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Ripon goes 3-0 in Day 2 of tourney

MODESTO - Following two tough losses to large-school opponents, Ripon High's boy' water polo team bounced back and won all three of its contests Saturday in the 23rd Annual DeLong Memorial Tournament.

October 25, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Stalking the wild turkey tails ‘room

In 1962 a fellow named Euell Gibbons published a book titled "Stalking the Wild Asparagus" which hit a responsive cord with the public and became an instant best seller.

October 25, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Move to remove non-native fish from Delta

I was recently informed of a current bill that calls for the removal of all non-native species from parts of the Delta, Stanislaus River and New Melones Lake.

October 22, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


FINAL DESTINATION

STOCKTON - The "curse" has been reversed for Manteca High senior Elizabeth Tolbert.

October 22, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Cheating kids of ‘looking forward’

I received a phone call from the girl Thusday morning and she informed me that I was going to disown her. Now, very few offenses in lifer merit disownment, as the love for a child is unconditional – tested at times, but unconditional. So I asked her what it was she could possibly do to have herself severed from the massive estate I will leave behind, and I could not believe what I heard next.

October 22, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


ROLLIN’ RED

Even with its impressive 4-1 win at Sierra on Wednesday, East Union is officially out of the running for the Valley Oak League championship.

October 22, 2015 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Cougars close in on VOL crown

STOCKTON - Senior Night was longer than it had been in recent years for Weston Ranch's boys soccer team.

October 22, 2015 | | Sports Columns


The last bit of air from ‘Deflategate’ finally leaks out

INDIANAPOLIS - We just found out what happened to the air someone took out of Tom Brady's footballs in the playoffs last January.

October 20, 2015 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns


Ripon in line for VFL North championship

Ripon High's girls golf team is a step closer to capturing its first Valley Foothill League North title under eighth-year coach Eric Dambrosio after beating Escalon 154-160 in the regular-season finale Thursday at Jack Tone Golf Course.

October 16, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Get ready for duck hunting, fishing to overlap

In a few short weeks duck hunting season will be opening.

October 16, 2015 | | Sports Columns


East Union sweeps Lathrop

LATHROP - The East Union volleyball team bounced back from a heartbreaking loss and swept Lathrop 25-20, 25-20, 25-10 on Thursday.

October 16, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Upon further review, plenty of blame to go around on NFL officiating snafus

The next time you need to clean the gutters at home and don't want to get the ladder out, try standing on the NFL rule book.

October 16, 2015 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns


Ripon water polo scores shutouts at Central Catholic

MODESTO - Ripon High's boys and girls water polo teams routed host Central Catholic in shutouts Wednesday.

October 15, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Sierra knocks Oakdale from VOL’s top spot

OAKDALE - Things got more interesting in the Valley Oak League thanks to Sierra's 2-1 triumph at Oakdale on Wednesday.

October 14, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Big Drama Show: Golovkin eyes Breakout fight

If all goes according to plan for Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, he'll knock out David Lemieux, become a pay-per-view draw, and get a lot of people a lot more interested in boxing again.

October 14, 2015 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


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Expect heavy traffic on lakes for holiday weekend

It's the last week of school and Memorial Day weekend is also coming up, so expect the waterways to be crowded if you're ...

May 26, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


McGregor vs Mayweather, a freak show with precedent

The freak show that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are talking about will almost surely never happen, and for that anyone who would even ...

May 26, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Franks Tract hot spot for bass in Delta

Some of the old timers will tell you that the best way to teach someone how to swim is to push them right into the ...

May 20, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Fishing trips are more meaningful with son

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."- Henry David Thoreau

May 13, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Unused equipment is treasure for another

There's an old saying that "one man's junk is another man's treasure."

May 06, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Manteca Red Sox overpower Northgate Giants juniors

The Manteca Little League Red Sox took advantage of six walks to put up 12 first-inning runs and never looked back in a 21-8 win ...

May 02, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Brigham Young Revolver

Over the years I have periodically reported on historic or collectors guns that have come up for auction.

May 02, 2016 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Missed bite does not dampen day on Delta

Last week, I mentioned that I was going to be fishing for bass with a childhood friend.

April 28, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Golden One Arena will not save Kings

Life is full of regrets.

April 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Considering fishing guide after struggles

Several years ago when I made the decision to fish for multiple species, I didn't realize it was going to be so difficult.

April 21, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


No bites at Lake Pardee despite the low turnout

It took a little longer than I had originally planned, but I finally was able to fish Lake Pardee last weekend.

April 15, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Memories, not catches make Amador special

Last weekend a friend and I went fishing at Lake Amador.

April 07, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


April breeds excitement, hope for big bass catch

April is the month that I get most excited about when thinking about going fishing.

April 01, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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