Over the years, I've been surprised more than once by a fish willing to bite at the strangest moments.
Aiden Tijero is a local rarity in amateur motocross.
David Zyski Jr. has made a name for himself.
Three Manteca mixed martial artists added 'W's' to their résumés in Saturday's "Tactical Violence" show put on by Art of War Productions at Chicken Ranch Casino of Jamestown.
RIPON – Competitive roller hockey has been on the rise in the Central Valley.
Tyler Wentworth and Shelby Kessler took home first-place medals after besting the competition Wednesday at the Manteca Park Golf Course's annual junior golf clinic.
Trevor Allen is flying in from Utah, and the Burke siblings have postponed packing for a few days.
East Union High 2013 graduate Kayla Lamont was one of four assistant coaches from Manteca present during this week's Ambassadors in Sport soccer camp sponsored by Crossroads Grace Community Church and hosted by Northgate Park.
Although Manteca native Scott Speed continues to struggle in NASCAR Sprint Cup with his underfunded Leavine Family Racing team, he has found success in Global Rallycross, which he began competing in earlier this season.
Six standouts from Manteca high schools played key roles in the Central Valley Monarcas Academy's second-place finish in the 3rd Annual do Campeonato July 13-14 at Cherry Island Soccer Complex in Sacramento.
Garret Fisher will have to settle for being the fifth fittest man in the planet.
East Union has nowhere to go but forward this season.
Last Wednesday, I happened to find myself driving along I-5 near Sacramento, as I glanced out to the east, I spotted a coyote. A couple miles further up the freeway, I spotted half dozen wild turkeys and then another half dozen or so to the west of the freeway. It really brightened my day. An extra bonus was spotting a second coyote on the trip home. Heck, spotting wild critters in urban-like settings always brightens my day.
Vince Bordi stepped into the cage and onto one of the biggest stages of his mixed martial arts career last Saturday during the Gallus Fighting Championship in San Jose.
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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.
Andrew Olivares of the Northgate Little League 9-10 All-Stars threw the first pitch in District 67 All-Star Tournament consolation contest under the lights of Lincoln Park on Monday.
The mad scramble at Saturday's Mid-Valley Swim League luau wasn't for the final dollop of poi or last shreds of pork, but a pivotal tri-meet victory.
RIPON – It must be good to be a Gioffre.
TRACY – Chase Sperbeck was 2 for 2 with a triple and two RBI and teammate Brock Willenbrink was 2 for 2 with an RBI as part of a seven-hit Spreckels Park attack – all in the first inning.