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Warriors so good, they’re turning rivals into fans

When Byron Scott forgets he's a coach of a rival team, just focuses on the game he loves, he can't help but be impressed with the Golden State Warriors.

December 04, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Trout take over at Amador, Camanche

For as many times I've been fishing, one would think that I've pretty much seen it all when it came to launching a boat.

December 04, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Bracing for York’s next bad decision for floundering 49ers

It always starts at the top, and the top members of the 49ers' executive branch probably would like some peace and quiet right about now.

December 01, 2015 | TIM KAWAKAMI | Sports Columns


Can Warriors Get to 33-0 and Break Another Record?

The Warriors have won their first 16 games of the season, which is ridiculous. So talking about them doubling that streak is doubly ridiculous.

November 27, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Still much work ahead for undefeated Warriors

Congratulations to the Warriors for going 16-0 out of the gate. Let me express my overriding sentiment about the achievement in two words:

November 27, 2015 | | Sports Columns


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


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Crum, Cowboys varsity cruise to DYSA victory over Modesto Raiders

Dennis Crum passed for nearly 100 yards Saturday and ran for three touchdowns to lead the Manteca Cowboys to a 32-6 DYSA road win over ...

September 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Remembering the first catch that got me hooked

While visiting a favorite fishing website of mine, a group of anglers were discussing fishing and sharing memories of catching their first fish.

September 22, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Weaver leads Jr T’Wolves’ trouncing of JV Aggies

MERCED - The Ripon Knights novice team continued its undefeated march Saturday at El Capitan High, squeaking out a 19-12 victory over the Merced Blue Devils ...

September 20, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Ripon Knights novice edges Blue Devils

MERCED - The Ripon Knights novice team continued its undefeated march Saturday at El Capitan High, squeaking out a 19-12 victory over the Merced Blue Devils ...

September 20, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Column: Penske dominates season of promise for IndyCar

SONOMA (AP) - It was the year of Roger Penske in IndyCar. No team came close to stopping Team Penske's march to the top of ...

September 20, 2016 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Autumn trout tactics

Interestingly enough a lot of outdoors fanatics focus on fall as being hunting season. That's certainly true, and I'm ready to go off ...

September 18, 2016 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


99 Speedway closes season

STOCCTON - The 99 Speedway put a wrap on 2016 with its Night of Champions season finale on Saturday.

September 18, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Pagenaud dominates Sonoma Grand Prix

SONOMA - Simon Pagenaud put an exclamation mark on his extraordinary 2016 season by driving to a commanding win in Sunday's GoPro Grand Prix of ...

September 18, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Nights of Champions finale Saturday at 99

STOCKTON - Stockton 99 Speedway will host its points season finale on Saturday night with the double points Night of Champions at the 68-year-old quarter-mile.

September 16, 2016 | STEVEN BLAKESLEY | Sports Columns


Do not be fooled by summer-like weather

With the summer-like conditions we've been having lately, the inexperienced angler tends to believe that the fishing conditions are the same as the summer ...

September 16, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Balanced offenses lead Jaguars, Jr Buffaloes to Cen-Cal victories

The Manteca Jaguars varsity held the visiting Los Banos Wildcats scoreless in the second half on the way to a 23-7 Cen-Cal win at Daniel ...

September 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Stingy Cowboys collect another shutout in Tracy

After a scoreless first quarter Saturday the Manteca Cowboys varsity scored in the three remaining periods to post a 22-0 win over the host Tracy ...

September 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Beidleman powers Knights’ blowout win over Packers

Jace Beidleman and Preston Zuidervaart connected for two touchdowns Saturday to lead the Ripon Knights novice to a 41-19 Trans Valley Youth Football League win ...

September 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


3 carries, 3 TDs for Morales in T’wolves’ win

Marcelo Morales scored three touchdowns on his only three carries for the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity in a 58-7 Delta Youth Football League win ...

September 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Timberwolves ward off McNair in final tune-up

STOCKTON - Sierra ended its nonleague schedule on a high note Thursday, vanquishing host McNair in four games, 11-25, 25-23. 26-24, 25-22.

September 09, 2016 | | Sports Columns


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