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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


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


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

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

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Done in by plus tide during Delta tourney

I was faced by my nemesis while fishing a tournament on the Delta recently.

March 16, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

Promises turn into paydays in NFL

All those promises worth millions upon millions to free agents turned into paydays Wednesday when the NFL's business year began.

March 15, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns

Harvick takes a bumpy road to 100 victories

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (- Kevin Harvick once lay in wait for Greg Biffle on the pit road wall at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick was angry - he ...

March 06, 2018 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns

99 Speedway season opener postponed

The 2018 season-opening race at the Stockton 99 Speedway today has been postponed due to inclement weather.

March 02, 2018 | | Sports Columns

Shoulder pain won’t stop me from fishing

After hearing about a friend of mine having to have his shoulder operated on, I decided that it was time to get my shoulder checked ...

March 02, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

Desert in the Valley? Exactly what it was not too long ago

My wife thinks I'm crazy, but in addition to mountains and oceans, I love deserts. I love the wide empty spaces where there are ...

February 25, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns

Americans over- promise, under- deliver in S Korea

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - They had their moments, without a doubt.

February 25, 2018 | | Sports Columns

Finishing in the money at Shasta tournament

My recent tournament on Lake Shasta was amazing.

February 23, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

Walljasper, LSU visit UOP today

Allie Walljasper is coming home.

February 22, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns

A bronze that feels golden for Lindsey Vonn

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) - Over coffee last November at Lindsey Vonn's home in Colorado, Sofia Goggia of Italy asked her friend for some advice.

February 22, 2018 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns

Bracing for colder weather at Shasta

One of the nice things about tournament fishing is that you get to fish different places.

February 16, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

Potter’s Pebble play: Performance, not pedigree

PEBBLE BEACH ) - This looked like a mismatch to everyone but Ted Potter Jr.

February 13, 2018 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns

Don Moyer can hear a rattlesnake calling his name

Last weekend I took my Grandson Josh out fossil digging along Patterson Pass Road.

February 12, 2018 | | Sports Columns

Early signs of spring bode well for anglers

On my way to work this morning I saw all the signs of spring.

February 09, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

Wild pets aren’t legal in California except for fish

As a general rule, wild animals don't make good pets. Although there have been several great articles about humans adopting large wild critters such ...

February 05, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns

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