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Manteca Vs East Union II: Worth watching

Very seldom can I walk into the offices of The Manteca Bulletin and be excited about work – especially about a day that is 24 hours away. I mean, even though my gig is pretty sweet, the worries of today are usually more than enough to keep me occupied.

April 29, 2011 | Jagada Chambers | Sports Columns

Pondering the perfect pattern

I had just finished my fifth elk hair caddis pattern in a size 12, because anything smaller looks like a blender caddis, so until I am better, I stop there.

April 27, 2011 | By JEFF LUND | Sports Columns

Opening day tactics

Here it is late April and the opening day of trout season is right around the corner. There's still a lot of snow up there in the mountains and when we get a sunny day it begins to melt. Streams can be running high and swift and your favorite fishing hole can be a raging torrent. How do you cope with such conditions? Here are a couple early season tips that I've discovered over the years that might help.

April 24, 2011 | By DON MOYER | Sports Columns

Holmes denied 4th win at All-American Speedway

After doggedly pursuing pole-sitter Greg Pursley through the first 133 laps of last Saturday's Toyota/NAPA AutoCare 150 at Roseville's All-American Speedway, defending NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion Eric Holmes of Escalon had his fourth career win at his home track within his grasp only to see it slip away in the final laps.

April 23, 2011 | By DALE BOSOWSKI Racing Columnist | Sports Columns

A carpy day of fishing

There was nothing particularly interesting or noteworthy about the creek my buddy Chris and I fished, and I do use the word "creek" very loosely, because from Google Earth this system looks like an infected wound lathered in mud as if someone actually believed that rubbing dirt on it would make it better.

April 20, 2011 | By JEFF LUND | Sports Columns


LATHROP – For some strange reason, the days of playing baseball simply for fun and to crack smiles have been replaced with $300 bats and Major League Baseball expectations as early as coach-pitch. That's probably why rolling into James Matas' free pitching clinic was so refreshing.

April 17, 2011 | Jagada Chambers | Sports Columns

Will Power Captures Pole at Grand Prix of Long Beach

It was deja vu all over again as Australian Will Power, driving the #12 Verizon Wireless car for Team Penske, grabbed the pole position for the third consecutive year at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series.

April 17, 2011 | By DALE BOSOWSKI Racing Columnist | Sports Columns

Getting around the rising cost of fuel

This morning on my way to work, I saw two bass boats filling up at the local gas station. I couldn't help to think what their costs were for the day. My bass boat holds 52 gallons of gas, and my truck holds 23 gallons. If I were to fill them both up, it would cost me around $300.

April 15, 2011 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

(Re)fund the trip of a lifetime

I read about Alaska a lot because as a fisherman, writer and subscriber of multiple fishing magazines, the state tends to gets at least a casual mentioning if not a full-grown piece of feature writing every month.

April 13, 2011 | By JEFF LUND | Sports Columns

Philpott breaks up Belletto family’s 1-2 finish

A strong field of 23 late models kicked off the 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at the Stockton 99 Speedway last Saturday night.

April 12, 2011 | By DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns

Fishing in the rain can bring surprising results

Fishing in the rain for a lot of anglers is out of the question.

April 08, 2011 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

Sprint Car veterans shine on Central Valley tracks

A pair of Sprint Car veterans notched impressive victories this past weekend in the season opener events in Madera and Merced.

April 07, 2011 | By DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns

Getting rid of gas

In high school, my buddy Lawrence and I put 85 miles on his truck driving around the biggest town on the island.

April 06, 2011 | By JEFF LUND | Sports Columns

Why catch & release when you trout fish?

I was about 12 when I began to seriously fish for trout. Prior to that time I was simply accompanying my Dad along the stream and reeling in an occasional trout or two that he had hooked. While it was great fun splashing in the stream, picking wildflowers & harassing the frogs & tadpoles, it took awhile for me to appreciate the challenge of spotting a feeding fish, and then successfully planning & executing a successful stalk to outwit him with my hand-tied flies.

April 03, 2011 | By DON MOYER | Sports Columns

Smart shopping for cash-strapped anglers

It's been a while since I've purchased any new equipment.

April 01, 2011 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

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Tokyo wins Little League world championship

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning ...

August 31, 2015 | | Sports Columns

San Jose beats Jacksonville in ArenaBowl

STOCKTON (AP) - Darren Arbet walked through a cloud of confetti at Stockton Arena and pointed with both hands toward 89-year-old mother Clinso in the stands.

August 31, 2015 | | Sports Columns

2005: Gonzalez, Haroldsen pace Lancer tennis win

10 years ago: September 1, 2005 – Angelica Gonzalez made her debut on the singles ladder of the East Union High tennis team with three victories ...

August 31, 2015 | | Sports Columns

First-time buyer of used boat

A friend of mine recently purchased a used boat for the first time.

August 28, 2015 | | Sports Columns

Gomes wins feature race

STOCKTON - Tracy's Jeff Bischofberger and Jacob Gomes, of Manteca, held the front row of the stellar 16 car field lined up to take the ...

August 24, 2015 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Special to the Bulletin | Sports Columns

Fishing with Bubba Paris in the Delta

I got an email awhile back from a fellow named William Paris Junior.

August 24, 2015 | by Don MOYER | Sports Columns

MFC Benfica takes 2nd at Davis Clasico

Bulletin staff reports

August 21, 2015 | Bulletin staff reports | Sports Columns

Love for fishing runs deep

It's finally starting to set in for me that summer break is officially over. The days of being able to fish any day of ...

August 21, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

Manteca FC Dash claims Clasico crown

For a third straight year, the Manteca FC Dash under-11 girls soccer team reached the final round of the Davis Legacy Super Clasico Summer Edition ...

August 20, 2015 | Bulletin staff reports | Sports Columns

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