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Coaching, curveballs & class

I walked onto the football field for the first time as a player in 1968 and walked off for the last time as a coach in 2002. In 1998 I started sports writing with a focus on youth sports and have been doing so more or less ever since – for one paper or another.

July 29, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


A summer of baseball and unruly parents

Well, football is next – finally.

July 24, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SOUR ENDING

VALLEY SPRINGS - It was just not meant to be for Northgate.

July 22, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


NORTHGATE NAIL-BITER

VALLEY SPRINGS – Willy Segura pitched two shutout innings for Northgate before taking his defensive prowess to the infield Sunday where he made three spectacular plays at shortstop to help lead Northgate to a nail-biting 11-9 win over Turlock American in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field hosted by Foothills Little League.

July 20, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


WR hosts NFL-style combine

STOCKTON – Nearly 100 young athletes from ages 5 to 18 participated in an NFL-style combine Saturday at Weston Ranch High School put on by Elite Training Academy.

July 20, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SPLL seniors’ season end with controversy

A marathon game marred by controversy left a sour taste in the mouths of the Spreckels Park Senior players, as Turlock National came from behind to eliminate them 5-4 in nine innings in consolation action of the Little League Section 6 Senior All-Star Tournament on Monday at Linden High.

July 16, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


THE HEAT IS ON

TRACY - The Spreckels Park Junior All Stars are about to find out what heat is all about.

July 16, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SWEET SPRECKELS WIN

After sending 11 players to the plate in the third inning Spreckels Park appeared to have a commanding 10-run lead until Sunrise-Stockton scored seven runs in the fifth inning and when the dust settled Spreckels Park held on for a 22-10 win in second-round action of the Section 6 Junior All-Star Tournament on Sunday against at Monticello School hosted by Tracy Little League.

July 13, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Spreckels Senior All-Stars play Turlock today

Spreckels Park sent more batters to the plate in the fourth inning Saturday the Turlock National did in the first three innings combined on the way to a 13-2 Spreckels Park win in opening-round action of the Little League Section 6 Senior All-Star Tournament on Saturday at Linden High.

July 13, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Manteca 9-10 All-Stars ousted

Tracy American A took advantage of five walks and a number of wild pitches and passed balls in the fourth inning to put up seven runs The rally was the difference in a 10-4 consolation win over Manteca in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.

July 09, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SPRECKELS WIN DISTRICT

What a difference a day makes.

July 06, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Northgate 9-10 All Stars trounce Manteca

The Northgate A 9-10 All-Star team is getting some time off.

July 06, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Manteca, Northgate win

The job of a leadoff batter is to get on base and score, and Manteca leadoff batter Chase Stephenson did that in all of his five plate appearances Thursday to help lead his team to a 21-7 quarterfinal win on Bassi Field in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.

July 04, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SPLL collects senior crown

STOCKTON - Spreckels Park defeated Tracy 6-1 Wednesday in the championship game of the Little League District 67 Senior All-Star Tournament hosted by Weston Ranch Little League.

July 02, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Lathrop 9-10s blanked in final All-Star game

Lathrop was eliminated from the Little League District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament on Tuesday in a 10-0 four-inning contest by Tracy American A on Bassi Field at Northgate Little League.

July 01, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


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TAYLOR MADE

Taylor Bays can serve. And she can dig, too.

October 01, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Jr. Bulldogs edge Jr. Timberwolves

Scoring was at a premium Saturday when the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior novice squad locked up with the Tracy Jr. Bulldogs, who prevailed 6-0 in Delta Youth Football League action.

October 01, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SPARTANS TAME COUGARS

R.J. Tisdell racked up nearly 150 all-purpose yards to lead the Lathrop sophomores to a 36-0 win over host Weston Ranch to open the Valley Oak League campaign on Friday.

September 28, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Buff frosh stun Raiders

The Manteca freshmen embarked on a 16-play, six-minute drive late in the fourth quarter Thursday capped by a 1-yard scoring plunge by Michael Frisby to defeat Central Catholic 14-13 in the Valley Oak League opener at Guss Schmiedt Field.

September 28, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Paule, Sierra hit the VOL running

TRACY – Sierra remained undefeated Friday and opened the Valley Oak League campaign with a 55-20 shellacking of host Kimball at Don Nicholson Stadium.

September 27, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Lathrop battles Weston Ranch tough in loss

STOCKTON - After a scoreless first half Weston Ranch hit two goals in a minute early in the second half and went on to a 3-1 Valley Oak League soccer win over visiting Lathrop.

September 25, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


GOING THE DISTANCE

STOCKTON - There are close volleyball matches and then there was the Valley Oak League duel between visiting Manteca and Weston Ranch.

September 24, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


EU LEVELS VIKINGS

Mason James averaged more than 10 yards per carry for East Union High in a Lancers ground game that racked up 275 yards in a 37-0 non-league win for Johansen on Friday.

September 15, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Spartans outlast Ripon for non-league win

A long wait did not bother the Lathrop High freshman football team on Thursday.

September 15, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Ripon falls to Sonora in home opener

RIPON - The hole was just too deep for Ripon's volleyball team to climb out of.

September 10, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


BRONZE BUFFS

Sonora found out the hard way that it does not pay to give the Manteca soccer team second chances.

September 07, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Pick-6s doom Lathrop freshmen

The Lathrop freshmen gave up two first-quarter touchdowns on interceptions Thursday to Bradshaw Christian's Marina Altamura and Altamura scored on a long run early in the second quarter to lead the Pride to a 19-6 non-league win over the Spartans at Bennie Gatto Field.

September 07, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Willis, Tisdell anchor Spartan sophomores

The Lathrop sophomores never trailed in a 33-6 win over visiting Liberty Ranch in non-league action Friday night at Bennie Gatto Field.

September 07, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Erdelatz leads RC’s sweep of Manteca

RIPON - Dani Erdelatz came up big for Ripon Christian on Wednesday night.

September 04, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL The Bulletin | High School Sports


RIPON TAKES CONTROL

There is domination and then there is Ripon High sophomore football domination.

August 31, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


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