Last Saturday's 150-lap main event for the Western Late Models at the New Stockton 99 Speedway produced seven yellow cautions, one red flag stoppage, some controversial officiating and a boat load of fun for those watching.
After 13 miles up and down Lake Tahoe hills on a relatively new ACL, my brother retired from distance running.
One-hundred and thirteen girls representing eight schools, along with one mixed team, converged at Sierra High Friday for a three-hour long Manteca Unified Student Trust volleyball clinic ran by the Timberwolves' varsity squad.
Labor Day marks the end of summer for a lot of people.
A season-high 21 Western Late Models jammed the pits for last Saturday's Race for Autism Night at Madera Speedway, including special guest NHRA drag racing star Ron Capps, the driver of the Don Schumacher Racing NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Nitro Funny Car, in a car prepared by Carlos Vieira Racing.
A car fire on the Sonora bypass forced me to shoot my buddy Nate in the back of the head with the infrared laser on my rangefinder on Friday.
The cards were stacked against Manteca Futbol Club's under-18 Extreme in the Soccer by the Bay Tournament Aug 22-23.
Sierra Downum scored twice and assisted Samantha Kinard's goal to lead the Manteca Area Soccer League's under-14 Blizzards to a 3-1 victory over Liverpool Saturday at Woodward Park.
The Manteca Area Soccer League's under-12 Crushers booked their second straight shutout in a 3-0 win over Chivas at Woodward Park Saturday.
The junior varsity Delta Rebels opened the Delta Youth Football League season with a hard-earned 14-6 victory over the Lathrop Titans at East Union High Sunday.
SALIDA - The combination of stout defensive play and its ground-and-pound attack did the trick again for the Manteca Cowboys' varsity squad, which rolled to a 28-0 victory over the Modesto Titans Saturday at Salida Middle School.
RIPON - Marcus Clark's 25-yard touchdown reception from Marcus Patterson completed the Ripon Chiefs' second-half comeback that culminated into a 26-20 victory over the visiting Modesto Rams in Trans Valley League varsity action Saturday.
If you're like me you're probably wondering when this summer will finally end.
Salida's Mike Beeler seemed to play second fiddle throughout last Saturday's 60-lap Western Late Model feature at Stockton's 99 Speedway, but he eventually ended up with the last laugh.
If you are under that age where you stop looking back and have that tingle for the good ole' days and have been watching the clean fundamentals of the Little League World Series, you most certainly have daydreamed.
The Manteca Dolphins and Ripon Sea Lions appear prime for a strong finish to the Mid-Valley Swim League season.
Manteca High junior Leah Manuleleua helped the California Cougars 98 girls soccer team claim the Davis Legacy College Showcase championship in the under-17 division and was named Player of the Tournament in the process.
TURLOCK - The season came to an end Monday for the Spreckels Park Major All-Stars, as the bats came alive and stayed alive for Hoover Tyler of Stockton. Hoover Tyler prevailed 13-3 in the consolation semifinal of the Section 6 Major All-Star Tournament held at Soderquist Park and hosted by Turlock National Little League.
Next stop: Valley Springs.
Tracy American A took advantage of five walks and a number of wild pitches and passed balls in the fourth inning to put up seven runs The rally was the difference in a 10-4 consolation win over Manteca in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.
TRACY - Having already pitched out of a huge jam, Jared Bagley notched two strikeouts in the seventh inning, including one for the final out of the game, to halt Tracy National's comeback attempt in Spreckels Park's title-clinching 9-7 win Tuesday at Monticello School.
TRACY - Leadoff hitters are supposed to get on base and knock in a run or two – but not necessarily knock the ball out of the yard. Do not tell that Kenny Wade.
STOCKTON - Third generation driver Justin Philpott of Tracy turned in a dominating performance to earn the victory in Saturday's Firecracker 100 for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Western Late Models at Stockton 99 Speedway.
The Northgate A 9-10 All-Star team is getting some time off.
Manteca used a six-run second inning and intimidating pitching to shut down Tracy American 10-0 in the consolation final of the District 67 Major All-Star Tournament hosted by Manteca Little League and set up a rematch today with Northgate in the championship round.
The job of a leadoff batter is to get on base and score, and Manteca leadoff batter Chase Stephenson did that in all of his five plate appearances Thursday to help lead his team to a 21-7 quarterfinal win on Bassi Field in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.
STOCKTON - Spreckels Park defeated Tracy 6-1 Wednesday in the championship game of the Little League District 67 Senior All-Star Tournament hosted by Weston Ranch Little League.
Manteca resident Zach White played a key role in Lamorinda Baseball Club's run to the under-11 Travelball Select National Championship title last week at the East Cobb Baseball Complex in Marietta, Ga.
The Manteca and Spreckels Park Little League 11-12-year-old All-Stars are squaring off in Thursday's District 67 Tournament winners-bracket semifinal after both pulled off commanding victories on Tuesday.
Lathrop was eliminated from the Little League District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament on Tuesday in a 10-0 four-inning contest by Tracy American A on Bassi Field at Northgate Little League.