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Road to Super Bowl still through Seattle

It was the kind of a game deserving of the burgeoning rivalry, a chippy affair very much in doubt until Frank Gore ripped off a run that saved some self-respect if not the season for the San Francisco 49ers.

December 08, 2013 | Tim Dahlberg | Sports Columns


Menzel’s tweet ringin’ true for section champs

STOCKTON – Billy Sharmoug and Elijah Cooper tugged at the corners of the blue banner, jostling for possession of football's ultimate keepsake.

December 07, 2013 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Predator Calling 101

Native Americans living along the shores of a giant inland sea that covered parts of five modern states were hunting ducks since before recorded history began.

December 03, 2013 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Best thing you can do for your boat: Use it

It puzzles me sometimes how something can break without even being used. Because of a busy schedule, I was unable to get my boat out for a few months. When I had last used it, everything was working perfectly.

November 30, 2013 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Youth football could lose the numbers game

The deaths of 19 football players in a single season precipitated a national crisis in 1905, an event Doris Kearns Goodwin touches on in a new biography of president Teddy Roosevelt. There were 28 reported deaths some seven decades later, when James Michener created a stir with "Sports in America."

November 26, 2013 | | Sports Columns


Outdoor gift ideas

While I miss old the fashioned Christmas where the emphasis was on the birth of Christ and the gifts symbolic of those brought by the Magi, it is obvious that the season has evolved into a gift buying frenzy that starts earlier each year. I know that I cannot change the trend all by myself, but at the very least we can concentrate on giving gifts that are selected to match the recipient.

November 24, 2013 | Don Moyer | Sports Columns


Buffs moving on from heartache of years past

Eric Reis and his coaching staff lined the hallway with backs slumped against the walls that lead to the locker room at Manteca High's Walker Vick Fieldhouse.

November 23, 2013 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Thinking twice as weather cools

By now, most anglers have packed everything away for the winter and are waiting for the weather to warm up before they go fishing again.

November 22, 2013 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Although we often think of Thanksgiving as an American holiday, it is actually celebrated in many nations. We Christians believe that we have a benevolent God to whom we should give thanks and every other religion is free to give thanks to whatever god they choose to believe in. In addition Thanksgiving emphasizes the extent to which we are still dependent upon nature for our very survival, and secondly, the extent to which Thanksgiving has been a family oriented holiday.

November 17, 2013 | | Sports Columns


Fish can sense change in bait, lures

Last week I wrote about the slightest environmental changes and the effects these changes can have on fish.

November 14, 2013 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Thinking of veterans & the outdoors

I recall as a youngster celebrating Armistice Day and that somewhere along the way it changed into Veterans Day. Since Armistice Day was intended to comemorate the end of World War I, I think it's much more fitting that we honor all of our country's vets instead. Interestingly our nations returning vets have had a huge effect on our outdoor heritage as well. Returning vets often went hunting and put food on the table for their families with the firearms they used in the war.

November 11, 2013 | Don Moyer | Sports Columns


Ripon Christian earns respect even in defeat

RIPON - Le Grand players and coaches took turns slapping Andrew Brown's shoulder pads and shaking his hand down the midfield stripe at Stouffer Field on Friday night.

November 09, 2013 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Adjusting to change can help

I've always tried to keep things simple when it came to my fishing tackle.

November 07, 2013 | | Sports Columns


Fitting end in cards for BCS

The Bowl Championship Series is in its death throes, and few are mourning its passing.

November 07, 2013 | By TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press Sports Columnist | Sports Columns


The handiest gun revisited

In my book, guns are neither good nor evil; they are simply inanimate tools that do what their owners use them to do. Over a lifetime outdoors I have come across numerous situations in which a gun has been extremely handy. I have killed coiled rattlers that were about to strike, and chased away bears that were raiding our icebox. A gun can indeed save a life.

November 03, 2013 | Don Moyer | Sports Columns


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Salida eliminates Manteca in junior TOC

STOCKTON - The Manteca White juniors had problems keeping the ball in front of them Monday and committed eight errors in a 9-5 elimination loss to ...

June 13, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass

PARIS (AP) - Leave it to others to decide whether Rafael Nadal is playing the best tennis of his career as he comes off a 10th ...

June 13, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Giants rally for Manteca LL title

The Giants scored all of their runs in the final two innings Thursday to come from behind and beat the A's 3-2 for the ...

June 11, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


The crazy life of boxer Johnny Tapia

Johnny Tapia was never going to make it alive into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

June 11, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Giants rally for MLL title

The Giants scored all of their runs in the final two innings Thursday to come from behind and beat the A's 3-2 for the ...

June 09, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Tending to projects, family before fishing

I finally have some time off, but before I can get out fishing I have a bunch of jobs that have been waiting for me ...

June 09, 2017 | | Sports Columns


NEED FOR SPEED

Coaching changes led to the end of Trevor Nogueira's basketball career.

June 07, 2017 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Stanislaus State’s Kron named to All-Region teams

Jordan Kron wrapped up his college career at Stanislaus State with several awards.

June 06, 2017 | | Sports Columns


MLL Brewers win slugfest

The Brewers scored four runs in the top of the seventh and held on for a 15-12 extra-inning win Monday over the Yankees in Manteca ...

June 06, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Racing needs all the personalities, polite and rude

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kyle Larson lost a race he probably should have won because of a late caution.

June 06, 2017 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


10-run blitz sends Giants to win in Spreckels Park LL

Sante Duarte's two-RBI double in the second inning and his two-RBI single in the third was part of a 10-run blitz for the Giants ...

June 05, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Guy Guibor does it again at 99 Speedway

STOCKTON - Two weeks ago Guy Guibor, of Manteca posted in first victory at Stockton's 99 Speedway in almost 11 years, but he only had ...

June 04, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Thrill is gone from hitting 600 home runs

More than any other sport, baseball is a numbers racket.

June 04, 2017 | | Sports Columns


State senate passes license reform bill

The California Senate unanimously passed SB 187 on Wednesday.

June 02, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Cheaper, 12-month fishing licenses could help get kids outside

For many of our local children, today is last day of school.

May 26, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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