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Larson Dazzles in Drive to the Front at Fontana

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kyle Larson was ninth on the final restart at California, with four rows of traffic to navigate in two laps in a frantic bid for the best finish possible. With Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart at the front, Larson wasn't even thinking about victory.

March 24, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports Columns


Danger as woods go to pot

A couple days ago I was chatting with my friend Bob Busser about a growing danger to those of us who frequent wild places. Appearantly growing demand for marijuna has resulted in a number of illegal pot groves located on remote public lands. Some pot growers are now planting their crops on hard to reach sites on BLM, Forest Service, or even private timberlands. They'll clear a space, till the soil, and even pipe water in from a nearby creek. If they should get busted, all they lose is the crop. Usually there is a grower/guard nearby to ...

March 23, 2014 | Don Moyer | Sports Columns


Fishing can be a relaxing getaway

Ten years ago, I was listening to a local Bass Pro talk about today's kids and their overall lack of interest toward the outdoors. He went on to talk about computer games and how few children are actually able to get out of the house anymore.

March 21, 2014 | By Jarrod Ballardo | Sports Columns


After working on the boat, it’s ‘launch’ time

I've been putting off changing the bunks on my boat's trailer for several years now.

March 14, 2014 | By Jarrod Ballardo | Sports Columns


Bishop proves to be a queen

Danelle Bishop continues to win at the next level.

March 07, 2014 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Racing season just around the corner

The 2014 local racing season is just around the corner and Stockton 99 Speedway has released its 2014 schedule. A total of 15 Saturday night events are slated for the historic quarter-mile paved oval that opened in 1947.

March 07, 2014 | By DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Wins now mean everything in NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Joey Logano lined up directly behind Kevin Harvick and followed him nose-to-tail around the track and across the line for the final restart. He was stalking the leader, looking for what he knew would be his only chance to snatch the victory away from Harvick.

March 03, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports Columns


The drought & the trout

Last week, I wrote about conservation efforts to benefit Rocky Mountain Elk and a host of other animals. I didn't want to neglect the fishes however, hence today's column.

March 02, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Anglers should be excited by spring rain

Don't let this current storm fool you. If anything, it's going to improve the fishing.

February 27, 2014 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Bass fishing ‘Super Bowl’ kicks off

Today kicks off The 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic held at Lake Guntersville in Birmingham, Ala.

February 20, 2014 | By Jarrod Ballardo | Sports Columns


Put your money where your heart is

About 15 years ago my friend Joe Mangelos gave me a free ticket to attend a fund raising banquet for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. When I got to the dinner, I was feeling kind of guilty, so I bought some raffle tickets. Darned if I didn't win a brand new 30-06 rifle! I was hooked even though I've never been elk hunting, every year since I make it a point to attend the Elk Foundation Banquet.

February 16, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Don’t be fooled by a full moon

It seems like overnight spring has come, and if I've ever had an itch to get out fishing it's right now.

February 13, 2014 | By Jarrod Ballardo | Sports Columns


Same ol’ same ol’ in women’s hockey

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The announcer in the Shayba Arena was trying to pump up the crowd between periods of yet another Olympic women's hockey mismatch, though her heart didn't really seem to be in it.

February 10, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press Sports Columnist | Sports Columns


Grown men ridiculing kids playing sports games

Quite often when it comes to sports, my opinions are in the minority.

February 09, 2014 | DAVE CAMPBELL The Bulletin | Sports Columns


Cures for cabin fever

This time of year is one of anticipation. The traditional winter hunting seasons have come and gone. If you are a big game hunter who is crazy enough to seek deer, elk, or bear, you will have either a freezer full of meat with which to feed your family, or a host of excuses as to how the critters out-witted you. The bass boats are covered and safely stored and the trout streams of summer are blanked with snow. It is at this time of year that cabin fever can strike you. While some folks laugh and pretend it isn ...

February 09, 2014 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


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Mayweather-McGregor is a stale act already

LAS VEGAS (AP) - There's a reason tons of good seats remain for what was supposed to be the year's hottest ticket.

August 01, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


NCAA joins other sports in keeping eye on clock

Give us action, and make it fast. The lords of sports know how Americans like their games.

August 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


NHRA series heats up in Sonoma

SONOMA - The latest weather forecast may call for continued 100-degree days in the foreseeable future, but there will be plenty of thunder and lightning in ...

July 28, 2017 | By DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


DREAMING BIG

Michael Wietecha has turned the darkest moments of his past into a bright future.

July 28, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


GIRL POWER

MODESTO - Jalyssa Cornell has been penalized for overpowering her opponents in the past.

July 27, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


No fish caught, but good time out

I'm not much of a planner, so when I decided to take my family out fishing halfway through the day, I accepted that fishing ...

July 27, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


RIPON RULES POOL

MODESTO - Twelve meet records fell, and the Ripon Sea Lions capped off its banner season in the Mid-Valley Swim League Championships held Saturday at Downey ...

July 24, 2017 | | Sports Columns


COUGARS IN TRACY?

On Friday July 21, the Tracy Press ran an article reporting several reported possible sightings of a cougar in the north part of Tracy.

July 23, 2017 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


MORE ROOM TO ROAM

Cortez Martial Arts Academy has a new home.

July 21, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


Pro-ready Brooks, 14, wins prestigious AMA award

Hunter Brooks is ready to turn pro.

July 21, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Protect yourself from sunrays, heat

Fishing in the heat of the summer is something I rarely do anymore.

July 21, 2017 | | Sports Columns


END OF THE ROAD

TURLOCK - Manteca got punched in the mouth in the first inning – hard – but clawed its way back to tie the game in the fourth, only ...

July 20, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Travel ball is doing more harm than good

"To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose."

July 18, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


GOING DOWN SWINGING

STOCKTON - Linden took advantage of 10 walks issued by Northgate with two hit batters and five errors and put up just seven hits in defeating ...

July 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Fish or no fish, Mantecans return from Alaska with fond memories

There is nothing new under the sun.

July 17, 2017 | JEFF LUND | Sports Columns


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