After six Starbursts and half a bottle of Mountain Dew, I remembered why I entertain sweets about as often as I visit the dentist.
Recently, I was asked to explain the differences between a reaction bait and a rip bait.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The inaugural year for the NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award presented by Jostens saw rookies collect 53 feature wins.
WALNUT CREEK - Cal State Stanislaus forward Lisa Garcia has been named the Wilson/California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, it was announced on Tuesday.
Pastor shook my hand Sunday, as he usually does, skipped over the formalities and went straight to fly fishing. With the grin of a curious fisherman, he asked about the Montana Special.
October is one of my favorite months to fish.
Although the battle for king of the hill in the featured Western Late Model division at Stockton's 99 Speedway was decided weeks ago, as Justin Philpott, age 19 of Tracy, built a 100-plus point to earn him the 2009 Western Late Model track championship crown, a quality field of 17 cars crowded the pits for last Saturday's season finale.
For almost six months all that Paul Alberts ate was confined to a concrete list that he never strayed from.
I looked back to see if my buddy Brad saw the unmistakable dancing of the end of my fly rod.
Well, it looks like we're in for another weekend of hot weather.
Both the New Stockton 99 and Madera Speedways will be closing their regular season schedules this Saturday night.
The Manteca Buffaloes 11-under travel ball team took second place at the Labor Day Classic earlier this month.
The temperature between my ears was higher than it was outside my place, so I put myself on the three-day injured reserve list and ate popsicles.
TRACY - The Spreckels Park Junior All Stars are about to find out what heat is all about.
The Manteca Dolphins and Ripon Sea Lions appear prime for a strong finish to the Mid-Valley Swim League season.
Manteca High junior Leah Manuleleua helped the California Cougars 98 girls soccer team claim the Davis Legacy College Showcase championship in the under-17 division and was named Player of the Tournament in the process.
TURLOCK - The season came to an end Monday for the Spreckels Park Major All-Stars, as the bats came alive and stayed alive for Hoover Tyler of Stockton. Hoover Tyler prevailed 13-3 in the consolation semifinal of the Section 6 Major All-Star Tournament held at Soderquist Park and hosted by Turlock National Little League.
Next stop: Valley Springs.
Tracy American A took advantage of five walks and a number of wild pitches and passed balls in the fourth inning to put up seven runs The rally was the difference in a 10-4 consolation win over Manteca in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.
TRACY - Having already pitched out of a huge jam, Jared Bagley notched two strikeouts in the seventh inning, including one for the final out of the game, to halt Tracy National's comeback attempt in Spreckels Park's title-clinching 9-7 win Tuesday at Monticello School.
TRACY - Leadoff hitters are supposed to get on base and knock in a run or two – but not necessarily knock the ball out of the yard. Do not tell that Kenny Wade.
STOCKTON - Third generation driver Justin Philpott of Tracy turned in a dominating performance to earn the victory in Saturday's Firecracker 100 for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Western Late Models at Stockton 99 Speedway.
The Northgate A 9-10 All-Star team is getting some time off.
Manteca used a six-run second inning and intimidating pitching to shut down Tracy American 10-0 in the consolation final of the District 67 Major All-Star Tournament hosted by Manteca Little League and set up a rematch today with Northgate in the championship round.
The job of a leadoff batter is to get on base and score, and Manteca leadoff batter Chase Stephenson did that in all of his five plate appearances Thursday to help lead his team to a 21-7 quarterfinal win on Bassi Field in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.
STOCKTON - Spreckels Park defeated Tracy 6-1 Wednesday in the championship game of the Little League District 67 Senior All-Star Tournament hosted by Weston Ranch Little League.
Manteca resident Zach White played a key role in Lamorinda Baseball Club's run to the under-11 Travelball Select National Championship title last week at the East Cobb Baseball Complex in Marietta, Ga.