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Handicaps outdoors

About 30 years ago my next door neighbor, Arvel, and I spent a lot of time together in the outdoors. We cut firewood for our fireplaces, we fished the local reservoirs, and we hunted deer in the mountains. Through it all we had a great time.

August 21, 2016 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


RIPON - Ripon's water polo program enjoyed an historic 2015 campaign despite depth issues.

August 19, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns

Paying for boat annually

It's that time of year again when San Joaquin County taxes me for having a boat.

August 19, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


One of Kim Brooks' greatest motivations for coaching is her own regret.

August 18, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns

NFL threatens to suspend 4 players

The NFL is still seeking an audience with the four linebackers it's investigating for an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs.

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns

Philpott wins in season debut

Although he was making his first start of the season, Tracy's Justin Philpott showed no signs of rust as he blazed to a win in the 40-lap feature for the Stockton Late Models at the 99 Speedway on Saturday night.

August 14, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


LATHROP - Few people get to live their dream, but everything comes at a price.

August 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Coalition aims to preserve local fisheries

There's an automated letter online at, rejecting the proposed bag limit because it will surely have an adverse effect on fishing locally.

August 11, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

Warriors, Cavaliers to clash on Christmas

Kevin Durant will return to Oklahoma City on Feb. 11 and join the Golden State Warriors for an NBA Finals rematch at Cleveland on Christmas.

August 11, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns

LeBron James has agreed to 3-year deal with Cavs

LeBron James is going to hang around home for a while.

August 11, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


Adrienne Beltrami would have been more than happy to spend the rest of her coaching career with Ripon High, but she could not pass up an opportunity to fulfill longtime dream of leading a program in the college ranks.

August 11, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns

Cancelled HOF Game takes auditions from Colts, Packers

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will issue refunds to ticket buyers who went home from the NFL's annual preseason kickoff without having watched any football.

August 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns

It’s called fishing for a reason

Many assume that I'm always catching fish. Even today, after years of experience, I still have days when I don't catch anything.

August 04, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

‘The Beast’ wins Golden Gloves Jr Nationals belt

Vincent Avina isn't as active as he wants to be in the ring, but "The Beast" makes it count when he does step into the squared circle.

August 04, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns

Beating the heat is being smart

Gone are the days when I used to fish through the summer heat.

July 29, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

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Stockton Dirt Track releases 2018 schedule

STOCKTON - The 2018 schedule of events for the Stockton Dirt Track has been announced by Noceti Group Inc. and showcases 15 nights of competitive racing ...

January 27, 2018 | By Gary Thomas Special to the Bulletin | Sports Columns

Boat owners prepare to break out another $1k

Many say that "boat" stands for "Break Out Another Thousand."

January 26, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

The Good Lord outdoors

I probably shouldn't admit this, but occasionally I play hooky from church to spend time outdoors rather than listen to a sermon in a ...

January 21, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns

Trusting your instincts may be the best plan

My first tournament of 2018 is in the books.

January 19, 2018 | | Sports Columns

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