Duck season opens this weekend, and this is the time of year where anglers have to be extra careful when venturing into the many flooded islands found throughout the Delta. I've learned over the years that it's easier to just leave certain areas to the hunters.
I didn't say a word for seven hours Saturday.
In sports, athletes eventually experience some sort of burnout.
East Union high freshman Jordan Kron has invested a lot of time in the game of baseball. Now, Kron is about to experience some of the return as he earned a spot on USA Baseball's 14-and-under 18-man roster.
After six Starbursts and half a bottle of Mountain Dew, I remembered why I entertain sweets about as often as I visit the dentist.
Recently, I was asked to explain the differences between a reaction bait and a rip bait.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The inaugural year for the NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award presented by Jostens saw rookies collect 53 feature wins.
WALNUT CREEK - Cal State Stanislaus forward Lisa Garcia has been named the Wilson/California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, it was announced on Tuesday.
Pastor shook my hand Sunday, as he usually does, skipped over the formalities and went straight to fly fishing. With the grin of a curious fisherman, he asked about the Montana Special.
October is one of my favorite months to fish.
Although the battle for king of the hill in the featured Western Late Model division at Stockton's 99 Speedway was decided weeks ago, as Justin Philpott, age 19 of Tracy, built a 100-plus point to earn him the 2009 Western Late Model track championship crown, a quality field of 17 cars crowded the pits for last Saturday's season finale.
For almost six months all that Paul Alberts ate was confined to a concrete list that he never strayed from.
I looked back to see if my buddy Brad saw the unmistakable dancing of the end of my fly rod.
Moral victories aren't going to get Lathrop any closer to its first-ever postseason appearance, but the Spartans proved to themselves and the rest of the Valley Oak League that they can compete with elite teams in last week's tough-to-swallow 14-12 homecoming loss to Manteca.
The Manteca Cowboys varsity rolled over the visiting Tracy Rampage 46-14 Saturday in DYSA action at Dino Cunial Field.
The Ripon Chiefs varsity team held off a late charge by the Linden Lions to secure a 20-14 win in Motherlode Valley Football League action.
The Manteca Jaguars junior varsity squad had its way in a 60-6 victory over the Los Banos Wildcats.
The Ripon Knights varsity broke open a tight game with 34-unanswered second-half points in a 60-20 win over the Big Valley Sabercats in Trans-Valley Youth Football action.
Mike Garcia returned the opening kickoff for a 70-yard touchdown to set the tone for the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves novice 35-19 win over host Ceres in Delta Youth Football League action on Saturday.
Dezmin Ware stood out on both sides of the ball Sunday to lead the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes varsity to a 32-13 win over the host Merced Cougars in Cen-Cal action at Golden Valley High School.
Tarnot Singh helped keep the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity undefeated in five games with an interception returned for a touchdown and a touchdown catch to lead Manteca to a 26-6 win over the Tracy Bulldogs in Delta Youth Football League action.
The Manteca Cowboys posted their fifth shutout Saturday with a 39-0 thumping of the Stagg Delta Kings in DYSA action at Dino Cunial Field.
Kyle Jacklich scored three touchdowns and five conversion kicks to lead the Ripon Knights varsity past the Tri-City Bulldogs 46-16 in Trans-Valley Youth Football action.
Ryan Dagget scored on offense and defense to lead the Ripon Chiefs varsity over the Waterford Sabercats 34-0 in Motherlode Valley Football League action on Saturday.