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Unafraid to take mediocrity head on

Sports are rarely, if ever, played to achieve mediocrity. However, there are limits for those willing to accept those limits. None of the teams I cover fall into that category. Ca ...

Adjusting to the changes

We all look forward to something new, but we are not always so open to change. Case in point is the fact the Sierra Foothill League will bring in two, new outstanding programs and ...

Baseball’s supporting cast

Little League and PONY Youth baseball have started to wind down, at least in this area. Some teams made some amazing runs in the postseason and deserve congratulations. Recently w ...

Learning the lessons of experience

The half-marathon is an incredible feat for the average individual to compete in and to complete. This past weekend, I competed in the Davis Moo-nlight half-marathon Saturday nigh ...

Another View: Understanding science shouldn’t be controversial

Being a scientist is not for everyone, but benefiting from scientists’ work is. However you want to respond to science—love, hate, inspiration or apathy— is your ...

Local making progress on AMA Pro circuit

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – The weekend of May 31 to June 1 was round No. 2 of the AMA Pro Road Racing series at Road America and my second – ever –AMA Pro race. I had ...

Don’t lose your boat to a thief

Reading through the classifieds in a mailbox delivery advertisement paper recently, I saw it again: an area resident was requesting information for an offered reward about his stol ...

In search of community excellence

Perhaps not a day goes by that I do not think about how we could improve our sports coverage to better connect the schools with the community. We work hard at that, but some of the ...

Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year

While we are in a full-blown drought, there has been enough rain, including some good late rains, to leave a pretty fair amount of standing water just about everywhere. As yet, the ...

Setting the standard in boys volleyball

After finishing up last season as runners-up in the first Northern California Regional Division II boys volleyball tournament, the Wildcats are back to perhaps set an even higher m ...

Baseball is a game for everybody

Baseball has long been considered America’s game, but its true value may go well beyond being American. It’s a game virtually anyone can play, or try to play, and that ...

Learn to play like a Globetrotter

It’s a bit of a promotion, but then that is what the Harlem Globetrotters do. Two 24 Hour Fitness centers will feature the basketball wizards in a couple of clinics schedule ...

You might be ready to go fishing, but is your boat?

I find it totally amazing. In the spring, it doesn't matter where I take my boat, whether it be on a river or some lake, I wind up towing some very high-priced boats back to th ...

Dealing with grief: It's OK to ask for help

Question: “I lost my husband a couple of weeks ago and am just now feeling as if my grief is coming to the surface. I read your column about grief a couple of months ago and ...

Film Review: ‘Lego Movie’ not just for kids

We are barely into the new movie season, and "The Lego Movie" has come out of nowhere to become one of the most imaginative, witty, surreal and utterly enjoyable movie ex ...