A busy 2016 yields to an even busier 2017 in Stockton

As we close out a busy 2016, it is time to look forward to 2017 and what a banner year it will be for the City of Stockton as it relates to sporting events in town.

While there are sporting events in town each week in 2017, we’ll highlight five upcoming events that should be placed on your calendar now:

January 13-15:

The city barely has enough time to recover from New Years Eve when we will welcome 300 baton twirling competitors to town from Japan, Australia, Canada and all over the US on Thursday, January 21th.  These competitors will be competing in the first ever PanPacific Cup at the Stockton Arena from Friday, January 13th through Sunday, January 15th.  The competition is FREE to go watch, make sure to stop by and see this international competition in action!

March 25 & 27:

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) brings their Division I Women’s Basketball Regionals event to Stockton and the Stockton Arena for the first time ever!  This event, which will feature four of the nation’s best Women’s Basketball teams competing in the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight Rounds, will be televised nationwide and is Stockton’s true time to shine in front of the NCAA in hopes of being awarded additional events in the future.

You won’t want to miss all of the action.  Games will be on Saturday, March 25th at 1:00pm and 3:30pm, and on Monday, March 27th at 6:00pm.  Tickets can be purchased at the Stockton Arena Box Office or online at www.ncaa.com/wbbtickets.

May 8-10:

The NCAA brings their Division II Men’s Golf Super-Regionals to Stockton at the Brookside Golf & Country Club.  Come watch 17 collegiate teams compete in this three day competition at the beautiful golf course.  Tournament play will begin each day at 8:00am each day and should conclude around 1:30 or 2:00pm.  It is free for spectators to observe.

May 25-27:

The West Coast Conference (WCC) once again brings their Conference Baseball Championships to Stockton’s Banner Island Ballpark.  The West Coast Conference, home conference of the University of the Pacific, event will feature the top four collegiate baseball teams competing for a guaranteed spot in the NCAA post-season and a chance to make it to the College World Series in Omaha.  Tournament schedule is yet to be released.

June 21-25:

USA Racquetball, the National Governing Body of the sport of Racquetball, has awarded the City of Stockton the opportunity to once again host their Junior Olympic Competition.  The event comes back to Stockton after a very successful stint in Stockton in 2015.  Three hundred or more of the country’s best youth racquetball players (and their families) will converge on Stockton to play at the In-Shape Health Clubs in town.  Tournament schedule has yet to be released, and it will be free for spectators to observe.

All of these events (and the others that occur in Stockton) are made possible because our city is so welcoming to the competitors and their families and fans.  Please make sure to continue this spirit as we enter this busy year, and when possible….attend as many of the events as possible to show your appreciation for their choosing our city and spending their hard earned dollars in our community.

If you have any questions about these events, or any other events in Stockton, please contact the Visit Stockton Offices anytime at (209) 938-1555.

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Athletes from across the world converge on Stockton in January

This coming January 13-15 athletes from Australia, Japan, Canada and from all over the U.S. will converge on the Stockton Arena for the first ever Pan Pacific Cup competition.  The Pan Pacific Cup is a baton twirling competition sanctioned by the World Baton Federation and sponsored locally by Visit Stockton and the United States Twirling Association.

Nearly 300 athletes will come to Stockton and will be in town for up to a week taking in all that we have to offer.

This event is a follow up event to the United States Baton Twirling Championships which Stockton hosted in July of 2014 (and will host again in July of 2020).

Be sure to come out to the Stockton Arena on the competition days and cheer on the competitors.  Make them feel welcomed in town, and help make sure their time in not only Stockton, but the United States, is enjoyable.

For more information on the Pan Pacific Cup, visit: http://www.visitstockton.org/events/international-baton-twirling-federation-pan-pacific-cup/


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Delta College Women’s Soccer advances in Playoffs

On Tuesday, the Mustang women’s soccer won an exciting battle with Fresno City College to advance to the Elite 8 in the CCCAA State Championships.  The game was tied 0-0 after regulation and two overtime periods.  Delta won on penalty kicks 3-1.  The team will play at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill this Saturday 11/26 at 2:00.  The winner of this game advances to the State Championship final four at Ventura College Dec. 2-4.  For Saturday’s game general admission is $12.00, with $8.00 admission for identified students, faculty, staff, senior citizens age 60 and over, and children less than 12 years of age.

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Mustangs win Men’s & Women’s Big 8 Water Polo Championships

Congratulations to Mustang women’s and men’s water polo who both won the Big 8 Championship tournament!  The women won the title for the first time since 2001 with a 12-4 win over Sierra.  The men won had a 13-10 victory over Diablo Valley in the finals.   Men’s Basketball started the season 2-0 winning the Cabrillo Tournament.

Our only home competition this week is the season finale for Mustang Football vs rival Modesto JC on Saturday at 1:00.

Men’s Basketball:  The Mustangs won 94-71 over Shasta and 83-69 over Redwoods to win the Cabrillo Tournament.   They have a break in their schedule and compete again on November 22nd.

Women’s Basketball:  The team won their first two games of the Jocelyn Mancebo Classic 92-58 over Laney and 65-45 over Merced.  In the final game they fell 62-77 to the College of Sequoias.  They compete again on November 17th.

Women’s Golf:   In their final regular season competition the team finished 5th in Big 8 #10 with a 373.  Three Mustang golfers advanced to the NorCal Championships (Natalie Tsutsumi, Taylor Robinson, and Rebeca Leonard.  Tsutsumi and Robinson also received All-Big 8 Conference honors. The NorCals were this Monday and Tuesday in Chico.  Taylor Robinson (21st)

Natalie Tsutsumi (24th) finished just their seasons just a few strokes away from state qualification.

Men’s Soccer:  This past week the team lost 1-3 at American River and lost a tight home game 0-1 to Modesto on Friday.  This week they finish up the regular season at Cosumnes River on Tuesday and at Folsom Lake on Friday.

Women’s Soccer:  The Mustangs tied at Diablo Valley 1-1 on Tuesday and then defeated American River 2-0 at their final regular season home game.  This week they are away at Sac City on Tuesday and Cosumnes River on Friday.  The team moved up to 5th place in the state power rankings.

Women’s and Men’s Cross Country:  Maria Ramirez finished in 13th place at the NorCal Championships and advanced to the state championships meet on November 19th in Fresno.  The teams finished 14th (men) and 13th (women) in the NorCals.

Football:  At Fresno the Mustangs lost a close 43-45 battle.  Their final game of the season will be at home this Saturday vs rival Modesto JC.

Volleyball:  Last week the team split two home games.  On Wednesday they defeated Cosumnes River 25-12, 25-14, 25-8.  On Friday they lost a 5-set battled to Folsom Lake 25-13, 22-25, 22-25, 25-19, 15-11.  They are on the road this week at American River on Wednesday and at Diablo Valley on Friday.

Men’s Water Polo:  The men lived up to their #1 seed at the Big 8 Championships by capturing the title with a win over Diablo Valley 13-11.  Jay Halva was voted tournament MVP.   They are seeded #2 for this weekend’s NorCal championships at Las Positas College.  Their first game is in the semifinals at 1:00 on Saturday vs either Diablo Valley or Santa Rosa.

Women’s Water Polo: The Mustangs won the Big 8 tournament with a dominant win over Sierra 12-4.  They defeated Modesto (16-5) and Santa Rosa (11-5) on their way to the championship game.  They are the #1 seed for this weekend’s NorCal championships at Las Positas College.  Their first game is in the quarterfinals at 9:00 Friday vs West Valley.

Wrestling:  The team competed against mostly four-year colleges this past Sunday in the San Francisco State Invitational.  Ian Morken at 133 took fifth place and Allhyra Wardag at 285 placed 6th.   The team has this week off from competition.

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NCAA Basketball Tickets on Sale Wednesday (10/26)

Tickets for the 2017 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball Regionals (Sweet 16 and Elite 8 Rounds) coming to Stockton go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday, October 26th) at 10am!

Here’s your chance to grab some of the best seats in the house and watch history be made.

Adult All-Session Tickets:                              $45.50

Youth/Senior All-Session Tickets:              $35.50


Adult Single Session Tickets:                        $28.00

Youth/Senior Single Session Tickets:        $20.00

College Student Single Session Tickets:   $20.00

Group Single Session Tickets:                      $18.00

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the Stockton Arena ticket office.

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Delta College Athletics Update

In both men’s and women’s water polo Delta College and Sierra College are undefeated in Big 8 conference play.  On Wednesday Delta travels to Sierra for this important water polo double header.  Mustang Women’s Soccer is on a 4-game win streak and has moved up to 4th in the state power rankings. 


Mustang Football has their first home game in a while this Saturday at 1:00 vs Chabot.  We are inviting fans to tailgate before the game from 11:30-1:00 in the Athletic parking lot.  This is also a Pack the House and Faculty Appreciation game. 


We have plenty of other home events this week.  Tuesday – Women’s soccer vs MJC at 4:00, Wednesday – Wrestling vs Sierra at 5:00, Thursday – Women’s Golf Big 8 #8 at   Swenson Golf Course at noon, Friday – Men’s soccer at 4:00 vs Clovis and Women’s Volleyball at 6:30 vs Modesto. 


Women’s Golf:   Last week the team competed in Big 8 #6 in Chico on Tuesday (5th place with 390) and Big 8 #7 in Sacramento on Thursday (6th place with 374).   Delta Individuals #6: Taylor Robinson 83, Natalie Tsutsumi 91, Rebecca Leonard 99, and Kaitlea Maestas 117. Delta Individuals #7: Natalie Tsutsumi 83, Taylor Robinson 89, Rebecca Leonard 90, and Kaitlea Maestas 112.  This week they are finally at home with Big 8 #8 at Swenson Golf course at noon on Thursday.

Men’s Soccer:  The team lost two 0-3 games this week to West Hills (Tuesday) and Fresno (Saturday). This week they are away at the College of Sequoias on Tuesday and home on Friday vs Clovis at 4:00.

Women’s Soccer:  The Mustangs defeated CRC at home on Tuesday 1-0 and then won 2-0 at Sierra on Saturday.  The team is 11-2-1 and ranked 4th in the state and 2nd in the Big 8.

They are home this Tuesday at 4:00 vs Modesto. On Saturday they are away at Evergreen Valley.

Women’s and Men’s Cross Country:  On Friday at Shasta’s Think Pink Run in Redding the women finished in 3rd place and the men in 5th place.  For the women Maria Ramirez finished in 3rd place while the top men’s finisher was Adam Brooks.  The teams have this week off as they prepare for the Big 8 Championships on October 28th.

Football:  The Mustangs began Valley League play with a 34-57 loss at Laney.  For the first time in 3 weeks the team competes at home this Saturday vs Chabot.  This is a Pack the House and Faculty Appreciation game.

Volleyball:  At home on Wednesday the team defeated Diablo Valley in 3 sets.  At Sacramento City on Friday they lost in 3 sets.  This week they are away at Santa Rosa on Wednesday and play at home vs MJC on Friday at 6:30. The team is currently 13-5.

Men’s Water Polo:  On Wednesday they won an important home game vs Big 8 rival Diablo Valley 12-11.  This Wednesday they play at Sierra.  The winner will be the #1 team in the Big 8.  This weekend they will be heading south to play in the Golden West Invitational.

Women’s Water Polo:  Last week the team went 3-0.  On Wednesday they defeated Diablo Valley 14-4.  On Saturday the won 13-1 over Las Positas and 16-10 over Foothill.  This Wednesday they play Sierra in a battle of the top two teams in the Big 8 Conference.  This weekend they travel to Long Beach for the Battle of the Beach Tournament.

Wrestling:  On Saturday they competed in the NorCal Dual Championships at Santa Rosa going 2-3 for the day and finishing in 8th place. They defeated Sierra 27-24 and Shasta 36-9 while losing to Sac City 6-47, Lassen 6-35, and Skyline 6-45.  Justin Loveall was 4-1 at 197, Ian Morken 3-0 at 141, Dao Tep 2-1 at 149, and Stephen Dixon was 2-1 at 184.  This Wednesday they are home vs Sierra at 5:00.  On Saturday they compete at the Cuesta Invitational.

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NCAA Women’s Basketball Regionals in Stockton March 25 & 27, 2017

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced today that the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regionals at the Stockton Arena will be held on March 25th and March 27th.

The Regional Semifinals will be on Saturday, March 25th at 1:00pm and 3:30pm with the Regional Finals Game being held on Monday, March 27th at 6:00pm.

The event will bring 4 of the nation’s top collegiate women’s basketball teams to town, attracting a large amount of media exposure as well as attracting fans and supporters from out of the area to Stockton.

More information on event tickets will be released within the next month or two.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the Stockton Arena on March 25, 2017.

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Delta Athletics … 2015-2016 Recap

Mustang Athletics had another very successful season in 2015-16.  Delta finished 12th in California in the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup.  This is the third year in a row that Mustang Athletics finished top 12 in the state (7th in 2015 and 9th in 2014).

This NATYCAA Cup is the best measure of the competitive success of an entire athletic department.  The Cup recognizes the success of California two-year collegiate athletic departments based on team placement in the CCCAA championships.  There are over 100 athletic departments competing in the NATYCAA Cup.

Below is more information on the 2015-2016 season and some recent news

Academics and Transfer

  •  For the third straight year over 40% of Delta student-athletes have over a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Over 45 Delta student-athletes have committed/signed to continue their educations and athletic careers at 4-year institutions.  (We expect more signings throughout the summer)


  •  9 of our 19 sports finished top 15 in the CCCAA State Championships.  Baseball – 3rd, Women’s Water Polo- 4th , Men’s Water Polo – 5th , Volleyball – 5th, Women’s Golf – 11th, Men’s Swimming and Diving – 12th,  Women’s Basketball – 12th, Football 12th, and Women’s Swimming and Diving – 13th.
  • 30 student-athletes received All State/All American honors.

Former Mustangs in the Major League Baseball Draft

  • Dean Kremer – 14th round Dodgers (UNLV)
  • Nate Easley – 23rd round Padres (Yavapai College)
  • Sam Held – 29th round Nationals (Nevada Reno)
  • Collin Theroux – 32nd round Athletics (Oklahoma State)

Former Mustangs

  • Roderick Townsend won 3 events at the recent Paralympic Track & Field Trials – High jump, 100 meters and long jump.
  • Eric Sloan – Competing in this week’s Track & Field Olympic Trials – Triple Jump.
  • Collin Theroux – Catcher for Oklahoma State.  They finished in the Final Four of the College World Series.

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Little League Baseball brings tournament to Pacific’s Klein Field

The Northern California Big League Baseball Division tournament opens for a week-long run on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 7 p.m., hosted by California District 8 Little League at Klein Family Field, University of the Pacific. As part of the Little League International Tournament, five Northern California teams, including the District 8 team from Stockton, will vie for the Division II championship and the opportunity to represent Northern California at Little League’s Western Region Big League Tournament in Bremerton, Washington. The winner of the Western Region tournament moves on to the Big League World Series which starts July 26 in Easley, South Carolina. Big League baseball is a division of Little League Baseball for players age 15-18.

More information contact: Dee Dee Martinez, District Administrator, CA District 8 Little League, dmailtp@earthlink.net

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Delta College Baseball advances to State Final Four

For the third straight weekend the Mustangs swept their playoff series.  They defeated Cosumnes River College 12-7 and 13-4.  In game one the Mustangs had 18 hits and starting pitcher Mickey Wright allowed only two earned runs.  Marcus Vidales and Nick Poirier were both 4 for 5 and Joe Montes had a 3 run homer.  The Mustangs opened game two with 1st inning home runs by Nick Poirier and Chris Williams to take the lead 3-1.  The team had 15 hits, including another homer from Williams and starting pitcher Alex Dentoni gave up only two earned runs.  Calvin Riley closed both games.  The Mustangs open the state championships at noon on Saturday vs Golden West College.  The double elimination state championship tournament is at Fresno City College


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