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World of Outlaws returns to Stockton Dirt Track

The local racing season is set to begin this weekend when the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday and Sunday with a full weekend of racing action.

March 18, 2015 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Dire day for floundering 49ers

Monday was momentous at 49ers headquarters. And not in a good way.

March 10, 2015 | By MARK PURDY San Jose Mercury News sports columnist | Sports Columns


Cedano, Cotton MVPs of MUST all-star game

Sequoia's Jorge Cedano and Widmer's Mary Cotton were named the MVPs of the sixth Maryann Wallace Pangburn 7/8 Grade All-Star Classic on Saturday.

March 01, 2015 | | Sports Columns


NASCAR got the drama-free Daytona 500 it needed

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt.

February 24, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press Auto Racing Writer | Sports Columns


Alpha Omega steals hearts with first event

RIPON – More than 70 competitors from Sacramento to San Ramon took part in CrossFit Alpha Omega Fit's first event over the weekend.

February 13, 2015 | Bulletin staff reports | Sports Columns


TIME TO SHINE

Don't look now, but the high school basketball postseason is upon us.

February 10, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Thoughts on Anthem, Super Bowl

Ever since I was running around in the mud under the bleachers during my brother's high school football games, I knew that someday I wanted to play that game.

February 03, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Sports Columns


Feeling no sympathy for Bryant, Cowboys

He had to be the hero.

January 13, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Local columnist | Sports Columns


Manteca FC tryouts for U7-10 boys, girls

The Manteca Futbol Club is hosting tryouts this weekend for its youngest teams.

January 09, 2015 | Bulletin staff reports | Sports Columns


Huckaby to manage Blue Jays’ Class-A team, the Lansing Lugnuts

LANSING, Mich. – Ken Huckaby has received a promotion.

January 09, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


LUCKY DUCK

EUGENE, Ore. – In his five months as a student-athlete at Oregon, Jake McCreath has gotten used to the chaos and the frenzy that follows the football team.

January 08, 2015 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Sturgeon win the waiting game

Last Thursday, while celebrating Thanksgiving, I mentioned to a family member that I was excited about my upcoming fishing trip.

December 05, 2014 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Running backs rule VOL MVP chatter

The Valley Oak League season lived up to expectation, delivering us four worthy title contenders, and essentially two championship games on the final night.

November 11, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


New format crushes Jeff Gordon’s bid for 5th championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR's new championship format, lauded for creating nail-biting intensity, wild emotional swings and tension on and off of the track, has also been full of heartbreak.

November 11, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press Auto Racing Writer | Sports Columns


Buffs bring ‘Bacon’ out of backfield

For two years, Steven Martinez has lined up on the offensive or defensive line for the Manteca varsity football team.

November 04, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


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Trout in the sagebrush

Springtime is often a great time to catch monster trout that run up out of their lakes & reservoirs to spawn. At almost any of the ...

April 23, 2018 | | Sports Columns


High-end rod-reel combo worth it

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I wasn't willing to spend close to a thousand dollars for a rod and a reel that ...

April 20, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Bourdais proves he is still among the best in world

LONG BEACH . (AP) - Sebastien Bourdais was once considered among the best drivers in the world.

April 17, 2018 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


NBA playoffs are wide open for once

Hey, here's something we haven't heard before.

April 16, 2018 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Switching baits draws biting fish on Delta

I was recently out fishing on the Delta with a friend, and he mentioned to me out of frustration that he had all this tackle ...

April 13, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Now to boar you about California wild pig hunting

Over the last few years I have seen increasing numbers of wild pigs while out on my outdoor excursions. As I understand it, wild pigs ...

April 10, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Trolling Facebook for deals on tackle

My latest addiction has been online tackle shopping through the various Facebook fishing Flea Market pages. Some of the deals that I've found have ...

April 06, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Can the new Tiger Woods win at Augusta National?

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The new, more social, Tiger Woods was only occasionally seen Wednesday as he made his way around the front nine of Augusta National ...

April 05, 2018 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Spring break has come at a perfect time

Having a week off from work couldn't have come at a more perfect time.

March 30, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


MAMMOTH LAKES

MAMMOTH LAKES - I discovered the Mammoth Lakes area quite by accident years ago. We had been visiting Disneyland and the kids wanted to see the ...

March 29, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


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


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