Stamped as the oldest racetrack in America, the Pleasanton oval kicks off fair racing season at the Alameda County Fair.

The 12-day meeting begins Thursday and ends Sunday, July 7. Dark days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The track dates to 1858, when Augustin Bernal constructed it.

Bowling

Walter Ray Williams Jr. survived a roll-off after the title match to win the PBA50 Northern California Classic at Brentwood's Harvest Park Bowl. He beat Pete Thomas 20-19 in a two-frame roll-off after the players tied with 223 games. Williams, who won $8,000, won when Thomas left the 2-pin on his second ball.

Golf

Former Cal and Alameda High star Emily Childs won a Canadian Women's Tour event in Windsor, Ontario. She made a short birdie putt on the third playoff hole to beat Jessica Shepley. Childs finished 36 holes at 8-under 134, including a closing 6-under 65.

High schools

Castro Valley star Sasha Wallace was named the Gatorade California Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year. It's the second straight year she's received the honor. Last year, she attended Holy Names. Wallace successfully defended her California Interscholastic Federation state titles in the 100-meter hurdles and triple jump.

Staff writer Phil Jensen contributed to this report.



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