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Lancers clinch fourth & final playoff spot

Despite being held to a combined no-hitter by Weston Ranch's Larry Martinez and Jordan Severin, East Union downed the Cougars 3-2 Saturday at Agostini Field, keeping the Lancers in the fourth and final Valley Oak League playoff slot and eliminating Weston Ranch from post-season competition.

May 08, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


BUFF WITH A KICK

Manteca's Juan Gomez has a heck of a kick.

May 08, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

RIPON - Ripon clinched its first Trans-Valley League baseball championship since 2001 Thursday after the Indians sent Riverbank home with an 8-0 loss, but they are not celebrating just yet.

May 06, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Lancers overcome errors, Ranch in 9 innings

STOCKTON - After giving up six costly errors along with some passed balls and base-running miscues, East Union came through with two runs in the top of the ninth and held on in the bottom of the frame for the 6-4 extra-inning victory Wednesday over host Weston Ranch in Valley Oak League baseball action.

May 05, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


QUIET CONTRIBUTOR

East Union second baseman Deja Guzman may not stand out as much as her Lancers softball counterparts, but that may be because she makes it look so easy.

May 04, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


EYES ON THE PRIZE

TRACY - After a scoreless first half Sierra got an early second-half goal and one late to hold off Kimball 2-1 in Valley Oak League soccer action Monday at Don Nicholson Stadium.

May 03, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SHS boys win VOL

OAKDALE – Records are made to be broken, and three were eclipsed Saturday in the Valley Oak League swimming championships at Oakdale High.

May 02, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Manteca Red Sox overpower Northgate Giants juniors

The Manteca Little League Red Sox took advantage of six walks to put up 12 first-inning runs and never looked back in a 21-8 win over the Northgate Giants in junior division action at Morenzone Field.

May 02, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Ripon Christian sweeps Gustine

RIPON - If one Vander Molen does not get you, the other will.

April 30, 2016 | Dave Campbell | NEWS


Scoreless tie good enough for Knights to seize SL title

RIPON - A team rarely celebrates a tie, and while two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII champion Ripon Christian was not all smiles after tying visiting Waterford 0-0 on Thursday, the Knights did have something to revel in - for the fourth consecutive season, they captured the Southern League title.

April 29, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


DOWN THE STRETCH

Barely three minutes into the game, Ivy Benson fought through a pack of Oakdale defenders for a goal, and midway through the first half Leah Manuleleua added a second goal. The Mustangs could not close the gap in a 2-1 Valley Oak League win for the first-place Buffaloes at Guss Schmiedt Field.

April 28, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Sierra settles for stalemate after leading Oakdale 3-0

Oakdale handed Sierra an own goal in the game's first minute Monday and battled back from a three-goal deficit to knock the Timberwolves out of the top spot in the Valley Oak League with a 3-3 tie at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

April 26, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Golden One Arena will not save Kings

Life is full of regrets.

April 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Manteca’s major Cubs hammer foes

The Cubs hammered out 17 hits Friday and plated 10 runs in the third inning on the way to a 20-8 four-inning mercy rule win over the Cubs in Manteca Little League major division action at Lincoln Park.

April 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


East Union clobbers Lathrop in 5 innings

LATHROP - With a top of the lineup that went a combined 10 for 14 with eight RBI and Marco Gonzales dominating from the hill, East Union rolled to an 11-0 five-inning mercy rule win over Lathrop in Valley Oak League baseball action on Wednesday.

April 21, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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HIGH-WATER MARK

TURLOCK - Paced by its some of its youngest members, the Ripon Sea Lions captured the boys title in the Mid-Valley Swim League Championships held at ...

July 26, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


NORTHGATE RUN ENDS

Fernando Alaniz's two-RBI double tied the game for Northgate in the bottom of the fifth inning Sunday, but Cambrian of San Jose answered back ...

July 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


RIGHTING THE SHIP

TURLOCK - Scoring early, scoring often and making no errors is a pretty good game plan, and that is exactly what Northgate did Tuesday in a ...

July 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


BACK FOR MORE

TURLOCK – The ball finally started to bounce Northgate's way in the sixth inning Tuesday, but it was too little too late as Tracy American ...

July 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SWEPT AWAY

STOCKTON - The ball did not bounce Northgate's way Monday, and when it started to Morada right fielder Nathan Brookins was there.

July 19, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Morada turns walks into runs in rout of NGLL 11s

STOCKTON - Northgate had two good innings Saturday before things started to come apart and eventually lost 11-1 to Morada in opening-round action of the Little ...

July 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SECTION RUNNER-UP

SAN ANDREAS – You cannot give extra outs to a good team and expect to win, and Manteca found that out the hard way Sunday with ...

July 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SECTION TITLE WITHIN REACH

TURLOCK – Pitching roulette finally caught up to Turlock American on Saturday.

July 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


ROUGH START

SAN ANDREAS - With the District 67 playoffs in the rear-view mirror, the level of competition is amped up significantly for the Section 6 playoffs.

July 15, 2016 | Dave Campbell | NEWS


NORTHGATE REIGNS AGAIN

What started as a toe-to-toe slugfest ended in a runaway.

July 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Race card, criminals wearing blue & finding a solution

Although I hated nearly every minute of my time in the Army, it gave me an education on life that I could never receive anywhere ...

July 12, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


FINISH STRONG

Blake Mount took the hill Monday for Northgate 'A' with two outs in the top of the fourth inning with his team leading Spreckels Park ...

July 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Northgate falls short in Majors 67 title game

LATHROP – Tracy American bounced back from a 10-run loss Friday to Northgate and came from behind in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat ...

July 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


MANTECA ALL STAR CHAMPS

STOCKTON – Held scoreless through five innings, Manteca sent 14 batters to the plate in the sixth inning Sunday and exploded for nine runs on the ...

July 10, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Northgate forces winner-take-all majors final

LATHROP - It is win-or-go-home time.

July 09, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


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