FONTANA - Although Rick Hendrick Chevrolet teammates Jeff Gordon and reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson dominated the top of the speed charts in Friday morning practice at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, it was Team Red Bull's Brian Vickers who stole the pole for Sunday's Auto Club 500 in the afternoon qualifying session.
When I buy flies, spinners, swimbaits or spoons, I know it's not going to be a lifelong relationship.
If Friday night's 8th grade boys Manteca Unified Student Trust championship basketball game between Komure and Great Valley - two Weston Ranch High feeder schools - was any indication, the future of Cougars basketball is in good hands.
Mikayala Hasal hit two 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 14 points Friday night at Manteca High where the Lincoln 8th grade girls basketball team topped Mossdale, 38-29, to claim the Manteca Unified Student Trust basketball championship.
Many anglers are home waiting for the weather to get a little better before venturing out.
APTOS – Cortez Martial Arts of Manteca represented the home town well at the Rumble in the Redwoods martial arts tournament in Aptos last Saturday.
One of the hardest character traits for young people to develop is patience.
The 2008 hunting season is coming to a close.
The end of football season is a time of both sadness and joy for me.
Leaning over the putter given to me that goes with the bag full of other clubs I didn't pay for and no one wanted, I took a breath.
Fresno State junior Paul Hogan, a 2005 Ripon High graduate and Manteca native, is a walking, talking testament to persistence.
I'm asked all the time whether I fish with live or artificial bait.
I fished with my Dad Saturday, even though we were separated by two states and a foreign country. The experience was exactly the second time it was cool to have a cell phone while fishing. The first was a few years back when our engine died, and we were drifting helplessly toward those hard rock things that tend to hurt boat hulls.
Brian Rohles, a 2005 Manteca High graduate, has been named to the seventh National Association of Interscholastic Athletics All-American football team, earning honorable mention.
"Should've been here yesterday," is what they said to me as I was pulling my boat out of the lake.
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.