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
The Northgate Little League Major Division Yankees' 4-0 win over the Manteca A's Friday evening at Gillen Field on the campus of Neil Hafley School was less a baseball game than it was a pitching clinic.
TRACY - It took one pitch for the Spreckels Park minor division Dodgers to get warmed up in their District 67 Little League Tournament of Champions opener against the Lathrop Pirates at Jefferson School.
Steven Crescini picked the perfect moment to hit his first grand slam.
Many bass anglers start off fishing for fun and eventually start to wonder if they can out-fish other anglers.
The Northgate Little League Major Division champion Yankees are tough to beat.
WESTON RANCH - Anything can happen in baseball tournaments, but one thing is for certain: Spreckels Park will be represented in the championship round of the junior division District 67 Tournament of Champions.
Daniel Morales saved his best for when there was no time left on the clock.
The Ripon Knights varsity used a running-back-by-committee approach to put up three first-half scores on the way to a 43-13 win over the El Capitan Gauchos on Saturday at Ripon Christian High School in Trans-Valley Youth Football League action.
It seems nothing can slow down the Dash these days.
The Manteca Jaguars are stacked.
Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center
RIPON - The Ripon Knights know how to do more with less.
In 1984, the Delta Rebels were formed as Manteca's second youth football team.
Kyle Alexander shattered records once again in his final tune-up for the International Powerlifting League Worlds.
Manteca's most accomplished boys basketball player is one of 32 inductees into the 2014 class of the Sac Joaquin Section Hall of Fame.
The oldest mascot in Manteca youth football will begin its 12th season under the direction of team president Eddie Lopez.
John Hitchcock said it best in front of a small and energetic gathering held at the CrossFit Excel gym Friday night:
MODESTO - At 2 p.m. Friday, the green flag dropped to officially kick off the first practice session for this weekend's Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix for the Superkarts! USA Summer Nationals.
One of the most successful youth football franchises in Manteca, the Manteca Chargers have fallen on hard times lately, with falling numbers leading to the failure to make the playoffs at any level last season.
STOCKTON - Vincent Avina began his amateur boxing career at age 9.