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Garrison Reis accounted for four of his team's six hits Thursday at Bassi Field, while Blake Mejorado and Tyler Paul Wentworth combined to pitch 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to help Manteca Little League's minor-division 'A' team hold off Spreckels Park 'A' 7-5 and advance to the winners-bracket semifinals of the District 67 All-Star Tournament.

July 08, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns

Combining son’s love for trains with fishing

I'm sure we've all heard of the old saying, "killing two birds with one stone."

July 08, 2016 | | Sports Columns

King of the West series resumes with weekend doubleheader

HANFORD - One of the most exciting stretches of the season for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series fires off with a big doubleheader of action starting this Saturday at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, followed by the Stockton Dirt Track's rescheduled Salute to LeRoy Van Conett on Sunday.

July 06, 2016 | By Gary Thomas | Sports Columns


It was one heck of a sixth inning.

July 06, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Haapanen wins flight but misses hammer finals

EUGENE, Ore. - Manteca's Amy Haapanen won the first flight, but it wasn't good enough to advance to the hammer throw finals in U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field on Wednesday.

July 06, 2016 | | Sports Columns

Pete Rose sues former baseball investigator over rape claims

Former baseball star Pete Rose on Wednesday sued the lawyer whose investigative report got him kicked out of baseball for gambling, alleging the lawyer defamed him last year by saying on the radio that Rose raped young teen girls during spring training.

July 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns

Spreckels, Northgate in 10-11 quarters

Niko Reitz had a two-RBI double and beat the throw home on Kyle Bagley's fielder's choice to cap a six-run fifth inning Sunday for Spreckels Park, ending the second-round contest with Manteca at 13-3 via the mercy rule in the Little League District 67 10-11 All Star Tournament at Spreckels Park Little League.

July 04, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Beeler wins Ron Strmiska Memorial

The grandstands were packed full on a perfect summer evening at the Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night for the Firecracker 100 program featuring the Ron Strmiska Memorial for the Pacific Challenge Series (PCS) Late Models and four other divisions.

July 04, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns

Shopping for loaded truck built to last

I've been truck shopping lately.

July 01, 2016 | | Sports Columns


The 2015-16 school year may be remembered as the best ever for prep sports in the Manteca area.

June 30, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns

NGLL Braves force ‘if’ game in majors final

The Northgate Braves were looking for a strong pitching performance from Romeo Torres on Monday night. They got it and then some.

June 28, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Road runners & rattlesnakes

When I was about 10 years old my father took my younger brother Chris and I on an excursion to the hills South of Tracy.

June 26, 2016 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns

Unexpected crappie sighting leads to great day on water

Wednesday, while fishing New Melones Lake, all intentions were to go after the kokanee that were supposed to be biting.

June 24, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

Major hurdle: Breaks finally fall Dustin Johnson’s way

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Dustin Johnson already has shown he can take a punch. He also can take a joke.

June 20, 2016 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns

No denying LeBron’s greatness now

The drought is over for Cleveland, and the debate is over as well.

June 20, 2016 | TIM REYNOLDS | Sports Columns

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Jr. Spartans JV wins on 2-point conversion

Jeremiah Green's conversion run proved to be the difference Saturday for the Lathrop Jr. Spartans junior varsity in a 13-12 win over the North ...

October 25, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Finally! A Cubs team that ain’t afraid of no ghosts

CHICAGO (AP) - Grown men didn't weep.

October 23, 2016 | | Sports Columns

Ripon’s Gagnon collects 10 goals on senior night

RIPON - Nick Gagnon is going out with a bang.

October 21, 2016 | | Sports Columns

Will Vegas and Raiders be a match?

HOUSTON (AP) - As much as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis wishes otherwise, a decision on allowing him to move his franchise to Las Vegas isn ...

October 21, 2016 | barry Wilner | Sports Columns

Enjoying the ride in recent bass tourney

I was recently both humbled and honored to be invited to participate in a local tournament with someone I introduced to the sport of bass ...

October 21, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

Sierra overpowers WR with singles sweeps

STOCKTON - Kaitlyn Rausa and Claire Banks led a dominant effort in singles play, as Sierra rolled to a 7-2 Valley Oak League win at Weston ...

October 18, 2016 | | Sports Columns


The Manteca Junior Timberwolves junior varsity clinched the top seed in the upcoming Delta Youth Football playoffs with a 43-0 shellacking of visiting Empire at ...

October 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Nobody buys a ticket to watch managers manage

CHICAGO (AP) - Nobody buys a ticket to watch managers manage.

October 17, 2016 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns

The basics of fire building

When I was about 10 years old our Dad would take my brother Chris and I along with him when he went trout fishing. One ...

October 16, 2016 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns

Shorthanded Sierra tennis fall in Oakdale

Bulletin staff reports

October 14, 2016 | | Sports Columns

Keep eyes peeled for duck blinds

When I think about fishing in October, I think about great weather, great fishing and the opening of duck hunting season.

October 14, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

NFL owners won’t resist Vegas deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada lawmakers are going out of their way this week to give a casino owner worth $32 billion a stadium funded on ...

October 13, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns

Crum, varsity Cowboys lasso Lodi Colts

LODI - Dennis Crum was in on three touchdowns for the varsity Manteca Cowboys in a 50-0 thumping of the host Lodi Colts on Saturday in ...

October 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Speed secures 2nd GRC crown

Manteca native Scott Speed earned his second consecutive Global Rallycross Championship title when he drove his Andretti Motorsports No. 41 Beetle GRC to a second-place ...

October 11, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns

100-mph pitches give Cub’s Chapman little time to reflect

CHICAGO - Like too many ballplayers with interesting and sometimes controversial pasts, Aroldis Chapman would prefer that his game do the talking. If so, it's ...

October 09, 2016 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns

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