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Dust settles from ‘epic’ VOL opener

It's being billed as an "epic" football game, an "instant classic" between two perennial powers.

September 30, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Mountain lions: The tan ghosts

Several decades ago I was hunting bears in the Sierra. It was dusk and I walked down a dusty dirt road looking for bear tracks. After about an hour, I turned around and began walking back to my camp. Looking at my tracks in the dusty road, I discovered mountain lion tracks right over the top of my footprints! A lion had tracked me for over two miles. I had no clue he was there. I guarantee you that will make the hair on your neck stand up! Mountain lions are like tan ghosts, you never see them until its ...

September 21, 2014 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Oh, Roger, you still don’t get it

Oh, Roger, you still don't get it.

September 21, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports Columns


No clue why the ‘hot baits’ go cold

Every year, there are new fishing products that come out and quickly become the hot item.

September 19, 2014 | By Jarod Ballardo | Sports Columns


EU’s bulldog on the sideline

Bulldogs don't belong in a catbird seat, so East Union defensive coordinator Jason Stock's decision to leave the press box should come as no surprise.

September 16, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Extra duty for Buff responsible for extra points

The two-point conversion has long been the nemesis of Manteca High football coach Eric Reis.

September 09, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


HITCHCOCK ON FIRE

He bounced near the starting line - wrists wrapped, hands covered in powder. The entire arena bounced along with him.

September 02, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Brush with greatness, tragedy

I had every reason in the world to take in everything that South Florida had to offer.

August 26, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Sports Columns


Manteca, Oakdale get head start on rivalry

The stakes just keep getting higher and higher for the football programs at Manteca and Oakdale high schools.

August 26, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win; Power is 10th

SONOMA - Scott Dixon patiently stalked race leaders Graham Rahal and Mike Conway over the closing laps of Sunday's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma before blowing by Conway with just three laps to go in the 85-lap race to capture his second Verizon IndyCar win of the season.

August 24, 2014 | By DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Manteca’s season opener moved

Manteca was supposed to help break in Levi's Stadium next Friday, Aug. 29.

August 23, 2014 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Hoping for early fall, rain

The other day while driving home from work I saw a truck towing a trailer with a couple snow mobiles on it.

August 22, 2014 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Perhaps NJ Gov. Christie should issue a pardon

I recently got an email forwarding an article about a woman from Pennsylvania who appears to be in the process of being railroaded into prison by the justice system in New Jersey.

August 17, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Karts owned the streets of Modesto

The sounds of high revving go-karts continued all weekend long on the temporary street circuit in the heart of downtown Modesto at the inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix for the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals.

August 03, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Throwback: using a black powder replica

If you've never shot black powder guns before you ought to give it a try. It transports you back in time as you pour the powder down the barrel, drop the lead ball or shot in and tamp it down with a ramrod You had to let the smoke cloud blow away before you could see if you hit your target!

July 27, 2014 | By Don Moyer | Sports Columns


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Family, fishing are best Father’s Day gifts

Father's Day is coming up, so all week long I'm being asked by my wife what I want for Father's Day.

June 16, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


WIRE TO WIRE

STOCKTON - The Northgate Dodgers put up four first-inning runs and never trailed Tuesday in a 9-4 win over the Spreckels Park Tigers in semifinal action ...

June 13, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Salida eliminates Manteca in junior TOC

STOCKTON - The Manteca White juniors had problems keeping the ball in front of them Monday and committed eight errors in a 9-5 elimination loss to ...

June 13, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass

PARIS (AP) - Leave it to others to decide whether Rafael Nadal is playing the best tennis of his career as he comes off a 10th ...

June 13, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Giants rally for Manteca LL title

The Giants scored all of their runs in the final two innings Thursday to come from behind and beat the A's 3-2 for the ...

June 11, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


The crazy life of boxer Johnny Tapia

Johnny Tapia was never going to make it alive into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

June 11, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Giants rally for MLL title

The Giants scored all of their runs in the final two innings Thursday to come from behind and beat the A's 3-2 for the ...

June 09, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Tending to projects, family before fishing

I finally have some time off, but before I can get out fishing I have a bunch of jobs that have been waiting for me ...

June 09, 2017 | | Sports Columns


NEED FOR SPEED

Coaching changes led to the end of Trevor Nogueira's basketball career.

June 07, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Stanislaus State’s Kron named to All-Region teams

Jordan Kron wrapped up his college career at Stanislaus State with several awards.

June 06, 2017 | | Sports Columns


MLL Brewers win slugfest

The Brewers scored four runs in the top of the seventh and held on for a 15-12 extra-inning win Monday over the Yankees in Manteca ...

June 06, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Racing needs all the personalities, polite and rude

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kyle Larson lost a race he probably should have won because of a late caution.

June 06, 2017 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


10-run blitz sends Giants to win in Spreckels Park LL

Sante Duarte's two-RBI double in the second inning and his two-RBI single in the third was part of a 10-run blitz for the Giants ...

June 05, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Guy Guibor does it again at 99 Speedway

STOCKTON - Two weeks ago Guy Guibor, of Manteca posted in first victory at Stockton's 99 Speedway in almost 11 years, but he only had ...

June 04, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Thrill is gone from hitting 600 home runs

More than any other sport, baseball is a numbers racket.

June 04, 2017 | | Sports Columns


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