It was a typical late summer evening Wednesday at Ripon Christian School, where the Ripon Knights youth football organization was hard at work in preparation for the first contest of the season Saturday in Delhi.
The Philpotts, Tracy's leading racing family, continued their season-long domination of the Western Late Model ranks at the New Stockton 99 Speedway with a clean sweep of last Saturday night's twin 50-lap features.
Manteca-based Team Unity's under-10 girls fastpitch softball team placed fifth in the Amateur Softball Association National Championships in Johnson City, Tenn. July 27-Aug. 2. Team Unity finished with a 4-2 record. The team will move up to under-12 this fall and is looking to add players to its roster. For tryout information, visit the team's website at www.unityfastpitch.com.
MVP Taekwondo had 12 students earn top-three medals in the California Unified Taekwondo Association State Championships at UC Berkley Aug. 8.
Field & Stream back-pager Bill Heavy penned a column a couple seasons ago about his early courtship with a new rangefinder.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – The California Cougars Under-19 soccer team finished fifth overall at the West Coast FC Classic soccer tournament last weekend in Orange County.
The Manteca Cowboys junior varsity squad made short work of the Central Valley Panthers Saturday in Modesto, 22-0, to move to 1-0 in NYFL play. Nate Arriola ran wild, scoring three touchdowns, including a 65-yard scoring scamper in which the bruising back sent a Panther defender head over heels with a stiff arm. Nick Lucchetti added a safety on defense. The Cowboys take on the Patterson Redskins Saturday at Manteca High.
Meghan Matthews is the third-ranked 16-year-old amateur BMX racer in the nation and first in California.
The Cougars faced the Saber Kittens in the battle of cats Friday evening at Woodward Park, where the Manteca Area Soccer League's Under-6 Division kicked off its first week of action.
WESTON RANCH - Tyra Vickers-Kearney isn't using wins and losses as a gauge for success.
Learning how to back up a trailer should be practiced before you get to the launch ramp. In a recent e-mail sent by Melanie Lewis of Glory Hole Sports located in Angles Camp, I was reminded of how much chaos can be witnessed while hanging around a busy launch ramp.
The long course swim season came to a close on a high note for the Manteca Aquatics swim team at the beginning of the month, as seven Aquatics swimmers competed at the Junior Olympics event and four more went on to compete at the Far Western Championships.
In a bold effort to build up car count and increase the championship drama down the homestretch of the season, Madera Speedway president Kenny Shepherd made a surprise announcement last week that the 2009 Western Late Model championship at the 1/3 mile oval would be determined by the last four races with only the top 10 drivers in the points being eligible.
It's Day 3 of Sarah Phillips' transition from New Haven School 8th grader to East Union High freshman.
The Lathrop Steelers worked on the offensive side of the football Tuesday evening at Lathrop School. Head coach Don Duenas will lead the Steelers into a home scrimmage Thursday against the St. Mary's Jr. Rams and a Jamboree scrimmage Saturday at Calvary Temple in Modesto. The Steelers first game of the season is a road contest Aug. 29 against the North Sacramento Pacers.
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