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Encounters with critters

In the last few weeks, I have read news articles about a possible mountain lion sighting in the community of Mountain House, west of Tracy, about a moose whose antlers were caught in a backyard swing set in northern Utah, and about a Boy Scout leader who was attacked by a rabid beaver while swimming in New York State.

August 20, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


‘Take a kid fishing’ before summer ends

I received an email this week asking me to remind everyone to "take a kid fishing."

August 16, 2012 | | Sports Columns


It gets no better than the Olympics

I will never be in the Olympics.

August 14, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Floatfishing valley rivers

It seems that as each year passes our daily lives get more hectic and complicated. Along with such increased pressures, it becomes increasingly important for me to find ways to relieve the pressure. Heck, we probably all need to get away from it all slow down our pace, and take the time to relax, contemplate, and recharge our batteries. I have found nothing more relaxing than floatfishing our valley rivers.

August 12, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Going out in style - 'K Boys' golden again

LONDON (AP) - They collected their rewards half a world away, in front of a crowd packed with enough big shots to rival the shine of the gold hanging from their necks.

August 12, 2012 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports Columns


You don’t always get what you can see

I was reminded of the first time I was given an open-book test this past weekend while out fishing Clark Fork.

August 09, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Gearing down for mountain water

I approached from down river.

August 07, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Pistorius revolutionizes Olympic notions

LONDON (AP) - There are times when history only becomes clear with hindsight and others - rarer, more goose-bumpy - when you actually feel it being made. Oscar Pistorius revolutionizing our notions of what is possible with every clink, clink of his prosthetic legs on the London Olympic running track was one such moment.

August 05, 2012 | By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press Sports Columnist | Sports Columns


Usain Bolt makes Olympics golden

LONDON (AP) - It took him longer to get down on both knees and kiss the track than it did to glide over the most important 100 meters of it.

August 05, 2012 | By JIM LITKE Associated Press Sports Columnist | Sports Columns


California ideal for outdoor enthusiasts

As the summer break is winding down it seems like a lot of people, including myself, are attempting to get in one last camping trip before the new school year begins.

August 02, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


The rise of the Colt 1911

I just read a press release from Colt Defense LLC announcing that The United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command is placing an order with Colt for up to 12,000 Colt 1911 in 45 ACP caliber. The order will also include spares as well as logistical support.

July 29, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Getting hooked on Kohanee

With the end to my summer break rapidly approaching; my fishing time will definitely have to be scaled back.

July 26, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Chasing deer & superstitions

The great philosopher and former regional manager Michael Scott once said, "I'm not superstitious, but I'm a little stitious"

July 24, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Penn State punishment more than fair

Banning Penn State from bowl games for four years won't bring back the innocence Jerry Sandusky took from who knows how many young boys. Taking football scholarships away and vacating wins over the past 14 years will do nothing to help them heal.

July 23, 2012 | By TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press Sports Columnist | Sports Columns


Holmes helps McNally team earn milestone victory

Eric Holmes, driver of the No. 20 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota, made history at Evergreen Speedway last Saturday by winning the NAPA AUTO PARTS "150" to give team owner Bill McAnally his 50th career win.

July 19, 2012 | By DALE BOSOWSKI Pit Board | Sports Columns


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Bright, dark sides of Chip Kelly pick

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Play ball with NFL . . . or else

As the clock ticked down toward a vote, the NFL Network breathlessly reported on the long line of luxury cars idling outside a suburban Houston ...

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Proposal that allows college bowl system, playoffs to co-exist

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Nick Saban is concerned about the bowl system.

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You can’t beat using bear grease

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Greed triggers NFL teams rush to LA

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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.

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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 ...

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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


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