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Hilmar knocks Ripon out of TVL title race

RIPON - Ripon prepared for Hilmar's Emily Bapitsta, but there was no stopping the 6-foot-2 standout Monday.

October 27, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


EU 2nd AT DIVISIONALS

The East Union High Lancers had some great performances at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls' golf tournament in Sacramento.

October 27, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


EU 2nd AT DIVISIONALS

The East Union High Lancers had some great performances at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls' golf tournament in Sacramento.

October 27, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


Ranch loss keeps Sierra in running for VOL crown

With one game remaining in Valley Oak League play Sierra kept itself in contention for the league title with a 6-0 win over visiting Central Catholic at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

October 26, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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


FINAL DESTINATION

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


ROLLIN’ RED

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


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Enjoy nice weather, but don’t expect it to last much longer

When I was growing up, a few houses down from us lived an older retired gentleman and his wife.

February 11, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


OSWEILER ERA?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the biggest winners from the Super Bowl didn't even take a snap.

February 08, 2016 | BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports Columns


Ugly game is hopefully the last for Manning

SANTA CLARA (AP) - A sea of Denver Broncos had just chased a beleaguered Cam Newton around his own end zone one more time, and Carolina ...

February 08, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Update on Paiute Trout

For 50 years I have been both fascinated and concerned about a beautiful and extremely rare little purple trout, the Paiute Cutthroat Trout, (Salmo Clarki ...

February 08, 2016 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


It was a ‘super’ disappointment

I try and not write in absolutes – best ever, worst ever, loudest ever, most obnoxious ever. So I will not say this was the worst ...

February 07, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Despite controversies, NFL continues to grow under Goodell

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Roger Goodell might as well mail this one in.

February 04, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Water levels on lakes can be deceiving

Just when I was starting to imagine our lakes being full and our launch ramps being within walking - not hiking - distance from the parking lot ...

February 04, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Ken Stabler’s brain damage intrudes on Super Bowl fun

SAN FRANCISCO - For a guy who loved a good party, it's hard to imagine Ken Stabler ever thought he'd be crashing one this ...

February 04, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Thursday Night Football on CBS, NBC

"Thursday Night Football" will bounce around among CBS, NBC and NFL Network next season, and league executives are confident fans will find the games just ...

February 02, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


Super Bowl, football & immature celebrations

Well, the Super Bowl will be upon us soon.

January 31, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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 ...

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


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