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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 years. Some stand the test of time, others not so much. This one was from 1993.

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 Classic with a combined batting average of .400. The trio teamed up to go 9 for 11with seven runs and a double but it was not enough as their South team lost 17-16 to the North at Delta College's Bucky Layland Softball Complex.

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 not write it. That is exactly why I am going to write it – for his generation and those too young to remember circa 1964.

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 in four innings for the Manteca Little League major championship at Lincoln Park.

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 Thursday in an 11-1 mercy rule win over the Rangers for the Manteca Little League minor championship on the major-league diamond at Lincoln Park.

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 a thrilling 6-4 win over the Red Sox for the Spreckels Park Little League major championship at Brock Elliott School.

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 the fourth and was relieved by Eddie DeAvila.

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 playoffs at Lincoln Park.

June 07, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


Thiara medals at state

Bikram Thiara made history Saturday night.

June 05, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Segura fans 12 as Braves win NGLL majors championship

Willie Segura racked up 12 strikeouts on Friday to lead the Braves to a 5-0 win over the White Sox for the Northgate Little League championship on Gillen Field.

June 04, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

The Red Sox took advantage of multiple sixth-inning Nationals mistakes Thursday to put up six runs in the frame on the way to a 9-1 win for the Manteca Little League juniors championship.

June 02, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


SECTION CHAMPS

LODI – It may be baseball season, but Ronaldo Tijero's football training came in handy Monday night.

May 31, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


FAST TRACK TO FINALS

ELK GROVE – Sierra junior Bikram Thiara advanced in two events from the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field trials and will be joined in the finals tonight by the Lathrop boys 4x400-meter relay at Elk Grove High.

May 26, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Knights roll to 1st final behind torrid 10-run inning in mercy-rule victory

STOCKTON - When the baseball playoffs roll around, pitching is at a premium for any team that wants to make a deep run.

May 26, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Ripon falls short in extra innings of ‘if’ game

STOCKTON - Staving off elimination with a tying run in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday night, Ripon let a golden opportunity slip away in the ninth and lost 5-2 to Linden in rubber game of this Sac-Joaquin the Section Division V best-of-three semifinal at Billy Hebert Field.

May 25, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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REASON TO CELEBRATE

With Lathrop threatening to retake the lead in the fourth quarter Friday, East Union's Luis Vargas stuffed a fourth-down play by the Spartans to ...

September 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


HITTING THEIR STRIDE

RIPON - Ripon fell behind early in its first set with visiting Escalon on Thursday and ended up dropping that first game before rebounding to win ...

September 16, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


VOL title still goes through Oakdale

After gutsy play by Manteca forced a fourth match game Wednesday night, two-time defending Valley Oak League champ showed they have not lost much from ...

September 15, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Balanced offenses lead Jaguars, Jr Buffaloes to Cen-Cal victories

The Manteca Jaguars varsity held the visiting Los Banos Wildcats scoreless in the second half on the way to a 23-7 Cen-Cal win at Daniel ...

September 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Stingy Cowboys collect another shutout in Tracy

After a scoreless first quarter Saturday the Manteca Cowboys varsity scored in the three remaining periods to post a 22-0 win over the host Tracy ...

September 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Beidleman powers Knights’ blowout win over Packers

Jace Beidleman and Preston Zuidervaart connected for two touchdowns Saturday to lead the Ripon Knights novice to a 41-19 Trans Valley Youth Football League win ...

September 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


3 carries, 3 TDs for Morales in T’wolves’ win

Marcelo Morales scored three touchdowns on his only three carries for the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity in a 58-7 Delta Youth Football League win ...

September 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


East Union frosh overpower Johnansen

Eric Morales was in on two first-quarter touchdowns for East Union on Friday in a 32-12 road win for the Lancers over host Johansen in ...

September 12, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


DIVING ATTEMPT

Jorge Cedano ran for two touchdowns and threw for one Friday to lead Manteca to a 36-3 non-league win over Enochs of Modesto in non-league ...

September 12, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Sierra boys 5th; girls 4th in invitational

MODESTO – The Sierra boys finished second and the Timberwolves girls were fifth Saturday in the 10th Annual Sierra Cross Country Invitational at Legion-Tuolumne Regional Park ...

September 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


East Union pummels Johansen with dominant ground attack

MODESTO – East Union and host Johansen traded two scores in the first two minutes Friday night but after that it was all Lancers.

September 10, 2016 | Dave Campbell | NEWS


NEIGHBORLY LOVE

RIPON - You do not want to get Ripon High's Breana Barrios angry.

September 09, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Buffs thump Falcons sophs

Manteca ran up 30 consecutive first half points Saturday and coasted to a 50-12 thumping of Christian Brothers of Sacramento in non-league sophomore action at ...

September 05, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


GREEN MONSTERS

Coach Miller would have been proud.

September 05, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Buff defense scores 3 TDs in win

Manteca scored three defensive touchdowns Saturday in a 48-0 shellacking of Christian Brothers of Sacramento in non-league freshman football action at Guss Schmiedt Field.

September 05, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


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