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‘That’s football’? No wonder why numbers are dropping

As a sports reporter, I see a lot, both good and bad. There are people who will say, "I have seen it all now," but not me. Because I know that I never know what is going to happen next.

August 28, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Would like to see kids get hooked on fishing

While driving home from Sacramento earlier in the week, my son reminded me of two of my favorite activities that fewer of our youth are participating in now more than ever.

August 24, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


ON A RAMPAGE

The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity came out of the gates with a bang in their first game in Northern California Youth Football and Cheer with a 40-0 thumping of the Tracy Rampage on Saturday at Dino Cunial Field.

August 22, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Cowboys corral Outlaws in CYF season opener

Jacorey Franklin and Everett Sangalang scored three touchdowns apiece Saturday to lead the Manteca Cowboys varsity to a 57-0 thumping of the Central Valley Outlaws in Northern California Youth Football and Cheer action at the Riverbank Sports Complex.

August 22, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Wilber’s late pick seals Knights’ JV win over Hilmar

Owen Wilber intercepted a Hilmar Packer pass at his own 1-yard line with 25 seconds remaining Saturday to seal a 12-6 win for the Ripon Knights junior varsity in Trans-Valley Youth Football League action at Ripon Christian High School.

August 22, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


NASCAR needs to speak up amid US turmoil

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Fans turn to sports for entertainment, a respite from the stress of the real world. They say they don't want politics mixed in with sports, they just want to enjoy the show.

August 22, 2017 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Purists eager for fight after Mayweather-McGregor

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Look at any boxing website, and the comments will largely all be the same.

August 21, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Philpott picks up second win of season at 99 Speedway

STOCKTON - Dominant performances were the theme of the night in all four divisions racing at the Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night.

August 21, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


What’s in a smaller glove? More hype for the fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - It's only 2 ounces of foam, 4 if you count both hands.

August 17, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Shopping around for new bass boat

I've got to confess that I've secretly been shopping around for bass boats.

August 17, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


A magical season in the sun for Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The hottest team in the land had yet to get a runner to first base as the third inning came to a close at Dodger Stadium, where 46,128 had come to watch a slice of history on a sunbaked Sunday afternoon.

August 14, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Gone fishing with Joshua

Last weekend I took my Grandson Joshua out to the San Joaquin River fishing. Whenever I take kids fishing I try to find ponds or slower parts of the river. That way if the little rascals fall in I can jump in and pull them out again without having the current whisk them away. If you put kids next to water I guarantee that it won't be long before they fall in. It's OK, because they dry out pretty quickly.

August 13, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


FACING FORFEIT

The longest-running youth-football organization in Manteca is about to face its toughest challenge in its 40-some years of existence.

August 11, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Patience key as seasons change

I'm always surprised at how the seasons change.

August 11, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Kaepernick unemployed, at least Cutler has a job

Jay Cutler has a job playing quarterback.

August 08, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


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Winning makes McIlroy as good as he already was

AUSTIN, Texas- Rory McIlroy had his first Arnold Palmer moment before the tournament even started.

March 19, 2018 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


Done in by plus tide during Delta tourney

I was faced by my nemesis while fishing a tournament on the Delta recently.

March 16, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Promises turn into paydays in NFL

All those promises worth millions upon millions to free agents turned into paydays Wednesday when the NFL's business year began.

March 15, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


Harvick takes a bumpy road to 100 victories

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (- Kevin Harvick once lay in wait for Greg Biffle on the pit road wall at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick was angry - he ...

March 06, 2018 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


99 Speedway season opener postponed

The 2018 season-opening race at the Stockton 99 Speedway today has been postponed due to inclement weather.

March 02, 2018 | | Sports Columns


Shoulder pain won’t stop me from fishing

After hearing about a friend of mine having to have his shoulder operated on, I decided that it was time to get my shoulder checked ...

March 02, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Desert in the Valley? Exactly what it was not too long ago

My wife thinks I'm crazy, but in addition to mountains and oceans, I love deserts. I love the wide empty spaces where there are ...

February 25, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Americans over- promise, under- deliver in S Korea

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - They had their moments, without a doubt.

February 25, 2018 | | Sports Columns


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