Pastor shook my hand Sunday, as he usually does, skipped over the formalities and went straight to fly fishing. With the grin of a curious fisherman, he asked about the Montana Special.
October is one of my favorite months to fish.
Although the battle for king of the hill in the featured Western Late Model division at Stockton's 99 Speedway was decided weeks ago, as Justin Philpott, age 19 of Tracy, built a 100-plus point to earn him the 2009 Western Late Model track championship crown, a quality field of 17 cars crowded the pits for last Saturday's season finale.
For almost six months all that Paul Alberts ate was confined to a concrete list that he never strayed from.
I looked back to see if my buddy Brad saw the unmistakable dancing of the end of my fly rod.
Well, it looks like we're in for another weekend of hot weather.
Both the New Stockton 99 and Madera Speedways will be closing their regular season schedules this Saturday night.
The Manteca Buffaloes 11-under travel ball team took second place at the Labor Day Classic earlier this month.
The temperature between my ears was higher than it was outside my place, so I put myself on the three-day injured reserve list and ate popsicles.
A California teen in his first year of NASCAR Late Model competition is the inaugural NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Rookie of the Year presented by Jostens.
DANIA BEACH, Fla. - Documentation for a much talked about 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass, caught from Japan's largest lake in July, has arrived into the International Game Fish Association headquarters for world record recognition.
Margaux Sheehan gave 2008 Sierra High graduate Julie Shutler someone to shoot for.
A brief lightning storm abruptly ended a stirring clash between the under-14 girls Blizzards and Manteca United in Manteca Area Soccer League action Saturday at Woodward Park.
Mom told me her sleep was ruined the other night by the splashing of salmon in the bay in front of the
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.