LONG BEACH - Australia's Will Power shook off all of the distractions caused by the acquittal and return of teammate Helio Castroneves to capture the pole for Sunday's 35th running of the Indy Racing League's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Saturday.
LONG BEACH - For the first time in its 35-year history, the Indy Racing League will be the featured event at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Following the 2007-08 high school wrestling season, East Union head coach A.J. Reindel started the Manteca Freestyle Wrestling Club for the purpose of providing area youth with an opportunity to continue wrestling in the offseason.
The NASCAR Whelen All-American Western Late Models were out in full force for special events at both the Madera and Stockton 99 Speedways last Saturday.
RIPON - Women's tackle football is alive and well thanks to promoters like Aaron and Dineen Goodwin of Ripon and their 45 player roster making up the Modesto Maniax.
Manteca Mayhem president and 2009 Team USA Softball Clinic organizer Brian Johnson called the two-day instructional camp, which was held Thursday and Friday at Big League Dreams Sports Park in Manteca, a "who's who" of the local and national softball worlds, and it's not hard to understand why.
Last week, I was in Scheels Sporting Goods in Great Falls, Mont. checking on some archery equipment I had on order and was talking to Travis Maphies, who is the manager of the archery department.
Third generation driver Justin Philpott, of Tracy, picked up his first career feature win in a Western Late Model last Saturday at Stockton's New 99 Speedway.
With a rare break in the schedule, Manteca's Scott Speed will get a welcome weekend off before the grueling 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season resumes on March 22 at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway quarter mile in Tennessee.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca/Lathrop are conducting try-outs/assessments for the Junior High and High School Basketball Leagues.
The deadline to sign up for the youth coed soccer league for ages 7 to 14 is Thursday, March 19, at 5 p.m. at the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department, 290 Magnolia Lane.
In-Shape Health Clubs is taking a stand in the fight against childhood obesity.
The 2nd Annual Mary Ann Wallace Pangburn All-Star Classic basketball event went off without a hitch Saturday at Sierra High.
With the 2009 Spring Session starting today at the Manteca Baseball Softball Academy, Saturday was supposed to be the Grand Opening of the new MBSA facility located at 460 Industrial Park Drive.
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.
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.