It was July 26, 2007.
The NASCAR Camping World Series West returned to Madera Speedway for the first time since 2003 last Saturday with the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 presented by Exclusive Energy Drink.
A not-so-scientific internet test revealed something others have had inklings about for some time.
Sunday's NorCal Play Day Single Tournament at Woodward Park brought 124 teams from throughout California to compete in 174 games.
Basketball players competed in a high school division game at the Manteca Boys & Girls club.
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher "Jammin'" James Matas held the 3rd Annual Rotary Club Pitching Clinic Saturday at the Lathrop Community Center. Besides learning pitching techniques and conditioning from a former big leaguer, each camper walked away with a Jammin' James Pitching Clinic T-Shirt.
I was on my way to Lathrop Saturday just after the Raiders selected Maryland wide-out Darrius Heyward-Bey with the seventh pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.
It seems like the more tackle I purchase the harder it is to decide which bait to use.
Despite being the crown jewel of the Champ Car/CART series from 1984-2008, all was forgiven when Tony George's rival IndyCar Series made its Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix debut last weekend, as an estimated 170,000 fans turned out for event.
While the culinary artists behind the scenes at Taqueria were preparing my carne asada tacos, which I have become dependent on but not quite addicted to, my buddy and I shook our heads at the "reality" TV show that provided ambiance.
LONG BEACH - Australia's Will Power shook off all of the distractions caused by the acquittal and return of teammate Helio Castroneves to capture the pole for Sunday's 35th running of the Indy Racing League's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Saturday.
LONG BEACH - For the first time in its 35-year history, the Indy Racing League will be the featured event at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Following the 2007-08 high school wrestling season, East Union head coach A.J. Reindel started the Manteca Freestyle Wrestling Club for the purpose of providing area youth with an opportunity to continue wrestling in the offseason.
The NASCAR Whelen All-American Western Late Models were out in full force for special events at both the Madera and Stockton 99 Speedways last Saturday.
RIPON - Women's tackle football is alive and well thanks to promoters like Aaron and Dineen Goodwin of Ripon and their 45 player roster making up the Modesto Maniax.
STOCKTON - One pitch, one out, one ball game.
• SUMMER BRING HOME THE BACON: Andrew Schneider 267/632, Mike Marshall 212-242/619, Jerome Carl 203-203-204/610, Bob Treat 208-222, Jon Galiza 214-217, Javier Barrientos 235, Robert Craig 211, Ron Schneider 210, Tony Long 190/485, Sandy LaMar 172/426, Cynthia McDonald 146/367, Kira Schneider 149/364
The under-10 Atlas girls of the Manteca Futbol Club hit the beach before beginning a demanding stretch in its outdoor schedule.
Just as swim practices intensify from Turlock to Manteca, the Mid-Valley Swim League will give its teams a slight reprieve.
Hunter Brooks returned home from Washington state with his hands full this past weekend.