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Ripon boys capture 2nd straight outright title

RIPON - Kole Gonzales and the Ripon boys water polo team celebrated senior night and a second straight outright claim of the Valley Oak League title Wednesday with a 16-4 rout of Kimball Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.

October 29, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Sierra teams complete VOL title runs

MODESTO - A surprising freshman helped Sierra's girls team claim an outright title, while Sierra's boys also ran the table despite having just one all-league finisher in the Valley Oak League Championships on Tuesday at Tuolumne River Regional Park.

October 29, 2015 | Tamara Foreman | Sports Columns


READY FOR MORE

Although visiting East Union outshot Manteca 21-5 Wednesday in the Valley Oak League finale for both teams, the Lancers managed only two goals.

October 29, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Baseball goes all in with daily fantasy games

Rob Manfred has read the law, and delivered his verdict.

October 29, 2015 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Jr. Timberwolves JV whip Ceres Cowboys

Vic Murrillo of Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity threw for four touchdowns and scored another on a punt return to lead Manteca to a 52-0 shellacking of the visiting Ceres Cowboys on Saturday at East Union High School's Dino Cunial Field in Delta Youth Football League action.

October 27, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Hilmar knocks Ripon out of TVL title race

RIPON - Ripon prepared for Hilmar's Emily Bapitsta, but there was no stopping the 6-foot-2 standout Monday.

October 27, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


EU 2nd AT DIVISIONALS

The East Union High Lancers had some great performances at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls' golf tournament in Sacramento.

October 27, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


EU 2nd AT DIVISIONALS

The East Union High Lancers had some great performances at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls' golf tournament in Sacramento.

October 27, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


Ranch loss keeps Sierra in running for VOL crown

With one game remaining in Valley Oak League play Sierra kept itself in contention for the league title with a 6-0 win over visiting Central Catholic at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

October 26, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Ripon goes 3-0 in Day 2 of tourney

MODESTO - Following two tough losses to large-school opponents, Ripon High's boy' water polo team bounced back and won all three of its contests Saturday in the 23rd Annual DeLong Memorial Tournament.

October 25, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Stalking the wild turkey tails ‘room

In 1962 a fellow named Euell Gibbons published a book titled "Stalking the Wild Asparagus" which hit a responsive cord with the public and became an instant best seller.

October 25, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Move to remove non-native fish from Delta

I was recently informed of a current bill that calls for the removal of all non-native species from parts of the Delta, Stanislaus River and New Melones Lake.

October 22, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


FINAL DESTINATION

STOCKTON - The "curse" has been reversed for Manteca High senior Elizabeth Tolbert.

October 22, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Cheating kids of ‘looking forward’

I received a phone call from the girl Thusday morning and she informed me that I was going to disown her. Now, very few offenses in lifer merit disownment, as the love for a child is unconditional – tested at times, but unconditional. So I asked her what it was she could possibly do to have herself severed from the massive estate I will leave behind, and I could not believe what I heard next.

October 22, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


ROLLIN’ RED

Even with its impressive 4-1 win at Sierra on Wednesday, East Union is officially out of the running for the Valley Oak League championship.

October 22, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


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Cheaper, 12-month fishing licenses could help get kids outside

For many of our local children, today is last day of school.

May 26, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


NBA short on drama, but long on conspiracy theories

Did you know NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was so worried about the league's TV ratings that he rang up LeBron James and told him ...

May 23, 2017 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns


Bischofberger, Guibor post late model wins

STOCKTON - A controversial late race ruling by track officials propelled Tracy's Jeff Bischofberger to an upset victory in Saturday's opening round of the ...

May 22, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Watch out for boaters under the influence

The weather finally seems like it's going to be more like the month of May that I'm used to.

May 19, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Fish not biting? Make sure bait is in the water

It's funny how us fathers end up repeating the same words of advice that our fathers imparted to us as children.

May 12, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Coryn heads home for Tour of California

American cyclist Coryn Rivera long ago established her credentials on home soil, winning so many national championships in so many disciplines that she sometimes lost ...

May 11, 2017 | DAVE SKRETTA | Sports Columns


Fish ripe for the taking on local waters

From now until the end of May, our local fishing is at its best, if you ask me.

May 04, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Aaron Judge transforms batting practice in Bronx

Aaron Judge has transformed batting practice in the Bronx.

May 02, 2017 | RONALD BLUM | Sports Columns


Isabel’s Vintage Café in Ripon offers discounts to CCW holders

About a year and a half ago I wrote a column about a growing trend among restaurant owners around the country to offer a discount ...

April 30, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Remember when people said boxing was dead?

Madison Square Garden was filled with 20,000 boxing fans last month, and they were treated to Gennady Golovkin, Danny Jacobs and a spectacular night ...

April 24, 2017 | | Sports Columns


EU, Manteca, RC athletes receive CSEA scholarships

Several local student athletes were announced Friday as recipients of the A. Dale Lacky / California School Employees Association scholarship award winners.

April 22, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


Savor some unpredictability to begin NBA playoffs

Say this about the NBA playoffs: It's usually quite predictable.

April 22, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Boating license required

For years, many of the boaters that I know of have been asking for there to be a boater's license required. It looks like ...

April 20, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Window to catch big bass closing

When I think about the month of April, I'm reminded about the first time I ever caught a bass weighing over 10 pounds.

April 13, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


NFL still doesn’t get Vegas, even with Raiders

LAS VEGAS - Sometimes the bumbling bozos in charge of the NFL just can't help themselves.

April 13, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


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