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Fish may have better memory than you think

I remember reading that fish don't have much of a memory.

March 30, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


The other player in The Catch wonders about his own legacy

Everson Walls doesn't want to talk about The Catch, and not just because he wasn't the one catching the ball.

March 30, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Rain puts damper on week off

I finally get a break in my work schedule and guess what?

March 23, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Fast named MJC Athlete of the Month

Trevor Fast helped Sierra win its first Valley Oak League title for boys swimming last year and is now making waves at Modesto Junior College.

March 23, 2017 | | Sports Columns


SVC appoints former EU star as women’s hoops coach

Accomplished as a player and a scholar, Christin Gowan will get the chance to succeed as a head basketball coach.

March 22, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Be prepared: First aid knowledge is must

Over the past 50 years or so, in my excursions outdoors, I have been shot by a ricochet, injured my knee, broken a couple ribs, kicked by a horse, and got knocked unconscious when I fell out of a tram car onto some rocks. I've been lost, rained and snowed on, and had to spend the night out in the woods with no blanket or sleeping bag. I've been followed by a mountain lion, and charged by a bear, and struck at by rattlers, but fortunately I have never been seriously injured. I guess that there's a ...

March 19, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


IOC must consider serious reforms to save Olympics

And the winner is ... Paris!

March 19, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Struggles on Delta despite conditions

There's and old saying that goes, "Someone's always going to catch fish."

March 17, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Stockton tracks rev up for season openers

The iconic Stockton 99 Speedway will celebrate its 70th season of racing action with a 2017 schedule featuring a dozen event dates.

March 16, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


It takes a brawl for NASCAR to go mainstream

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kyle Busch had a gash on his forehead and blood running down his nose when he promised payback to Joey Logano. The two had a brief post-race pit road brawl that can be seen on TMZ, the "Today Show" and, really, just about anywhere.

March 13, 2017 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Instead of ridicule, there are options for Tim Tebow

It would be easy to pile on Tim Tebow.

March 12, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Rising cost of license deterring fishermen

Something must give.

March 10, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Hype, new format didn’t equal must-watch Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Daytona 500 was sold out, the grid packed with celebrities, the fan area full of activities including a motorcycle "Ball of Death."

February 27, 2017 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Officiating, two calls & the rules

There is a lot of discussion about officiating these days. If I have heard it once I have heard it a thousand times how the referees blew a call, got it wrong, cost their team the game, need glasses, or my personal favorite - have to call it both ways.

February 26, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation dinner in Ripon March 31

If you have ever seen a mature bull elk, it is one of the most magnificent sights in all of the outdoors. In a couple weeks it will once again be time for the annual Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fund raising dinner in beautiful Ripon.

February 26, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


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STRONG-ARM TACTICS

It is not often that an outfielder guns down a runner at first base, but when it happens twice in three outs, that is something ...

June 26, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Dale Jr. farewell tour begins, but it isn’t goodbye

SONOMA (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just completed a satisfying sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway when he was stopped by the Fox Sports cameras in ...

June 26, 2017 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


NORTHGATE DOWNS MANTECA

Pitching was tough to come by Saturday for both Northgate and Manteca on Sunday as the two teams combined for 27 walks in a 21-11 ...

June 26, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SWEET WIN FOR SPRECKELS

TRACY – With Alex Gatty on third Kyle Bagley dropped down a bunt Saturday and Gatty came home on the throw to first for the walk-off ...

June 26, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Take it easy on volunteer umpires

These truly are the dog days of summer.

June 23, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


CROSSTOWN SHOWDOWN

TRACY - Carson Sanders got to have a say in the ending of the game after all.

June 23, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


DUARTE DEALS

TRACY - Sante Duarte was in the zone Thursday.

June 23, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Allmendinger, Dale Jr. part of Toyota/Save Mart 350 field

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the wine country in Sonoma for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 this weekend.

June 22, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Weather does not deter the obsessed fisherman

As I was pulling my boat out of the water on Thursday, I saw a young boy riding his bike, steering with one hand, while ...

June 22, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


HOT BATS

TRACY - It was hard to tell which was hotter Wednesday, the scorching San Joaquin Valley sun or the smoking Manteca Giants bats.

June 21, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


GIANTS OUTSLUG DODGERS

TRACY - Seth Dunn led a 16-hit parade for the Lathrop Giants on Monday, going 4 for 4 with a triple and five RBI as they ...

June 20, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Koepka’s trip around the world leads to major title at home

ERIN, Wis. (AP) - Before their names shared space on the silver U.S. Open trophy, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth were together in a less ...

June 20, 2017 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


Rattler precautions for this summer

From every indication, this summer will be a bad one for rattlesnake encounters. While we got the rain we prayed for, we also got a ...

June 18, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


TIGERS SURVIVE SCARE

STOCKTON - Spreckels Park pitcher Mikey Elder found the remedy for his team's error bug - strikeouts.

June 16, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Mayweather-McGregor should be fun up to opening bell

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The real fun will come before the fight, and what a spectacle it should be. Put Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor ...

June 16, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


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