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Cowboys kick off DYSA season with sweep

The Manteca Cowboys varsity defeated the Lodi Titans 14-2 in DYSA action at East Union's Dino Cunial Field on Saturday.

August 23, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

The simple fix for golf that isn’t so simple

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For all the praise of golf's return to the Olympics, there was no shortage of suggestions to make it better.

August 23, 2016 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns

Manteca’s Mast wins Bomber Main

In a race that had more plot twists than a Ryan Lochte night on the town, season points leader Larry Tankersley, of Gridley, picked up his first victory of the season in Saturday's late model feature at the Stockton 99 Speedway.

August 21, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns

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

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3 carries, 3 TDs for Morales in T’wolves’ win

Marcelo Morales scored three touchdowns on his only three carries for the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity in a 58-7 Delta Youth Football League win ...

September 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Timberwolves ward off McNair in final tune-up

STOCKTON - Sierra ended its nonleague schedule on a high note Thursday, vanquishing host McNair in four games, 11-25, 25-23. 26-24, 25-22.

September 09, 2016 | | Sports Columns

Unbeaten Mustangs trample East Union

While East Union's longtime reign in the Valley Oak League is likely to come to an end, Oakdale is poised to start a dynasty-like ...

September 09, 2016 | | Sports Columns


RIPON - You do not want to get Ripon High's Breana Barrios angry.

September 09, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Manteca makes statement with win over Sierra

There is still a long road ahead for Manteca, but the Buffaloes made waves with their impressive opening week to the Valley Oak League season.

September 09, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns

Asking new boaters to watch wake

The week proceeding Labor Day is always a pretty good week to be out on the water.

September 09, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

Manteca golfers continue improvement in defeat

Manteca's girls golf team suffered its first defeat of the Valley Oak League season on Thursday, but head coach Andrea Hiatt is focused on ...

September 02, 2016 | | Sports Columns


RIPON – Manteca's Sarah Inderbitzin got a block to steal the serve in the fifth set and then reeled off the final eight service points ...

September 01, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

‘Old guy’ sticking to what works

I fear lately that I've become that "old guy" - the guy who was reluctant to try something new and who has an endless supply ...

September 01, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


STOCKTON – Weston Ranch picked the wrong time to go cold.

September 01, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

Volleyball: Spartans show mettle in 5-set loss to Lodi

LODI - Heather Anderson will get to know a lot about her Lathrop High volleyball team this week, her first as the Spartans' head coach.

September 01, 2016 | | Sports Columns

Manteca gets stiff test in another Saturday tilt

Saturday games are a rarity these days for local football teams, but Manteca starts its season with back-to-back weekend tilts.

September 01, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns

10 years later, Goodell still leading with his chin

Some anniversary this is turning out to be.

September 01, 2016 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns

Buffs tee off VOL season with win over Sierra

Legacy Barnes was low medalist with a 51, but it wasn't enough for Sierra in its Valley Oak League opener against Manteca at Manteca ...

August 31, 2016 | | Sports Columns


STOCKTON – Vanessa Benham and Carlee Mahurin combined to notch 13 aces for Sierra on Tuesday in a 25-11, 25-19, 25-16 sweep over host Franklin in ...

August 31, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns

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