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GOING DOWN SWINGING

Valley Oak League softball games are tough, but Manteca intra-city games are tougher.

April 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


MANTECA POUNDS SPRECKELS

The Manteca Juniors Red Sox pounded out 10 hits and drew six walks to trigger the mercy rule after five innings Saturday, defeating the Spreckels Park Tigers 13-1 at Morenzone Field.

April 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

A two-out error in the first inning led to three additional runs for Manteca, and visiting Sierra was unable to close that gap and lost 4-2 in Valley Oak League baseball action on Friday.

April 16, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


First-half hat trick buoys Ripon

RIPON - A hat trick is always good, but a hat trick in the first half is even better.

April 15, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Lancers miss opportunities in shutout loss to Kimball

Kimball's pitching corps kept East Union off balance Wednesday and the Lancers never did find home plate as the visiting Jaguars blanked East Union 3-0 in Valley Oak League baseball action at Agostini Field.

April 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Nixon was not so bad

A political tsunami is coming – one unlike this state has seen in many years – even decades.

April 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Local Columns


Mayer’s hustle, DeDonatis triple propel Indians

ESCALON – Sometimes the game of baseball is just about being in the right place at the right time.

April 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


RIPON GIRLS FIRST

The Ripon High girls roared to a first-place finish and the Sierra boys finished second in the Ervin Zador Invitational on Saturday at Ripon High's Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.

April 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Northgate tops Speckels in Juniors

Marcos Sequeira went 2 for 4 with two RBI and three stolen bases and was part of a three-man pitching rotation that limited the Spreckels Park Tigers to just five hits in a 12-2 Northgate Giants win in Juniors Division action.

April 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


Sierra capitalizes on errors to complete sweep of Central Catholic

Central Catholic of Modesto booted the ball around early and often Friday, committing six errors against a Sierra team that is heading in the right direction. The host Timberwolves came away with an 11-0 five-inning mercy rule win in Valley Oak League baseball action.

April 09, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE

Manteca gift wrapped four first-inning runs for East Union on Thursday but got them all back when it was two outs from losing via the mercy rule.

April 08, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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


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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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