I probably would have been packed today - fishing pants, shirts, hooded sweatshirts, boots and gear all waiting to be crammed into my truck for the summer vacation of summer vacations.
Last Sunday was a busy day for a number of local judokas fighting out of the Manteca and Stockton Judo Clubs.
TRACY - The Manteca Pumas Gold ruled another tournament this past weekend to remain undefeated for the season.
The huge crowd, estimated at 3700, that jammed into the bleachers last Saturday night at Stockton 99 Speedway was treated to some truly "old school" style racing when Modesto's Harry Belletto and Tracy's David Philpott lined up at the front of the 25-car field for Round 1 of the Tri Holiday Classic, presented by California Welding Supply, 150-lap Western Late Model feature.
The Weston Ranch Ports claimed their regular-season series by winning the second of three 11-5 against the first-place Spreckels Park Little League Titans Tuesday at Sierra High.
The Manteca Futbol Club was well represented in the Tracy Orange Bowl Tournament this past weekend, as three of its teams played their way to runner-up finishes while another took fourth.
TRACY - The Manteca Dolphins swim team competed in the Tracy Invitational and three Dolphins came away with high point crowns.
FRESNO - Former Weston Ranch star Vinnie Devencenzi went 6 for 10 with three RBIs over the weekend in helping lead Delta College to a California Community College State Championship game appearance at Fresno City College, where the Mustangs fell to eventual champ Orange Coast College of Costa Mesa, 10-7.
I have a pretty solid grip on the fundamentals of technology and communication, or so I thought. Apparently, my place in the world is not quite validated until my first Tweet.
It's been two years since Garrett Yrigoyen graduated from Sierra High and Vinnie Devencenzi said goodbye to Weston Ranch.
Without fish, the sport we all know as fishing would not exist.
After dominating the WSRA Baby Grand division during the past couple of seasons, a series designed for young racers to hone their driving skills in 2/3 scale replica stock cars, Manteca's Jacob Gomes made the move straight to the Western Late Models upon reaching the minimum age of 16 this season. Racing full time at Madera Speedway, Gomes has picked up a couple of podium finishes and sits second in the season point standings behind Modesto's Kyle Gottula.
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.