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HOT BATS

TRACY - It was hard to tell which was hotter Wednesday, the scorching San Joaquin Valley sun or the smoking Manteca Giants bats.

June 21, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


O’s SINK MARLINS

The Spreckels Park Orioles scored in every inning but one Tuesday in the District 67 Minors Tournament of Champions quarterfinal and held the Manteca Marlins scoreless in the final two en route to 20-9 win at Brock Elliot School.

June 20, 2017 | Dave Campbell | NEWS


GIANTS OUTSLUG DODGERS

TRACY - Seth Dunn led a 16-hit parade for the Lathrop Giants on Monday, going 4 for 4 with a triple and five RBI as they outlasted the Salida Dodgers 18-9 in consolation action of the District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions at Legacy Fields.

June 20, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


To this day I wonder how he slept at night

In 1982 after the boy came along, I had to find a job. College was done for the time being and I ended up working at Lawrence Livermore National Labs for a contractor.

June 19, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


NORTHGATE TAKEs 67 TITLE

STOCKTON – An RBI triple by Trenton Bardonner and an RBI double by Dennis Crum in the second inning sparked the Northgate Dodgers to an early lead they would not relinquish Friday over the Spreckels Park Tigers as Northgate claimed the championship banner of the District 67 Juniors Tournament of Champions at Paul E. Weston Park.

June 19, 2017 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


North defeated in All-Star game

TRACY – Inspiration will take a team just so far.

June 18, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Defense saves South team

STOCKTON - Ripon's Andrew Durrer saved the best for last.

June 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | NEWS


TIGERS SURVIVE SCARE

STOCKTON - Spreckels Park pitcher Mikey Elder found the remedy for his team's error bug - strikeouts.

June 16, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


WIRE TO WIRE

STOCKTON - The Northgate Dodgers put up four first-inning runs and never trailed Tuesday in a 9-4 win over the Spreckels Park Tigers in semifinal action of the District 67 Juniors Tournament of Champions at Paul E. Weston Park.

June 13, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Salida eliminates Manteca in junior TOC

STOCKTON - The Manteca White juniors had problems keeping the ball in front of them Monday and committed eight errors in a 9-5 elimination loss to the Salida Dodgers in the District 67 Tournament of Champions at Paul E. Weston Park.

June 13, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Giants rally for Manteca LL title

The Giants scored all of their runs in the final two innings Thursday to come from behind and beat the A's 3-2 for the Manteca Little League majors championship at Lincoln Park.

June 11, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Giants rally for MLL title

The Giants scored all of their runs in the final two innings Thursday to come from behind and beat the A's 3-2 for the Manteca Little League majors championship at Lincoln Park.

June 09, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SPLL Giants ride Ontai to majors title

Kainoa Ontai started and ended the game with a bang Tuesday, leading the Giants to an 11-1 five-inning mercy-rule win over the White Sox for the majors championship of Spreckels Park Little League.

June 08, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


MLL Brewers win slugfest

The Brewers scored four runs in the top of the seventh and held on for a 15-12 extra-inning win Monday over the Yankees in Manteca Little League major division elimination game at Lincoln Park.

June 06, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


10-run blitz sends Giants to win in Spreckels Park LL

Sante Duarte's two-RBI double in the second inning and his two-RBI single in the third was part of a 10-run blitz for the Giants in their 12-5 win over the White Sox in Spreckels Park Little League majors playoff action on Saturday at Brock Elliott School.

June 05, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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Articles By Author - Dave Campbell


Hoping prep players show respect for National Anthem

As a wee tyke playing Pop Warner football for the Anderson Wildcats, I would get so excited when my dad took me to an Anderson ...

August 21, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


RC’s returning talent will lead title defense

RIPON - If it is not broke, do not fix it.

August 18, 2017 | Dave Campbell | NEWS


RIPON RELOADS

RIPON - Ripon coach Erin Cutino knows that the competition will be gunning for her Indians this year.

August 18, 2017 | Dave Campbell | NEWS


BUMP IN EXPECTATIONS

Manteca volleyball coach Kevin Bolding hopes good numbers from the summer coupled with a core group of returners will give his team the depth they ...

August 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


LANCERS START OVER

With most area volleyball teams boasting 40 to 50 players in their summer workouts, East Union shattered that threshold by at least 30 players, featuring ...

August 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


PACK MENTALITY

It was a good summer for the Sierra volleyball program.

August 15, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SPARTANS WANT MORE

LATHROP - The honeymoon is over for Heather Anderson.

August 14, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


FACING FORFEIT

The longest-running youth-football organization in Manteca is about to face its toughest challenge in its 40-some years of existence.

August 11, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


MORE THAN JUST A COACH

In his long and illustrious basketball coaching career at East Union High School that saw four Valley Oak League titles, Bill Stricker cast a very ...

August 07, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


END OF THE ROAD

TURLOCK - Manteca got punched in the mouth in the first inning – hard – but clawed its way back to tie the game in the fourth, only ...

July 20, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Travel ball is doing more harm than good

"To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose."

July 18, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


STAYING ALIVE

TURLOCK - Manteca's Seth Van Dyk pitched out of a horrific jam in the fourth inning Monday and pocketed a complete-game win in a 3-1 ...

July 18, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


GOING DOWN SWINGING

STOCKTON - Linden took advantage of 10 walks issued by Northgate with two hit batters and five errors and put up just seven hits in defeating ...

July 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


NORTHGATE RALLIES

STOCKTON – Not many teams can bounce back from giving up 12 runs in one inning, but Northgate did just that on Saturday.

July 16, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


MANTECA TOPS MORADA

TURLOCK – Manteca's Seth Van Dyk belted two home runs Saturday as part of a 12-hit Manteca attack in a 13-10 win over Morada in ...

July 16, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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