Over the last few years I have seen increasing numbers of wild pigs while out on my outdoor excursions. As I understand it, wild pigs weren't very common in California until William Randolph Hearst imported some Russian Wild Boar to stock his private game preserve at Hearst Castle.
One of my many regrets through my travels is that I didn't take more pictures.
Making lists is the first step in missing the point, because it only increases the chances of looking back, judging based on check marks and failing to realize that life had its own plan and it would have been pretty great if you wouldn't have been so preoccupied.
VARSITY: James Riley 279-236 - 692, Jordan O'Rear 227-223-629, Christopher Stewart 225-605, Carl Brown 212-582, Josh Delage 214-548, Ty Sheppard 547, Ashley Jones 244-546, Alex Leslie 509, Natalie Maertz 478, Courtney Sheppard 459, Brittina Burch 448.
Scenes from Sunday's Manteca U-14 Futbol Club Arsenal game.
There are a lot of other things that Irene Obera could have been doing on Saturday morning.
Seventy years ago, on May 10, 1940, Coach Larry Siemering's fighting Manteca High Buffaloes were back in the thick of the Modesto Sub-league pennant chase as they downed the Oakdale High nine, 9-2, at the Almond City. Bill Blodgett hurled steady ball for the Green and White and gave up only six hits to the Mustangs. He struck out 10 and walked three. Frankie Teicheira, second sacker, and Perry Tipton, catcher, led the Buffalo hitters for the afternoon with a trio of singles in five trips to the plate.
Terry Dickman, 52, started his CrossFit regimen in December 2008 to get in shape.
I grew up flyfishing for trout. I thought almost everyone fished for trout that way. Oh, I used worms & minnows beneath a bobber when Dad took us out pan fishing in the Delta or a local farmpond. But as far as trout were concerned, I never used anything but flies until I was in my late teens. There is a mystique that flyfishing is very difficult and takes years of practice. That's a load of hogwash. Flyfishing is so easy, a child can do it. Heck, if I can do it, anyone can do it. Let's examine some ...
Some companies understand that most anglers aren't willing to spend as much for products as they have in the past.
Over a pair of soft taco combos a few years ago, we decided to take a left off Highway 101 at the Russian River rather than continue a couple more hours to our usual spot on the Van Duzen.
The Ripon Rage volleyball club has three teams - 14 Red Power, 15 Red Power, 17 Red Power -advancing to the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships June26-July 3 in Reno, Nev.
Scenes from Friday's Manteca Futbol Club's spring League game at the Woodward Park soccer fields.
20 years ago: May 9, 1990 - Befitting a team that plowed through the opposition with a perfect record, Manteca High dominated the list of all-VOL tennis honorees announced Monday night by the league's coaches. The Buffaloes swept the big three awards, Sharyl Burgeson being named Coach of the Year, while Paul Banks was tabbed the Most Valuable Singles Player and the duo of John Blankenship and Julius Kamarga was selected as the Most Valuable Doubles Team. Banks got the nod on the basis of his 25-2 record.
If you've fished long enough, you surely have a blooper or two to tell about.
East Union is showing signs of peaking at just the right time.
Chelsea Gray was destined to assist others, whether by pass or by lesson. The former Brock Elliott Elementary School student has succeeded at basketball's highest levels, winning state championships at
The varsity Ripon Chiefs burned the Riverbank Raiders with a balanced attack in their final home game of the regular season and rolled to a 38-9 Motherlode Valley Football League victory.
Manteca Jr. Timberwolves safety Tarnjot Singh saved his team's 14-6 win over the Manteca Chargers with a late-game interception and set up the first Jr. Timberwolves score with an interception on Saturday in varsity Delta Youth Football action at Dino Cunial Field.
Angel Garay returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown and added two more scores to lead the Manteca Jaguars varsity to a 32-6 win over the Atwater Falcons in Cen-Cal action.
The Manteca Cowboys wrapped up the DYSA regular-season campaign undefeated with a 44-0 shellacking of the Atwater Falcons
The Modesto Christian Kingsmen junior varsity downed the Ripon Knights 14-6 in Trans-Valley Youth Football League action.