The over 4,000 fans that packed the grandstands for the annual Firecracker 150 at the Stockton 99 Speedway on Sunday thoroughly enjoyed a great evening of fireworks both on and above the high-banked quarter-mile oval.
For the past couple of years I've been reading a lot about the great kokanee fishing we have here locally.
It seems like an eternity ago when my Kennedy Little League All-Star team took the field for our 12-year-old all-star campaign.
Since the friends that visit during the summer are not paying clients, I can afford certain liberties as I shuttle them around the island under the guise of providing an "authentic" experience.
Due to the extremely wet winter we had, most of the streams are running cold fast and extremely full. The recent hot spell has begun to melt the huge snowpack with a vengeance and the rivers are boiling. This was one of the wettest years on record and the melting snow is creating extremely dangerous conditions. Usually at this time of year the snow run off has peaked and stream levels have begun to recede to normal summertime levels. This year however nature may not be cooperating with your summer vacation plans. Major Sierra rivers are roaring with flows not ...
I've always had a hard time dealing with storing unused items.
In high school I thought there was exactly one girl on earth, and her name was Natalie.
I have been using a fishing log since the early 1970s and it really adds a completely new dimension to my angling experience. Recording stream conditions, weather patterns, and flies, lures, baits and techniques used can help improve your fishing. Jotting down unusual wildlife you spot, or interesting rock and mineral formations, notes on mining ruins, or Indian artifacts can help increase your enjoyment of your outdoor excursions.
My son and I decided to take a walk while recently camping with my family at Lake Pardee.
Manteca's Jacob Gomes persevered through a cautioned-filled evening to capture the "Mid Valley Iron & Metals 150" for the SRL Spears Southwest Tour Series Late Models last Saturday evening at the Stockton 99 Speedway.
Hot dogs are synonymous with summer cuisine, and though there are plenty of hot dogs - gourmet dogs, foot-long dogs, ball park dogs, nitrate-free dogs, kosher dogs - I don't get too picky.
Several years ago, an auto accident claimed the life of a singer-songwriter named Harry Chapin. As is the case with many song writers, Chapin was actually a poet and philosopher who used music to expound upon the nature of life. Probably the most famous song that Harry Chapin wrote was titled "The Cats in the Cradle". It was about a fellow who was on his way up in the world and was too busy to spend time with his son. The young achiever was away on a business trip when his son was born. A few years later the son ...
The sound of a fishing rod snapping is one every angler dreads.
Season points leader and second-generation driver Jeff Belletto of Modesto continued his winning ways in the Western Late Model division at the New Stockton 99 Speedway last Saturday night.
If you're lucky, there's a moment as you're falling that provides a chance to do something about it.
East Union managed to hold on and beat visiting Kimball 5-4 despite having to forfeit a singles match Thursday.
Manteca ended its busy week 3 for 3 with its four-game victory over visiting Kimball on Thursday.
Every year, about this time, I'm reminded of when I came across two lost anglers while fishing the Delta.
Stockton- Manteca High's volleyball team started a busy four-day stretch Monday with a sweep of Weston Ranch that broke up a third-place tie between ...
Sierra's Eddie Aguilar converted a direct kick in the game's 72nd minute Monday to complete his hat trick and salvage a 3-3 tie ...
East Union soccer coach Victor Polanco watched as the head official raised his hand with eyes trained on his watch and whistle pressed between his ...
Jakub Kawakami was perfect Saturday.
I received an email last week asking to share some of my fishing hot spots.
BUTTE, Mont. - They played for rival high schools, teamed up at the community college level and are on opposing sides once again.
By DAVE CAMPBELL
MERCED – The Ripon High girls water polo team overcame adversity en route to capturing third place with a 4-1 record in the El Capitan Tournament ...
LODI - Paced by Alex Gonzales' second-place score of 89, Ripon High's girls golf team further established its claim as the top team in the ...
Angel Garay did it all for the Manteca Jaguars varsity with three offensive touchdowns, a 51-yard interception for a touchdown, six tackles and a fumble ...