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Practice patience when fish don’t bite

The first fishing advice I ever received was to be patient.

January 21, 2011 | By Jarod Ballardo | Sports Columns


Cooking is certainly a fishy undertaking

When I was 8, I put a filet of salmon in the microwave.

January 19, 2011 | By Jeff Lund "It's a Lund-erful Life" | Sports Columns


Thoughts on the tragedy in Tucson

Last weekend I was as shocked as almost everyone else in the nation to learn of the shootings of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 19 other people in Tucson, Arizona.

January 17, 2011 | By Dom Moyer Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Sometimes even Doug Flutie can’t help

When up to your pelvis in a river, and the insert in your waders is bunched at the toe, its annoying. Not debilitating but something you will surely address next time you are on shore.

January 13, 2011 | By Jeff Lund | Sports Columns


Time spent with brother makes up for tough fishing

Now that Christmas is over I'm sure many of you have new fishing equipment that you're dying to try out.

January 07, 2011 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


New fishing best part of new year

I think I am over the New Years Eve thing.

January 05, 2011 | JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Study: Delta species are on the decline

The California Department of Fish and Game has released the results of their annual Fall Midwater Trawl of pelagic (open-water) species in the Delta.

December 31, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


A new year, a new plan of attack

Purely by coincidence, life-clarity has coincided with calendar change.

December 29, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Back up information, records before they are lost

While updating my phone it crashed, and I lost all of my information.

December 24, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


River research: A fisherman’s homework

My fishing buddy from this summer, Steve the cook, is up before the sun.

December 22, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Outdoor optical products worth the investment

The other day, my son, Bo, and I went out to sight in a new rifle scope.

December 20, 2010 | Don Moyer Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Water temperature key in gauging fish patterns

The effect on water temperature and fish behavior is directly related.

December 17, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


… And a Crystal Caddis in a fir tree

Click. Click. Click.

December 15, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Keep tackle box simple and tidy

I've learned over the years that a person could drive themselves crazy worrying about every little detail when it came to fishing.

December 10, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Just seven more casts

­ I'm a seven last-casts type of guy.

December 08, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


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Running backs rule VOL MVP chatter

The Valley Oak League season lived up to expectation, delivering us four worthy title contenders, and essentially two championship games on the final night.

November 11, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


New format crushes Jeff Gordon’s bid for 5th championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR's new championship format, lauded for creating nail-biting intensity, wild emotional swings and tension on and off of the track, has also been full of heartbreak.

November 11, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press Auto Racing Writer | Sports Columns


Buffs bring ‘Bacon’ out of backfield

For two years, Steven Martinez has lined up on the offensive or defensive line for the Manteca varsity football team.

November 04, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Are there double standards for Brad Keselowski?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - In the closing laps at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon could see Dale Earnhardt Jr. ahead of him with enough time to formulate a plan on how to handle his teammate if Gordon could catch him.

November 04, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press Auto Racing Writer | Sports Columns


Diminutive Duxbury carries heavy load for Ripon

SALIDA - The football field at Modesto Christian on Friday night was covered with players that fit the "big, strong and physical" mold.

October 28, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Be wary of duck hunters on Delta

Watch out for the duck hunters, as duck hunting season has begun.

October 24, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Sierra’s Rosendin named VOL’s Model Coach of the Year

Sierra cross country coach Mike Rosendin has been named the Valley Oak League Model Coach of the Year for 2014-15.

October 24, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Gray visits Brock Elliot this Friday

It's been nearly a decade since she's stepped foot on this wind-swept campus, but Chelsea Gray can remember her time inside these brick-facade buildings with vivid clarity.

October 22, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


East Union part of ‘discussion’ despite injuries

East Union has won three games for the first time under fourth-year football coach Willie Herrera.

October 21, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


NFL experience saves day for MHS

SANTA CLARA - Neil MacDannald traced his way through the belly of Levi's Stadium, distancing himself from a 42-21 loss to a bitter rival.

October 13, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Following advice from Fisherman’s Warehouse

Every once in a while even I get confused as to where I should go fishing.

October 09, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Dust settles from ‘epic’ VOL opener

It's being billed as an "epic" football game, an "instant classic" between two perennial powers.

September 30, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


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