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Longer days, safety hazards ahead for youth football league

From the time I was 6 years old rolling around in the mud behind the bleachers at my brother's football games I wanted to play football.

May 22, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Let the camel onto campus

I used to look forward to listening to the Sacramento talk show Armstrong and Getty on my way to work in the mornings. The hosts were light-hearted, humorous and at times sophomoric – right up my alley. But all things change with time, and now more often than not A&G is more like Fox News lite with the constant haranguing and criticizing of Barrack Obama, and when that happens I just flip the channel.

May 21, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Buffaloes bound for finals

LODI - Do not bet against Manteca with Jake Corn on the mound – or if you do, do not let Corn know about it.

May 21, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Ripon ousted by 3-time defending champ

STOCKTON – The third inning of Friday's elimination game in Sac-Joaquin Section Division V softball action with Hughson is one Ripon would like to forget.

May 17, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Sierra avoids Dog bite

LODI – Fortunately, for Sierra, its bats were hot early as the Timberwolves withstood five seventh-inning runs by Ceres and defeated the Bulldogs 9-6 in first-round action of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV baseball playoffs at Zupo Field.

May 16, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Ripon Christian falters in final inning

RIPON - Ripon Christian was three outs away from a victory to close out the 2014 Southern League campaign before the wheels came off the Knights wagon Wednesday.

May 08, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Sierra is playoff bound

Almost perfect.

May 07, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Rose a thorn in WR’s side

STOCKTON – Peyton Rose struck out seven and allowed just one runner to third Tuesday to lead Manteca to a 6-0 win over host Weston Ranch in Valley Oak League softball action.

April 23, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


FAST START

A leadoff home run coupled with five more runs in the first two innings for East Union proved to be too much for Ripon to handle Saturday in the third annual Cancer Awareness softball game.

April 20, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Ripon prevails in 1st-place battle

RIPON - After blanking Ripon in their first meeting this season, Hughson pitcher Courtney Thornhill was working on eight consecutive shutout innings over the Indians when she turned her ankle in the first inning and had to leave Tuesday's Trans-Valley League softball contest.

April 16, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Ripon, Hughson settle for tie

RIPON - Sometimes the wind blows your way and sometimes it does not.

April 10, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Spartans outlast Cougars

LATHROP - Weston Ranch scored the game's first four runs on Wednesday, but four runs were not going to get it done.

April 09, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


NEW BUFF COACHES

The new kids on the block are anything but new.

April 06, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


DINK & DUNK

Sierra senior Allie Walljasper and East Union freshman Alexis Erich dueled for seven innings Wednesday and yielded three hits apiece, but in the end it was Erich's Lancers who eked out a 2-1 Valley Oak League win.

April 03, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


WALK KINGS

Patience proved to be a virtue for host Sierra on Tuesday as the Timberwolves drew 11 walks in just four innings and defeated Kimball 13-3 in a mercy-rule victory in Valley Oak League baseball action before the rain rolled in.

April 02, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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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


THE HEAT IS ON

TRACY - The Spreckels Park Junior All Stars are about to find out what heat is all about.

July 16, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SWEET SPRECKELS WIN

After sending 11 players to the plate in the third inning Spreckels Park appeared to have a commanding 10-run lead until Sunrise-Stockton scored seven runs in the fifth inning and when the dust settled Spreckels Park held on for a 22-10 win in second-round action of the Section 6 Junior All-Star Tournament on Sunday against at Monticello School hosted by Tracy Little League.

July 13, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Spreckels Senior All-Stars play Turlock today

Spreckels Park sent more batters to the plate in the fourth inning Saturday the Turlock National did in the first three innings combined on the way to a 13-2 Spreckels Park win in opening-round action of the Little League Section 6 Senior All-Star Tournament on Saturday at Linden High.

July 13, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Manteca 9-10 All-Stars ousted

Tracy American A took advantage of five walks and a number of wild pitches and passed balls in the fourth inning to put up seven runs The rally was the difference in a 10-4 consolation win over Manteca in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.

July 09, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SPRECKELS WIN DISTRICT

What a difference a day makes.

July 06, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Northgate 9-10 All Stars trounce Manteca

The Northgate A 9-10 All-Star team is getting some time off.

July 06, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Manteca, Northgate win

The job of a leadoff batter is to get on base and score, and Manteca leadoff batter Chase Stephenson did that in all of his five plate appearances Thursday to help lead his team to a 21-7 quarterfinal win on Bassi Field in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.

July 04, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SPLL collects senior crown

STOCKTON - Spreckels Park defeated Tracy 6-1 Wednesday in the championship game of the Little League District 67 Senior All-Star Tournament hosted by Weston Ranch Little League.

July 02, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Lathrop 9-10s blanked in final All-Star game

Lathrop was eliminated from the Little League District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament on Tuesday in a 10-0 four-inning contest by Tracy American A on Bassi Field at Northgate Little League.

July 01, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SPLL juniors strike early in rout

TRACY – Chase Sperbeck was 2 for 2 with a triple and two RBI and teammate Brock Willenbrink was 2 for 2 with an RBI as part of a seven-hit Spreckels Park attack – all in the first inning.

June 29, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Manteca Red Sox secure Major title

Isaiah Perez may not have been perfect Tuesday, but he was close.

June 24, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


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