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BOYS OF SPRING

Starting pitcher Tyler Toste threw three scoreless innings for the Phillies and struck out nine in a 4-2 Phillies win Saturday over the White Sox in Northgate Little League major-division action.

April 25, 2017 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


Thiara wins three races to help pace Sierra boys

FAIR OAKS – Bikram Thiara won three events Saturday in the Bella Vista Bronco Invitational and helped lead the Sierra boys to a fourth-place finish. McKenna Albrecht had the lone first place for the fourth-place Timberwolves girls.

April 23, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


HAYBALERS TOP EU

TRACY - San Benito-Hollister broke open a scoreless game with three runs in the fifth inning Saturday and East Union could only answer back with two as the Haybalers won the Platinum Bracket consolation championship of the NorCal Classic 3-2 at the Tracy Softball Complex.

April 23, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SWEET REVENGE

Incentive.

April 22, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


DOWN TO THE WIRE

It came down to the last batter Thursday but East Union came up just a little short as with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh as Lancers designated hitter Tyler Slaughter hit a towering fly ball to the right-field fence. Starting Sierra pitcher Jacob Peterson got under the ball and fought off the sun for a game-saving catch and a 6-5 win Valley Oak League win for the visiting Timberwolves at Agostini Field.

April 21, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Cougars fight off East Union surge to sweep Lancers

East Union battled tough in the first and third sets Wednesday but it was not enough as visiting Weston Ranch swept the Lancers 25-23, 25-13, 27-25 in Valley Oak League volleyball action at Dalben Center.

April 20, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


EU TOP BUFFS IN VOL GOLF

East Union placed all five scoring golfers under 45 Tuesday and defeated Manteca 214-269 in Valley Oak League action at the Manteca Park Golf Course.

April 18, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SPARTANS SWEEP SIERRA

Lathrop's Gabriel Gutierrez reeled off seven consecutive aces in the second set which was the only one that host Sierra did not lead once as the Spartans swept the Timberwolves 26-24, 25-18, 26-24 in Valley Oak League volleyball action.

April 18, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


New arena same results for Kings

The following column popped up on Facebook from a year ago. While the first part of it is something I have written about many times, the second half has to do with how a new arena was going to do nothing to help the Sacramento Kings.

April 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Patience at plate pays off for East Union

LATHROP – Patience and pinpoint pitching paid off for visiting East Union on Thursday in a 13-2 five-inning mercy rule Valley Oak League baseball win over Lathrop.

April 14, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Manteca High dominates in softball win over Kimball

TRACY – Haighlee Kissee dominated in the circle and at the plate Wednesday to lead Manteca to a 13-2 Valley Oak League softball win over host Kimball.

April 13, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Owen helps power EU past Oakdale

Izabella Owen showed cleanup power in the leadoff slot for East Union on Wednesday.

April 13, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SPLL Blue Jays, Twins tie

The Blue Jays came close to avenging an opening-day loss to the Twins but left Israel Rosenblum stranded at third in the bottom of the sixth inning, ending the game in a 4-4 tie in Spreckels Park Little League minor action.

April 11, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


BUFFS ON A ROLL

Manteca did not trail until the third set Monday and then the visiting Buffaloes did not trail for long in a 25-10, 25-15, 25-21 sweep over East Union in Valley Oak League boys volleyball action at Dalben Center.

April 11, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


East Union fends off Buffs

East Union's Alexis Erich came up big in the field and at the plate Friday to lead the visiting Lancers to a 1-0 Valley Oak League softball victory over cross-town rival Manteca.

April 07, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - Dave Campbell


Point a finger & three fingers will point back

Every so often something pops up on Facebook that is thought provoking. Recently, a posting by Facebook caused me to do something I do not ...

June 24, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Take it easy on volunteer umpires

These truly are the dog days of summer.

June 23, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


CROSSTOWN SHOWDOWN

TRACY - Carson Sanders got to have a say in the ending of the game after all.

June 23, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


DUARTE DEALS

TRACY - Sante Duarte was in the zone Thursday.

June 23, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 11, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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