Can you really blame me if my culinary choices for the Fourth of July weekend had a literal, Alaskan flavor?
SALIDA - The Weston Ranch Junior Division all-stars claimed the District 67 All-Star Tournament championship Saturday at Salida Elementary with a thrilling 16-12 come-from-behind win over Tracy National.
TRACY - The City of Manteca may have celebrated a day early, but on the Fourth of July, Chris Ah Yo provided the fireworks.
Forgive a humble scribe for getting a bit sentimental, but after spending the Fourth of July watching the Northgate and Spreckels Park all-stars pour their hearts into our national pastime in the very town I played my Little League ball in, I couldn't help but walk away Saturday introspectively satisfied.
Three Little League District 67 all-star tournaments kick off action today in Manteca, Tracy and Salida and a number of local clubs are expected to do big things.
Fourteen-year-old Weston Ranch native David Molina is playing it by ear. "It," for the moment, being life. Molina is pursuing a lifelong dream to become a professional soccer player this summer and is currently with his mother, Monica, and relatives in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Molina is competing for a spot on the Club de Futbol Indios de Ciudad Juarez (also known as Indios) under-17 reserve team, and the process is a long and arduous ...
SALIDA - Spotty defensive play nearly blew a 7-2 lead for Tracy National's 13-14-year-old all-stars, but in the end it was defense that saved them.
Last weekend, I was invited to a premier showing of a new fishing and hunting show, which is scheduled to air this Saturday on Comcast SportsNet at 11a.m.
The fun begins for Northgate Little Leaguers Chris Ah You, Jake Pruitt and Ian Rodriguez on Fourth of July weekend.
There's something poetic about 12 beer-guts a side at a wooden-bat league baseball game on a Sunday in Turlock.
MERCED – With several players missing and temperatures reaching 111-degrees last weekend at the Merced Atlas Cup, the Manteca Futbol Club under-17 Extreme battled through the adversity to capture the championship.
In one of the more surprising results so far this season, Salida's Mike Beeler grabbed the first two victories of his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway last Saturday night by winning both ends of the Western Late Model doubleheader.
The Ripon Christian Girls' and Boys' Volleyball Camp for kids in grades 5 through 9 will be held July 14 through 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ripon Christian High School Gym.
SALIDA – Hitting and pitching weren't the issues Tuesday night at Salida School, where the Spreckels Park's Junior Division all-stars squeaked past Mountain House 11-8 to pick up their second straight loser's bracket victory in the District 67 Tournament.
It was one of my favorite memories, partially because I was fishing, partly because I caught more fish than my brother, and partly because all four of us were there.
That too-skinny and too-slow Nick Ortiz you used to know is now an NCAA Division I scholarship athlete.
Teammates turned rivals were recognized by the California Pacific Conference on Wednesday.
STOCKTON - Lakeport's Derek Thorn grabbed the lead from polesitter Cameron Hayley on the opening lap and never looked back to take a dominating victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West G-Oil 150 at Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night.
Bradley Hatfield has a huge leg and even bigger potential.
Manteca Little League's major-division Brewers have had two outstanding pitching efforts this past week.
Nigel Malone has received an NFL audition.
Top Guns, indeed.
STOCKTON - Both teams settled down after a mistake-laden first inning Wednesday, but Sierra did more damage in its part of the opening inning and went on to a 5-1 Valley Oak League softball win against host Weston Ranch.
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