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Bogged down by details? Try keeping it simple

I’ve learned over the years that a person could drive themselves crazy worrying about every little detail when it came to fishing. 

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:26 a.m. | | Bogged down by details? Try keeping it simple Comments 0 Comments

College playoffs have BCS feel again

Jim Harbaugh went on and on, as if his incessant whining would overturn the result of what was, in effect, a playoff game before the ...

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Posted: nov. 29, 2016 2:22 a.m. | | College  playoffs  have BCS  feel again Comments 0 Comments

Outdoorsman’s thoughts on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, as we know it in the United States, has deep roots in the history of our culture. 

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Posted: nov. 24, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | Outdoorsman’s thoughts on Thanksgiving Comments 0 Comments

TUM-BOWL

TRACY – In a battle of undefeated teams the East County Lions blanked the Manteca Cowboys in the second half Saturday to win the DYSA Varsity ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:26 a.m. | | TUM-BOWL Comments 0 Comments

Jr. T’wolves varsity, JV fall short in DYFL Bowl

TRACY — The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity overcame injuries, turnovers and horrible field conditions Sunday to take a late lead after a two-score halftime deficit only ...

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:25 a.m. | | Jr. T’wolves varsity, JV fall short in DYFL Bowl Comments 0 Comments

Indoor team signs EU grad Gordon; Thayer named Defensive POY

Two former area football standouts from the Class of 2011 are making some noise out of state.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2016 12:24 a.m. | | Indoor team signs EU grad Gordon; Thayer named  Defensive POY Comments 0 Comments

Jimmie Johnson, greatest of all?

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The congratulatory messages started rolling in long before Jimmie Johnson had finished his obligatory championship photos. Larry Bird. Mia Hamm. Michael Phelps ...

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Column: from Russia with love, Kovalev finds his place in US

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sergey Kovalev was knocking out everyone put in front of him when his handlers went to HBO a few years back asking ...

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Posted: nov. 17, 2016 1:18 a.m. | | Column: from Russia with love, Kovalev finds his place in US Comments 0 Comments

GOING BOWLING

The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity pummeled the Tracy Raiders 40-0 Saturday in the  

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Posted: nov. 15, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | GOING BOWLING Comments 0 Comments

Column: Chase isn’t always fair, that doesn’t make it bad

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When William Byron’s engine exploded less than 10 laps away from his seventh win of the season, his chance to ...

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Posted: nov. 15, 2016 12:31 a.m. | | Column: Chase isn’t always fair, that doesn’t make it bad Comments 0 Comments

Time for sports to bring us together

We’re a nation bitterly divided.

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Posted: nov. 13, 2016 11:29 p.m. | | Time for sports to bring us together Comments 0 Comments

Delta provides great oportunities in fall

If you would have asked me years ago what time of the year was my favorite time to fish, I would have said the spring. 

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Posted: nov. 11, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | Delta provides great oportunities in fall Comments 0 Comments

Jr. T’Wolves JV mauls Cougars

Luke Weaver shredded the Tracy Cougars defense for three touchdowns and ran for another on Saturday to lead the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity to ...

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Posted: nov. 07, 2016 11:54 p.m. | | Jr. T’Wolves JV mauls Cougars Comments 0 Comments

If Harvick wins Phoenix, leaves 1 spot left in Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Only an amateur would fill out a Chase for the Sprint Cup championship bracket and not mark Kevin Harvick down for ...

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Posted: nov. 07, 2016 11:28 p.m. | | If Harvick wins Phoenix, leaves 1 spot left in Chase Comments 0 Comments

Buying the first gun

It was May of 1960, on my 12th birthday, that I got my first gun. It was a Winchester Model 69a which was a bolt ...

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Posted: nov. 07, 2016 1:13 a.m. | | Buying the first gun Comments 0 Comments

Youth football a defining issue; no easy answers

Kevin Turner started playing football when he was 5. If his father had it to do over again, he might’ve insisted that his son ...

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Posted: nov. 07, 2016 1:11 a.m. | | Youth football a  defining issue; no easy answers Comments 0 Comments

33rd Tribute to Gary Patterson at Stockton Dirt Track

STOCKTON — The Northern California Sprint Car season comes to a close in a big way next week with the Stockton Dirt Track playing host to ...

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Posted: nov. 03, 2016 11:34 p.m. | | 33rd Tribute to Gary Patterson at Stockton Dirt Track Comments 0 Comments

Sponsorships have perks, but nothing is for free

I was recently asked about sponsorships. 

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Posted: nov. 03, 2016 11:33 p.m. | | Sponsorships have perks, but nothing is for free Comments 0 Comments

With help from above, Cubs finally win a title

The fleeting storm along Lake Erie couldn’t have come at a better time for the Chicago Cubs.

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Posted: nov. 03, 2016 12:20 a.m. | | With help from above, Cubs finally win a title Comments 0 Comments

Cowboys crush Redskins in DYSA playoff opener

The Manteca Cowboys varsity handled the Patterson Redskins 38-6 Saturday in opening-round DYSA action at Dino Cunial Field. 

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Posted: nov. 01, 2016 12:37 a.m. | | Cowboys crush Redskins in DYSA playoff opener Comments 0 Comments

Buff freshmen roll to VOL win

Manteca racked up 340 yards on Thursday and outscored host Oakdale 14-0 in the final period to defeat the Mustangs 36-20 in freshman football action ...

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Posted: oct. 31, 2016 2:10 a.m. | | Buff freshmen roll to VOL win Comments 0 Comments

Will Cubs fans cry, ‘If we lose, it’s rigged’?

CHICAGO (AP) — The T-shirt in the window of a shop on Damen Avenue elicited plenty of nervous laughs from Cubs fans before Game 4.

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Posted: oct. 31, 2016 2:05 a.m. | | Will Cubs fans  cry, ‘If we lose,  it’s rigged’?  Comments 0 Comments

Local lakes undergoing turnover

For those of us who have been fishing a while, I’m sure we’ve all heard the term “turnover” used. 

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Posted: oct. 28, 2016 12:37 a.m. | | Local lakes undergoing turnover Comments 0 Comments

Jr. Spartans JV wins on 2-point conversion

Jeremiah Green’s conversion run proved to be the difference Saturday for the Lathrop Jr. Spartans junior varsity in a 13-12 win over the North ...

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Posted: oct. 25, 2016 1:03 a.m. | | Jr. Spartans JV wins on 2-point conversion Comments 0 Comments

Finally! A Cubs team that ain’t afraid of no ghosts

CHICAGO (AP) — Grown men didn’t weep.

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Posted: oct. 23, 2016 10:56 p.m. | | Finally! A  Cubs team   that ain’t  afraid of no ghosts Comments 0 Comments

Ripon’s Gagnon collects 10 goals on senior night

RIPON — Nick Gagnon is going out with a bang.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2016 12:47 a.m. | | Ripon’s Gagnon collects 10 goals on senior night Comments 0 Comments

Will Vegas and Raiders be a match?

HOUSTON (AP) — As much as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis wishes otherwise, a decision on allowing him to move his franchise to Las Vegas isn ...

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Posted: oct. 21, 2016 12:44 a.m. | | Will Vegas and Raiders be a match? Comments 0 Comments

Enjoying the ride in recent bass tourney

I was recently both humbled and honored to be invited to participate in a local tournament with someone I introduced to the sport of bass ...

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Posted: oct. 21, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | Enjoying the ride in recent bass tourney Comments 0 Comments

Sierra overpowers WR with singles sweeps

STOCKTON — Kaitlyn Rausa and Claire Banks led a dominant effort in singles play, as Sierra rolled to a 7-2 Valley Oak League win at Weston ...

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Posted: oct. 18, 2016 12:53 a.m. | | Sierra overpowers WR with singles sweeps Comments 0 Comments

T’WOLVES ARE TOP DOGS

The Manteca Junior Timberwolves junior varsity clinched the top seed in the upcoming Delta Youth Football playoffs with a 43-0 shellacking of visiting Empire at ...

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Posted: oct. 18, 2016 12:53 a.m. | | T’WOLVES ARE TOP DOGS Comments 0 Comments

Nobody buys a ticket to watch managers manage

CHICAGO (AP) — Nobody buys a ticket to watch managers manage.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2016 12:12 a.m. | | Nobody buys a ticket to watch managers manage Comments 0 Comments

The basics of fire building

When I was about 10 years old our Dad would take my brother Chris and I along with him when he went trout fishing. One ...

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Posted: oct. 17, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | The basics of fire building Comments 0 Comments

Shorthanded Sierra tennis fall in Oakdale

Bulletin staff reports

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Posted: oct. 14, 2016 12:38 a.m. | | Shorthanded Sierra tennis fall in Oakdale Comments 0 Comments

Keep eyes peeled for duck blinds

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

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Posted: oct. 14, 2016 12:35 a.m. | | Keep eyes peeled for duck blinds Comments 0 Comments

NFL owners won’t resist Vegas deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are going out of their way this week to give a casino owner worth $32 billion a stadium funded on ...

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Posted: oct. 13, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | NFL owners won’t resist Vegas deal Comments 0 Comments

Crum, varsity Cowboys lasso Lodi Colts

LODI — Dennis Crum was in on three touchdowns for the varsity Manteca Cowboys in a 50-0 thumping of the host Lodi Colts on Saturday in ...

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Posted: oct. 11, 2016 12:54 a.m. | | Crum, varsity Cowboys lasso Lodi Colts  Comments 0 Comments

Speed secures 2nd GRC crown

Manteca native Scott Speed earned his second consecutive Global Rallycross Championship title when he drove his Andretti Motorsports No. 41 Beetle GRC to a second-place ...

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Posted: oct. 11, 2016 12:08 a.m. | | Speed  secures  2nd GRC crown Comments 0 Comments

100-mph pitches give Cub’s Chapman little time to reflect

CHICAGO — Like too many ballplayers with interesting and sometimes controversial pasts, Aroldis Chapman would prefer that his game do the talking. If so, it’s ...

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Posted: oct. 09, 2016 10:31 p.m. | | 100-mph pitches give Cub’s Chapman little time to reflect Comments 0 Comments

Patenting ideas for fishing products

Have you ever had an idea that you thought could possibly be a great invention but was not sure whether has already been thought of? 

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Posted: oct. 07, 2016 1:01 a.m. | | Patenting ideas for fishing products Comments 0 Comments

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