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.
I walked onto the football field for the first time as a player in 1968 and walked off for the last time as a coach in 2002. In 1998 I started sports writing with a focus on youth sports and have been doing so more or less ever since – for one paper or another.
Eleven-year-old Riponian Brett Zimmerman was one of 15 players chosen to compete for the Northwest Region in the United States Specialty Sports Association All-American Games starting this Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.
MONDAY NO-TAP TRIOS: Randy Silva 278-278/802, Karen Tidwell 257, Dan Roland 300-300/840, Lee Spencer 276/702, Lou Tidwell 228-242/655, Dale Edenstrom 258, Bob Smith, John Reaves 278-277/775, Tom Peery 300-297/794
The Manteca Dolphins honored their top swimmers on Tuesday evening.
A pair of red flag-causing incidents whittled down the Supercars field in Sunday's Volkswagen Rallycross NY from 12 to nine cars during the race, and unfortunately for Manteca native Scott Speed one more following the event.
VALLEY SPRINGS - It was just not meant to be for Northgate.
TURLOCK – Jack Gioffre pumped his fist following his victory in the 50-yard freestyle and then sought the hand of his closest competitor.
VALLEY SPRINGS - Northgate took advantage of multiple Linden miscues and laced four hits to put up seven first-inning runs Monday in a 14-4 mercy rule consolation final win in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field.
VALLEY SPRINGS – Willy Segura pitched two shutout innings for Northgate before taking his defensive prowess to the infield Sunday where he made three spectacular plays at shortstop to help lead Northgate to a nail-biting 11-9 win over Turlock American in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field hosted by Foothills Little League.
Despite a small field of only four cars, the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Western Late Models provided plenty of excitement at Stockton 99 Speedway last night as 14-year-old Bryce Napier, of Scotts Valley, posted his career first victory.
STOCKTON – Nearly 100 young athletes from ages 5 to 18 participated in an NFL-style combine Saturday at Weston Ranch High School put on by Elite Training Academy.
Teaming Individuals Emphasizing Sports and Future Stars 2000 are joining forces to put on a special two-day fundraising event that will support both organizations.