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Use snake shots to stay safe

I’m planning to take my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids fishing. We’re going to a couple ponds up in the foothills near Lake Comanche that are loaded with Bass, Crappie and Bluegills.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 12:19 a.m. | | Use snake shots to stay safe Comments 0 Comments

Taking boat for a spin

When I was a kid I used to look at a car’s speedometer believing that the highest number represented how fast that car could go. 

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 12:26 a.m. | | Taking boat for a spin Comments 0 Comments

Local coach, players earn top honors

The accolades keep pouring in for the East Union softball team.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 12:57 a.m. | | Local coach, players earn top honors Comments 0 Comments

Little League team burned by bad calls

I was never on a championship football team. I played on a few championship Little League and high school basketball teams, but in Little League I was a six-out, one-at-bat guy and in basketball, I was the eighth man in a seven-man rotation, so I did not really feel like I contributed.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 12:56 a.m. | | Little League team burned by bad calls Comments 0 Comments

Beier, 9 Sea Lions seize high-point crowns at MVSL meet

TRACY — Manteca Dolphins standout Hayden Beier punctuated his dominant run through the Mid-Valley Swim League season in Saturday’s championship meet held at West High’s Pinkie Phillips Aquatic Center.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 12:56 a.m. | | Beier, 9 Sea Lions seize high-point crowns at MVSL meet Comments 0 Comments

We reside in cougar country

Last September a family was hiking on a popular trail near Cupertino when their 6 year old boy was attacked by a mountain lion. 

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HOW SWEET IT IS

By DAVE CAMPBELL

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Brooks dominates for national No. 1 plates

By JONAMAR JACINTO

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SPLL juniors outpitch Amador West

TRACY – Spreckels Park used a pitching-by-committee approach while taking advantage of 17 walks on the way to a 14-5 second-round victory over Amador West of Ione in the Little League Section 6 Junior All-Star Tournament at Monticello School.

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Helping fellow angler via Internet

Nearly 10 years ago, when I first started writing this column, I wrote about a new product that was being advertised throughout the fishing community. I questioned whether or not it was just another gimmick.

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Manteca stopped short of Section 6 crown

TRACY – The Manteca Little League major all-stars battled for eight innings Wednesday but lost a 6-5 heartbreaker to Delta for the championship of the Section 6 Tournament at Monticello School.

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Manteca majors force winner-take-all

TRACY – Bang, bang, bang.

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Manteca majors recover well from tough loss

TRACY – What a difference a day makes.

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PASSING THRILLER

MODESTO – East Union went 3-1 Saturday in the 2015 MJC Pirate passing tournament, losing only to eventual champion Downey A. The Lancers defeated Turlock 27-12 for second place in the South division and defeated crosstown rival Sierra 33-32 in a pool-play thriller at Modesto Junior College.

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Posted: jul. 13, 2015 12:30 a.m. | | PASSING THRILLER Comments 0 Comments

Reverse call mars Manteca majors loss

TRACY – The cheers turns to jeers in a hurry for the Manteca Little League fans Sunday as the go-ahead run for their team was overturned late in the game and Delta-Stockton came away with a 9-8 win in semifinal action of the Section 6 Major All Star Tournament at Monticello School.

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Posted: jul. 13, 2015 12:28 a.m. | | Reverse call mars Manteca majors loss Comments 0 Comments

Northgate wins 9-10 title

By DAVE CAMPBELL

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Posted: jul. 09, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Northgate wins 9-10 title Comments 0 Comments

Northgate forces winner-take-all final

By DAVE CAMPBELL

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FULL PLATE


The Northgate 9-10 All Stars scored in every inning Tuesday — including six in the second and eight in the fifth — on the way to a 21-6 five-inning win over Manteca to reach the of the District 67 All-Star Tournament final through the consolation bracket.

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Posted: jul. 07, 2015 11:48 p.m. | | FULL PLATE Comments 0 Comments

SPLL takes Junior pennant again

TRACY — Spreckels Park is going to need to get a bigger flag pole.

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Timbers beat Earthquakes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jack Jewsbury scored in second-half stoppage time to give the Portland Timbers a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday night.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:46 a.m. | | Timbers beat Earthquakes Comments 0 Comments

SUMMER RAIN

By DAVE CAMPBELL

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Broken rod doesn’t dampen day on Delta

It’s been a little over a year since I’ve been bass fishing. 

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16-year-old breaking baseball barriers for women

PARIS (AP) — Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.

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NO MERCY

By DAVE CAMPBELL

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | NO MERCY Comments 0 Comments

IN A PINCH

LATHROP – With a tie score, two outs and two pinch hitters due up for Northgate, things were looking pretty good for Salida on Wednesday in the fourth inning of its quarterfinal contest in the District 67 Major All-Star Tournament at Mossdale Landing Park.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 11:39 p.m. | | IN A PINCH Comments 0 Comments

Busch gets needed win in quest for Chase appearance

Kyle Busch has long been one of the bad boys of racing, often hearing more jeers than cheers from the fans, but the boos were few and far between following his stunning victory in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 11:38 p.m. | | Busch gets needed win in quest for Chase appearance Comments 0 Comments

New meet records set in Turlock

Bulletin staff reports

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SWEET VICTORY

TRACY – An error away from combined perfection.

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Weighing risk against reward on local lakes

This year, more than any other year, I’m really being forced to think twice about where I’m going to go fishing next. 

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Lyons comes up short of NCAA Championships

Paul Lyons finished strong in his junior season for the Sacramento State men’s track and field team, but it wasn’t quite good enough for him to make his first appearance in the NCAA Championships.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 11:11 p.m. | | Lyons comes up short of NCAA Championships Comments 0 Comments

DELAYING THE INEVITABLE

SALIDA — Do not keep Weston Ranch waiting.

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Gordon makes emotional return to track where he began career

RIO LINDA (AP) — Controlling his emotions has never been easy for Jeff Gordon, who openly wept during milestone moments early in his career.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2015 11:42 p.m. | | Gordon makes emotional return to track where he began career Comments 0 Comments

CUBS FALL IN TOC

One day after rapping out 12 hits to earn a ticket to the championship round, the Northgate Cubs bats went quiet Sunday as the Cubs scored two runs in the last two innings but that was not enough as the Salida Rockies held on for a 3-2 win for the championship of the District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions at Lincoln Park.

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Posted: jun. 21, 2015 11:07 p.m. | | CUBS FALL IN TOC Comments 0 Comments

Northgate Cardinals win Minors TOC title

With Tyler Looney keeping the Manteca Tigers bats quiet and the Northgate Cardinals bats lighting up the diamond, the Cardinals won the District 67 Minors Tournament of Champions 14-1 in a mercy-rule four-inning contest Saturday at Brock Elliott School.

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Tolman competing in Santa Clara Pro Series

SANTA CLARA — Sierra High’s Scott Tolman was part of history last month when he competed in the inaugural CIF State Swimming Championships.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2015 12:21 a.m. | | Tolman competing in Santa Clara Pro Series Comments 0 Comments

Manteca minors reach TOC final

The Manteca Tigers will be looking for some revenge this morning.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2015 12:21 a.m. | | Manteca minors reach TOC final Comments 0 Comments

PATIENCE PAYS

STOCKTON — What started with small ball ended with patience Thursday as the Spreckels Spark Giants defeated the Weston Ranch Rivercats 11-1 in six innings for the championship in the District 67 Junior League Tournament of Champions at Paul Weston Park.

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Alexander again sets new world records

Manteca resident Kyle Alexander continued his dominant run in the powerlifting circuit last Saturday in the 4th annual FitExpo held at the San Jose Convention Center.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2015 11:48 p.m. | | Alexander again sets new world records Comments 0 Comments

GO DOWN SWINGING

Sometimes, the ball just bounces the wrong way.

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Posted: jun. 17, 2015 11:19 p.m. | | GO DOWN SWINGING Comments 0 Comments

TRIPLE THREAT

Three of seven hits were triples for the Manteca Little League Tigers, who ran away from Tracy American 14-5 Tuesday in the quarterfinal round of the District 67 Minors Tournament of Champions at Brock Elliot School.

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Manteca Juniors fall in TOC consolation

STOCKTON — The Salida Giants took advantage of two Manteca Giants errors in the first inning Sunday to score three runs on the way to a 13-2 Salida win in consolation action of the District 67 Juniors Tournament of Champions at Paul Weston Park in Weston Ranch.

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Posted: jun. 14, 2015 10:56 p.m. | | Manteca Juniors fall in TOC consolation Comments 0 Comments

CARDS TAKE TITLE

Stellar pitching buoyed by outstanding defense helped the Northgate minor Cardinals to a 3-0 win over the White Sox on Saturday on Bassi Field and gave the Cardinals the league championship.

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Posted: jun. 07, 2015 10:40 p.m. | | CARDS TAKE TITLE Comments 0 Comments

Scott Speed wins rallycross gold

Manteca native Scott Speed survived a rough and tumble main event to capture the gold medal for the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team in Saturday’s Red Bull Global Rallycross at X Games Austin, Texas.

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TITLE RUN

Isaac Searcy threw all but two pitches for the Cardinals and hit a pair of doubles to help defeat the Red Sox 6-3 on Friday for the Manteca Little League major division championship.

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Posted: jun. 06, 2015 12:22 a.m. | | TITLE RUN Comments 0 Comments

Hayden Beier leads Dolphins in MVSL tri-meet

Hayden Beier was the lone three-event winner in individual races for the Manteca Dolphins, who placed second in a Mid-Valley League tri-meet at the Ervin Zador Aquatics Center in Ripon last Saturday, May 30.

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FLYING HIGH

Luke Abrew and Tyler Looney of the Cardinals combined to three-hit the White Sox on Thursday in a 7-2 win for the White Sox in Northgate minor playoff action on Bassi Field. The Cardinals win sets up a winner-take-all showdown between the two teams on Saturday at 9 a.m.

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Cortez aids in SJWA’s state championship

Aysia Cortez added another achievement to her already-impressive 2015 run on the wrestling mat.

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CATCHING UP


The White Sox pounded out three hits to start the fifth inning Wednesday and took advantage of two Brewers errors to put up three runs in the frame to come from behind and post a 7-5consolation win in the Northgate Little League major tournament.

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COOL HAND LUKE

Pitcher Lucas Stackpole kept the Spreckels Park Little League minor-division Angels in check Tuesday and led the Astros to a 13-3 five-inning win in an elimination contest at Brock Elliott School.

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Posted: jun. 03, 2015 12:24 a.m. | | COOL HAND LUKE Comments 0 Comments

COME-FROM-BEHIND

The White Sox patiently put up six runs in the sixth inning Saturday against the Blue Jays and slammed the door shut in the bottom of the frame to pocket an 11-8 come-from-behind win in opening-round action of the Spreckels Park Little League major division playoffs.

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Posted: may. 31, 2015 10:17 p.m. | | COME-FROM-BEHIND Comments 0 Comments

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