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Stop the world . . .

When I was in eighth grade one of the moms who worked at my elementary school gave me a pin of hers I had admired for years and that pin has hung on the wall in my childhood bedroom ever since. It says, "Stop the world I wanna get off."

July 03, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


NO MERCY

By DAVE CAMPBELL

July 02, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


IN A PINCH

LATHROP – With a tie score, two outs and two pinch hitters due up for Northgate, things were looking pretty good for Salida on Wednesday in the fourth inning of its quarterfinal contest in the District 67 Major All-Star Tournament at Mossdale Landing Park.

June 30, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


CAPTURE THE FLAG

SALIDA - After a nip-and-tuck contest for six innings, Manteca put up six runs in the top of the seventh Monday and defeated Spreckels Park 9-4 for the championship of the District 67 All Star Tournament at Salida Elementary School.

June 30, 2015 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SWEET VICTORY

TRACY – An error away from combined perfection.

June 28, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


CRUISE CONTROL

SALIDA – Manteca has played two games in the District 67 Senior All-Star Tournament at Salida Elementary School, and as a result of Wednesday's 8-0 win over Salida, Manteca has yet to give up a run.

June 24, 2015 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


DELAYING THE INEVITABLE

SALIDA - Do not keep Weston Ranch waiting.

June 24, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


CUBS FALL IN TOC

One day after rapping out 12 hits to earn a ticket to the championship round, the Northgate Cubs bats went quiet Sunday as the Cubs scored two runs in the last two innings but that was not enough as the Salida Rockies held on for a 3-2 win for the championship of the District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions at Lincoln Park.

June 21, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Northgate Cardinals win Minors TOC title

With Tyler Looney keeping the Manteca Tigers bats quiet and the Northgate Cardinals bats lighting up the diamond, the Cardinals won the District 67 Minors Tournament of Champions 14-1 in a mercy-rule four-inning contest Saturday at Brock Elliott School.

June 21, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


CHERISH THE MOMENT

STOCKTON - Cherish Burks has a mindset for hitting.

June 20, 2015 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


PATIENCE PAYS

STOCKTON - What started with small ball ended with patience Thursday as the Spreckels Spark Giants defeated the Weston Ranch Rivercats 11-1 in six innings for the championship in the District 67 Junior League Tournament of Champions at Paul Weston Park.

June 18, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


GO DOWN SWINGING

Sometimes, the ball just bounces the wrong way.

June 17, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Manteca Juniors fall in TOC consolation

STOCKTON - The Salida Giants took advantage of two Manteca Giants errors in the first inning Sunday to score three runs on the way to a 13-2 Salida win in consolation action of the District 67 Juniors Tournament of Champions at Paul Weston Park in Weston Ranch.

June 14, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


CARDS TAKE TITLE

Stellar pitching buoyed by outstanding defense helped the Northgate minor Cardinals to a 3-0 win over the White Sox on Saturday on Bassi Field and gave the Cardinals the league championship.

June 07, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


FLYING HIGH

Luke Abrew and Tyler Looney of the Cardinals combined to three-hit the White Sox on Thursday in a 7-2 win for the White Sox in Northgate minor playoff action on Bassi Field. The Cardinals win sets up a winner-take-all showdown between the two teams on Saturday at 9 a.m.

June 04, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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Tracy tops Sierra thanks to Olivares hat trick

TRACY - Israel Olivares notched a hat trick for Tracy in the first half Tuesday and that was enough as the Bulldogs defeated Sierra 3-2 in ...

September 02, 2015 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


DeJesus, Jr. Buffs stampede Atwater

Jacob DeJesus scored two touchdowns for the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes varsity in a 28-0 victory over the Atwater Jr. Falcons.

September 01, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Russell sparks Cowboys with early TD run, pick 6

By DAVE CAMPBELL

September 01, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Defense anchors Jr. TWolves’ novice victory

By DAVE CAMPBELL

September 01, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Timberwolves, Indians end up with tie

By DAVE CAMPBELL

August 31, 2015 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


BATTLE TO A DRAW

After a scoreless first half, Ripon High's Nate Morrow scored from one yard out midway in the fourth quarter to tie the game and ...

August 31, 2015 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


LION TAMERS

The Ripon Knights varsity took a three-touchdown lead and then held on to defeat the Denair Lions 26-24 at Denair High's Jack Lytton Stadium ...

August 18, 2015 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


SPRECKELS IN SEMI

FREMONT – Although Spreckels Park never trailed, South Siskiyou-Weed came back late to narrow the gap but could not close it as Rafael Diaz allowed just ...

July 26, 2015 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


SQUEEZED OUT

VALLEY SPRINGS – The Northgate 10-11 All Star team pushed powerful Turlock American to the brink Tuesday but came up short as Turlock American won 7-6 ...

July 22, 2015 | Dave Campbell | NEWS


STAYING ALIVE

VALLEY SPRINGS – Benny Slaughter came up big late in the game Monday for the Northgate 10-11 all-stars in a 12-8 win over Sunrise of Stockton ...

July 21, 2015 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


Little League team burned by bad calls

I was never on a championship football team. I played on a few championship Little League and high school basketball teams, but in Little League ...

July 21, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Northgate 9-10 All Stars take consolation

By DAVE CAMPBELL

July 20, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


HOW SWEET IT IS

By DAVE CAMPBELL

July 20, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SPLL juniors outpitch Amador West

TRACY – Spreckels Park used a pitching-by-committee approach while taking advantage of 17 walks on the way to a 14-5 second-round victory over Amador West of ...

July 17, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Manteca stopped short of Section 6 crown

TRACY – The Manteca Little League major all-stars battled for eight innings Wednesday but lost a 6-5 heartbreaker to Delta for the championship of the Section ...

July 15, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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