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East Union, Manteca clinch playoff berths

MODESTO - East Union and Manteca are back in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for the first time since 2011.

October 30, 2015 | | Sports Columns


November good for Delta fish

There used to be a time when I could plan a fishing trip around just about anything.

October 30, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Ripon boys capture 2nd straight outright title

RIPON - Kole Gonzales and the Ripon boys water polo team celebrated senior night and a second straight outright claim of the Valley Oak League title Wednesday with a 16-4 rout of Kimball Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.

October 29, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Sierra teams complete VOL title runs

MODESTO - A surprising freshman helped Sierra's girls team claim an outright title, while Sierra's boys also ran the table despite having just one all-league finisher in the Valley Oak League Championships on Tuesday at Tuolumne River Regional Park.

October 29, 2015 | Tamara Foreman | Sports Columns


READY FOR MORE

Although visiting East Union outshot Manteca 21-5 Wednesday in the Valley Oak League finale for both teams, the Lancers managed only two goals.

October 29, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Baseball goes all in with daily fantasy games

Rob Manfred has read the law, and delivered his verdict.

October 29, 2015 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Jr. Timberwolves JV whip Ceres Cowboys

Vic Murrillo of Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity threw for four touchdowns and scored another on a punt return to lead Manteca to a 52-0 shellacking of the visiting Ceres Cowboys on Saturday at East Union High School's Dino Cunial Field in Delta Youth Football League action.

October 27, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Hilmar knocks Ripon out of TVL title race

RIPON - Ripon prepared for Hilmar's Emily Bapitsta, but there was no stopping the 6-foot-2 standout Monday.

October 27, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


EU 2nd AT DIVISIONALS

The East Union High Lancers had some great performances at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls' golf tournament in Sacramento.

October 27, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


EU 2nd AT DIVISIONALS

The East Union High Lancers had some great performances at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls' golf tournament in Sacramento.

October 27, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


Ranch loss keeps Sierra in running for VOL crown

With one game remaining in Valley Oak League play Sierra kept itself in contention for the league title with a 6-0 win over visiting Central Catholic at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

October 26, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Ripon goes 3-0 in Day 2 of tourney

MODESTO - Following two tough losses to large-school opponents, Ripon High's boy' water polo team bounced back and won all three of its contests Saturday in the 23rd Annual DeLong Memorial Tournament.

October 25, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Stalking the wild turkey tails ‘room

In 1962 a fellow named Euell Gibbons published a book titled "Stalking the Wild Asparagus" which hit a responsive cord with the public and became an instant best seller.

October 25, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Move to remove non-native fish from Delta

I was recently informed of a current bill that calls for the removal of all non-native species from parts of the Delta, Stanislaus River and New Melones Lake.

October 22, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


FINAL DESTINATION

STOCKTON - The "curse" has been reversed for Manteca High senior Elizabeth Tolbert.

October 22, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


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Late surge pushes Manteca juniors into finals

STOCKTON - Manteca scored two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to pull away from Spreckels Park for an 8-4 win in ...

July 08, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


CITY LIMITS

Garrison Reis accounted for four of his team's six hits Thursday at Bassi Field, while Blake Mejorado and Tyler Paul Wentworth combined to pitch ...

July 08, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Combining son’s love for trains with fishing

I'm sure we've all heard of the old saying, "killing two birds with one stone."

July 08, 2016 | | Sports Columns


King of the West series resumes with weekend doubleheader

HANFORD - One of the most exciting stretches of the season for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series fires off with a big ...

July 06, 2016 | By Gary Thomas | Sports Columns


THRILLING FINISH

It was one heck of a sixth inning.

July 06, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Haapanen wins flight but misses hammer finals

EUGENE, Ore. - Manteca's Amy Haapanen won the first flight, but it wasn't good enough to advance to the hammer throw finals in U ...

July 06, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Pete Rose sues former baseball investigator over rape claims

Former baseball star Pete Rose on Wednesday sued the lawyer whose investigative report got him kicked out of baseball for gambling, alleging the lawyer defamed ...

July 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


Spreckels, Northgate in 10-11 quarters

Niko Reitz had a two-RBI double and beat the throw home on Kyle Bagley's fielder's choice to cap a six-run fifth inning Sunday ...

July 04, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Beeler wins Ron Strmiska Memorial

The grandstands were packed full on a perfect summer evening at the Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night for the Firecracker 100 program featuring the ...

July 04, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Shopping for loaded truck built to last

I've been truck shopping lately.

July 01, 2016 | | Sports Columns


LEGENDS OF THE FALL

The 2015-16 school year may be remembered as the best ever for prep sports in the Manteca area.

June 30, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


NGLL Braves force ‘if’ game in majors final

The Northgate Braves were looking for a strong pitching performance from Romeo Torres on Monday night. They got it and then some.

June 28, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Road runners & rattlesnakes

When I was about 10 years old my father took my younger brother Chris and I on an excursion to the hills South of Tracy.

June 26, 2016 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


Unexpected crappie sighting leads to great day on water

Wednesday, while fishing New Melones Lake, all intentions were to go after the kokanee that were supposed to be biting.

June 24, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Major hurdle: Breaks finally fall Dustin Johnson’s way

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Dustin Johnson already has shown he can take a punch. He also can take a joke.

June 20, 2016 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


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