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SPLL seniors’ season end with controversy

A marathon game marred by controversy left a sour taste in the mouths of the Spreckels Park Senior players, as Turlock National came from behind to eliminate them 5-4 in nine innings in consolation action of the Little League Section 6 Senior All-Star Tournament on Monday at Linden High.

July 16, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


THE HEAT IS ON

TRACY - The Spreckels Park Junior All Stars are about to find out what heat is all about.

July 16, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SWEET SPRECKELS WIN

After sending 11 players to the plate in the third inning Spreckels Park appeared to have a commanding 10-run lead until Sunrise-Stockton scored seven runs in the fifth inning and when the dust settled Spreckels Park held on for a 22-10 win in second-round action of the Section 6 Junior All-Star Tournament on Sunday against at Monticello School hosted by Tracy Little League.

July 13, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Spreckels Senior All-Stars play Turlock today

Spreckels Park sent more batters to the plate in the fourth inning Saturday the Turlock National did in the first three innings combined on the way to a 13-2 Spreckels Park win in opening-round action of the Little League Section 6 Senior All-Star Tournament on Saturday at Linden High.

July 13, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Manteca 9-10 All-Stars ousted

Tracy American A took advantage of five walks and a number of wild pitches and passed balls in the fourth inning to put up seven runs The rally was the difference in a 10-4 consolation win over Manteca in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.

July 09, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SPRECKELS WIN DISTRICT

What a difference a day makes.

July 06, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Northgate 9-10 All Stars trounce Manteca

The Northgate A 9-10 All-Star team is getting some time off.

July 06, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Manteca, Northgate win

The job of a leadoff batter is to get on base and score, and Manteca leadoff batter Chase Stephenson did that in all of his five plate appearances Thursday to help lead his team to a 21-7 quarterfinal win on Bassi Field in the District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament hosted by Northgate Little League.

July 04, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SPLL collects senior crown

STOCKTON - Spreckels Park defeated Tracy 6-1 Wednesday in the championship game of the Little League District 67 Senior All-Star Tournament hosted by Weston Ranch Little League.

July 02, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Lathrop 9-10s blanked in final All-Star game

Lathrop was eliminated from the Little League District 67 9-10 All-Star Tournament on Tuesday in a 10-0 four-inning contest by Tracy American A on Bassi Field at Northgate Little League.

July 01, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


SPLL juniors strike early in rout

TRACY – Chase Sperbeck was 2 for 2 with a triple and two RBI and teammate Brock Willenbrink was 2 for 2 with an RBI as part of a seven-hit Spreckels Park attack – all in the first inning.

June 29, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Manteca Red Sox secure Major title

Isaiah Perez may not have been perfect Tuesday, but he was close.

June 24, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Manteca A’s rally to win D-67 crown

It is always darkest just before the dawn, and Max Gulart turned the darkness into light for the Manteca A's on Saturday.

June 22, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


Taylor, Sandoval make nice 1-2 punch for Ripon

RIPON – Malik Taylor had the big bat for Ripon while teammate Damian Sandoval had a dominating performance on the hill to lead Ripon to an 11-1 win over Lodi in the championship game of the Cal Ripken Central California District 1 10u Tournament at Veteran's Park in Ripon.

June 22, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SENIOR SENDOFF

STOCKTON - Five Manteca area softball players and two local coaches were part of the winning South softball squad Friday in the 24th Annual High School All-Star Baseball/Softball Classic at Pacific's Bill Simoni Field.

June 21, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - Dave Campbell


OUT WITH THE OLD

In 1984, the Delta Rebels were formed as Manteca's second youth football team.

August 09, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Some youth football teams pattern themselves after the high school they feed. The Ripon Chiefs take that to a whole new level – they are part of a league of feeder teams that will face each other in high school.

August 07, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


BACK TO BASICS

Lathrop Jr. Spartans president Jaime Hernandez has a vision.

August 06, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


HOME SWEET HOME

LATHROP - To borrow a phrase from John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High," the Lathrop Lions are coming home to a place they have never been before.

August 03, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Coaching, curveballs & class

I walked onto the football field for the first time as a player in 1968 and walked off for the last time as a coach in 2002. In 1998 I started sports writing with a focus on youth sports and have been doing so more or less ever since – for one paper or another.

July 29, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


A summer of baseball and unruly parents

Well, football is next – finally.

July 24, 2014 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SOUR ENDING

VALLEY SPRINGS - It was just not meant to be for Northgate.

July 22, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


NORTHGATE NAIL-BITER

VALLEY SPRINGS – Willy Segura pitched two shutout innings for Northgate before taking his defensive prowess to the infield Sunday where he made three spectacular plays at shortstop to help lead Northgate to a nail-biting 11-9 win over Turlock American in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field hosted by Foothills Little League.

July 20, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


WR hosts NFL-style combine

STOCKTON – Nearly 100 young athletes from ages 5 to 18 participated in an NFL-style combine Saturday at Weston Ranch High School put on by Elite Training Academy.

July 20, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports


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