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.
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.