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Wild turkeys along banks of Stanislaus

I took a walk in the woods along the Stanislaus River the other day and ran into a small flock of wild turkeys. I have been spotting turkeys there as well as seeing them in the foothills on both sides of the central valley for about 20 years and wondered how widespread they were. In checking both online and with experts at the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, I have determined that turkeys are actually quite plentiful in the Golden State.

July 24, 2016 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


DIAMOND DANDIES

The awards keep coming for league MVPs Marco Gonzales, Travis Vander Molen and Mikaela Ferreira.

July 22, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Keeping it simple is the answer

A lot of anglers make fishing too complicated.

July 22, 2016 | | Sports Columns


RIGHTING THE SHIP

TURLOCK - Scoring early, scoring often and making no errors is a pretty good game plan, and that is exactly what Northgate did Tuesday in a 10-2 win over Turlock American in the championship game of the Little League 9-10 Section 6 All-Star Tournament at Turlock American Little League's Julien Park.

July 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SWEPT AWAY

STOCKTON - The ball did not bounce Northgate's way Monday, and when it started to Morada right fielder Nathan Brookins was there.

July 19, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Troon trumps Turnberry with better golf

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Turnberry had the bigger stars. Troon had the better golf.

July 19, 2016 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


Morada turns walks into runs in rout of NGLL 11s

STOCKTON - Northgate had two good innings Saturday before things started to come apart and eventually lost 11-1 to Morada in opening-round action of the Little League 10-11 Section 6 All-Star Tournament at Western Little League's Arnold L. Zurligen Field in Stockton.

July 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SECTION RUNNER-UP

SAN ANDREAS – You cannot give extra outs to a good team and expect to win, and Manteca found that out the hard way Sunday with a pair of two-out, first-inning errors leading to two Delta of Stockton runs on the way to a 4-0 win for Delta in the championship of the Little League Juniors Section 6 All-Star Tournament at Alex Quinones Community Park in San Andreas.

July 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SECTION TITLE WITHIN REACH

TURLOCK – Pitching roulette finally caught up to Turlock American on Saturday.

July 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


No slowing down Carlson in 1st career win

STOCKTON - Parlaying the pole position with a dominant car Ty Carlson, age 21 of Manteca, roared to a career first win in the Stockton Late Model feature at the Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night.

July 17, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


BIGGER & BETTER

Hunter Brooks' transition to the bigger bikes has gone well.

July 16, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Trapper Tackle hook gets two big thumbs up

Throughout the years there have been significant changes, improvements and new inventions that have changed the way we fish.

July 15, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


NORTHGATE REIGNS AGAIN

What started as a toe-to-toe slugfest ended in a runaway.

July 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


FINISH STRONG

Blake Mount took the hill Monday for Northgate 'A' with two outs in the top of the fourth inning with his team leading Spreckels Park 'A' by two runs. Mount got out of the inning on two pitches and blanked Spreckels Park 'A' in the fifth while Northgate 'A' got eight across in those two frames for a 17-7 five-inning mercy rule win in the consolation semifinal of the Little League District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament at Northgate Little League's Gillen Field.

July 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Northgate falls short in Majors 67 title game

LATHROP – Tracy American bounced back from a 10-run loss Friday to Northgate and came from behind in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Northgate 8-7 to win the Little League District 67 Majors All Star Tournament on Saturday at Mossdale Park.

July 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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High-end rod-reel combo worth it

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I wasn't willing to spend close to a thousand dollars for a rod and a reel that ...

April 20, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Bourdais proves he is still among the best in world

LONG BEACH . (AP) - Sebastien Bourdais was once considered among the best drivers in the world.

April 17, 2018 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


NBA playoffs are wide open for once

Hey, here's something we haven't heard before.

April 16, 2018 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Switching baits draws biting fish on Delta

I was recently out fishing on the Delta with a friend, and he mentioned to me out of frustration that he had all this tackle ...

April 13, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Now to boar you about California wild pig hunting

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 ...

April 10, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Trolling Facebook for deals on tackle

My latest addiction has been online tackle shopping through the various Facebook fishing Flea Market pages. Some of the deals that I've found have ...

April 06, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Can the new Tiger Woods win at Augusta National?

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The new, more social, Tiger Woods was only occasionally seen Wednesday as he made his way around the front nine of Augusta National ...

April 05, 2018 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Spring break has come at a perfect time

Having a week off from work couldn't have come at a more perfect time.

March 30, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


MAMMOTH LAKES

MAMMOTH LAKES - I discovered the Mammoth Lakes area quite by accident years ago. We had been visiting Disneyland and the kids wanted to see the ...

March 29, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


No need to break bank for equipment

How much is too much?

March 23, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Minor league players to lose protection of minimum wage laws

Minor league baseball players who make as little as $5,500 a season would be stripped of the protection of federal minimum wage laws under ...

March 23, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


Rules tinkering by baseball bosses is ruining sport

The proprietors of baseball, charged with the task of protecting and preserving the sport, insist on tinkering with it instead.

March 23, 2018 | Hal Bock | Sports Columns


Tolman is Cal Baptist’s first swim champion

Scott Tolman is still making history, but now at a different school.

March 22, 2018 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


MFC Rebels take second in Sunnyvale tourney

Bulletin staff reports

March 20, 2018 | | Sports Columns


Winning makes McIlroy as good as he already was

AUSTIN, Texas- Rory McIlroy had his first Arnold Palmer moment before the tournament even started.

March 19, 2018 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


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