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Cougars close in on VOL crown

STOCKTON - Senior Night was longer than it had been in recent years for Weston Ranch's boys soccer team.

October 22, 2015 | | Sports Columns


The last bit of air from ‘Deflategate’ finally leaks out

INDIANAPOLIS - We just found out what happened to the air someone took out of Tom Brady's footballs in the playoffs last January.

October 20, 2015 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns


Ripon in line for VFL North championship

Ripon High's girls golf team is a step closer to capturing its first Valley Foothill League North title under eighth-year coach Eric Dambrosio after beating Escalon 154-160 in the regular-season finale Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course.

October 16, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Get ready for duck hunting, fishing to overlap

In a few short weeks duck hunting season will be opening.

October 16, 2015 | | Sports Columns


East Union sweeps Lathrop

LATHROP - The East Union volleyball team bounced back from a heartbreaking loss and swept Lathrop 25-20, 25-20, 25-10 on Thursday.

October 16, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Upon further review, plenty of blame to go around on NFL officiating snafus

The next time you need to clean the gutters at home and don't want to get the ladder out, try standing on the NFL rule book.

October 16, 2015 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns


Ripon water polo scores shutouts at Central Catholic

MODESTO - Ripon High's boys and girls water polo teams routed host Central Catholic in shutouts Wednesday.

October 15, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Sierra knocks Oakdale from VOL’s top spot

OAKDALE - Things got more interesting in the Valley Oak League thanks to Sierra's 2-1 triumph at Oakdale on Wednesday.

October 14, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Big Drama Show: Golovkin eyes Breakout fight

If all goes according to plan for Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, he'll knock out David Lemieux, become a pay-per-view draw, and get a lot of people a lot more interested in boxing again.

October 14, 2015 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Ripon Chiefs crush Salida Steelers

The Ripon Chiefs scored three second-half touchdowns against the Salida Steelers, winning handily in Mountain Valley Football League varsity action Saturday at Gregori High.

October 13, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


The Umpqua college tragedy & gun control

Recently, there was a terrible tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon when some crazy killed nine people and wounded numerous others, before killing himself.

October 12, 2015 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


East Union overcomes forfeiture to beat Jags

East Union managed to hold on and beat visiting Kimball 5-4 despite having to forfeit a singles match Thursday.

October 09, 2015 | Bulletin staff reports | Sports Columns


NET GAIN

Manteca ended its busy week 3 for 3 with its four-game victory over visiting Kimball on Thursday.

October 09, 2015 | Bulletin staff reports | Sports Columns


Getting lost in the Delta

Every year, about this time, I'm reminded of when I came across two lost anglers while fishing the Delta.

October 09, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Manteca volleyball alone in 3rd after sweeping Cougars

Stockton- Manteca High's volleyball team started a busy four-day stretch Monday with a sweep of Weston Ranch that broke up a third-place tie between them in the Valley Oak League.

October 06, 2015 | Bulletin staff reports | Sports Columns


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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


Youth football coaching at worst

As I was processing some Little League pictures before heading north for the pending birth of the girl's boy I was watching Friday Night ...

April 02, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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