A lightning fast car, perfect instincts on restarts and the correct pit strategy propelled Kasey Kahne to victory in Sunday's 21st running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at picturesque Infineon Raceway near Sonoma.
Ninety years ago, on June 16, 1919, Manteca lost a baseball game to Patterson by a score of 4 to 3. For the reason, just look at the error column and especially in the first inning. There was considerable fault found with the umpire who Manteca fans who say gave Patterson the best of the close ones. However, they did not prevent the baby play of their pitcher who "fainted." The game was attended by the biggest crowd of the season. Ramos, Manteca third baseman, got two hits.
WESTON RANCH – Considering the veritable love fest that took place at home following the Spreckels Park Bulldogs' 12-7 win over the Titans Saturday at Paul Weston Park, it's hard to call the Junior Division rivalry anything but friendly.
TRACY – Down 8-2 heading into their last at-bat Saturday at Jefferson School, the Spreckels Park Little League Minor Division champion Dodgers stunned just about everyone in the ballpark.
SONOMA – Patrick Long, of Thousand Oaks, took the checkered flag in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Series West Bennett Lane Winery 200 presented by Supercuts at Infineon Raceway, but was penalized for rough driving following the race giving the win to his teammate Jason Bowles of Ontario.
SONOMA - Manteca native Scott Speed failed to make the starting field for Sunday's 21st Annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.
SONOMA - The Central Valley will be well represented in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Series West Bennett Lane Winery 200, presented by Supercuts, at Infineon Raceway
The Northgate Little League Major Division Yankees' 4-0 win over the Manteca A's Friday evening at Gillen Field on the campus of Neil Hafley School was less a baseball game than it was a pitching clinic.
TRACY - It took one pitch for the Spreckels Park minor division Dodgers to get warmed up in their District 67 Little League Tournament of Champions opener against the Lathrop Pirates at Jefferson School.
Steven Crescini picked the perfect moment to hit his first grand slam.
Many bass anglers start off fishing for fun and eventually start to wonder if they can out-fish other anglers.
The Northgate Little League Major Division champion Yankees are tough to beat.
WESTON RANCH - Anything can happen in baseball tournaments, but one thing is for certain: Spreckels Park will be represented in the championship round of the junior division District 67 Tournament of Champions.
Turlock returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and never trailed in a 24-12 varsity Cen-Cal win over the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes at Guss Schmiedt Field on Saturday night.
The Manteca Cowboys varsity racked up 26 first-half points on the way to a 43-0 DYSA win over the host Central Valley Panthers on Saturday in Modesto.
The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity defeated the Hayward Monarchs 20-7 in Delta Youth Football action.
Two turnovers sealed the fate of the Ripon Chiefs varsity in a 36-22 Motherlode Valley Football League loss to the Calaveras Redskins on Saturday.
The Ripon Knights varsity ended the Central Saints' 40-game Trans-Valley League Youth Football win streak Saturday with a last-second goal-line stand to preserve a 22-20 victory.
Nick Stanley returned the opening kickoff 73 yards for a Manteca Cowboys touchdown Saturday to set the tone in a 36-0 DYSA varsity win over the host Lathrop Lions at Bennie Gatto Field.
STOCKTON - Before the engines were fired up for the start of last Saturday's program at the Stockton 99 Speedway, PA announcer Wayne Pierce stood on the track at the start/finish line and told the fans about his former racing rival and good friend Ron Strmiska Sr., who passed away last Wednesday.
In a rematch from the 2013 clash of the unbeatens, the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes varsity turned the tables and downed the host Oakdale Stampede 28-24 Saturday in Cen-Cal action.
Teejay Gordon helped East Union's football team make the postseason for the first time in 18 years during his senior season.
The Ripon Knights varsity used a balanced offense and stingy defense to pummel the Patterson Ravens 44-6 in Trans-Valley Youth Football League action.
Michael Solario scored four touchdowns for the Ripon Chiefs varsity in a 36-2 Mother Lode Valley Football League win over the Tuolumne Bears.
The Modesto Empire Vikings spoiled the shutout bid by the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves with a last-minute score as the Timberwolves posted an 18-7 win Saturday in novice Delta Youth Football League action.
The National Pro Grid League has canceled its next two competitions, including the match between the San Francisco Fire and Boston Irons on Sunday.
Miguel Sequira had 73 yards on five carries with two touchdowns and was 3 for 3 passing to lead the Manteca Jaguars to a 35-6 win over the host Livingston Wolves on Saturday in Cen-Cal play.
BERKELEY - The San Francisco Fire burst onto the National Pro Grid League scene on Thursday night, defeating the road weary Philadelphia Founders.