In a bold effort to build up car count and increase the championship drama down the homestretch of the season, Madera Speedway president Kenny Shepherd made a surprise announcement last week that the 2009 Western Late Model championship at the 1/3 mile oval would be determined by the last four races with only the top 10 drivers in the points being eligible.
It's Day 3 of Sarah Phillips' transition from New Haven School 8th grader to East Union High freshman.
For the sportsman, transitions from season to season are usually the best time for stories, or at least, when the stories get better.
Dominique Barnes left one successful program and will go to another.
This past week, I took my wife and son to Lake Tulloch for a two-day stay at their hotel.
Forty-four-year-old Mantecan Rob de Groot sacrificed plenty just to prepare for last Saturday's 20th Full Vineman Triathlon, the oldest independent Ironman event in the country, in Sonoma County.
Bob Kirkbride, 63, of Manteca scored a double eagle on the Par 5 13th at the Manteca Park Golf Course Wednesday.
The Manteca Area Soccer League hosted a player development camp Wednesday at Woodward Park.
It's not easy to find 2007 Sierra High graduate Garrett Yrigoyen doing much of anything without a smile on his face.
Former Major League Baseball player and Manteca High graduate Ken Huckaby returned to Manteca Monday and Tuesday for the No Errors Baseball Camp hosted by Big League Dreams. On Monday, campers focused on pitching mechanics as well as fielding the outfield, infield and catching positions. On Tuesday, the campers broke out the aluminum and went to work on hitting fundamentals. Huckaby praised BLD for the pristine accommodations and was pleased with the campers' improvement since the last time the former Buffalo came home to host a camp at the Manteca Baseball Softball Academy.
Leaving home is never easy.
BERKELEY (AP) - Jeremy Hemsley scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half and Damien went on a big run in the fourth quarter to beat Campolindo 70-57 in the CIF Division III boys state basketball championship on Friday.
BERKELEY (AP) - Gigi Garcia scored two straight baskets and Alex Washington added a late layup and two free throws to lead McClatchy (Sacramento) to a 65-61 double-overtime win over Serra of Gardena in the Division I girls state basketball championship on Friday.
Tournament results – Feb. 28
Kyle Alexander returned to where it all started for him a year ago on Sunday.
Feb. 7 results
The under-9 Benfica Red girls of the Manteca Futbol Club captured their age division at the Riley Simmons 6v6 Shootout on Saturday.
Manteca Bowl & Family Fun Center
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