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Welcome to the club, Buffaloes

It is tough to go out a winner.

March 26, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Ripon sweeps defending TVL champs

RIPON - Two-out errors can be costly, and Hughson found that out the hard way Thursday.

March 25, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


YOUNG GUNS

It was a freshman affair.

March 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


EU tops Sierra in battle of section champs

A battle of unbeatens and defending Sac-Joaquin Section champions played out Tuesday with Michelle Castro hitting a solo home run and an RBI double to lead East Union past Sierra 2-0 in Valley Oak League action at the Northgate Softball Complex.

March 23, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Football


Buffs roll on to state with full team effort

Roll on you Buffs.

March 22, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SLIPPERY START

STOCKTON – Despite a sloppy field, Manteca managed three goals within six minutes midway through the first half and added three more in the second as Leah Manuleleua notched a hat trick to lead the Buffaloes to a 6-0 win over host Weston Ranch to open Valley Oak League play on Monday.

March 22, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Buffs playing for state title

AMERICAN CANYON – How about that second half?

March 20, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


East Union keeps Elk Grove at bay

Mikayla Bongi utilized her stellar East Union defense to get out of two late-inning jams Friday on the way to a 2-0 non-league softball victory over perennial powerhouse Elk Grove at Northgate Softball Complex.

March 19, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Kissee handcuffs Lathrop in perfect game for Manteca

LATHROP - When you rap out 15 hits and draw eight walks in just four innings, you probably will not need good pitching to win a softball game. But when your pitching is perfect, all the better.

March 18, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SPARTANS SHACKLED

RIPON - Lathrop got only four balls out of the infield Wednesday in its road game with Ripon, and three went to Andrew Durrer in right field. Durrer caught one for an out and cut down the other two runners at first base to help lead the Indians to a 5-0 win in non-league baseball action.

March 16, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Sierra walks all over Weston Ranch in VOL opener

STOCKTON - If patience is a virtue, the Sierra softball team is about as virtuous as it gets.

March 16, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Ripon tops RC for third during Classic’s debut

In the inaugural edition of the Ripon Christian Girls Soccer Classic, Ripon defeated Ripon Christian 2-0 for third place on Saturday.

March 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


BUFFS BURN ALBANY

After three quarters locked in a slugfest with host Manteca on Saturday, Albany needed one more weapon in the final period to advance in the CIF State Division III Northern California basketball playoffs – a fire extinguisher.

March 13, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


HOME COOKIN’

Midway through the second half Friday night Minty Doyle headed in a corner kick from Jadyn Shinn for an insurance goal to help tournament host Sierra defeat Tokay of Lodi 2-0 to wrap up pool play in the Vern Gebhardt Cup at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

March 12, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


TABLE SETTERS

The East Union softball lineup is top-heavy - in a good way.

March 11, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - Dave Campbell


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

May 04, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


EYES ON THE PRIZE

TRACY - After a scoreless first half Sierra got an early second-half goal and one late to hold off Kimball 2-1 in Valley Oak League soccer ...

May 03, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


SHS boys win VOL

OAKDALE – Records are made to be broken, and three were eclipsed Saturday in the Valley Oak League swimming championships at Oakdale High.

May 02, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Manteca Red Sox overpower Northgate Giants juniors

The Manteca Little League Red Sox took advantage of six walks to put up 12 first-inning runs and never looked back in a 21-8 win ...

May 02, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Ripon Christian sweeps Gustine

RIPON - If one Vander Molen does not get you, the other will.

April 30, 2016 | Dave Campbell | NEWS


Scoreless tie good enough for Knights to seize SL title

RIPON - A team rarely celebrates a tie, and while two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII champion Ripon Christian was not all smiles after tying visiting ...

April 29, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


DOWN THE STRETCH

Barely three minutes into the game, Ivy Benson fought through a pack of Oakdale defenders for a goal, and midway through the first half Leah ...

April 28, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Sierra settles for stalemate after leading Oakdale 3-0

Oakdale handed Sierra an own goal in the game's first minute Monday and battled back from a three-goal deficit to knock the Timberwolves out ...

April 26, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


Golden One Arena will not save Kings

Life is full of regrets.

April 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Manteca’s major Cubs hammer foes

The Cubs hammered out 17 hits Friday and plated 10 runs in the third inning on the way to a 20-8 four-inning mercy rule win ...

April 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | SPORTS


East Union clobbers Lathrop in 5 innings

LATHROP - With a top of the lineup that went a combined 10 for 14 with eight RBI and Marco Gonzales dominating from the hill, East ...

April 21, 2016 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports


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


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