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Just don’t mess this up

A few minutes before go-time, my cousin went to the bathroom for the last time as a ringless man.

June 19, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Scouting the right campsite for family vacation trip

My wife recently gave me the green light to reserve a campsite for an upcoming camping trip.

June 15, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Taking advantage of some well-earned summer ‘Z’s’

In January, summer seems like the season that never happens.

June 13, 2012 | Jeff Lund “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Bad idea: It’s tempting to keep wild critters pets

I saw an item on the nightly news about a fellow accused of trying to sell two bear cubs. He claimed he'd been attacked by the mama bear and had to kill her in self defense.

June 11, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Frustrations continue to mount for Holmes after 19th-place finish

The 2012 frustrations of Escalon's Eric Holmes continued in last weekend's NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Star Nursery "200" at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

June 06, 2012 | By DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


The previously unknown option C

The Upper Sacramento River turns back and forth in riffle, run, pool sequences for 30-some miles providing a buffet of great fishing opportunities.

June 05, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Our backyard fishing holes

A week or so ago, I put $125 worth of gas in my truck and that only brought the fuel gauge up to ¾ of a tank!

June 03, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Work from inside out when prepping boat for fishing

Many of us spend a lot of time preparing our boats for our next fishing trip.

May 31, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Experience the ‘experience’

You can do a lot in 26 days.

May 29, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


A tale of two rivers

A week ago I was fortunate enough to attend an event celebrating the acquisition of 1,600 acres of riverfront farmland and riparian habitat at the confluence of the Tuolumne River and the San Joaquin River. Dos Rios Ranch was purchased from the Lyons Family through a combined effort of two organizations: River Partners and The Tuolumne Trust.

May 28, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoor columnist | Sports Columns


Be cautious of crowds, safety on Memorial Day fishing trip

Memorial Day weekend is one of those weekends I plan on celebrating at home.

May 24, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Kwasniewski wins with eighth-place

Proving that you don't have to finish first to be a winner Dylan Kwasniewski, age 16 of Las Vegas, picked up a victory in last Saturday's Graham Tire "150" NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & K&N Pro Series West combination race at Iowa Speedway.

May 23, 2012 | | Sports Columns


Even more advice for the seniors

Dear Seniors,

May 22, 2012 | By JEFF LUND "It's a LUND-erful life" | Sports Columns


California Grizzy extinct? Not so says Don Moyer

Several years ago, I read about a college student who was studying small fur bearers between Lake Tahoe and Susanville. As part of his research, the fellow was running a trapline to obtain specimens to study. He soon developed a problem with some sort of larger predator raiding his traps and eating the small critters trapped therein.

May 20, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Return of Manny Ramirez is big con

The state of Rhode Island is having trouble collecting some of the millions it lent former pitcher Curt Schilling, another reminder why chasing celebrity is almost always a bad thing.

May 16, 2012 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports Columns


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Sturgeon win the waiting game

Last Thursday, while celebrating Thanksgiving, I mentioned to a family member that I was excited about my upcoming fishing trip.

December 05, 2014 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Running backs rule VOL MVP chatter

The Valley Oak League season lived up to expectation, delivering us four worthy title contenders, and essentially two championship games on the final night.

November 11, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


New format crushes Jeff Gordon’s bid for 5th championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR's new championship format, lauded for creating nail-biting intensity, wild emotional swings and tension on and off of the track, has also been full of heartbreak.

November 11, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press Auto Racing Writer | Sports Columns


Buffs bring ‘Bacon’ out of backfield

For two years, Steven Martinez has lined up on the offensive or defensive line for the Manteca varsity football team.

November 04, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Are there double standards for Brad Keselowski?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - In the closing laps at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon could see Dale Earnhardt Jr. ahead of him with enough time to formulate a plan on how to handle his teammate if Gordon could catch him.

November 04, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press Auto Racing Writer | Sports Columns


Diminutive Duxbury carries heavy load for Ripon

SALIDA - The football field at Modesto Christian on Friday night was covered with players that fit the "big, strong and physical" mold.

October 28, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Be wary of duck hunters on Delta

Watch out for the duck hunters, as duck hunting season has begun.

October 24, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Sierra’s Rosendin named VOL’s Model Coach of the Year

Sierra cross country coach Mike Rosendin has been named the Valley Oak League Model Coach of the Year for 2014-15.

October 24, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Gray visits Brock Elliot this Friday

It's been nearly a decade since she's stepped foot on this wind-swept campus, but Chelsea Gray can remember her time inside these brick-facade buildings with vivid clarity.

October 22, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


East Union part of ‘discussion’ despite injuries

East Union has won three games for the first time under fourth-year football coach Willie Herrera.

October 21, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


NFL experience saves day for MHS

SANTA CLARA - Neil MacDannald traced his way through the belly of Levi's Stadium, distancing himself from a 42-21 loss to a bitter rival.

October 13, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


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