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Sierra settles for stalemate after leading Oakdale 3-0

Oakdale handed Sierra an own goal in the game's first minute Monday and battled back from a three-goal deficit to knock the Timberwolves out of the top spot in the Valley Oak League with a 3-3 tie at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

April 26, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Golden One Arena will not save Kings

Life is full of regrets.

April 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Manteca’s major Cubs hammer foes

The Cubs hammered out 17 hits Friday and plated 10 runs in the third inning on the way to a 20-8 four-inning mercy rule win over the Cubs in Manteca Little League major division action at Lincoln Park.

April 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


East Union clobbers Lathrop in 5 innings

LATHROP - With a top of the lineup that went a combined 10 for 14 with eight RBI and Marco Gonzales dominating from the hill, East Union rolled to an 11-0 five-inning mercy rule win over Lathrop in Valley Oak League baseball action on Wednesday.

April 21, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


GOING DOWN SWINGING

Valley Oak League softball games are tough, but Manteca intra-city games are tougher.

April 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


MANTECA POUNDS SPRECKELS

The Manteca Juniors Red Sox pounded out 10 hits and drew six walks to trigger the mercy rule after five innings Saturday, defeating the Spreckels Park Tigers 13-1 at Morenzone Field.

April 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

A two-out error in the first inning led to three additional runs for Manteca, and visiting Sierra was unable to close that gap and lost 4-2 in Valley Oak League baseball action on Friday.

April 16, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


First-half hat trick buoys Ripon

RIPON - A hat trick is always good, but a hat trick in the first half is even better.

April 15, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Lancers miss opportunities in shutout loss to Kimball

Kimball's pitching corps kept East Union off balance Wednesday and the Lancers never did find home plate as the visiting Jaguars blanked East Union 3-0 in Valley Oak League baseball action at Agostini Field.

April 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Nixon was not so bad

A political tsunami is coming – one unlike this state has seen in many years – even decades.

April 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Mayer’s hustle, DeDonatis triple propel Indians

ESCALON – Sometimes the game of baseball is just about being in the right place at the right time.

April 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


RIPON GIRLS FIRST

The Ripon High girls roared to a first-place finish and the Sierra boys finished second in the Ervin Zador Invitational on Saturday at Ripon High's Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.

April 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Northgate tops Speckels in Juniors

Marcos Sequeira went 2 for 4 with two RBI and three stolen bases and was part of a three-man pitching rotation that limited the Spreckels Park Tigers to just five hits in a 12-2 Northgate Giants win in Juniors Division action.

April 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


Sierra capitalizes on errors to complete sweep of Central Catholic

Central Catholic of Modesto booted the ball around early and often Friday, committing six errors against a Sierra team that is heading in the right direction. The host Timberwolves came away with an 11-0 five-inning mercy rule win in Valley Oak League baseball action.

April 09, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE

Manteca gift wrapped four first-inning runs for East Union on Thursday but got them all back when it was two outs from losing via the mercy rule.

April 08, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


DeFrenchi, Nationals dominate for MLL minors title

Dominating from the mound, powerful from the plate and alert on the base paths, Wyatt DeFrenchi formed a one-man wrecking crew for the Nationals on ...

June 10, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


Aquila buoys SPLL Giants’ major championship win

There are three aspects to baseball – pitching, hitting and fielding – and Steven Aquila came up big for the Giants in all three on Wednesday in ...

June 09, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


BACK FOR MORE

After a horrific start Tuesday, Giants pitcher Zac Cook got three consecutive outs to end the first inning and then blanked the Red Sox through ...

June 08, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


DePrater propels Rays to Manteca LL majors title round

Dylan DePrater kept the Yankees off balance Monday and led the Rays to a 5-3 win in consolation action of the Manteca Little League majors ...

June 07, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


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