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YANKS BLAST BRAVES

Trying unsuccessfully to fight off problems in the field and at the plate, the Northgate Braves gave up six runs in the fifth inning to the Tracy American on the way to a 14-3 mercy rule win for the Yankees in the championship game of the Little League District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions at Northgate Little League's Gillen Field.

June 28, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


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.

June 28, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Spreckels, Manteca going for Juniors title

TRACY – The Spreckels Park Giants racked up 11 hits Sunday and took advantage of 12 walks from the Weston Ranch Yankees on the way to a 13-3 six-inning win at Monticello School and a berth in tonight's championship against the Manteca Red Sox.

June 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


JAYS WIN TOC

With the 10-0 win by the Northgate Blue Jays over the Lathrop Reds on Saturday, Northgate gained its second consecutive banner in the Little League District 67 Minors Tournament of Champions, having gone through the last two tournaments undefeated.

June 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


NGLL Braves squander scoring chances in loss

Missed opportunities.

June 25, 2016 | Dave Campbell | NEWS


Northgate minors rally to TOC finals

Greg Adams pitched the final five innings for the Northgate Blue Jays on Thursday, striking out six with five hits and two runs on the way to a 13-5 semifinal win over the Spreckels Park Rangers in Little League District 67 Minors Tournament of Champions at Brock Elliott School.

June 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


Northgate majors stifle SPLL

Willie Segura knows how to slam the door shut.

June 23, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


BLUE JAYS FLY HIGH

After going through three pitchers to keep pitch counts low, Anthony Sy took the hill for the Northgate Blue Jays with two outs in the fourth inning and struck out every batter he faced to lead the Blue Jays to a 10-3 quarterfinal win over the Lathrop Orioles in the Little League District 67 Minors Tournament of Champions at Brock Elliott School.

June 21, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


GIVE AND TAKE

TRACY - When the Tracy American White Sox scored on the Manteca Red Sox on Monday, that was the only run the Red Sox have given up in two games of the Little League District 67 Juniors Tournament of Champions, but that would not slow Manteca down as the Red Sox rolled to an 11-1 five-run mercy rule win at Monticello School.

June 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


Local all-stars fall in showdown

STOCKTON – Despite the best efforts of the Manteca High and Sierra High girls playing for Valley Oak League/San Joaquin Athletic Association, Tri-City Athletic League snuck a goal through in the closing seconds in the Fifth Annual San Joaquin Soccer Alliance All-Star Game on Sunday at Lincoln High School's Spanos Stadium for a 3-2 win.

June 19, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SOUTH PICKS OFF NORTH

TRACY – The South scored on interceptions on the final play of first half and late in the second half, defeating the North 28-20 for the second year in a row and third in the last four outings Saturday night in the 43rd Annual District 4-A1 Lion's All-Star Game at Tracy High's Wayne Schneider Stadium.

June 19, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Thoughts on Father’s Day

I recently stumbled on some old floppy disks (are there any other kind?) that have some of my old columns going back up to 14 years. Some stand the test of time, others not so much. This one was from 1993.

June 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Trio’s productive outing not enough in slugfest

STOCKTON - Pudi Garcia Hernandez of Weston Ranch, East Union's Alejandra Rascon and Ripon's Taylor Jaquez came into Friday's High School All-Star Softball Classic with a combined batting average of .400. The trio teamed up to go 9 for 11with seven runs and a double but it was not enough as their South team lost 17-16 to the North at Delta College's Bucky Layland Softball Complex.

June 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


A different side of Ali

When I was in the Manteca Bulletin office the other day discussing the content of this column, the boy popped up with how I should not write it. That is exactly why I am going to write it – for his generation and those too young to remember circa 1964.

June 17, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Manteca Little League A’s claim majors title, TOC berth

The A's did not score the first run Friday night, but they scored the rest and defeated the Rays via the mercy rule 11-1 in four innings for the Manteca Little League major championship at Lincoln Park.

June 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - Dave Campbell


4 interceptions prove fatal for Spartans

TRACY - Four first-half Lathrop interceptions were too much for the Spartans to overcome as West defeated Lathrop 19-8 on Thursday in non-league freshman football action ...

August 28, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


BUFF ON THE RUN

ATWATER - A blocked punt and an interception led to two second-quarter touchdowns within a minute of each other for Manteca on Saturday and a bizarre ...

August 28, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


More should follow example set by Daniel

There is a Little League field named for my dad in my home town. He did a lot for youth and high school sports when ...

August 28, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SIERRA PREVAILS

RIPON - Both teams combined for eight turnovers Friday before Sierra's Miguel Sequeira punched in a touchdown from 1 yard out with 1:57 left ...

August 28, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SIERRA STAVES OFF RIPON

RIPON – In the end, it came down to defense.

August 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Smoking ballast at movie ends with a marriage

You may have seen the AT&T ad campaign for its Internet service. Some of the pieces are pretty funny, and I saw one this ...

August 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


SJS: Prep sports starting week earlier in 2018

LODI - Get ready for high school football practice in July.

August 26, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Would give anything to strap it up 1 last time

The calendar is turning to September, and with that football season will be in full swing. And while guys get made fun of for this ...

August 25, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Cowboys kick off DYSA season with sweep

The Manteca Cowboys varsity defeated the Lodi Titans 14-2 in DYSA action at East Union's Dino Cunial Field on Saturday.

August 23, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


TALL TASK

LATHROP - Few people get to live their dream, but everything comes at a price.

August 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Trump’s trash talking

When is it going to end?

August 08, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


HIGH-WATER MARK

TURLOCK - Paced by its some of its youngest members, the Ripon Sea Lions captured the boys title in the Mid-Valley Swim League Championships held at ...

July 26, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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 ...

July 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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 ...

July 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


BACK FOR MORE

TURLOCK – The ball finally started to bounce Northgate's way in the sixth inning Tuesday, but it was too little too late as Tracy American ...

July 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


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