TRACY - Same scenario, different outcome.
It was not the homecoming Manteca native and 2001 East Union High alumnus Scott Speed had hoped for when he returned to Northern California for last weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway near Sonoma.
TRACY - That's two Manteca teams down, and one more to go for defending District 67 Tournament of Champions titleholders Salida Little League in the minor division.
RIPON - Manteca Futbol Club's under-13 girls Arsenal are bride's maids no more.
"He plays college football. Lineman, so he's the perfect kid for halibut fishing."
WESTON RANCH - The Spreckels Park Titans got their revenge.
A lightning fast car, perfect instincts on restarts and the correct pit strategy propelled Kasey Kahne to victory in Sunday's 21st running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at picturesque Infineon Raceway near Sonoma.
Ninety years ago, on June 16, 1919, Manteca lost a baseball game to Patterson by a score of 4 to 3. For the reason, just look at the error column and especially in the first inning. There was considerable fault found with the umpire who Manteca fans who say gave Patterson the best of the close ones. However, they did not prevent the baby play of their pitcher who "fainted." The game was attended by the biggest crowd of the season. Ramos, Manteca third baseman, got two hits.
WESTON RANCH – Considering the veritable love fest that took place at home following the Spreckels Park Bulldogs' 12-7 win over the Titans Saturday at Paul Weston Park, it's hard to call the Junior Division rivalry anything but friendly.
TRACY – Down 8-2 heading into their last at-bat Saturday at Jefferson School, the Spreckels Park Little League Minor Division champion Dodgers stunned just about everyone in the ballpark.
SONOMA – Patrick Long, of Thousand Oaks, took the checkered flag in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Series West Bennett Lane Winery 200 presented by Supercuts at Infineon Raceway, but was penalized for rough driving following the race giving the win to his teammate Jason Bowles of Ontario.
SONOMA - Manteca native Scott Speed failed to make the starting field for Sunday's 21st Annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.
SONOMA - The Central Valley will be well represented in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Series West Bennett Lane Winery 200, presented by Supercuts, at Infineon Raceway
The Northgate Little League Major Division Yankees' 4-0 win over the Manteca A's Friday evening at Gillen Field on the campus of Neil Hafley School was less a baseball game than it was a pitching clinic.
TRACY – Chase Sperbeck was 2 for 2 with a triple and two RBI and teammate Brock Willenbrink was 2 for 2 with an RBI as part of a seven-hit Spreckels Park attack – all in the first inning.
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.