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Purchasing strategy for fisherman on budget

While out fishing with a friend recently, we talked about purchasing new equipment.

November 27, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


COMEBACK KIDS

TRACY - For the second week in a row, the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity team turned a two-touchdown, fourth-quarter deficit into a playoff overtime victory to advance in the Delta Youth Football League playoffs.

November 24, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Maturity helps Kyle Busch finally win 1st Cup title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - There was a time early in Kyle Busch's career that his talent could not save his job.

November 24, 2015 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Elk Foundation: Million bucks for wildlife

Sometime in the late 1990s I attended my first Rocky Mountain Elk fundraising dinner. My friend, Joe Mangelos had conned me into attending and I'm sure glad he did. That night I bought $20 worth of raffle tickets and I'll be darned if I didn't win a brand new 30-06 rifle! I have been hooked ever since. I often take friends or family members along with me and we all have a great time. There are even activities and special prizes for kids. While everyone attending has a great time, the point of the whole evening is ...

November 23, 2015 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


All hail Gordon, Harvick refuses to play mind games

HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Kevin Harvick has made a predictable habit of trying to rattle his opposition when the stakes are at their highest.

November 20, 2015 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Quality rain gear necessity for all-weather fisherman

The first year I started tournament fishing I went and purchased what I thought was good rain gear. It worked for a few trips but wasn't exactly comfortable and started to fail within a year's time.

November 20, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Cotto & Alvarez in fight that may be worth price

LAS VEGAS - The sting from Mayweather-Pacquiao is still there, which makes anyone who spent $100 to watch that overhyped snoozer think twice about wasting their money on boxing again.

November 18, 2015 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Cowboys varsity falls short in playoffs

Trabron Russell and Leo Bonilla combined for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns, but that was not enough as the Manteca Cowboys varsity lost 38-27 to the Edison Jr. Vikings in the DYSA North Super Bowl on Saturday at Warrior Stadium in Galt.

November 17, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


TACKLE SCORES TD

Most offensive linemen will play their entire careers toiling in obscurity while others get the glory. Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity offensive tackle Cody Ward got a taste of that glory on Sunday.

November 17, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Rain-shortened race: Quintessential NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - In this topsy-turvy second season of NASCAR's new championship format, it was only fitting that the race to set the final four ended in an empty, unsatisfying way.

November 16, 2015 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Cowboys varsity lassoes DYSA division title

The Manteca Cowboys varsity hammered the Tracy Rampage in the DYSA division championship 30-6 Saturday at Dino Cunial Field.

November 10, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Riley’s ‘humbling’ 78 good enough for state

SALINAS - A long day of frustration turned into relief for East Union senior Brooke Riley on Monday.

November 10, 2015 | | Sports Columns


FUTURE IS NOW

Manteca (15-8) heads to El Capitan of Merced tonight for what will be its first postseason appearance in four years, and the Buffaloes have a chance to end an even longer streak.

November 10, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Team Penske battling each other with NASCAR title on line

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Nobody seems better prepared for the third round of NASCAR's playoffs than Team Penske, which has led 662 of the last 834 laps raced.

November 10, 2015 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Weston Ranch’s Huerta first in subsection race

Thomas Huerta of Weston Ranch won the boys Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Subsection Cross Country Championship at Frogtown in Angels Camp on Saturday, completing the 3.0 mile course in 16 minutes, 30 seconds.

November 09, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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SJS: Prep sports starting week earlier in 2018

LODI - Get ready for high school football practice in July.

August 26, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Withdrawal of petition a victory for local anglers

The highly controversial striped bass and black bass petition was recently withdrawn, resulting in a victory for local anglers wishing to preserve one of the ...

August 26, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Would give anything to strap it up 1 last time

The calendar is turning to September, and with that football season will be in full swing. And while guys get made fun of for this ...

August 25, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF

Coming off a historic season, Sierra isn't thinking about championships going into Friday's 2016 opener at Ripon.

August 25, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Cowboys kick off DYSA season with sweep

The Manteca Cowboys varsity defeated the Lodi Titans 14-2 in DYSA action at East Union's Dino Cunial Field on Saturday.

August 23, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


The simple fix for golf that isn’t so simple

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For all the praise of golf's return to the Olympics, there was no shortage of suggestions to make it better.

August 23, 2016 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


Manteca’s Mast wins Bomber Main

In a race that had more plot twists than a Ryan Lochte night on the town, season points leader Larry Tankersley, of Gridley, picked up ...

August 21, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Handicaps outdoors

About 30 years ago my next door neighbor, Arvel, and I spent a lot of time together in the outdoors. We cut firewood for our ...

August 21, 2016 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


BACK TO BASICS

RIPON - Ripon's water polo program enjoyed an historic 2015 campaign despite depth issues.

August 19, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Paying for boat annually

It's that time of year again when San Joaquin County taxes me for having a boat.

August 19, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


LEADING LANCER

One of Kim Brooks' greatest motivations for coaching is her own regret.

August 18, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


NFL threatens to suspend 4 players

The NFL is still seeking an audience with the four linebackers it's investigating for an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs.

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


Philpott wins in season debut

Although he was making his first start of the season, Tracy's Justin Philpott showed no signs of rust as he blazed to a win ...

August 14, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


TALL TASK

LATHROP - Few people get to live their dream, but everything comes at a price.

August 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Coalition aims to preserve local fisheries

There's an automated letter online at www.water4fish.org/savebass, rejecting the proposed bag limit because it will surely have an adverse effect on ...

August 11, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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