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Our backyard fishing holes

A week or so ago, I put $125 worth of gas in my truck and that only brought the fuel gauge up to ¾ of a tank!

June 03, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Work from inside out when prepping boat for fishing

Many of us spend a lot of time preparing our boats for our next fishing trip.

May 31, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Experience the ‘experience’

You can do a lot in 26 days.

May 29, 2012 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


A tale of two rivers

A week ago I was fortunate enough to attend an event celebrating the acquisition of 1,600 acres of riverfront farmland and riparian habitat at the confluence of the Tuolumne River and the San Joaquin River. Dos Rios Ranch was purchased from the Lyons Family through a combined effort of two organizations: River Partners and The Tuolumne Trust.

May 28, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoor columnist | Sports Columns


Be cautious of crowds, safety on Memorial Day fishing trip

Memorial Day weekend is one of those weekends I plan on celebrating at home.

May 24, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Kwasniewski wins with eighth-place

Proving that you don't have to finish first to be a winner Dylan Kwasniewski, age 16 of Las Vegas, picked up a victory in last Saturday's Graham Tire "150" NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & K&N Pro Series West combination race at Iowa Speedway.

May 23, 2012 | | Sports Columns


Even more advice for the seniors

Dear Seniors,

May 22, 2012 | By JEFF LUND "It's a LUND-erful life" | Sports Columns


California Grizzy extinct? Not so says Don Moyer

Several years ago, I read about a college student who was studying small fur bearers between Lake Tahoe and Susanville. As part of his research, the fellow was running a trapline to obtain specimens to study. He soon developed a problem with some sort of larger predator raiding his traps and eating the small critters trapped therein.

May 20, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Return of Manny Ramirez is big con

The state of Rhode Island is having trouble collecting some of the millions it lent former pitcher Curt Schilling, another reminder why chasing celebrity is almost always a bad thing.

May 16, 2012 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports Columns


Worrying about life’s worrisome moments

I heard somewhere that of all we worry about only a little actually happens, and the vast majority never comes to fruition.

May 15, 2012 | | Sports Columns


Simplified flyfishing

One of my pet peeves is the many myths that seem to surround flyfishing, most of which are hogwash. The idea that flyfishing is difficult is especially bothersome to me.

May 14, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Manteca Park GC hosting amateur tourney

One of the most prestigious amateur golf events in Northern California will be played at the Manteca Park Golf Course this Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13. The 36th Annual Manteca City Stroke Play Golf Championship attracts the best amateur golfers in the state. Past contestants include current PGA Tour professional Matt Bettencourt of Modesto.

May 11, 2012 | | Sports Columns


Bassin’ Buddies fishing for veterans on Delta

When I joined the military several years ago, one of the things I looked forward to was getting to see different places.

May 03, 2012 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


99 Speedway is home sweet home for Holmes

Three-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion Eric Holmes, of Escalon, grew up watching his father Steve Holmes compete against local legends such as Ken Boyd, David Philpott, Ron Strmiska and Harry Belletto at Stockton's 99 Speedway, so, naturally, the closure of the historic short-track at the end of the 2006 season was a very big disappointment to him.

May 02, 2012 | By DALE BOSOWSKI Racing Columnist | Sports Columns


The whole truth and nothing but

I'll be honest, which in fishing is rare, but only for 547 more words.

May 01, 2012 | | Sports Columns


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NGLL Braves force ‘if’ game in majors final

The Northgate Braves were looking for a strong pitching performance from Romeo Torres on Monday night. They got it and then some.

June 28, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Road runners & rattlesnakes

When I was about 10 years old my father took my younger brother Chris and I on an excursion to the hills South of Tracy.

June 26, 2016 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


Unexpected crappie sighting leads to great day on water

Wednesday, while fishing New Melones Lake, all intentions were to go after the kokanee that were supposed to be biting.

June 24, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Major hurdle: Breaks finally fall Dustin Johnson’s way

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Dustin Johnson already has shown he can take a punch. He also can take a joke.

June 20, 2016 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


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


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