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Buffs win opener in section semi-finals

SACRAMENTO – Clutch performances helped Manteca defeat Vista del Lago-Folsom 9-7 Saturday in the first game of a Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal series at McAuliffe Memorial Ballparks.

May 22, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


RIPON WINS SECTION TITLE

STOCKTON – If it is always darkest before the dawn, it is a wonder the lights were not on Saturday afternoon on Don Smiley Field at the Arnaiz Softball Complex.

May 22, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Sierra earns three silvers at divisional

The Sierra boys picked up three silver medals in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III Track and Field Championships at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks on Friday while the Timberwolves' Thiara Bikram advanced to the SJS Masters Meet in three events. .

May 21, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Buffs earn section semis playoff berth

Vengeance may be the Lord's, but Manteca got its own revenge Thursday night, eliminating River Valley of Yuba City from the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III baseball championships by the same score the Falcons eliminated the Buffaloes in 2015 – 3-2 – at McAuliffe Memorial Ballparks in Sacramento.

May 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Knights throttle Golden Sierra to advance

STOCKTON - Connor McGovern knows how to lay down an exclamation point.

May 19, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


DRAGON SLAYERS

SACRAMENTO – East Union softball coach Brian Goulart is the king of plug-and-play.

May 17, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


BOUND FOR PLAYOFFS

Adrian Sevier-Aflleje pitched a gem for East Union on Wednesday and Manteca High committed two seventh-inning errors that led to the only run of the game in a 1-0 road win for the Lancers in the Valley Oak League finale for both teams.

May 12, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


EU SHARES SPOILS

OAKDALE – Even with a patchwork lineup, East Union battled Oakdale for 10 innings Tuesday before Kindra Hackbarth plated sister Maddi from second on a sizzling grounder up the left-field line for a 1-0 walk-off win and a piece of the Valley Oak League championship with the visiting Lancers.

May 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Peterson, Sierra shut down Weston Ranch

Jake Peterson threw a complete-game shutout Monday for Sierra and led the Timberwolves to a 5-0 Valley Oak League win over visiting Weston Ranch, keeping Timberwolves playoff hopes alive with one league game remaining.

May 10, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Red Sox sail past Nationals during Manteca Juniors

Ryan Zimmermann led the Red Sox to a 6-1 win over the Nationals last Monday in Manteca Little League junior division action at Morenzone Field.

May 08, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


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


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Articles By Author - Dave Campbell


Spreckels, Northgate in 10-11 quarters

Niko Reitz had a two-RBI double and beat the throw home on Kyle Bagley's fielder's choice to cap a six-run fifth inning Sunday ...

July 04, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Exciting finishes, state titles highlight remarkable year

It has been a year – one very exciting year.

July 02, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


YANKS BLAST BRAVES

Trying unsuccessfully to fight off problems in the field and at the plate, the Northgate Braves gave up six runs in the fifth inning to ...

June 28, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


NGLL Braves force ‘if’ game in majors final

The Northgate Braves were looking for a strong pitching performance from Romeo Torres on Monday night. They got it and then some.

June 28, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Spreckels, Manteca going for Juniors title

TRACY – The Spreckels Park Giants racked up 11 hits Sunday and took advantage of 12 walks from the Weston Ranch Yankees on the way to ...

June 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


JAYS WIN TOC

With the 10-0 win by the Northgate Blue Jays over the Lathrop Reds on Saturday, Northgate gained its second consecutive banner in the Little League ...

June 27, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


NGLL Braves squander scoring chances in loss

Missed opportunities.

June 25, 2016 | Dave Campbell | NEWS


Northgate minors rally to TOC finals

Greg Adams pitched the final five innings for the Northgate Blue Jays on Thursday, striking out six with five hits and two runs on the ...

June 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


Northgate majors stifle SPLL

Willie Segura knows how to slam the door shut.

June 23, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


BLUE JAYS FLY HIGH

After going through three pitchers to keep pitch counts low, Anthony Sy took the hill for the Northgate Blue Jays with two outs in the ...

June 21, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


GIVE AND TAKE

TRACY - When the Tracy American White Sox scored on the Manteca Red Sox on Monday, that was the only run the Red Sox have given ...

June 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


Local all-stars fall in showdown

STOCKTON – Despite the best efforts of the Manteca High and Sierra High girls playing for Valley Oak League/San Joaquin Athletic Association, Tri-City Athletic League ...

June 19, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SOUTH PICKS OFF NORTH

TRACY – The South scored on interceptions on the final play of first half and late in the second half, defeating the North 28-20 for the ...

June 19, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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 ...

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 ...

June 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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