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Buffs topple CC in 1st-place showdown

The best got a little better on Wednesday.

April 07, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Ripon rolls after Hilmar’s early goal

RIPON - It took Hilmar less than three minutes Tuesday to score on Ripon – but all that did was focus the Indians.

April 06, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Ripon falls in title game

Ripon came through in extra innings against Louisville of Woodland Hills for a 7-5 win Saturday in the semifinals of the NorCal Classic before losing 13-0 to Selma for the championship of the Diamond Bracket at the Tracy Softball Complex.

April 04, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


PETERSON POWERS WIN

Sometimes it pays to have two outs when you are up to bat.

April 02, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Local preps promise ‘one heck of a ride’

I started covering high school sports in this area around the turn of the century. In those days, Valley Oak League and Sac-Joaquin Section championships were reserved mostly for other schools – unless you were on the Sierra track team. I know there were other local champions back then too, but since I coached there and my kids went there, the Blue School stands out in my mind.

April 02, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Buffaloes blast Franklin in TGK’s return to mound

Base running miscues and stellar defense from visiting Franklin of Stockton killed the first two Buffaloes scoring rallies.

April 01, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Pitching powers Cougars’ win

Stellar Weston Ranch pitching coupled with sub-par Lathrop defense led to an 11-1 five-inning Cougars win in the Valley Oak League baseball opener Wednesday for both teams at Weston Ranch High School.

March 31, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


RIVALS DEADLOCK

It was a tale of two halves Tuesday with Manteca winning the first half and Sierra the second but neither won the game as the two dueled to a 1-1 tie in Valley Oak League soccer action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

March 30, 2016 | Dave Campbell | NEWS


Welcome to the club, Buffaloes

It is tough to go out a winner.

March 26, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Ripon sweeps defending TVL champs

RIPON - Two-out errors can be costly, and Hughson found that out the hard way Thursday.

March 25, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


YOUNG GUNS

It was a freshman affair.

March 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


EU tops Sierra in battle of section champs

A battle of unbeatens and defending Sac-Joaquin Section champions played out Tuesday with Michelle Castro hitting a solo home run and an RBI double to lead East Union past Sierra 2-0 in Valley Oak League action at the Northgate Softball Complex.

March 23, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Buffs roll on to state with full team effort

Roll on you Buffs.

March 22, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SLIPPERY START

STOCKTON – Despite a sloppy field, Manteca managed three goals within six minutes midway through the first half and added three more in the second as Leah Manuleleua notched a hat trick to lead the Buffaloes to a 6-0 win over host Weston Ranch to open Valley Oak League play on Monday.

March 22, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Buffs playing for state title

AMERICAN CANYON – How about that second half?

March 20, 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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