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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 for Turlock American to tally three runs in the fifth that would be the difference in a 9-7 Turlock win for the championship of the Section 6 10-11-year-old All-Star Tournament at Julien Field.

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 Northgate 20-5 via the mercy rule in four innings Monday in the consolation final of the Section 6 9-10-year-old All-Star Tournament at Christa McAuliffe Middle School.

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


NORTHGATE RALLIES

STOCKTON – Not many teams can bounce back from giving up 12 runs in one inning, but Northgate did just that on Saturday.

July 16, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


MANTECA TOPS MORADA

TURLOCK – Manteca's Seth Van Dyk belted two home runs Saturday as part of a 12-hit Manteca attack in a 13-10 win over Morada in opening-round action of the Section 6 10-11-year-old All-Star Tournament at Julien Field.

July 16, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Northgate prevails during section home run derby

STOCKTON – Amador East and Northgate had a home-run derby of their own Sunday, combining for 10 home runs in a 17-11 consolation win for Northgate in the Section 6 11-12-year-old All-Star Tournament on Bruneel Field at Christa McAuliffe Middle School.

July 16, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


The Steam Donkey at Camp John Mensinger

In the Stanislaus river drainage just north of Beardsley Reservoir, lies Camp John Mensinger which is owned and operated by The Boy Scouts of America. Originally a gift of about 160 acres from the Pickering Lumber Company in 1969, Camp Mensinger has provided wilderness experiences for thousands of scouts over more than forty years. An unusual historic artifact at Camp Mensinger is The Steam Donkey.

July 16, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


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 team it will be.

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 67 11-12-year-old All-Star championship 13-1 in five innings on Northgate Little League's Gillen Field.

July 10, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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Have GPS, map handy on 1st visit to the Delta

Navigating the Delta can be a little intimidating for someone who is not familiar with where they're going.

October 06, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Baseball without the knuckler would be a real shame

The knuckleball has always been a bit of oddball - the butt of jokes, the object of endless curiosity, a talismanic pitch understood by only a ...

October 02, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Gray donating shoes, clothes to homeless kids

Chelsea Gray was driving to lunch with a Los Angeles Sparks teammate last year when she noticed a large number of homeless children near where ...

September 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


A story to every bait that is no longer in use

I don't know too many anglers who aren't hoarders. I'm not any different, although I do try to donate a few items ...

September 28, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


NASCAR has too many distractions amid playoffs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It is two weeks into NASCAR's playoffs and there has been little to no talk about the actual racing.

September 26, 2017 | | Sports Columns


From start to finish, Thomas was best in golf this season

ATLANTA (AP) - Justin Thomas had an inkling back in January that this season might be something special.

September 26, 2017 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


Memory of boat that I should not have sold

If you were to ask my dad about the best car he ever had, he would mention the corvette he owned back in the 60s.

September 21, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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