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.
For the sportsman, transitions from season to season are usually the best time for stories, or at least, when the stories get better.
Dominique Barnes left one successful program and will go to another.
This past week, I took my wife and son to Lake Tulloch for a two-day stay at their hotel.
Forty-four-year-old Mantecan Rob de Groot sacrificed plenty just to prepare for last Saturday's 20th Full Vineman Triathlon, the oldest independent Ironman event in the country, in Sonoma County.
Bob Kirkbride, 63, of Manteca scored a double eagle on the Par 5 13th at the Manteca Park Golf Course Wednesday.
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.
Hunter Brooks returned home from Washington state with his hands full this past weekend.