United States Specialty Sports Association All-American Games starting this Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.
MONDAY NO-TAP TRIOS: Randy Silva 278-278/802, Karen Tidwell 257, Dan Roland 300-300/840, Lee Spencer 276/702, Lou Tidwell 228-242/655, Dale Edenstrom 258, Bob Smith, John Reaves 278-277/775, Tom Peery 300-297/794
The Manteca Dolphins honored their top swimmers on Tuesday evening.
A pair of red flag-causing incidents whittled down the Supercars field in Sunday's Volkswagen Rallycross NY from 12 to nine cars during the race, and unfortunately for Manteca native Scott Speed one more following the event.
VALLEY SPRINGS - It was just not meant to be for Northgate.
TURLOCK – Jack Gioffre pumped his fist following his victory in the 50-yard freestyle and then sought the hand of his closest competitor.
VALLEY SPRINGS - Northgate took advantage of multiple Linden miscues and laced four hits to put up seven first-inning runs Monday in a 14-4 mercy rule consolation final win in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field.
VALLEY SPRINGS – Willy Segura pitched two shutout innings for Northgate before taking his defensive prowess to the infield Sunday where he made three spectacular plays at shortstop to help lead Northgate to a nail-biting 11-9 win over Turlock American in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field hosted by Foothills Little League.
Despite a small field of only four cars, the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Western Late Models provided plenty of excitement at Stockton 99 Speedway last night as 14-year-old Bryce Napier, of Scotts Valley, posted his career first victory.
STOCKTON – Nearly 100 young athletes from ages 5 to 18 participated in an NFL-style combine Saturday at Weston Ranch High School put on by Elite Training Academy.
Teaming Individuals Emphasizing Sports and Future Stars 2000 are joining forces to put on a special two-day fundraising event that will support both organizations.
A marathon game marred by controversy left a sour taste in the mouths of the Spreckels Park Senior players, as Turlock National came from behind to eliminate them 5-4 in nine innings in consolation action of the Little League Section 6 Senior All-Star Tournament on Monday at Linden High.