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Move to remove non-native fish from Delta

I was recently informed of a current bill that calls for the removal of all non-native species from parts of the Delta, Stanislaus River and New Melones Lake.

October 22, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


FINAL DESTINATION

STOCKTON - The "curse" has been reversed for Manteca High senior Elizabeth Tolbert.

October 22, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Cheating kids of ‘looking forward’

I received a phone call from the girl Thusday morning and she informed me that I was going to disown her. Now, very few offenses in lifer merit disownment, as the love for a child is unconditional – tested at times, but unconditional. So I asked her what it was she could possibly do to have herself severed from the massive estate I will leave behind, and I could not believe what I heard next.

October 22, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


ROLLIN’ RED

Even with its impressive 4-1 win at Sierra on Wednesday, East Union is officially out of the running for the Valley Oak League championship.

October 22, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Cougars close in on VOL crown

STOCKTON - Senior Night was longer than it had been in recent years for Weston Ranch's boys soccer team.

October 22, 2015 | | Sports Columns


The last bit of air from ‘Deflategate’ finally leaks out

INDIANAPOLIS - We just found out what happened to the air someone took out of Tom Brady's footballs in the playoffs last January.

October 20, 2015 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns


Ripon in line for VFL North championship

Ripon High's girls golf team is a step closer to capturing its first Valley Foothill League North title under eighth-year coach Eric Dambrosio after beating Escalon 154-160 in the regular-season finale Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course.

October 16, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Get ready for duck hunting, fishing to overlap

In a few short weeks duck hunting season will be opening.

October 16, 2015 | | Sports Columns


East Union sweeps Lathrop

LATHROP - The East Union volleyball team bounced back from a heartbreaking loss and swept Lathrop 25-20, 25-20, 25-10 on Thursday.

October 16, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Upon further review, plenty of blame to go around on NFL officiating snafus

The next time you need to clean the gutters at home and don't want to get the ladder out, try standing on the NFL rule book.

October 16, 2015 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns


Ripon water polo scores shutouts at Central Catholic

MODESTO - Ripon High's boys and girls water polo teams routed host Central Catholic in shutouts Wednesday.

October 15, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Sierra knocks Oakdale from VOL’s top spot

OAKDALE - Things got more interesting in the Valley Oak League thanks to Sierra's 2-1 triumph at Oakdale on Wednesday.

October 14, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Big Drama Show: Golovkin eyes Breakout fight

If all goes according to plan for Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, he'll knock out David Lemieux, become a pay-per-view draw, and get a lot of people a lot more interested in boxing again.

October 14, 2015 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Ripon Chiefs crush Salida Steelers

The Ripon Chiefs scored three second-half touchdowns against the Salida Steelers, winning handily in Mountain Valley Football League varsity action Saturday at Gregori High.

October 13, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


The Umpqua college tragedy & gun control

Recently, there was a terrible tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon when some crazy killed nine people and wounded numerous others, before killing himself.

October 12, 2015 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


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HIGH-WATER MARK

TURLOCK - Paced by its some of its youngest members, the Ripon Sea Lions captured the boys title in the Mid-Valley Swim League Championships held at ...

July 26, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


NORTHGATE RUN ENDS

Fernando Alaniz's two-RBI double tied the game for Northgate in the bottom of the fifth inning Sunday, but Cambrian of San Jose answered back ...

July 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


IOC bows to Putin and Russian dopers

Once again, the people who run the Olympics just can't say no to Vladimir Putin.

July 24, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Wild turkeys along banks of Stanislaus

I took a walk in the woods along the Stanislaus River the other day and ran into a small flock of wild turkeys. I have ...

July 24, 2016 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


DIAMOND DANDIES

The awards keep coming for league MVPs Marco Gonzales, Travis Vander Molen and Mikaela Ferreira.

July 22, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Keeping it simple is the answer

A lot of anglers make fishing too complicated.

July 22, 2016 | | Sports Columns


RIGHTING THE SHIP

TURLOCK - Scoring early, scoring often and making no errors is a pretty good game plan, and that is exactly what Northgate did Tuesday in a ...

July 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SWEPT AWAY

STOCKTON - The ball did not bounce Northgate's way Monday, and when it started to Morada right fielder Nathan Brookins was there.

July 19, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Troon trumps Turnberry with better golf

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Turnberry had the bigger stars. Troon had the better golf.

July 19, 2016 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


Morada turns walks into runs in rout of NGLL 11s

STOCKTON - Northgate had two good innings Saturday before things started to come apart and eventually lost 11-1 to Morada in opening-round action of the Little ...

July 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SECTION RUNNER-UP

SAN ANDREAS – You cannot give extra outs to a good team and expect to win, and Manteca found that out the hard way Sunday with ...

July 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SECTION TITLE WITHIN REACH

TURLOCK – Pitching roulette finally caught up to Turlock American on Saturday.

July 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


No slowing down Carlson in 1st career win

STOCKTON - Parlaying the pole position with a dominant car Ty Carlson, age 21 of Manteca, roared to a career first win in the Stockton Late ...

July 17, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


BIGGER & BETTER

Hunter Brooks' transition to the bigger bikes has gone well.

July 16, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Trapper Tackle hook gets two big thumbs up

Throughout the years there have been significant changes, improvements and new inventions that have changed the way we fish.

July 15, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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