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Youth football coaching at worst

As I was processing some Little League pictures before heading north for the pending birth of the girl's boy I was watching Friday Night Tykes, a series on Esquire Network about youth football.

April 02, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Fish may have better memory than you think

I remember reading that fish don't have much of a memory.

March 30, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


The other player in The Catch wonders about his own legacy

Everson Walls doesn't want to talk about The Catch, and not just because he wasn't the one catching the ball.

March 30, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Rain puts damper on week off

I finally get a break in my work schedule and guess what?

March 23, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Fast named MJC Athlete of the Month

Trevor Fast helped Sierra win its first Valley Oak League title for boys swimming last year and is now making waves at Modesto Junior College.

March 23, 2017 | | Sports Columns


SVC appoints former EU star as women’s hoops coach

Accomplished as a player and a scholar, Christin Gowan will get the chance to succeed as a head basketball coach.

March 22, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Be prepared: First aid knowledge is must

Over the past 50 years or so, in my excursions outdoors, I have been shot by a ricochet, injured my knee, broken a couple ribs, kicked by a horse, and got knocked unconscious when I fell out of a tram car onto some rocks. I've been lost, rained and snowed on, and had to spend the night out in the woods with no blanket or sleeping bag. I've been followed by a mountain lion, and charged by a bear, and struck at by rattlers, but fortunately I have never been seriously injured. I guess that there's a ...

March 19, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


IOC must consider serious reforms to save Olympics

And the winner is ... Paris!

March 19, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Struggles on Delta despite conditions

There's and old saying that goes, "Someone's always going to catch fish."

March 17, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Stockton tracks rev up for season openers

The iconic Stockton 99 Speedway will celebrate its 70th season of racing action with a 2017 schedule featuring a dozen event dates.

March 16, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


It takes a brawl for NASCAR to go mainstream

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kyle Busch had a gash on his forehead and blood running down his nose when he promised payback to Joey Logano. The two had a brief post-race pit road brawl that can be seen on TMZ, the "Today Show" and, really, just about anywhere.

March 13, 2017 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Instead of ridicule, there are options for Tim Tebow

It would be easy to pile on Tim Tebow.

March 12, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Rising cost of license deterring fishermen

Something must give.

March 10, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Hype, new format didn’t equal must-watch Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Daytona 500 was sold out, the grid packed with celebrities, the fan area full of activities including a motorcycle "Ball of Death."

February 27, 2017 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Officiating, two calls & the rules

There is a lot of discussion about officiating these days. If I have heard it once I have heard it a thousand times how the referees blew a call, got it wrong, cost their team the game, need glasses, or my personal favorite - have to call it both ways.

February 26, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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Don’t scrimp on life jackets on boats

Life jackets are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment on a boat.

July 13, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Can’t somebody speed up the game of baseball?

That didn't last long.

July 13, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


HERE WE GO AGAIN

For the fourth year in a row, the District 67 9-10-year-old All-Star Champion will be from Northgate Little League. The only question is, which Northgate ...

July 10, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Spreckels Park falls in Juniors section opener

TRACY – Spreckels Park dropped the opener of the Section 6 Juniors All-Star Tournament to Delta of Stockton 8-1 at Tracy Ball Park on Sunday.

July 10, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


MANTECA TOPS NORTHGATE

Three Manteca second-inning home runs broke a close game with Northgate wide open Sunday on the way to Manteca pulling away to win the District ...

July 10, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Northgate boys three-peat

For the Northgate 11-12 year old all stars, the third time was a charm – just like the first and second times were.

July 10, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Wentworth, Manteca clobber Spreckels Park in semifinal

Manteca's Tyler Paul Wentworth led the game off with a home run and added a two-run shot in the second inning for two of ...

July 07, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Mixed results in bass tourney

A few weeks ago, I fished my first bass tournament of the year with a former student of mine who is now 26 years old.

July 07, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


SPLL staves off Manteca’s late rally

Manteca tallied seven runs in the final two innings Wednesday but that was not quite enough, as Spreckels Park held on for a 14-13 consolation ...

July 05, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


AHEAD OF THE GAME

Kylan Chandler played a part in bringing boys volleyball to the Manteca area.

July 05, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


BOMBS AWAY

Anything worth doing once is worth doing twice.

July 05, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Spieth wants reputation as being a good closer

The club throw. The body bump.

July 05, 2017 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


Nino dominates for Jr. Olympics championship

Sparring boys and bigger girls served Destiny Nino well in her first appearance in the 2017 National Junior Olympics held at the Charleston Civic Center ...

July 03, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Battling seasickness in Half Moon Bay

For the past five years we've camped in Half Moon Bay.

June 29, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Still without full strength, Kvitova favored

Petra Kvitova still has not regained full strength in her left hand, the one she uses to swing a tennis racket so well that she ...

June 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


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