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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 at Guss Schmiedt Field.

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 League win over the Denair Lions at Denair High School on Saturday.

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 Northern California Youth Football and Cheer action.

August 29, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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 to appeal to serious athletes.

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 not me. Because I know that I never know what is going to happen next.

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 participating in now more than ever.

August 24, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity came out of the gates with a bang in their first game in Northern California Youth Football and Cheer with a 40-0 thumping of the Tracy Rampage on Saturday at Dino Cunial Field.

August 22, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Cowboys corral Outlaws in CYF season opener

Jacorey Franklin and Everett Sangalang scored three touchdowns apiece Saturday to lead the Manteca Cowboys varsity to a 57-0 thumping of the Central Valley Outlaws in Northern California Youth Football and Cheer action at the Riverbank Sports Complex.

August 22, 2017 | | Sports Columns

Wilber’s late pick seals Knights’ JV win over Hilmar

Owen Wilber intercepted a Hilmar Packer pass at his own 1-yard line with 25 seconds remaining Saturday to seal a 12-6 win for the Ripon Knights junior varsity in Trans-Valley Youth Football League action at Ripon Christian High School.

August 22, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

NASCAR needs to speak up amid US turmoil

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Fans turn to sports for entertainment, a respite from the stress of the real world. They say they don't want politics mixed in with sports, they just want to enjoy the show.

August 22, 2017 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns

Purists eager for fight after Mayweather-McGregor

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Look at any boxing website, and the comments will largely all be the same.

August 21, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns

Philpott picks up second win of season at 99 Speedway

STOCKTON - Dominant performances were the theme of the night in all four divisions racing at the Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night.

August 21, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns

What’s in a smaller glove? More hype for the fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - It's only 2 ounces of foam, 4 if you count both hands.

August 17, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns

Shopping around for new bass boat

I've got to confess that I've secretly been shopping around for bass boats.

August 17, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

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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

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

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