Last season, after incurring a flat tire, Escalon's Eric Holmes was somehow able to claw his way back through the field to earn a hard fought, come-from-behind victory on the tight confines of the.375-mile bullring at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Ore. This year, the defending NASCAR Camping World Series West champion followed a much easier path by jumping out in front and staying there for all 150 laps to win last Saturday's Toyota/Bi-Mart 150 presented by NAPA.
Alex Garcia is 65 pounds worth of proof that perseverance pays off.
The Red Sox beat the Angels, 12-6, Tuesday at Gillen Field to claim the Northgate Little League Minors Division championship.
For a split second I was on Mars.
The Manteca Little League Minors Division Angels swept the A's May 18 and 20 in the championship series to claim the crown.
While its Little League brothers are wrapping up their baseball seasons in the area, All-City Softball has yet to start.
Jonathon Shaefer turned in a big-time performance for the Spreckels Park Little League Minors Division Dodgers Wednesday night at Brock Elliott in a 9-4 win over the rival Giants, securing the Dodgers' spot in the championship round Sunday.
TRACY - Tony Gonzales' single in the seventh inning broke up a no-hitter, and Leighton Pangilinan's ensuing home run to right took away the shutout.
Recently, I was contacted by Wayne Allen, an owner of a waterfront cottage located along Sandmound Slough.
Despite the fact he holds the lead in the Western Late Model standings at Madera Speedway Modesto's Kyle Gottula and finished third in the 13-car field. Gottula decided to try his luck at Stockton last Saturday in the hope that he could pick up additional points in the NASCAR national and state points due to the 99's larger car counts of late.
LOS BANOS – The Lancer Wrestling Club took four grapplers to Saturday's tournament at Los Banos High and all four took home hardware.
I probably would have been packed today - fishing pants, shirts, hooded sweatshirts, boots and gear all waiting to be crammed into my truck for the summer vacation of summer vacations.
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.