Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational starts Thursday

Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 30 the Tigers’ golf team will host its annual Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational as Pacific brings in 10 teams to Stockton Golf and Country Club for the tournament. The Tigers are looking to reclaim their championship trophy after a stellar start to their 2014-15 season, but they will have to take it from the reigning champion BYU Cougars who return once again to Stockton.

All the action begins at 8:30 am on Thursday afternoon with teams teeing off from holes 1 & 10. The Tigers begin their quest for the title at 9:20 am from the first tee. Playing the tournament for the Tigers are: Byron MethDrew BenderSeungJae Maeng, Matt Lee and Anthony Madrid. In addition, Colten Passey and Jesper Kasanen will be hitting the course as individual participants for Pacific. Kasanen’s appearance will be his first of the year for the Tigers as he will be making his collegiate debut.

The Stockton Golf and Country Club was established in 1914 by a group of local citizens. At that time, there were only 12 golf courses in California. For 100 years, Stockton Golf & Country Club has provided the community with a source of recreation and a place of social gathering. Changes and improvements continued over the years, and while our Country Club has grown and matured, it has not lost its’ youthful exuberance.

Dates: Oct. 30 – Nov. 1
Place: Stockton, Calif.
Course: Stockton Golf and Country Club
Par: 71 – 6,484 yards
Rounds:  3 – 18 holes per day (54 total holes)

Teams (11): Pacific, Cal State Bakersfield, Grand Canyon, Nevada, Denver, Santa Clara, Fresno State, Long Beach State, Washington State, Sacramento State, BYU

Past Champions:
2013 – BYU – Joe Parkinson (BYU)
2012 – Kansas State – Devon Purser (BYU)
2011 – Oregon State – Keven Lucas (Nevada)
2010 – Pacific – TJ Bordeaux (Pacific)

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A very active time for Delta College Athletics

Hello.  Today I’m going report on last year’s athletic season for San Joaquin Delta College and update you on some of our upcoming home competitions.

The 2013-14 season was the most successful year in the history of the Mustang Athletic Department!  This athletic success led to a 9th place finish in the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup. This award recognizes the success of athletic departments based on team placement at the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) championships.  There are over 100 CCCAA Colleges. Here are some quick highlights from the season:


  • Seven sports finished top 8 in the state:
    • Baseball – 2nd
    • Women’s Basketball – 3rd
    • Men’s Water Polo – 5th
    • Volleyball – 5th
    • Softball – 5th
    • Men’ Track & Field – 8th
    • Women’s Track and Field – 8th
    • Three teams won the Big 8 Championships
      • Women’s Basketball
      • Baseball
      • Women’s Track & Field
      • Over 20 student-athletes received All State/All American honors
      • Over 60 Student-athletes received All Big 8 Conference honors

More significantly the Mustang student-athletes succeeded in the classroom and in transferring to four year institutions.

  • Over 40% of Delta student-athletes had over a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Over 50 Delta student-athletes committed/signed to continue their educations and athletic careers at 4-year institutions.
  • Delta student-athletes graduate at 3 times the rate of general Delta students
  • Delta student-athletes transfer at twice the rate of general Delta students

Some upcoming home events for our Fall season teams include:

  • Big 8 Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Championships from November 6-8.
  • Last home football game on Saturday November 1st at 1:00 vs Fresno City
  • The state ranked (#12) Mustang women’s volleyball team has 6:30 games on November 5th vs Diablo Valley, November 7th vs American River, and November 14th vs. Modesto.
  • Wrestling has their last home dual meet on November 12th at 7:00 vs Sierra.
  • Men’s soccer has their final home game on October 31st at 3:00 vs Santa Rosa.
  • Women’s soccer has their final home game on November 4that 3:00 vs Sierra.
    • Home soccer games are at Gardemeyer Field at UOP (see below video).

Our Mustang Sports Calendar is posted here on the Delta College website:

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Delta College Athletics.  You can follow our teams on twitter at:

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Stockton Featured in Annual Sports Magazine

Stockton is being featured in an annual Sports Magazine for how great of a city we are to host events in.  The Sports Planning Guide, an annual publication, is featuring the city and our venues so that other event organizers can learn about how we do things in town.

Special thanks to the US Twirling Association and the West Coast Conference for the great words of reference they had to say about our city and our staff!

Read the article here:


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Thunder hosting Fan Fest and Scrimmage Game Wednesday

The Stockton Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Islanders and AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers, have announced the free and open to the public Fan Fest and Black & White inter-squad scrimmage on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

Stockton Arena will open doors 6:00 p.m. with the hour-long scrimmage set to start a half-hour later at 6:30. Fans attending can sit wherever they’d like as seating will be general admission.

“It’s really important to see the guys play a game because you can’t tell what a player is about until you see him in game situations,” Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Rich Kromm said. “Some guys excel during drills but that doesn’t always translate to performance during game situations. The Black & White game gives me an opportunity to better evaluate a player and see their compete level.”

In addition to the scrimmage, fans interested in exploring seating plans will have an opportunity to meet with Thunder Sales reps and select seats. Following the game, the team and the hockey staff will stage an autograph and Q&A session for those in attendance.

“It’s exciting for us to get our fans back in the building, watch a little hockey, and get ready for Opening Night on October 19,” Team President Dave Piecuch said. “While the on-ice session is fun for our fans to watch and essential for our coaching staff, the Fan Fest portion of the event gives fans their first opportunity to get to know new players and reacquaint themselves with those returning.”

Brand new Stockton Thunder merchandise will be available at the Fan Attic and Thor will be in attendance to pose for pictures and say hi to attendees.

The Thunder will host a preseason contest on Sunday, October 12 beginning at 4:00 p.m. Thunder Season Ticket Holders receive an additional ticket for each seat they have purchased.

Full Season Ticket Holders can purchase additional tickets for $5 while $10 tickets will be available to non-Season Ticket Holders. Individual tickets for the preseason game will go on sale in early October. The preseason game will also be general admission seating.


Tentative Timeline for Fan Fest and Black & White Game
6:00 – Doors
6:30 – Opening Faceoff
7:30 – Game Ends
7:35 – 7:50 – Coaching Staff Q&A
7:50 – Autograph and Q&A Session #1 begins
8:15 – 5 Minute Break as Sessions Switch
8:20 – 8:45 – Autograph and Q&A Session #2 Begins

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10 Days until Sports take over Stockton

The City of Stockton will be consumed by sporting events the weekend of September 26th to the 28th.  In total, there are at least 13 events that weekend, including a National Championship event and a World Finals event.  This goes to show just how great of a city Stockton is to host sports and sporting events.

A brief list of the events:

-USA Roller Sports (US Olympic Committee Organization) – brings their 2014 Roller Derby National Championships to the Stockton Arena.  Competition is Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28.  For more information, click here.

-EVP Tour – The EVP Tour is bringing their World Finals of Beach Volleyball to the campus of the University of the Pacific.  Competition is Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28.  For more information, click here.

-Univ of Pacific Men’s Soccer – The season home opener for the new Men’s Soccer Team will occur on Saturday, September 27th.  This will surely be a high-energy event with a large crowd expected.

-Future Pro Tour – The Future Pro Tour is bringing a bass fishing tournament to Ladd’s Marina on Saturday, September 27th.  Head out there to check out some of the top fisherman in the area!

-Univ of Pacific Volleyball – The Women’s Volleyball team will compete in the Spanos Center on the afternoon of Saturday, September 27th.

-Velocity Baseball – Velocity Baseball is hosting a travel ball tournament at the Stockton Ballpark (Banner Island Ballpark) on Saturday, September 27th and Sunday, September 28th.

-Univ of Pacific Cross Country – The University’s Cross Country team is hosting a cross country race at the Elkhorn Country Club on Saturday, September 27th.  Over 2,000 runners are expected.

-Grapettes Softball – The California Grapettes Softball Organization is hosting a softball tournament at the Arnaiz Softball Complex on Saturday, September 27th and Sunday, September 28th.

That’s only a partial listing – there’s more…and we are probably missing some others too.  If you have time, make sure to catch some of the action at some of these events and show your support for all these events do for our economy.

Feel free to contact me if you know of any missing events or have any questions!

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St. Mary’s HS 2014 Football Schedule Announced

St. Mary’s HS has released their 2014 football schedule – make sure to check out some of their games on campus this year and cheer them on.

Rams Home Games:

Friday, September 5 vs Cardinal Newman at 7:15pm

Friday, September 26 vs Los Gatos at 7:15pm

Friday, October 17 vs Tokay at 7:15pm (Homecoming)

Friday, October 31 vs Lodi at 7:15pm

Friday, November 7 vs Lincoln at 7:15pm

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Stockton Ports Clinch Playoff Berth

Over the weekend, the Stockton Ports clinched their spot in the 2014 California League postseason.  The Playoffs begin Tuesday, September 2nd – it is still uncertain who the Ports will play in the first round, which is a best of three series.  Make sure to check regularly for updates.

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ASA offers Softball National Team Camp

The Greater San Joaquin Softball Association ASA is sponsoring a Women’s National Team Softball Camp for girls 10-18 years old on September 20/21, 2014, Louis Park in Stockton.  Four girls from the USA National Team will be in Stockton to give excellent instruction as well as many other amenities.  The cost for this Camp is $150.  With that you receive a meet and greet with the players, two days of instruction, lunch both days, a camp T-shirt, a Pitch, Hit and Throw competition and picture and autograph session with the players.  “We do camps all over the country, and for the money this is going to be one of the best we ever do.  The girls will learn a lot and have a great time doing it.  We can’t wait to get to Northern California”, says Amanda Chidester, catcher and 3rd baseman for the National Team.  This camp is the only Northern California stop in 2014 and will be limited to the first 100 girls who register.

To register and for more information, go to and download our brochure; or call 209 484-5036 and talk to Matt Pfeifer, ASA Commissioner.

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AJGA invades The Reserve at Spanos Park

The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) has invaded The Reserve at Spanos Park‘s golf course this week for the annual Invitational Tournament.  This event, sponsored by Visit Stockton, brings nearly 250 youth golfers from across the world to town to compete.

This year, there are golfers from6 different states, as well as from Thailand, Canada, China and Mexico!  If you have time this week – head out to The Reserve to catch some of the action.  The event runs Monday, August 18th through Thursday, August 21st.

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Stockton bids to bring March Madness to town

Visit Stockton, along with the University of the Pacific and SMG (Stockton Arena) submitted a bid yesterday to host the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

“Hosting the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament would be a crown jewel for Stockton,” says Tim Pasisz, Sports Development Director for Visit Stockton. The greater Stockton community has shown its support for athletics over the years, and with the city hosting three national championship events in 2014, we fully expect the level of support and excitement to grow. The community’s support is vital to the success of this event which would bring millions of visitor dollars and priceless media attention to our city.

The events that were submitted for include the 2016, 2017, and 2018 first round for Men’s Basketball as well as the 2016, 2017 and 2018 second-third rounds for Men’s Basketball. These bids were submitted as part of a nationwide bidding process the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) opened up this spring.  All bids were due on Wednesday (August 6th) and we anticipate hearing from the NCAA later in 2014.

In 2013, Stockton submitted 56 bids as part of the NCAA multi-year bid project (Men’s Basketball was not part of that bid round).  The city was awarded two events:

  • 2016 Division II Women’s Golf Regionals
  • 2017 Division II Men’s Golf Regionals

Both of the golf events are to be held at Brookside Golf & Country Club.

For more information on this, please feel free to contact our office at (209) 938-1556.

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