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Norman Clyde, Dad, & the Dead General

Norman Clyde was possibly the finest mountaineer in the history of the Western Hemisphere.

January 31, 2016 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


Super Bowl matchip masks an ugly year on field in the NFL

A certain Hall of Fame quarterback in what will likely be his final game. A superstar in waiting on the big stage for the first time.

January 31, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Don’t let gloomy weather fool you

A lot of anglers are waiting in anticipation for the weather to clear up before they go fishing.

January 29, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


With water levels rising, beware of widowmakers

I'm sure all of you are excited about the rain we've been getting this winter season.

January 22, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Hard to feel sorry for Spanos and the Chargers

It's hard to feel sorry for Dean Spanos, even if he looked like someone had just kicked his dog the other day in Houston.

January 15, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Bassmasters dream dashed by Powerball

For the first time in 10 years I purchased a Powerball ticket.

January 15, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Bright, dark sides of Chip Kelly pick

Maybe the most dreadful part about the 49ers during the 2015 season was not that they lost so many games. It was that they were boring.

January 15, 2016 | MARK PURDY | Sports Columns


Play ball with NFL . . . or else

As the clock ticked down toward a vote, the NFL Network breathlessly reported on the long line of luxury cars idling outside a suburban Houston hotel waiting to whisk the rich and powerful back to their private jets and onto the next important task. It was not the only time Tuesday's NFL owners' meeting resembled a meeting of old-line mafia families.

January 13, 2016 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns


Proposal that allows college bowl system, playoffs to co-exist

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Nick Saban is concerned about the bowl system.

January 13, 2016 | | Sports Columns


You can’t beat using bear grease

If we put our minds to it, we could learn a lot from the Native Americans who preceded the white man as masters of North America. In reading about the Plains Indians who followed the bison herds it seems that the Indians utilized almost every part of the buffalo upon which they depended for their livelihood.

January 10, 2016 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


Greed triggers NFL teams rush to LA

The people of St. Louis are in a tizzy, and not just because the team they lifted from Los Angeles could soon be heading back home.

January 07, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Finding beauty in storm

Several years ago, during the month of January, I was out competing in a bass tournament on Lake Camanche.

January 07, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


New Year’s Eve games total flop

MIAMI - The College Football Playoff is a marvelous thing.

January 02, 2016 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Lucky to have great fishing around us

January 02, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Leonard emerges as a role model for Wiggins

Kawhi Leonard has quietly risen to stardom in San Antonio, hardly uttering a word as he captured an NBA Finals MVP, Defensive Player of the Year award and a maximum contract extension this summer.

December 29, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | 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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