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Adjust to slight changes if fish are not biting

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

November 10, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


New Hogan Lake a nice change of scenery

I'm sure we've all have heard the saying "Change is a good thing."

November 03, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Stockton Dirt Track hosts two-night Tribute to Patterson

STOCKTON - The Northern California Sprint Car season will be capped in a big way next week when the centrally located Stockton Dirt Track plays host to the two-night Tribute to Gary Patterson.

October 31, 2017 | By GARY THOMAS Special to the Bulletin | Sports Columns


Chargers novice win DYFL finale

The Manteca Chargers novice wrapped up the Delta Youth Football League regular season Saturday with a 26-13 win over the Dublin Fighting Irish and will be joined by the Chargers varsity, junior varsity and junior novice when the DYFL playoffs begin this weekend.

October 31, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Ripon graduate named Big 8’s top scholar-athlete

MODESTO - Modesto Junior College men's golfer Nick Sharp is the Big 8 Conference's selection for the California Community College Athletic Association Male Scholar-Athlete of The Year. His selection now moves on to the state committee for consideration for the prestigious State Male Scholar-Athlete of The Year.

October 24, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Fall trout tactics

Now that fall is here and there is a definite chill to the night air, its time to think about Fall trout tactics. Fish often go on a fall feeding binge to fatten up so they can survive the coming winter. Thus fall can be a great time to catch monster trout.

October 22, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Of mice and bass; no fan of rodents

I don't know about you but I can't stand rats, mice any other type of rodent.

October 19, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


NFL still riding high, despite issues

The narratives themselves are easy enough to craft. Anyone searching for signs the NFL is in trouble doesn't need to look far to document the league's woes.

October 17, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Scott Speed wins Rallycross Supercar title

It was a perfect ending to a near perfect season for the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team as drivers Tanner Foust took the race victory while Manteca native Scott Speed locked up his third consecutive Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercar championship at the season finale in Los Angeles on Saturday.

October 15, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Be on the look out for duck hunters’ blinds

When I think about fishing in October, I think about great weather, great fishing and the opening of duck hunting season.

October 12, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Have GPS, map handy on 1st visit to the Delta

Navigating the Delta can be a little intimidating for someone who is not familiar with where they're going.

October 06, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Baseball without the knuckler would be a real shame

The knuckleball has always been a bit of oddball - the butt of jokes, the object of endless curiosity, a talismanic pitch understood by only a few.

October 02, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Gray donating shoes, clothes to homeless kids

Chelsea Gray was driving to lunch with a Los Angeles Sparks teammate last year when she noticed a large number of homeless children near where she was going to eat.

September 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


A story to every bait that is no longer in use

I don't know too many anglers who aren't hoarders. I'm not any different, although I do try to donate a few items every once in a while, especially when I come across a young angler who is "hooked," as the say.

September 28, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


NASCAR has too many distractions amid playoffs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It is two weeks into NASCAR's playoffs and there has been little to no talk about the actual racing.

September 26, 2017 | | Sports Columns


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Walljasper, LSU visit UOP today

Allie Walljasper is coming home.

February 22, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


A bronze that feels golden for Lindsey Vonn

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) - Over coffee last November at Lindsey Vonn's home in Colorado, Sofia Goggia of Italy asked her friend for some advice.

February 22, 2018 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Bracing for colder weather at Shasta

One of the nice things about tournament fishing is that you get to fish different places.

February 16, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Potter’s Pebble play: Performance, not pedigree

PEBBLE BEACH ) - This looked like a mismatch to everyone but Ted Potter Jr.

February 13, 2018 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


Don Moyer can hear a rattlesnake calling his name

Last weekend I took my Grandson Josh out fossil digging along Patterson Pass Road.

February 12, 2018 | | Sports Columns


Early signs of spring bode well for anglers

On my way to work this morning I saw all the signs of spring.

February 09, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Wild pets aren’t legal in California except for fish

As a general rule, wild animals don't make good pets. Although there have been several great articles about humans adopting large wild critters such ...

February 05, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Stockton Dirt Track releases 2018 schedule

STOCKTON - The 2018 schedule of events for the Stockton Dirt Track has been announced by Noceti Group Inc. and showcases 15 nights of competitive racing ...

January 27, 2018 | By Gary Thomas Special to the Bulletin | Sports Columns


Boat owners prepare to break out another $1k

Many say that "boat" stands for "Break Out Another Thousand."

January 26, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


The Good Lord outdoors

I probably shouldn't admit this, but occasionally I play hooky from church to spend time outdoors rather than listen to a sermon in a ...

January 21, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Trusting your instincts may be the best plan

My first tournament of 2018 is in the books.

January 19, 2018 | | Sports Columns


Nick Saban’s 6th championship is the best of all

ATLANTA - Nick Saban saved his best for No. 6.

January 09, 2018 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Danica Patrick shifts careers, courts new fans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Danica Patrick's days as a race car driver are pretty much over. She says she has two races left in her ...

January 09, 2018 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Great to see youth catch ‘fishing bug’

Recently, while checking out of a hotel we were staying in, I spotted a boy who was no older than 12, sitting there with a ...

December 29, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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