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SENIOR SENDOFF

STOCKTON - Five Manteca area softball players and two local coaches were part of the winning South softball squad Friday in the 24th Annual High School All-Star Baseball/Softball Classic at Pacific's Bill Simoni Field.

June 21, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Ripon rolls into Ripken District 1 finals

Ripon did something in Friday night's semifinal game against Tracy that it has not had to do in this year's Cal Ripken Central California District 1 10-under Tournament.

June 21, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SPLL Red Sox capitalize on Braves’ errors

You cannot score on an error if you do not make it on base.

June 19, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


ALL-STARS SHINE

RIPON - Ripon came to life in the third inning Wednesday to score six runs and added another four in the fourth inning on the way to a 12-2 four-inning shellacking of Oakdale in the Cal Ripken Central California District 1 10-under Tournament at Veteran's Park in Ripon.

June 18, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Gulart, Stephenson get ‘A’ for effort

Max Gulart and Chase Stephenson combined to two-hit the Mountain House Braves and lead the Manteca A's to a 10-0 four-inning win Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the District 67 Minor Tournament of Champions hosted by Spreckels Park Little League at Brock Elliott School.

June 17, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


NORTH-SOUTH DEADLOCK

TRACY – Not this time.

June 15, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Manteca Red Sox clip Blue Jays in TOC

When you strike out 13 batters in a five-inning game, you do not need a lot of offense, especially if you hit two home runs. That is what Isaiah Perez did for the Manteca Red Sox in a 10-0 five-inning mercy-rule-shortened contest against the Northgate Blue Jays in the District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions on Sunday at Manteca Little League.

June 15, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Northgate’s Nationals claim minors TOC win

Somebody had to win.

June 15, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Sooners off to quick start

STOCKTON - One pitch, one out, one ball game.

June 14, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Can’t defend Obama on Bergdahl

Not even I can defend this one. Since Barack Obama was elected President, he has misstepped many times. I have defended most of those because every step he takes a step he does so with an anchor in the form of the Republican Party pulling him back. The Republicans have attempted to marginalize him since before he took office.

June 09, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


WALK THE WALK

The Red Sox saved their best for last.

June 06, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Mix secures Phillies’ title

With the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the sixth Thursday in the Northgate Little League AAA championship tilt with the Nationals, Phillies slugger Tyler Toste hit a towering shot to center field that looked as if it would clear the bases.

June 05, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


CRUZ-IN’ TO THE TITLE

Cruz Lopez picked a good time to hit his first home run of the year.

June 04, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Jays do away with A’s

Phillip Leuvano threw four shutout innings of relief Tuesday and Blue Jays teammate Scotty Armstrong had a monster bat in an 11-4 win over the A's in semifinal action of the Northgate majors tournament.

June 03, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


STATE OF SHOCK

ELK GROVE – After the first day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field championships no local competitors advanced to the state championships, but one came close.

May 29, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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LANCERS RELOAD

It is not often that a team has momentum after graduating its core players, but the East Union volleyball team is riding high going into this year's Valley Oak League campaign.

August 20, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


NEW FOCUS

There are some new volleyball coaches west of I-5 this year. Stacia Stricker will assume the reins at Weston Ranch and Pamela Adams is the new coach at Lathrop.

August 20, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


OLDER, WISER

Alyssa Burch, Beth Aschenbrenner, Mildred Perez and Chelsea Bruch were all freshmen during the 2011-2012 volleyball season.

August 17, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


GREENER PASTURES

So close.

August 12, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


MIGHTY MITES

RIPON - The Ripon Knights know how to do more with less.

August 10, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


OUT WITH THE OLD

In 1984, the Delta Rebels were formed as Manteca's second youth football team.

August 09, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Some youth football teams pattern themselves after the high school they feed. The Ripon Chiefs take that to a whole new level – they are part of a league of feeder teams that will face each other in high school.

August 07, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


BACK TO BASICS

Lathrop Jr. Spartans president Jaime Hernandez has a vision.

August 06, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


HOME SWEET HOME

LATHROP - To borrow a phrase from John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High," the Lathrop Lions are coming home to a place they have never been before.

August 03, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


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


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