Delta College Athletics Update

This is an update on the last two weeks in athletics.  The biggest highlight was Mustang Football’s 43-30 home victory over San Mateo. Coming into the game San Mateo was ranked 1st in the nation and 2nd in CA. Here is a link to a story on the Mustang victory:

The other big news is that women’s soccer went 2-0 to remain undefeated at 8-0. They are ranked 4th in the state in the power rankings! Men’s water polo had a good weekend going 4-0 at the De Anza Tournament and women’s water polo went 2-0 over the last two weeks. 


We only have a couple of home events this week. On Tuesday women’s soccer plays at home at 3:00 vs Big 8 rival American River. Women’s water polo will take on Sac City on Wednesday at 5:00.



The Delta Baseball Team is holding its annual golf tournament on Friday Oct 9th at the Spanos Reserve Golf Course. The registration form is available on the Mustang Baseball web page.

Women’s Golf: In their only home meet (Big 8 #3 on September 15th) the women took 3rd for their best finish so far this year. Team scoring: Sierra 338, Modesto 353, Delta 355, Sac City 367, Butte 370, Santa Rosa 380, Am River 425, Mendocino 554. Delta individual scoring: Taylor Robinson 86, Katherine McBride 88, Rebecca Wolf 90, Genevieve Pascale 91, Lexus Barnes 92, and Kristen Khan 93. This past Thursday they finished 4th at Big 8 #4 @ Kennedy Park GC in Napa, par 73. Team scores: Sierra 348, Modesto 363, Butte 374, Delta 375, Santa Rosa 410, Am River 443, Mendocino 525. Delta individual scores: Rebecca Wolf 90, Katherine McBride 94, Lexus Barnes 94, Taylor Robinson 97, Genevieve Pascale 98, Kristen Khan 102. Today they are competing in the North/South tournament at Morro Bay and they play in Big 8 #5 on Thursday at Butte.

Men’s Soccer: They went 2-2 over the last two weeks. Last week they began Big 8 play and are 1-1. They started out with a 1-0 win over CRC on Tuesday before falling to state ranked #6 Santa Rosa 3-0 on Friday. The week prior they lost 0-1 to Mendocino and won 1-0 over Folsom Lake. This week they have one game at American River on Friday.

Women’s Soccer: They remain undefeated at 8-0 and 1-0 in the Big 8. They had two home games in the last two weeks defeating Folsom Lake 1-0 on 9/18 and Modesto 2-0 on 9/25. This week they are home on Tuesday at 3:00 vs ARC and away at Sac City on Thursday. The team is ranked #4 in the state.

Women’s and Men’s Cross Country: This past Thursday they competed at the Lou Vasquez Invitational at Golden Gate Park. The Men finished in 11th place led by Abel Lopez, and the women finished in 5th place led by Savannah Edgeworth. This Friday they compete at the Modesto Invitational.

Football: The Mustangs led the entire game in a huge home win over San Mateo 43-30. This brings them to 2-2 on the year. They are now ranked 7th in NorCal. Last week they lost 24-44 to American River. This week they are away at Butte on Saturday at 1:00.

Volleyball: The team went 3-1 over the last two weeks. On Saturday 9/19 they defeated Gavilan 25-22, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22 before falling to #9 state ranked Feather River 25-20, 17-25, 25-18, 25-21. This past Friday at home they won 25-8, 25-15, 25-13 over Reedley and 25-19, 24-26, 25-19, 25-18 over Fresno. This week they begin Big 8 play and are away at Sac City on Wednesday and CRC on Friday. The team is ranked 15th in the state.

Men’s Water Polo: The team has been busy playing 12 games during the last two weeks going 9-3. They started on 9/16 with a 19-9 win at Modesto. Then they hosted the WKA Invitational and defeated Las Positas 20-5, lost to Merced 11-13 and Delta Alumni 10-16, and defeated the San Jose State club team 13-11. At home games last week they defeated Santa Rosa 13-6 and Big Valley Masters 7-5 before losing to Golden West 7-17. Then they went 4-0 at the De Anza Tournament defeating De Anza, Las Positas, Cabrillo, and Ruthless WPC. This Saturday they compete at the West Valley Tournament.

Women’s Water Polo: They went 2-0 over the last two weeks. On 9/16 they defeated Modesto 14-3 and on 9/23 they had a home victory over Santa Rosa 17-7. This Wednesday at 5:00 they host Sac City. Then they take a big trip south to San Diego for the Mesa tournament this Friday and Saturday.

Wrestling: The team has competed in a couple of large tournaments over the last two weekends. The top performance was Miguel Coyt with a 5th place finish at the Sac City Tournament. They have a break this week and are back on the mat on October 10th at the Modesto Tournament.



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Professional Beach Volleyball comes to Stockton

The World Finals of Beach Volleyball comes to Stockton as the final stop for the 2015 EVP Tour.  Professional athletes (men and women) from across North America will converge on the sand at the University of Pacific’s Beach Volleyball complex on Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th.

The action is fast paced and the complex is small enough you can truly be a part of the action!

Best part about it…it is 100% FREE of charge to attend.  We will have food, drinks and beers for sale.

The competition will run Friday from 1pm to 9pm and Saturday from 9am to 9pm.  Come out and check out some of the action.

Bring the kids out…when there are gaps in play, kids in the audience are welcome to jump on the sand and test their skills.

But it’s not just fun for the kids….be on the lookout for Craig the EVP tour host, he has been known pull people out on the sand to play!

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Ports Last Home Series of 2015 this Friday-Sunday

Tough to believe but the Ports 2015 season is about to come to a close.  The 2015 season has seen a little bit of everything from:  walk-off wins (and losses), winning streaks, grand slams, great pitching performances, plenty of the A’s top prospects, and great fans all season long.  The season wraps up with four home games this coming Friday-Monday.

The Ports at this moment would currently be in the playoffs as the North Division Wild Card, but playoffs are not a lock as we are only up 3 games on the Modesto Nuts.  This last series of the year is against the Nuts which mean playoffs will be on the line!  Below is a look at what promotions we have in store for our final 4 home games.

Friday, September 4th- Free Shirt Friday Honoring the 2014 Season (First 1,000 fans)

Saturday, September 5th- Hispanic Heritage Night with Postgame Fireworks

Sunday, September 6th- Fan Appreciation Day with Pre-Game Catch on the Field

Monday, September 7th- Season Highlight Poster (First 1,000 fans)

Make sure to come check out a few games before the season wraps up!

Get your tickets at or give us a call at 209-644-1900 for any questions concerning the availability of tickets.


Hope to see you at the ballpark soon!!

Go Ports!

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Delta College Athletics back in action!

Your Delta College Mustang student-athletes and coaches were busy training all summer and are just beginning their Fall 2015 competitive seasons. Most teams are in their non-conference schedules which include more away competitions. With the construction of the new soccer field underway, our home soccer games this season will be played at Gardemeyer Field at UOP.

Women’s soccer is off to a strong start going 2-0 with 10 goals scored and no goals given up. Our home events this week are women’s soccer vs Lassen College at 3:00 on Thursday Sept. 3rd and volleyball on Friday Sep. 4th at 1:00 vs Taft and 5:00 vs DeAnza.

The Delta Baseball Team is holding its annual golf tournament on Friday Oct 9th at the Spanos Reserve Golf Course. The event includes golf, lunch, dinner, and raffle/auction. Come support one of the best teams in the nation and have a great time doing it!

Congratulations to Delta Track and Field jumps coach Lester Bond who received the Track and Field Assistant Coach of the year Award from the CCCAA Track and Field Coaches Association. Lester has retired from coaching at Delta and the department thanks him for his years of outstanding service to our student-athletes.

Delta Alumni & All-American Thomas Dietrich ’05 was a member of the first relay to swim across Monterrey Bay (24 miles).  Dietrich was one of 4 swimmers, who alternated 1 hour long swims, during the 10 hrs. and 20 minutes record setting race.

Women’s Golf: They have had a couple of scrimmages already and begin the Big 8 conference schedule this Thursday September 3rd at Ukiah Golf Course hosted by Mendocino College.

Men’s Soccer: The team started the season with a 1-3 loss to Santa Monica on Thursday at home. They played at home again on Saturday and fell 1-4 to Hartnell College. This week they are away at Las Positas on Tuesday and Shasta on Saturday.

Women’s Soccer: On Thursday they started their season with a 7-0 win at Yuba. At home on Saturday they had a 3-0 victory over Hartnell. This week they are away at Los Medanos on Tuesday and home vs Lassen at 3:00 on Thursday.

Women’s and Men’s Cross Country:   They begin their season this Saturday at the USF Invitational @Golden Gate Park.

Football: The Mustangs begin their season at 5:00 this Saturday at Santa Rosa. There was a nice article in the Stockton Record on the team:

Volleyball: They begin their season at home this Friday against Taft and DeAnza Colleges. We play Taft at 1:00, Taft vs DeAnza at 3:00, and Delta vs DeAnza at 5:00. This will be the first competition on the newly designed Marcopulos gymnasium floor.

Men’s Water Polo: They scrimmaged this weekend at Merced, but don’t begin their competitive season until September 11th.

Women’s Water Polo: They open up their season on September 9th vs Foothill and San Mateo.

Wrestling: They have their first competition at home on September 16th.

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AFL’s version of the Super Bowl comes to Stockton

The Arena Football League’s version of the Super Bowl is coming to Stockton!  The Arena Bowl will be held at the Stockton Arena this coming Saturday, August 29th at 4pm.  The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

Tickets are available at the Stockton Arena Ticket Office.  Be sure to come out and show just how Stockton can support sporting events in town!

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Ports Pink Night, Military Appreciation Night, and JT Snow Appearance this Weekend!

The Ports return home for three games this Friday-Sunday against the Inland Empire 66ers.  As of Monday morning the Ports would be in the playoffs, but it is a tight race against the Modesto Nuts and San Jose Giants, the Ports could use your support!  There are lots of festivities and promotions planned for this upcoming weekend with Pink Night on Friday with free shirts to the first 1,000 people, Saturday will be Military Appreciation Night along with postgame fireworks, and lastly former Giant JT Snow will be at Sunday’s game signing autographs.

Pink Night is one of our favorite games of the year as we partner with Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center to bring awareness for breast cancer.  Festivities will include Free Shirt Friday giveaways to the first 1,000 fans, courtesy of St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center, a special Pink Night player jersey auction, a memorabilia raffle, and Pink Night rally rag sales. Proceeds from the auction, raffle, and rally rag sales, in addition to $1 from every ticket sold, benefit St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Breast Health Services.

The Ports are honored to welcome breast cancer survivors and their families to the park for a pre-game ice cream social in the Jackson Rancheria Back Porch and pre-game parade around the field. Survivors will also act as Jr. Ports for the evening and will join the team on the field during the National Anthem.

Since its inaugural year in 2007, the Ports have donated over $42,000 to St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Breast Health Services. In 2014, Ports fans made Pink Night a huge success with a total of $7,855 donated to St. Joseph’s, the largest donation to date.

With only 7 home games remaining this year, be sure to come check us out before it is too late!

Get your tickets at or give us a call at 209-644-1900 for any questions concerning the availability of tickets.

Hope to see you at the ballpark soon!!

Go Ports!

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Arena Football back in Stockton?

The San Jose SaberCats bring arena football back to Stockton this Saturday, the 22nd for what will be the biggest Arena Football game ever held at the Stockton Arena.  The SaberCats will compete in the AFL Conference Championship game and the game will be broadcast live on national tv.

For those who can remember, the Stockton Arena is no stranger to hosting Arena Football games.  In fact, when the building opened, it was the home facility to the Stockton Lightning Arena Football Team (member of the AFL2 league).  There have been other teams that unsuccessfully called the arena home after the lightning…and the SaberCats have made some appearances in the arena playing a one-off game here and there.

Hopefully Stockton will come out and support the SaberCats this weekend as they play and this will help show everyone involved that, in fact, the Stockton Arena and the Stockton community want to be home to a team.  We have the sports fans, we have the facility, now lets hope for the team.

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Ports at Home – Thursday to Sunday

It is tough to believe but the Ports 2015 season is rapidly coming to a close.  With only 17 home games remaining in August and September, the season will be over before you know it!  If you haven’t made it out to a game there is still plenty of time, and even better is that 12 of our remaining 17 games are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays!  Currently, the Ports are tied for the last playoff spot in the North Division.  The Ports are back at home this Thursday-Sunday, so take a look below at the upcoming promotions for this week’s games:


-Thursday, August 6th- Hat Giveaway and Thirsty Thursday ($2 beers and sodas until 8 pm)

-Friday, August 7th – Free Shirt Friday (Shirts for the first 1,000 people)

-Saturday, August 8th- Scout Night and Postgame Fireworks

-Sunday, August 9th- Pre-Game Catch on the Field and Kids Run the Bases after the game


Thursday’s hat giveaway will be our last of the 2015 season and will be celebrating the 10 years of Banner Island Ballpark.  Be sure to be one of the first 750 people in the gates to claim your hat.

Friday’s shirt giveaway will be celebrating the 17-game win streak in 2011 with a special, unique shirt including Splash.

Get your tickets at or give us a call at 209-644-1900 for any questions concerning the availability of tickets.

Hope to see you at the ballpark soon!!

Go Ports!

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Stocktonian brings Gold home from Toronto

Stockton resident, and Pan Am Gold Medal winner Jose Rojas brought home a gold and a silver medal from last month’s Pan Am games in Toronto.  Rojas won a gold in the doubles competition with his partner Jansen Allen, and the whole TEAM USA won silver medal for the team competition.  Rojas has long been a nationally ranked racquetball player and practices regularly around Stockton.  It is great to see local talent bringing home international recognition and awards!


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For Stockton, the future is bright and full of sports

The most interesting part of sports marketing is the bidding on, and planning of events that are 2, 3 or even up to 5 years away from now.  While the large scale events may be wrapping for 2015 in Stockton, there is definitely plenty of planning and working going on looking towards the future.

There is no doubt that Stockton is a sports friendly city, one that event organizers hear about and feel comfortable bringing their event to.

Here is a list of what we have coming in the next couple of years:


  • CCAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament (March – Stockton Arena)
  • CCAA Golf Championships (April – The Reserve at Spanos Park)
  • CCAA Softball Championships (May – Arnaiz Softball Complex)
  • CCAA Baseball Championships (May – Banner Island Ballpark)
  • NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Super Regionals (May – Brookside Country Club)
  • West Coast Conference Baseball Championships (May – Banner Island Ballpark)
  • ASA/USA Softball 10 and Under National Championships (July – Arnaiz Softball Complex)
  • Professional Disc Golf Association US Masters Championships (September – Oak Grove Park)


  • International Baton Twirling Federation Pan Pacific Cup (January – Stockton Arena)
  • NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Regionals (March – Stockton Arena)
  • NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Regionals (May – Brookside Country Club)


  • NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regionals (May – The Reserve at Spanos Park)


  • United States Twirling Association National Championships (July – Stockton Arena)

There will definitely be other events added to this list.  Be sure to follow Visit Stockton on Facebook so that you can stay up to date on event announcements and promotions.

And of course, if you have an event that you think would be good for Stockton, feel free to contact our office at (209) 938-1555!

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