There was some unexpected intrigue for last Saturday's Western Late Model feature at the New Stockton 99 Speedway.
Pitching depth is essential for teams to make it out of the consolation bracket, and Manteca Little League's major division A's proved on Tuesday that they have no shortage of arms in their 6-1 victory over the Lathrop Giants at Neil Hafley School.
Before I was even 200 kilometers from the Skeena River, I knew fishing would be tough.
WESTON RANCH – The District 67 Junior Division Tournament of Champions kicked off Saturday at Paul Weston Park with a quadruple header.
This time of year, I'm usually hoping for a cooler day as 100-degree temperatures have traditionally become the norm.
Last season, after incurring a flat tire, Escalon's Eric Holmes was somehow able to claw his way back through the field to earn a hard fought, come-from-behind victory on the tight confines of the.375-mile bullring at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Ore. This year, the defending NASCAR Camping World Series West champion followed a much easier path by jumping out in front and staying there for all 150 laps to win last Saturday's Toyota/Bi-Mart 150 presented by NAPA.
Alex Garcia is 65 pounds worth of proof that perseverance pays off.
The Red Sox beat the Angels, 12-6, Tuesday at Gillen Field to claim the Northgate Little League Minors Division championship.
For a split second I was on Mars.
The Manteca Little League Minors Division Angels swept the A's May 18 and 20 in the championship series to claim the crown.
While its Little League brothers are wrapping up their baseball seasons in the area, All-City Softball has yet to start.
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.
TRACY - The Spreckels Park Junior All Stars are about to find out what heat is all about.