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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


Pucker factor

I love being in the outdoors, especially in the wilderness. Along with the wilderness however come isolated incidents that I refer to as the pucker factor.

November 08, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Tough draws for section qualifiers

ROSEVILLE - Local competitors drew tough first-round assignments Thursday morning in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club.

November 06, 2015 | | Sports Columns


NEXT MAN UP

STOCKTON - Weston Ranch has the talent to compete, but in its wild come-from-behind victory in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs on Tuesday the Cougars proved to have the grit to overcome seemingly dire situations.

November 06, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Sierra comes up short at Livingston

LIVINGSTON - The ball did not bounce Sierra's way in the final minutes of its road loss in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs on Thursday.

November 06, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Patterson shuts down East Union

PATTERSON - A free kick midway through the first half was the difference in East Union's 1-0 loss to third-seeded Patterson on Thursday.

November 06, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Bass Pro’s Phillip helps with knots

I don't know a more stubborn angler than myself. I'm often so concerned with keeping things simple that I end up missing out on potential catches.

November 06, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Road trips ahead for Manteca, East Union; RC back in Division V

It has been four years since East Union and Manteca have made the playoffs for volleyball, and their reward for ending that skid are road trips to opposite ends of the Sac-Joaquin Section's borders.

November 05, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


East Union, Sierra to face WAC’s best

East Union (12-3-2) and Sierra (16-8-2) are taking on the best of the Western Athletic Conference tonight when the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs resume. Both contests are scheduled to start at 6:30.

November 05, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


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Bright, dark sides of Chip Kelly pick

Maybe the most dreadful part about the 49ers during the 2015 season was not that they lost so many games. It was that they were ...

January 15, 2016 | MARK PURDY | Sports Columns


Play ball with NFL . . . or else

As the clock ticked down toward a vote, the NFL Network breathlessly reported on the long line of luxury cars idling outside a suburban Houston ...

January 13, 2016 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns


Proposal that allows college bowl system, playoffs to co-exist

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Nick Saban is concerned about the bowl system.

January 13, 2016 | | Sports Columns


You can’t beat using bear grease

If we put our minds to it, we could learn a lot from the Native Americans who preceded the white man as masters of North ...

January 10, 2016 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


Greed triggers NFL teams rush to LA

The people of St. Louis are in a tizzy, and not just because the team they lifted from Los Angeles could soon be heading back ...

January 07, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Finding beauty in storm

Several years ago, during the month of January, I was out competing in a bass tournament on Lake Camanche.

January 07, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


New Year’s Eve games total flop

MIAMI - The College Football Playoff is a marvelous thing.

January 02, 2016 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Lucky to have great fishing around us

January 02, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Leonard emerges as a role model for Wiggins

Kawhi Leonard has quietly risen to stardom in San Antonio, hardly uttering a word as he captured an NBA Finals MVP, Defensive Player of the ...

December 29, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Sports Columns


STUNNING UPSETS

Serena Williams had done all the heavy lifting, or so it seemed.

December 29, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERR | Sports Columns


Delta serves as tough challenge For anglers

The other day while I was reading through some online fishing forums, I came across a picture of a new bass boat that was rigged ...

December 27, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Charting heartache & history

My football clipboard has seen a lot.

December 18, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Pesky water hyacinth taking over water, launch areas on Delta

Someday I hope to tell stories of how bad the water hyacinth used to be on the Delta.

December 17, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Revolting state of pro sports

I am not a Pete Rose fan. I did not like him when he played, I did not like him when he coached. His flattening ...

December 17, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Teams are sure to regret huge pitching deals

The guys who run baseball never seem to learn.

December 13, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


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