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 Rangers Under-11 soccer team took second place at the Pacifica United Coast Cup last weekend. The Rangers picked up wins of 5-3, 2-1 and 4-1 before falling in the title round to Elk Grove.
RIVERBANK - Matthew Wilkerson set the tone with a 60-yard touchdown jaunt on the game's first play from scrimmage, as the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes' varsity squad rolled to an easy 28-0 season-opening victory over the host Modesto Patriots in Trans Valley League action Saturday at Riverbank Sports Complex.
Cynthia Randall totaled three goals in United's two-win opener of the Manteca Area Soccer League season Saturday at Woodward Park.
Ripon did something in Friday night's semifinal game against Tracy that it has not had to do in this year's Cal Ripken Central California District 1 10-under Tournament.
The Atlas girls of the Manteca Futbol Club leveled up but did not level off, capturing its first tournament trophy in the 11-and-under age group.
TRACY – Jason Beier and the Manteca Dolphins coaching staff don't put much emphasis on meet victories.
Kyle Alexander has continued his brisk rise in the powerlifting ranks.
When you strike out 13 batters in a five-inning game, you do not need a lot of offense, especially if you hit two home runs. That is what Isaiah Perez did for the Manteca Red Sox in a 10-0 five-inning mercy-rule-shortened contest against the Northgate Blue Jays in the District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions on Sunday at Manteca Little League.
STOCKTON - One pitch, one out, one ball game.
• SUMMER BRING HOME THE BACON: Andrew Schneider 267/632, Mike Marshall 212-242/619, Jerome Carl 203-203-204/610, Bob Treat 208-222, Jon Galiza 214-217, Javier Barrientos 235, Robert Craig 211, Ron Schneider 210, Tony Long 190/485, Sandy LaMar 172/426, Cynthia McDonald 146/367, Kira Schneider 149/364
The under-10 Atlas girls of the Manteca Futbol Club hit the beach before beginning a demanding stretch in its outdoor schedule.
Just as swim practices intensify from Turlock to Manteca, the Mid-Valley Swim League will give its teams a slight reprieve.