A pair of Sprint Car veterans notched impressive victories this past weekend in the season opener events in Madera and Merced.
In high school, my buddy Lawrence and I put 85 miles on his truck driving around the biggest town on the island.
I was about 12 when I began to seriously fish for trout. Prior to that time I was simply accompanying my Dad along the stream and reeling in an occasional trout or two that he had hooked. While it was great fun splashing in the stream, picking wildflowers & harassing the frogs & tadpoles, it took awhile for me to appreciate the challenge of spotting a feeding fish, and then successfully planning & executing a successful stalk to outwit him with my hand-tied flies.
It's been a while since I've purchased any new equipment. My newest rod and reel combo is almost 3 years old but works just fine. With the current cost of fuel, I'd rather spend a day fishing than purchasing a piece of equipment that didn't need to be replaced. As much as I'd like to think a particular rod or reel helped me catch more fish, I highly doubt it. Baits, on the other hand, ...
My buddy Daniel is coming up to Alaska this summer and wants to trick trout with flies, but he's never done it before.
Professional football is once again going to be a reality in Stockton. On Thursday afternoon, athletes from throughout the region hoping to land a spot on the roster of the Stockton Wolves – who relocated from San Jose after it was announced that the SabreCats would be returning for the 2011 season – showed up at Big League Dreams hoping to take their skills and their passion for the game to the next level. And ...
Back on March 28, 2009, Kemba Walker came into Connecticut's West Regional final against the Missouri Tigers and dropped 23 points, leading his Huskies to a thrilling 82-75 win and ushering the Huskies into that season's Final Four.
Just when you think you have the weather figured out, everything changes. As much as I keep reminding myself year after year to not get to excited, it never fails; we get hit with another big storm. Leading up to this current storm we had the perfect water temperatures, and the perfect moon cycle for the first spawn of the year. As I cruised along the shallows a little over a week ago, I even ...
It was a lot like that Kenny Chesney song, only we weren't on stools, there were no shots, and the only reading we were doing was the river current through our warm breaths.
If you've never shot black powder guns before you ought to give it a try. It transports you back in time as you pour the powder down the barrel, drop the lead ball or shot in and tamp it down with a ramrod. The first time I shot a black powder gun was in 1967 in Virginia, when my cousin Lou showed me how to shoot his 58 caliber Civil War musket. You had to ...
It's been a while since I've taken my family out fishing for the day, and this past Monday seemed like the perfect time.
The winter doldrums are finally coming to an end for four-wheeled racing fans as the green flag is about to unfurl to start the 2011 local racing season.
My favorite t-shirt, designed by Ketchikan pun-master Ray Troll, is buried under a quarter-zip fleece and no-nonsense Marmot jacket, and my feet have been wet with sweat since Sacramento.
Just grabbing a bat and going up to the dish to take your hacks is a thing of the past. Now, going to the plate begins with making sure that your particular tool for the trade is approved by the newly-appointed Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution standards. The BBCOR standards reflect how fast a ball can come off a bat, and the approved list was supplied by the University of Massachusetts and accepted as the ...
I read the other day where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has officially declared the Eastern Mountain Lion as extinct. Because they have been officially de-listed, Mountain Lions in the entire eastern seaboard are now regulated by the individual states.
There are many ways to catch a fish. Yesterday while doing some grocery shopping I ran into my high school physical education teacher, coach Gebhart. He reminded me of a way of catching fish that I've never really gotten into. Coach Gebhart likes to fly fish just as much as he likes to golf. I have a fly rod, which is 27 years old and has sat collecting dust for the past 20 years. I ...
The ball was over-inflated and under-used, but that wasn't the real issue.
It's been a long time since I was a student in school waiting with anticipation for the start of summer.
At some point after, during, or instead of college, you embark on a career.
When I was a kid I used to think about being a weather man.
After your mom has the 7-millimeter aneurysm in her right middle cranial artery fixed, you've watched a You Tube clip of the same procedure on a different brain and your mom starts telling people she'll be home in a week (the doctors smile and say it will probably be a few days longer), your depth of observation increases.
Last week, I discussed antiques that the outdoor enthusiast might find incidentally while hunting, angling, or exploring old ghost towns.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West returns to Stockton's 99 Speedway this Saturday for G-Oil 150, one of the biggest events on the 2013 schedule.
I have this empty space on my living room wall that would be the perfect place for a mounted bass. It's right above my fish tank and would look perfect.
I've never really seen my Mom sick. She's had colds before, but she has epitomized both strength and stubbornness. That's probably why she rarely had health issues - they were intimidated.
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