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CROSSTOWN SHOWDOWN

TRACY - Carson Sanders got to have a say in the ending of the game after all.

June 23, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


DUARTE DEALS

TRACY - Sante Duarte was in the zone Thursday.

June 23, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Allmendinger, Dale Jr. part of Toyota/Save Mart 350 field

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the wine country in Sonoma for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 this weekend.

June 22, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Weather does not deter the obsessed fisherman

As I was pulling my boat out of the water on Thursday, I saw a young boy riding his bike, steering with one hand, while the other was holding his fishing pole.

June 22, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


HOT BATS

TRACY - It was hard to tell which was hotter Wednesday, the scorching San Joaquin Valley sun or the smoking Manteca Giants bats.

June 21, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


GIANTS OUTSLUG DODGERS

TRACY - Seth Dunn led a 16-hit parade for the Lathrop Giants on Monday, going 4 for 4 with a triple and five RBI as they outlasted the Salida Dodgers 18-9 in consolation action of the District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions at Legacy Fields.

June 20, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Koepka’s trip around the world leads to major title at home

ERIN, Wis. (AP) - Before their names shared space on the silver U.S. Open trophy, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth were together in a less attractive location.

June 20, 2017 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


Rattler precautions for this summer

From every indication, this summer will be a bad one for rattlesnake encounters. While we got the rain we prayed for, we also got a huge crop of wild grasses to go with it and there is almost certainly a big crop of rodents to eat those grasses and their seeds. Because rodents like rats, mice, gophers, squirrels, and voles are the primary food source for snakes it looks like we can expect greater snake numbers as well.

June 18, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


TIGERS SURVIVE SCARE

STOCKTON - Spreckels Park pitcher Mikey Elder found the remedy for his team's error bug - strikeouts.

June 16, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Mayweather-McGregor should be fun up to opening bell

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The real fun will come before the fight, and what a spectacle it should be. Put Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on a stage together to promote their fight and anything can happen.

June 16, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Family, fishing are best Father’s Day gifts

Father's Day is coming up, so all week long I'm being asked by my wife what I want for Father's Day.

June 16, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


WIRE TO WIRE

STOCKTON - The Northgate Dodgers put up four first-inning runs and never trailed Tuesday in a 9-4 win over the Spreckels Park Tigers in semifinal action of the District 67 Juniors Tournament of Champions at Paul E. Weston Park.

June 13, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Salida eliminates Manteca in junior TOC

STOCKTON - The Manteca White juniors had problems keeping the ball in front of them Monday and committed eight errors in a 9-5 elimination loss to the Salida Dodgers in the District 67 Tournament of Champions at Paul E. Weston Park.

June 13, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass

PARIS (AP) - Leave it to others to decide whether Rafael Nadal is playing the best tennis of his career as he comes off a 10th French Open championship, his 15th Grand Slam title in all, and now turns his attention to Wimbledon.

June 13, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Giants rally for Manteca LL title

The Giants scored all of their runs in the final two innings Thursday to come from behind and beat the A's 3-2 for the Manteca Little League majors championship at Lincoln Park.

June 11, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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IndyCar needs to push Newgarden as its new star

SONOMA (AP) - It has been five years since IndyCar last had an American champion as the face of the series. This time, the series is ...

September 18, 2017 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Newgarden takes IndyCar 2017 title with 2nd at Sonoma

SONOMA - Team Penske turned in yet another dominant performance at Sunday's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, the season finale for the IndyCar Series, as ...

September 17, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


The big bang guns

Like anything else, people sometimes get carried away with their hobbies, one of which is gun collecting. You can collect guns that are rare, historical ...

September 17, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Shankel wins Late Model 99 title

STOCKTON - The Stockton 99 Speedway closed out its 2017 regular season by crowning four track champions on Saturday night

September 17, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Seek out the spots that look unappealing

I often see fishermen point at an area or spot and say "It looks good over there!"

September 15, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Chase for IndyCar Series title ends at Sonoma Raceway

The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season reaches its conclusion this weekend with its annual trek to the wine country for the GoPro Grand Prix of ...

September 15, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Hanging out with other anglers ‘cool’ with me

When I was growing up it wasn't "cool" to be known as the kid who liked to go fishing.

September 08, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Ripon’s McCreath earns weekly NEC awards for CCSU

Former Ripon High volleyball star Samantha McCreath is making an immediate impact in her first year at NCAA Division I Central Connecticut State.

September 06, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Don’t forget life jackets during holiday weekend

Labor Day weekend is an exciting time for most anglers.

September 01, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Stampede hands Jr. Buffaloes loss

Francisco Ramirez had 31 rushing yards and four tackles for the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes in a 50-0 Cen-Cal loss to the Oakdale Stampede on Saturday ...

August 29, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Ripon Knights tame Denair Lions in TVL play

DENAIR – Jace Beidleman threw for three touchdowns and ran for one more to lead the Ripon Knights junior varsity to a 30-6 Trans-Valley Youth Football ...

August 29, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Jr. Timberwolves cruise past Jr. Warriors

GALT – Marcelo Morales got three quick scores for the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity Saturday in a 38-6 win over the host Galt Jr. Warriors in ...

August 29, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


GOING THE DISTANCE

When Ray Gonzalez opened a gym in Lathrop to provide CrossFit training and power lifting to people in the South County, he knew he wanted ...

August 29, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Sports Columns


‘That’s football’? No wonder why numbers are dropping

As a sports reporter, I see a lot, both good and bad. There are people who will say, "I have seen it all now," but ...

August 28, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Would like to see kids get hooked on fishing

While driving home from Sacramento earlier in the week, my son reminded me of two of my favorite activities that fewer of our youth are ...

August 24, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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