Following the always-big Fourth of July events, the normal holiday racing hangover kicked in with a much lighter last weekend.
HOLLISTER- With word coming down that District 1 would send two teams to the state tournament, the Manteca Babe Ruth 14-year-old all-stars sent ace Kevin Peck to the hill Wednesday to try and clinch a berth with a win over Lodi.
Everything came together Saturday, though it really should not have.
TRACY – Making it through an entire consolation bracket after a first-round tournament loss is one of the most challenging feats to pull off in all of sports.
TRACY - Chris Ah Yo set up Northgate's 3-1 victory over friendly rival Manteca with a run-scoring triple, a sequence that was punctuated by him scooting home on a throwing error, in the third inning during Friday's Little League District 67 Major Division All-Star Tournament winner's-bracket semifinal at Jefferson School.
Brian McAlister drilled a shot up the right field line that rolled all the way to the wall for a two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth Friday at Sierra High, giving the Spreckels Park Senior Division all-stars a lead they would not relinquish in a 7-4 win over Tracy.
Manteca High graduate and former Major League Baseball player Ken Huckaby will return home Aug. 3 and 4 for the No Errors Fundamental Camp hosted by Big League Dreams sports complex in Manteca.
TRACY - Spreckels Park Little League's 11-12-year-old all-stars are a win away from making it an all-Manteca party.
SALIDA - The Manteca 11-year-old all-stars fell to Salida Thursday, 9-1, but it wasn't for a lack effort.
News has surfaced of a possible new world record largemouth bass that was caught in Japan.
The Manteca Area Soccer League will hold its 2009 Player Development Camp July 13 through 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodward Park soccer fields.
TRACY - When Chuck Good threw his 20th pitch, a second strike to Lathrop's Andy Garcia in the third inning, Manteca Little League major division all-star manager Aaron Peterson had a decision to make.
Gyse Hulsebosch was brilliant on the bump for the Northgate 9-10 all-stars Wednesday at Brock Elliott Elementary as the starter mowed down 11 Tracy American B batters in a 4-2 win.
On Saturday, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Western Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, ALSC/Street Stocks and the Bombers brought good old-fashioned stock car racing back to a crowd of nearly 3,700 at Stockton 99 Speedway.
MODESTO - Nine errors on top of several base-running mishaps aren't supposed to win ball games.
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.
Paul Whitaker, 54, has been around the starting blocks - and long jump runways, shot put rings and javelin fields.
It's been a trying two years for Amy Haapanen since her benchmark effort in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials.