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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted: jul. 08, 2016 12:41 a.m. | | Late surge pushes Manteca juniors into finals Comments 0 Comments

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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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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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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Posted: jul. 06, 2016 11:58 p.m. | | Haapanen wins  flight but misses hammer finals Comments 0 Comments

Pete Rose sues former baseball investigator over rape claims

Former baseball star Pete Rose on Wednesday sued the lawyer whose investigative report got him kicked out of baseball for gambling, alleging the lawyer defamed ...

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Spreckels, Northgate in 10-11 quarters

Niko Reitz had a two-RBI double and beat the throw home on Kyle Bagley’s fielder’s choice to cap a six-run fifth inning Sunday ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2016 1:00 a.m. | | Spreckels, Northgate in 10-11 quarters Comments 0 Comments

Beeler wins Ron Strmiska Memorial

The grandstands were packed full on a perfect summer evening at the Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night for the Firecracker 100 program featuring the ...

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Posted: jul. 04, 2016 11:01 p.m. | | Beeler wins Ron Strmiska Memorial Comments 0 Comments

Shopping for loaded truck built to last

I’ve been truck shopping lately. 

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LEGENDS OF THE FALL

The 2015-16 school year may be remembered as the best ever for prep sports in the Manteca area.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2016 12:47 a.m. | | LEGENDS OF THE FALL Comments 0 Comments

NGLL Braves force ‘if’ game in majors final

The Northgate Braves were looking for a strong pitching performance from Romeo Torres on Monday night. They got it and then some.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 12:49 a.m. | | NGLL Braves force ‘if’ game in majors final Comments 0 Comments

Road runners & rattlesnakes

When I was about 10 years old my father took my younger brother Chris and I on an excursion to the hills South of Tracy. 

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Unexpected crappie sighting leads to great day on water

Wednesday, while fishing New Melones Lake, all intentions were to go after the kokanee that were supposed to be biting. 

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 1:01 a.m. | | Unexpected crappie sighting leads to great day on water Comments 0 Comments

Major hurdle: Breaks finally fall Dustin Johnson’s way

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Dustin Johnson already has shown he can take a punch. He also can take a joke.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 10:58 p.m. | | Major hurdle: Breaks finally fall Dustin Johnson’s way Comments 0 Comments

No denying LeBron’s greatness now

The drought is over for Cleveland, and the debate is over as well.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 10:56 p.m. | | No denying LeBron’s greatness now Comments 0 Comments

Johnson wins one the USGA tries to take away

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Maybe Dustin Johnson is smarter than the average golfer after all.

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Gun case memories

I don’t know if it’s still the case, but when I went through junior high, boys took shop class and girls took home ...

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Fishing for elusive Wi-Fi while camping

It seems like every year it’s becoming harder and harder to be without a Wi-Fi signal while out camping. It’s a reminder to ...

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Posted: jun. 17, 2016 12:41 a.m. | | Fishing for elusive Wi-Fi while camping Comments 0 Comments

Jimmy Sills Classic debuts at Stockton Dirt Track

STOCKTON — Following a rainout last month the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series is set to make its first visit of the season ...

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Posted: jun. 16, 2016 12:39 a.m. | | Jimmy Sills Classic debuts at Stockton Dirt Track Comments 0 Comments

Excitement builds with late start to summer

This summer so far hasn’t turned out the way I planned it several months ago. 

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Springtime rattlesnakes

This is the time of year when my thoughts turn to catching rattlesnakes. Some folks think that my hobby of catching live rattlers is a ...

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Posted: jun. 05, 2016 11:36 p.m. | | Springtime rattlesnakes Comments 0 Comments

A sad day for George Foreman

They were young then and, oh, so proud. Three magnificent gladiators on a collision course with history, they fought fearlessly, battling each other on the ...

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Practice can pay off in tourneys

Competitive bass fishing, like every other sport, has its winners and losers. 

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Posted: jun. 02, 2016 11:45 p.m. | | Practice can pay off in tourneys Comments 0 Comments

Schmidt holds off Gomes to take Classic

Roseville’s Eric Schmidt took maximum advantage of a late race caution to capture an improbable victory in Saturday’s Tri-Holiday Classic Pacific Challenge Series ...

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Posted: may. 31, 2016 1:20 a.m. | | Schmidt holds off Gomes to take Classic Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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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 ...

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Posted: may. 26, 2016 12:12 a.m. | | McGregor vs  Mayweather, a  freak show with precedent Comments 0 Comments

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