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Fly tying: Simple is the best

Fly Tying is among my many vices. On the surface, you'd think that a hobby that consists of wrapping a few strands of fur, feathers, and thread around a hook would be among the simplest of pastimes. What could be less stressful than sitting at a desk creating beautiful works of art with exotic names like the "Royal Coachman", or the "Pale Sulfur Dun"? Nothing could be further from the truth. Actually fly tying is an addictive form of mental illness from which few people recover.

November 19, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Career anglers don’t have it as nice as you’d think

I recently overheard a few anglers talking about how making their hobby their job would be like not working at all. I used to think the same until I watched a very close friend of mine decide to make fishing his career.

November 16, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Owen paves own path to Oregon State

Sometimes, the worthy do not get rewarded. Such was not the case Tuesday night at the East Union library.

November 14, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Ripon Aquatics standouts sign to Division I programs

RIPON - Four swimmers from the Ripon Aquatics program will be moving on.

November 14, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


SUPER BOWL BOUND

The Manteca Cowboys rookies punched their ticket to the Northern California Youth Football and Cheer Super Bowl with a thrilling last-second 26-21win over the San Joaquin Rams on Saturday at Dino Cunial Field.

November 14, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


College football players pop the question on-field

Carlos Correa seems to have started something.

November 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


Adjust to slight changes if fish are not biting

I've always tried to keep things simple when it came to my fishing tackle.

November 10, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


New Hogan Lake a nice change of scenery

I'm sure we've all have heard the saying "Change is a good thing."

November 03, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Stockton Dirt Track hosts two-night Tribute to Patterson

STOCKTON - The Northern California Sprint Car season will be capped in a big way next week when the centrally located Stockton Dirt Track plays host to the two-night Tribute to Gary Patterson.

October 31, 2017 | By GARY THOMAS Special to the Bulletin | Sports Columns


Chargers novice win DYFL finale

The Manteca Chargers novice wrapped up the Delta Youth Football League regular season Saturday with a 26-13 win over the Dublin Fighting Irish and will be joined by the Chargers varsity, junior varsity and junior novice when the DYFL playoffs begin this weekend.

October 31, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Ripon graduate named Big 8’s top scholar-athlete

MODESTO - Modesto Junior College men's golfer Nick Sharp is the Big 8 Conference's selection for the California Community College Athletic Association Male Scholar-Athlete of The Year. His selection now moves on to the state committee for consideration for the prestigious State Male Scholar-Athlete of The Year.

October 24, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Fall trout tactics

Now that fall is here and there is a definite chill to the night air, its time to think about Fall trout tactics. Fish often go on a fall feeding binge to fatten up so they can survive the coming winter. Thus fall can be a great time to catch monster trout.

October 22, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Of mice and bass; no fan of rodents

I don't know about you but I can't stand rats, mice any other type of rodent.

October 19, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


NFL still riding high, despite issues

The narratives themselves are easy enough to craft. Anyone searching for signs the NFL is in trouble doesn't need to look far to document the league's woes.

October 17, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Scott Speed wins Rallycross Supercar title

It was a perfect ending to a near perfect season for the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team as drivers Tanner Foust took the race victory while Manteca native Scott Speed locked up his third consecutive Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercar championship at the season finale in Los Angeles on Saturday.

October 15, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


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Trusting your instincts may be the best plan

My first tournament of 2018 is in the books.

January 19, 2018 | | Sports Columns


Nick Saban’s 6th championship is the best of all

ATLANTA - Nick Saban saved his best for No. 6.

January 09, 2018 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Danica Patrick shifts careers, courts new fans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Danica Patrick's days as a race car driver are pretty much over. She says she has two races left in her ...

January 09, 2018 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Great to see youth catch ‘fishing bug’

Recently, while checking out of a hotel we were staying in, I spotted a boy who was no older than 12, sitting there with a ...

December 29, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Manteca Raiders accepting signups

Coming soon: The Manteca Raiders.

December 19, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


About knives, razors, stones & strops

In a previous column I mentioned possible gifts for the outdoor enthusiast. High on the list for an outdoor related gift has got to be ...

December 17, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Smooth on field, Derek Jeter struggles in Miami’s front office

Derek Jeter, The Player, glided through two decades in the Big Apple. His charisma made it all look so effortless, a beloved figure who could ...

December 17, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Reading the water

In my heart of hearts, I am a stream fisher. While I love plugging for bass in a farm pond, or trolling a big reservoir ...

December 11, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


State should institute 12-month licenses

Last week, I had the opportunity to get together with a few childhood friends for a day of sturgeon fishing.

December 01, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Sentimentality doesn’t go far in the NFL

Eli Manning lasted a lot longer than most before being tossed onto the scrap heap that eventually claims almost everyone who has ever strapped on ...

November 30, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Woods is back, but maybe not the guy on TV

NASSAU, Bahamas - Tiger Woods couldn't have scored more points with his two children than when he took them to Miami this summer to watch ...

November 28, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports Columns


Holiday gift ideas for your outdoorsmen

I'm having trouble believing it, but I actually went shopping on Black Friday.

November 27, 2017 | By Don Moyer | Sports Columns


Delta striped bass fishing improving

Fishing on an empty stomach is something I've never experienced the day after Thanks-giving.

November 24, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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