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Purchasing strategy for fisherman on budget

While out fishing with a friend recently, we talked about purchasing new equipment.

November 27, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


COMEBACK KIDS

TRACY - For the second week in a row, the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity team turned a two-touchdown, fourth-quarter deficit into a playoff overtime victory to advance in the Delta Youth Football League playoffs.

November 24, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Maturity helps Kyle Busch finally win 1st Cup title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - There was a time early in Kyle Busch's career that his talent could not save his job.

November 24, 2015 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Elk Foundation: Million bucks for wildlife

Sometime in the late 1990s I attended my first Rocky Mountain Elk fundraising dinner. My friend, Joe Mangelos had conned me into attending and I'm sure glad he did. That night I bought $20 worth of raffle tickets and I'll be darned if I didn't win a brand new 30-06 rifle! I have been hooked ever since. I often take friends or family members along with me and we all have a great time. There are even activities and special prizes for kids. While everyone attending has a great time, the point of the whole evening is ...

November 23, 2015 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


All hail Gordon, Harvick refuses to play mind games

HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Kevin Harvick has made a predictable habit of trying to rattle his opposition when the stakes are at their highest.

November 20, 2015 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Quality rain gear necessity for all-weather fisherman

The first year I started tournament fishing I went and purchased what I thought was good rain gear. It worked for a few trips but wasn't exactly comfortable and started to fail within a year's time.

November 20, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Cotto & Alvarez in fight that may be worth price

LAS VEGAS - The sting from Mayweather-Pacquiao is still there, which makes anyone who spent $100 to watch that overhyped snoozer think twice about wasting their money on boxing again.

November 18, 2015 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Cowboys varsity falls short in playoffs

Trabron Russell and Leo Bonilla combined for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns, but that was not enough as the Manteca Cowboys varsity lost 38-27 to the Edison Jr. Vikings in the DYSA North Super Bowl on Saturday at Warrior Stadium in Galt.

November 17, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


TACKLE SCORES TD

Most offensive linemen will play their entire careers toiling in obscurity while others get the glory. Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity offensive tackle Cody Ward got a taste of that glory on Sunday.

November 17, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Rain-shortened race: Quintessential NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - In this topsy-turvy second season of NASCAR's new championship format, it was only fitting that the race to set the final four ended in an empty, unsatisfying way.

November 16, 2015 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Cowboys varsity lassoes DYSA division title

The Manteca Cowboys varsity hammered the Tracy Rampage in the DYSA division championship 30-6 Saturday at Dino Cunial Field.

November 10, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Riley’s ‘humbling’ 78 good enough for state

SALINAS - A long day of frustration turned into relief for East Union senior Brooke Riley on Monday.

November 10, 2015 | | Sports Columns


FUTURE IS NOW

Manteca (15-8) heads to El Capitan of Merced tonight for what will be its first postseason appearance in four years, and the Buffaloes have a chance to end an even longer streak.

November 10, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Team Penske battling each other with NASCAR title on line

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Nobody seems better prepared for the third round of NASCAR's playoffs than Team Penske, which has led 662 of the last 834 laps raced.

November 10, 2015 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Weston Ranch’s Huerta first in subsection race

Thomas Huerta of Weston Ranch won the boys Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Subsection Cross Country Championship at Frogtown in Angels Camp on Saturday, completing the 3.0 mile course in 16 minutes, 30 seconds.

November 09, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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No denying LeBron’s greatness now

The drought is over for Cleveland, and the debate is over as well.

June 20, 2016 | TIM REYNOLDS | Sports Columns


Johnson wins one the USGA tries to take away

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Maybe Dustin Johnson is smarter than the average golfer after all.

June 19, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Gun case memories

I don't know if it's still the case, but when I went through junior high, boys took shop class and girls took home ...

June 19, 2016 | | Sports Columns


Fishing for elusive Wi-Fi while camping

It seems like every year it's becoming harder and harder to be without a Wi-Fi signal while out camping. It's a reminder to ...

June 17, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Jimmy Sills Classic debuts at Stockton Dirt Track

STOCKTON - Following a rainout last month the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is set to make its first visit of the season ...

June 16, 2016 | GARY THOMAS | Sports Columns


Excitement builds with late start to summer

This summer so far hasn't turned out the way I planned it several months ago.

June 10, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Springtime rattlesnakes

This is the time of year when my thoughts turn to catching rattlesnakes. Some folks think that my hobby of catching live rattlers is a ...

June 05, 2016 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


A sad day for George Foreman

They were young then and, oh, so proud. Three magnificent gladiators on a collision course with history, they fought fearlessly, battling each other on the ...

June 05, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Practice can pay off in tourneys

Competitive bass fishing, like every other sport, has its winners and losers.

June 02, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Schmidt holds off Gomes to take Classic

Roseville's Eric Schmidt took maximum advantage of a late race caution to capture an improbable victory in Saturday's Tri-Holiday Classic Pacific Challenge Series ...

May 31, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Expect heavy traffic on lakes for holiday weekend

It's the last week of school and Memorial Day weekend is also coming up, so expect the waterways to be crowded if you're ...

May 26, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


McGregor vs Mayweather, a freak show with precedent

The freak show that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are talking about will almost surely never happen, and for that anyone who would even ...

May 26, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


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