There's a lot of talk going around about how tough the bite is this year for largemouth bass.
TRACY - Same scenario, different outcome.
It was not the homecoming Manteca native and 2001 East Union High alumnus Scott Speed had hoped for when he returned to Northern California for last weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway near Sonoma.
TRACY - That's two Manteca teams down, and one more to go for defending District 67 Tournament of Champions titleholders Salida Little League in the minor division.
RIPON - Manteca Futbol Club's under-13 girls Arsenal are bride's maids no more.
"He plays college football. Lineman, so he's the perfect kid for halibut fishing."
WESTON RANCH - The Spreckels Park Titans got their revenge.
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
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.