Local Sports

The Gold Country Bass Tour held its latest event of the 2020-21 season at Lake McClure on Saturday, November 14 and 11-year-old Domanic Zanetta of Ione (above) reeled in the biggest fish of the day with a 2.36-pounder. Zanetta finished in third place overall out of 26 participating youth ang…

Local fishing pros Earl Dalton III of Jackson and John Morla of Ione each placed in the top half of the field at the Wild West Bass Trail’s 2020 Lucas Oil Western Classic Pro/Am Championship last weekend at Clear Lake.


For trout fishermen, there may be no better place to cast a line right now than at Lake Amador in Ione. Thanks in part to a plant last week that stocked the lake with an 800-pound load of trophy-size trout, the action has been red hot, including two lake-record catches within a span of eight days.

True Sportsman Club hosts annual Turkey Shoot this Saturday

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The La Contenta Men’s Club came up just short in its bid to reach Pebble Beach, falling to Spring Creek Country Club of Ripon in the Northern California Golf Association Team Match semifinals on Saturday, November 7.


Eight-year-old Hailee Friss of Ione is quickly establishing herself as one of the top up-and-coming young bass anglers in Northern California thanks in part to her fearless approach.

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Ione Veterans Memorial Park Sporting Clay Shoot

Regeneration. Regrowth. Renewal. When viewed by some, the changing colors of the vibrant aspen trees in Hope Valley represent the coming of fall, the changing of seasons. It inspires hope for the future; which is exactly what settlers traveling west to escape the echoes of war saw in this br…

Castle Oaks Golf Club hosted its first Adult-Youth Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 24 for junior golfers and their family members, who had their 2020 season cancelled due to COVID-19. The event included a barbecue and a two-ball tournament featuring 36 players in all – following strict …

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The La Contenta Men’s Club stayed alive on the road to Pebble Beach with a victory over Lake Merced Country Club of San Francisco in the quarterfinals of the Northern California Golf Association Team Match playoffs on Saturday, October 24.

The 2020 Gold Country Vintage Base Ball championship will be on the line this Sunday in a winner-take-all showdown between the Crushers and the Revolvers. The Crushers will surely have their hands full in their quest for the coveted champion’s cup, taking on a Revolvers team that hasn’t lost…

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Gold Country Lanes, 81 Ridge Road in Sutter Creek, is now open and you won't believe the spectacular updates that have already taken place (or the changes that are yet to be unveiled). But for now, great times and fun are here as Gold Country Lanes is open Sunday-Wednesday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.…

Question: I heard that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is not requiring hunters to bring harvested bears to an office for a tooth extraction this season. Is that a permanent change or just a temporary situation due to coronavirus? (John)