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LODI — Get ready for high school football practice in July.

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Withdrawal of petition a victory for local anglers

The highly controversial striped bass and black bass petition was recently withdrawn, resulting in a victory for local anglers wishing to preserve one of the ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 12:42 a.m. | | Withdrawal of petition a victory for local anglers Comments 0 Comments

Would give anything to strap it up 1 last time

The calendar is turning to September, and with that football season will be in full swing. And while guys get made fun of for this ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2016 12:14 a.m. | | Would give anything to strap it up 1 last time Comments 0 Comments

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF

Coming off a historic season, Sierra isn’t thinking about championships going into Friday’s 2016 opener at Ripon.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2016 12:14 a.m. | | COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF Comments 0 Comments

Cowboys kick off DYSA season with sweep

The Manteca Cowboys varsity defeated the Lodi Titans 14-2 in DYSA action at East Union’s Dino Cunial Field on Saturday.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 12:44 a.m. | | Cowboys kick off DYSA season with sweep Comments 0 Comments

The simple fix for golf that isn’t so simple

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For all the praise of golf’s return to the Olympics, there was no shortage of suggestions to make it better.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 12:24 a.m. | | The simple fix for golf that isn’t so simple Comments 0 Comments

Manteca’s Mast wins Bomber Main

In a race that had more plot twists than a Ryan Lochte night on the town, season points leader Larry Tankersley, of Gridley, picked up ...

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Handicaps outdoors

About 30 years ago my next door neighbor, Arvel, and I spent a lot of time together in the outdoors. We cut firewood for our ...

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BACK TO BASICS

RIPON — Ripon’s water polo program enjoyed an historic 2015 campaign despite depth issues.

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Posted: aug. 19, 2016 1:32 a.m. | | BACK TO BASICS Comments 0 Comments

Paying for boat annually

It’s that time of year again when San Joaquin County taxes me for having a boat.

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Posted: aug. 19, 2016 1:14 a.m. | | Paying for boat annually Comments 0 Comments

LEADING LANCER

One of Kim Brooks’ greatest motivations for coaching is her own regret.

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Posted: aug. 18, 2016 12:42 a.m. | | LEADING LANCER Comments 0 Comments

NFL threatens to suspend 4 players

The NFL is still seeking an audience with the four linebackers it’s investigating for an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2016 11:15 p.m. | | NFL threatens to suspend 4 players Comments 0 Comments

Philpott wins in season debut

Although he was making his first start of the season, Tracy’s Justin Philpott showed no signs of rust as he blazed to a win ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2016 11:14 p.m. | | Philpott wins in season debut Comments 0 Comments

TALL TASK

LATHROP — Few people get to live their dream, but everything comes at a price.

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Coalition aims to preserve local fisheries

There’s an automated letter online at www.water4fish.org/savebass, rejecting the proposed bag limit because it will surely have an adverse effect on ...

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Posted: aug. 11, 2016 11:24 p.m. | | Coalition aims to preserve local fisheries Comments 0 Comments

Warriors, Cavaliers to clash on Christmas

Kevin Durant will return to Oklahoma City on Feb. 11 and join the Golden State Warriors for an NBA Finals rematch at Cleveland on Christmas.

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LeBron James has agreed to 3-year deal with Cavs

LeBron James is going to hang around home for a while.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2016 11:20 p.m. | | LeBron James has agreed to 3-year deal with Cavs Comments 0 Comments

COMING & GOING

Adrienne Beltrami would have been more than happy to spend the rest of her coaching career with Ripon High, but she could not pass up ...

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Cancelled HOF Game takes auditions from Colts, Packers

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will issue refunds to ticket buyers who went home from the NFL’s annual preseason kickoff without having watched ...

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Posted: aug. 08, 2016 11:59 p.m. | | Cancelled HOF Game takes auditions from Colts, Packers Comments 0 Comments

It’s called fishing for a reason

Many assume that I’m always catching fish. Even today, after years of experience, I still have days when I don’t catch anything. 

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‘The Beast’ wins Golden Gloves Jr Nationals belt

Vincent Avina isn’t as active as he wants to be in the ring, but “The Beast” makes it count when he does step into ...

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Beating the heat is being smart

Gone are the days when I used to fish through the summer heat. 

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Posted: jul. 29, 2016 12:20 a.m. | | Beating the heat is being smart Comments 0 Comments

INDIAN SUMMER

First-year head coach Chris Musseman is putting his own stamp on Ripon’s football program.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2016 12:14 a.m. | | INDIAN SUMMER Comments 0 Comments

Motivated Weston Ranch shines in offseason competitions

Seth Davis is reminded of a painful end to the 2015 season every morning when he goes on his run.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 11:51 p.m. | | Motivated Weston Ranch shines in offseason competitions Comments 0 Comments

LATHROP RAISES EXPECTATIONS

Joe Pirillo needed just one season to change the culture of Lathrop High’s football team.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2016 11:51 p.m. | | LATHROP RAISES EXPECTATIONS Comments 0 Comments

HIGH-WATER MARK

TURLOCK — Paced by its some of its youngest members, the Ripon Sea Lions captured the boys title in the Mid-Valley Swim League Championships held at ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2016 12:17 a.m. | | HIGH-WATER MARK Comments 0 Comments

NORTHGATE RUN ENDS

Fernando Alaniz’s two-RBI double tied the game for Northgate in the bottom of the fifth inning Sunday, but Cambrian of San Jose answered back ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2016 12:05 a.m. | | NORTHGATE RUN ENDS Comments 0 Comments

IOC bows to Putin and Russian dopers

Once again, the people who run the Olympics just can’t say no to Vladimir Putin.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2016 10:55 p.m. | | IOC bows to Putin  and Russian dopers Comments 0 Comments

Wild turkeys along banks of Stanislaus

I took a walk in the woods along the Stanislaus River the other day and ran into a small flock of wild turkeys. I have ...

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DIAMOND DANDIES

The awards keep coming for league MVPs Marco Gonzales, Travis Vander Molen and Mikaela Ferreira.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2016 1:16 a.m. | | DIAMOND DANDIES Comments 0 Comments

Keeping it simple is the answer

A lot of anglers make fishing too complicated. 

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RIGHTING THE SHIP

TURLOCK — Scoring early, scoring often and making no errors is a pretty good game plan, and that is exactly what Northgate did Tuesday in a ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2016 12:10 a.m. | | RIGHTING THE SHIP Comments 0 Comments

SWEPT AWAY

STOCKTON — The ball did not bounce Northgate’s way Monday, and when it started to Morada right fielder Nathan Brookins was there. 

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Posted: jul. 19, 2016 12:38 a.m. | | SWEPT AWAY Comments 0 Comments

Troon trumps Turnberry with better golf

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Turnberry had the bigger stars. Troon had the better golf.

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Posted: jul. 19, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Troon trumps Turnberry with better golf Comments 0 Comments

Morada turns walks into runs in rout of NGLL 11s

STOCKTON — Northgate had two good innings Saturday before things started to come apart and eventually lost 11-1 to Morada in opening-round action of the Little ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 1:21 a.m. | | Morada turns walks into runs in rout of NGLL 11s Comments 0 Comments

SECTION RUNNER-UP

SAN ANDREAS – You cannot give extra outs to a good team and expect to win, and Manteca found that out the hard way Sunday with ...

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SECTION TITLE WITHIN REACH

TURLOCK – Pitching roulette finally caught up to Turlock American on Saturday.

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No slowing down Carlson in 1st career win

STOCKTON — Parlaying the pole position with a dominant car Ty Carlson, age 21 of Manteca, roared to a career first win in the Stockton Late ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2016 12:39 a.m. | | No slowing down Carlson in 1st career win Comments 0 Comments

BIGGER & BETTER

Hunter Brooks’ transition to the bigger bikes has gone well.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2016 12:11 a.m. | | BIGGER & BETTER Comments 0 Comments

Trapper Tackle hook gets two big thumbs up

Throughout the years there have been significant changes, improvements and new inventions that have changed the way we fish.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2016 12:26 a.m. | | Trapper Tackle hook gets two big thumbs up Comments 0 Comments

NORTHGATE REIGNS AGAIN

What started as a toe-to-toe slugfest ended in a runaway. 

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Posted: jul. 14, 2016 12:42 a.m. | | NORTHGATE REIGNS AGAIN Comments 0 Comments

FINISH STRONG

Blake Mount took the hill Monday for Northgate ‘A’ with two outs in the top of the fourth inning with his team leading Spreckels Park ...

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Northgate falls short in Majors 67 title game

LATHROP – Tracy American bounced back from a 10-run loss Friday to Northgate and came from behind in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2016 12:23 a.m. | | Northgate falls short in Majors 67 title game Comments 0 Comments

MANTECA ALL STAR CHAMPS

STOCKTON – Held scoreless through five innings, Manteca sent 14 batters to the plate in the sixth inning Sunday and exploded for nine runs on the ...

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Late surge pushes Manteca juniors into finals

STOCKTON — Manteca scored two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to pull away from Spreckels Park for an 8-4 win in ...

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CITY LIMITS

Garrison Reis accounted for four of his team’s six hits Thursday at Bassi Field, while Blake Mejorado and Tyler Paul Wentworth combined to pitch ...

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Combining son’s love for trains with fishing

I’m sure we’ve all heard of the old saying, “killing two birds with one stone.” 

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Posted: jul. 08, 2016 12:39 a.m. | | Combining son’s love for trains with fishing Comments 0 Comments

King of the West series resumes with weekend doubleheader

HANFORD — One of the most exciting stretches of the season for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series fires off with a big ...

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Posted: jul. 07, 2016 12:00 a.m. | | King of the West series resumes with weekend doubleheader Comments 0 Comments

THRILLING FINISH

It was one heck of a sixth inning. 

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Posted: jul. 06, 2016 11:59 p.m. | | THRILLING FINISH Comments 0 Comments

Haapanen wins flight but misses hammer finals

EUGENE, Ore. — Manteca’s Amy Haapanen won the first flight, but it wasn’t good enough to advance to the hammer throw finals in U ...

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