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Ranch loss keeps Sierra in running for VOL crown

With one game remaining in Valley Oak League play Sierra kept itself in contention for the league title with a 6-0 win over visiting Central Catholic at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

October 26, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Ripon goes 3-0 in Day 2 of tourney

MODESTO - Following two tough losses to large-school opponents, Ripon High's boy' water polo team bounced back and won all three of its contests Saturday in the 23rd Annual DeLong Memorial Tournament.

October 25, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Stalking the wild turkey tails ‘room

In 1962 a fellow named Euell Gibbons published a book titled "Stalking the Wild Asparagus" which hit a responsive cord with the public and became an instant best seller.

October 25, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Move to remove non-native fish from Delta

I was recently informed of a current bill that calls for the removal of all non-native species from parts of the Delta, Stanislaus River and New Melones Lake.

October 22, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


FINAL DESTINATION

STOCKTON - The "curse" has been reversed for Manteca High senior Elizabeth Tolbert.

October 22, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Cheating kids of ‘looking forward’

I received a phone call from the girl Thusday morning and she informed me that I was going to disown her. Now, very few offenses in lifer merit disownment, as the love for a child is unconditional – tested at times, but unconditional. So I asked her what it was she could possibly do to have herself severed from the massive estate I will leave behind, and I could not believe what I heard next.

October 22, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


ROLLIN’ RED

Even with its impressive 4-1 win at Sierra on Wednesday, East Union is officially out of the running for the Valley Oak League championship.

October 22, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Cougars close in on VOL crown

STOCKTON - Senior Night was longer than it had been in recent years for Weston Ranch's boys soccer team.

October 22, 2015 | | Sports Columns


The last bit of air from ‘Deflategate’ finally leaks out

INDIANAPOLIS - We just found out what happened to the air someone took out of Tom Brady's footballs in the playoffs last January.

October 20, 2015 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns


Ripon in line for VFL North championship

Ripon High's girls golf team is a step closer to capturing its first Valley Foothill League North title under eighth-year coach Eric Dambrosio after beating Escalon 154-160 in the regular-season finale Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course.

October 16, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Get ready for duck hunting, fishing to overlap

In a few short weeks duck hunting season will be opening.

October 16, 2015 | | Sports Columns


East Union sweeps Lathrop

LATHROP - The East Union volleyball team bounced back from a heartbreaking loss and swept Lathrop 25-20, 25-20, 25-10 on Thursday.

October 16, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Upon further review, plenty of blame to go around on NFL officiating snafus

The next time you need to clean the gutters at home and don't want to get the ladder out, try standing on the NFL rule book.

October 16, 2015 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns


Ripon water polo scores shutouts at Central Catholic

MODESTO - Ripon High's boys and girls water polo teams routed host Central Catholic in shutouts Wednesday.

October 15, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Sierra knocks Oakdale from VOL’s top spot

OAKDALE - Things got more interesting in the Valley Oak League thanks to Sierra's 2-1 triumph at Oakdale on Wednesday.

October 14, 2015 | | Sports Columns


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Greed triggers NFL teams rush to LA

The people of St. Louis are in a tizzy, and not just because the team they lifted from Los Angeles could soon be heading back ...

January 07, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Finding beauty in storm

Several years ago, during the month of January, I was out competing in a bass tournament on Lake Camanche.

January 07, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


New Year’s Eve games total flop

MIAMI - The College Football Playoff is a marvelous thing.

January 02, 2016 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Lucky to have great fishing around us

January 02, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Leonard emerges as a role model for Wiggins

Kawhi Leonard has quietly risen to stardom in San Antonio, hardly uttering a word as he captured an NBA Finals MVP, Defensive Player of the ...

December 29, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Sports Columns


STUNNING UPSETS

Serena Williams had done all the heavy lifting, or so it seemed.

December 29, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERR | Sports Columns


Delta serves as tough challenge For anglers

The other day while I was reading through some online fishing forums, I came across a picture of a new bass boat that was rigged ...

December 27, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Charting heartache & history

My football clipboard has seen a lot.

December 18, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Pesky water hyacinth taking over water, launch areas on Delta

Someday I hope to tell stories of how bad the water hyacinth used to be on the Delta.

December 17, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Revolting state of pro sports

I am not a Pete Rose fan. I did not like him when he played, I did not like him when he coached. His flattening ...

December 17, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Teams are sure to regret huge pitching deals

The guys who run baseball never seem to learn.

December 13, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Rain good for drought, fishermen

It looks like we're finally getting some much-needed rain.

December 11, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Enjoying playoff run for as long as it lasts

I am a lucky guy – in some aspects, that is.

December 08, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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