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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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EU LEVELS VIKINGS

Mason James averaged more than 10 yards per carry for East Union High in a Lancers ground game that racked up 275 yards in a 37-0 non-league win for Johansen on Friday.

September 15, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Spartans outlast Ripon for non-league win

A long wait did not bother the Lathrop High freshman football team on Thursday.

September 15, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Ripon falls to Sonora in home opener

RIPON - The hole was just too deep for Ripon's volleyball team to climb out of.

September 10, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


BRONZE BUFFS

Sonora found out the hard way that it does not pay to give the Manteca soccer team second chances.

September 07, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Pick-6s doom Lathrop freshmen

The Lathrop freshmen gave up two first-quarter touchdowns on interceptions Thursday to Bradshaw Christian's Marina Altamura and Altamura scored on a long run early in the second quarter to lead the Pride to a 19-6 non-league win over the Spartans at Bennie Gatto Field.

September 07, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Willis, Tisdell anchor Spartan sophomores

The Lathrop sophomores never trailed in a 33-6 win over visiting Liberty Ranch in non-league action Friday night at Bennie Gatto Field.

September 07, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Erdelatz leads RC’s sweep of Manteca

RIPON - Dani Erdelatz came up big for Ripon Christian on Wednesday night.

September 04, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL The Bulletin | High School Sports


RIPON TAKES CONTROL

There is domination and then there is Ripon High sophomore football domination.

August 31, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Sierra frosh bounce back to defeat Ripon

After giving up the lead in the fourth quarter Thursday, Sierra bounced back with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Caden Worth to Brandy James with 4:53 showing on the clock and held on for the 12-7 win over visiting Ripon in non-league freshman football action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

August 31, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Ripon Christian moves on in post-Shelton era

An undefeated league record and a playoff win would be seen as successful for most teams. Ripon Christian did that in the 2013-2014 season, and for the Knights it was an off year.

August 23, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


LANCERS RELOAD

It is not often that a team has momentum after graduating its core players, but the East Union volleyball team is riding high going into this year's Valley Oak League campaign.

August 20, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


NEW FOCUS

There are some new volleyball coaches west of I-5 this year. Stacia Stricker will assume the reins at Weston Ranch and Pamela Adams is the new coach at Lathrop.

August 20, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


OLDER, WISER

Alyssa Burch, Beth Aschenbrenner, Mildred Perez and Chelsea Bruch were all freshmen during the 2011-2012 volleyball season.

August 17, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


GREENER PASTURES

So close.

August 12, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


MIGHTY MITES

RIPON - The Ripon Knights know how to do more with less.

August 10, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


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