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Chasing deer & superstitions

The great philosopher and former regional manager Michael Scott once said, "I'm not superstitious, but I'm a little stitious"

July 24, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns

Penn State punishment more than fair

Banning Penn State from bowl games for four years won't bring back the innocence Jerry Sandusky took from who knows how many young boys. Taking football scholarships away and vacating wins over the past 14 years will do nothing to help them heal.

July 23, 2012 | By TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press Sports Columnist | Sports Columns

Holmes helps McNally team earn milestone victory

Eric Holmes, driver of the No. 20 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota, made history at Evergreen Speedway last Saturday by winning the NAPA AUTO PARTS "150" to give team owner Bill McAnally his 50th career win.

July 19, 2012 | By DALE BOSOWSKI Pit Board | Sports Columns

Clarks Fork is a nice, affordable change of scenery

This past week I went and camped out at Clarks Fork with family and friends.

July 19, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns

The power of peanut butter

Last year when my buddy Abe and I drifted into the spot known as "Pineapple" by the locals, I finished off my peanut butter M&M's before sending the herring plug into the depths.

July 18, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns

Return to Trestle Creek

Over 50 years ago my brother Chris and I were playing on the huge railroad trestle that spanned the junction of two trout streams in the central Sierra Nevada.

July 15, 2012 | By DON MOYER Tight Lines | Sports Columns

The unexpected delights of summer

It has been above 60 degrees four times since I have been home.

July 10, 2012 | | Sports Columns

The move to outlaw hunting bears & bobcats with hounds

Two days before our nation's Independence Day, California's Assembly committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, voted to outlaw the traditional hunting of bears and bobcats with hounds.

July 09, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns

Exorbitant fees put damper on family camping trip

I just returned from a camping trip and couldn't believe all the fees that I had to pay in order to camp a few days at the lake.

July 05, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns

Politeness pays off in fish

I have polite friends, and there are times I wonder what they are really thinking. If I ask say, a question about their fishing preference, the response will be polite and to the effect of, "I'm cool either way" or "sure, alright".

July 04, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns

Outdoor journals

August 12, 1956 was a Sunday and like most days during the summer, I was camped with my parents at Hermit Valley in the Sierra.

July 02, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns

Falling for artificial baits hook, line and sinker

I was asked the other day about using live bait.

June 29, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns

Scott Speed’s return to Northern California bittersweet

Although Scott Speed picked up a season's best 25th place finish in last Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, it was a bittersweet weekend for the Manteca native as he left his home track thinking that it could have been much better.

June 28, 2012 | | Sports Columns

The reintroduction to home and nature

The entire forest and water wasn't even whispering.

June 26, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns

Taxidermy 2012

The art of taxidermy is probably almost as old as the human race itself. Archeologists have found ancient Indian duck decoys in caves around the Great Basin that were made from preserved duck skins stretched over a tule decoy body.

June 25, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns

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Fishing clubs offer bonus for anglers

Last week, I stopped by the Tracy transit Center to attend a meeting of the Tracy Fly Fishers. The scheduled speaker was an old fishing ...

September 20, 2015 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns

Magical time when fish start biting

From as far back as I can remember I was told that there would be a time when the fish would magically start biting. In ...

September 17, 2015 | | Sports Columns

Gomes takes Rocky win on Utah track

The long trek to Rocky Mountain Raceways, just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, for last Saturday's Century Motorsports & Marine 122 presented by Retro ...

September 17, 2015 | | Sports Columns

Highland Creek awaits

Highland Creek is a beautiful high alpine stream flowing out of rugged peaks and through flower- studded meadows.

September 13, 2015 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns

Catching those elusive big fish

In the recent months I've been posting pictures of some of my bigger catches online. The responses that I've been getting from family ...

September 10, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Eric Morales ran for 95 yards on Saturday to lead the Manteca Cowboys varsity to a 46-0 DYSA win over the Travis Falcons at East ...

September 07, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Salida’s Beeler claims 100-lap victory

STOCKTON - The New Stockton 99 Speedway closed the books on both the 2015 Tri-Holiday Classic and regular racing season under perfect weather conditions on Saturday ...

September 06, 2015 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns

Discover fossils outdoors or during 99 trip

When my kids were in elementary school, we took them to visit Dinosaur National Monument near Vernal, Utah.

September 06, 2015 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns

Pacific Challenge Series Championship rolls to 99

SACRAMENTO - The Pacific Challenge Series presented by invades Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night for third round of the Tri-Holiday Series and the ...

September 04, 2015 | STEVEN BLAKESLEY | Sports Columns

Don’t settle for imitation tackle or you’ll pay for it

When it comes to fishing tackle, I'm just as guilty as anyone for spending more money than I probably should.

September 04, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

DeJesus, Jr. Buffs stampede Atwater

Jacob DeJesus scored two touchdowns for the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes varsity in a 28-0 victory over the Atwater Jr. Falcons.

September 01, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Russell sparks Cowboys with early TD run, pick 6


September 01, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Defense anchors Jr. TWolves’ novice victory


September 01, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Tokyo wins Little League world championship

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning ...

August 31, 2015 | | Sports Columns

San Jose beats Jacksonville in ArenaBowl

STOCKTON (AP) - Darren Arbet walked through a cloud of confetti at Stockton Arena and pointed with both hands toward 89-year-old mother Clinso in the stands.

August 31, 2015 | | Sports Columns

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