Last Sunday was a busy day for a number of local judokas fighting out of the Manteca and Stockton Judo Clubs.
TRACY - The Manteca Pumas Gold ruled another tournament this past weekend to remain undefeated for the season.
The huge crowd, estimated at 3700, that jammed into the bleachers last Saturday night at Stockton 99 Speedway was treated to some truly "old school" style racing when Modesto's Harry Belletto and Tracy's David Philpott lined up at the front of the 25-car field for Round 1 of the Tri Holiday Classic, presented by California Welding Supply, 150-lap Western Late Model feature.
The Weston Ranch Ports claimed their regular-season series by winning the second of three 11-5 against the first-place Spreckels Park Little League Titans Tuesday at Sierra High.
The Manteca Futbol Club was well represented in the Tracy Orange Bowl Tournament this past weekend, as three of its teams played their way to runner-up finishes while another took fourth.
TRACY - The Manteca Dolphins swim team competed in the Tracy Invitational and three Dolphins came away with high point crowns.
FRESNO - Former Weston Ranch star Vinnie Devencenzi went 6 for 10 with three RBIs over the weekend in helping lead Delta College to a California Community College State Championship game appearance at Fresno City College, where the Mustangs fell to eventual champ Orange Coast College of Costa Mesa, 10-7.
I have a pretty solid grip on the fundamentals of technology and communication, or so I thought. Apparently, my place in the world is not quite validated until my first Tweet.
It's been two years since Garrett Yrigoyen graduated from Sierra High and Vinnie Devencenzi said goodbye to Weston Ranch.
Without fish, the sport we all know as fishing would not exist.
After dominating the WSRA Baby Grand division during the past couple of seasons, a series designed for young racers to hone their driving skills in 2/3 scale replica stock cars, Manteca's Jacob Gomes made the move straight to the Western Late Models upon reaching the minimum age of 16 this season. Racing full time at Madera Speedway, Gomes has picked up a couple of podium finishes and sits second in the season point standings behind Modesto's Kyle Gottula.
The Manteca Nuggets Amateur Athletic Union Under-12 girls basketball team has enjoyed a hot start to the 2009 season, winning three out of four tournament championships, and 13 of 14 games.
Hopefully there are a handful of Central Valley dwellers that are headed to Alaska this summer on a quest for salmon, trout and the wilds of the north.
Paul Whitaker, 54, has been around the starting blocks - and long jump runways, shot put rings and javelin fields.
It's been a trying two years for Amy Haapanen since her benchmark effort in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials.
Twenty four kids came from all over Northern California and Northern Nevada to compete in the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Team Championships last Sunday at Oakland's O.Co. Coliseum.
Isaiah Perez may not have been perfect Tuesday, but he was close.
One big swing helped lead to one big inning Monday for the Spreckels Park Giants in a 6-5 come-from-behind consolation final win over the Northgate Blue Jays.
RIPON - No lead was safe in Monday's Cal Ripken Central California District 1 Tournament championship for the 9-under division.
TURLOCK - The Mid-Valley Swim League gathered for its midseason invitational and six stood out in the crowd.
Manteca Futbol Club's 2004 Dash girls soccer team wrapped up the first half of its season with a runner-up finish at the Cal Cup.
It is always darkest just before the dawn, and Max Gulart turned the darkness into light for the Manteca A's on Saturday.
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.