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Buffaloes battle back to bury Oakdale

Manteca battled back from two deficits and overcame mistakes in its thrilling 5-4 victory over visiting Oakdale on Wednesday.

April 27, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Mustangs trample Timberwolves in five

The Oakdale bats were hot and the Sierra bats were not.

April 26, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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


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END OF THE ROAD

TURLOCK - Manteca got punched in the mouth in the first inning – hard – but clawed its way back to tie the game in the fourth, only ...

July 20, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Travel ball is doing more harm than good

"To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose."

July 18, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


STAYING ALIVE

TURLOCK - Manteca's Seth Van Dyk pitched out of a horrific jam in the fourth inning Monday and pocketed a complete-game win in a 3-1 ...

July 18, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


GOING DOWN SWINGING

STOCKTON - Linden took advantage of 10 walks issued by Northgate with two hit batters and five errors and put up just seven hits in defeating ...

July 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


NORTHGATE RALLIES

STOCKTON – Not many teams can bounce back from giving up 12 runs in one inning, but Northgate did just that on Saturday.

July 16, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


MANTECA TOPS MORADA

TURLOCK – Manteca's Seth Van Dyk belted two home runs Saturday as part of a 12-hit Manteca attack in a 13-10 win over Morada in ...

July 16, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Northgate prevails during section home run derby

STOCKTON – Amador East and Northgate had a home-run derby of their own Sunday, combining for 10 home runs in a 17-11 consolation win for Northgate ...

July 16, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


NORTHGATE REIGNS AGAIN

Northgate Red's D'Angelo Canela had the big bat Tuesday, but none bigger than in fourth inning when he smacked the second pitch he ...

July 11, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


HERE WE GO AGAIN

For the fourth year in a row, the District 67 9-10-year-old All-Star Champion will be from Northgate Little League. The only question is, which Northgate ...

July 10, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Spreckels Park falls in Juniors section opener

TRACY – Spreckels Park dropped the opener of the Section 6 Juniors All-Star Tournament to Delta of Stockton 8-1 at Tracy Ball Park on Sunday.

July 10, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


MANTECA TOPS NORTHGATE

Three Manteca second-inning home runs broke a close game with Northgate wide open Sunday on the way to Manteca pulling away to win the District ...

July 10, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Northgate boys three-peat

For the Northgate 11-12 year old all stars, the third time was a charm – just like the first and second times were.

July 10, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Northgate Red hot in drubbing of Patterson

TRACY - Northgate Red put up 23 runs in the second inning Friday and coasted to a 32-9 four-inning mercy-shortened consolation quarterfinal win over Patterson in ...

July 07, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Wentworth, Manteca clobber Spreckels Park in semifinal

Manteca's Tyler Paul Wentworth led the game off with a home run and added a two-run shot in the second inning for two of ...

July 07, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


SPLL staves off Manteca’s late rally

Manteca tallied seven runs in the final two innings Wednesday but that was not quite enough, as Spreckels Park held on for a 14-13 consolation ...

July 05, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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