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Close call

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 70mm. Exposure: 1/400th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 2500) During the Midnight Mania’s slam dunk contest, Pacific mens basketball player Terrell Smith narrowly averted disaster. As part of one dunk, his teammates Tony Cates (6′-6″) and Taylor Shipley (5′-10″) stood in front of the basket. The 6′-4″ Smith ran […]

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‘Round midnght

“…Let our hearts take wings’ ’round midnight, midnight Let the angels sing, for your returning…” – ‘Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk Last Friday night was the University of the Pacific’s Midnight Mania, the annual kick off event for Tigers basketball (“midnight” is a misnomer because the event starts at 10:00 p.m. and goes until around […]

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Doc’s got game

Larry Meredith shows some moves to 5-year-old Jared Matz before playing a game at UOP’s Main Gym in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon: D300. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/125th sec. @ f/2.8 w/ flash. ISO: 400) Larry Meredith could’ve spent his 80th birthday a number of different ways. He could have sat on his porch […]

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Gender gap

UOP students cheer on the men’s basketball team during a game against Cal Poly at the university’s Spanos Center in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/250 sec., f/2.8. ISO: 1250) The UOP mens basketball was featured in a game against Cal Poly on ESPN2’s Big Monday show. Over 4,000 screaming […]

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Winners and …

(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/30 @ f/2.8. ISO: 800) “If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” –  Vince Lombardi I saw this on the scoreboard at the University of the Pacific’s Spanos Center gymnasium in Stockton after a recent women’s basketball practice. The Pacific women’s team is off […]

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Hey, watch where you’re puttin’ that thing!

St. Mary’s Nick Peterson passes the ball past Edison’s Brandon Pascual in the championship game of the Stagg boys basketball tournament held at Delta College’s Blanchard Gym in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens Nikkor 80-200mm @ 92mm. Exposure: f/2.8 @ 1/250. ISO: 1600) 3/5/2005: Delta College’s Jared Cozad, right, drives past San Francisco City College’s […]

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Coaches gone wild

“A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.” –  Chuck Noll I’ve witnessed coaches get technical fouls twice in the past month. I don’t think that I’ve seen coaches get technicals more than a couple of times in the 23 previous years of shooting the sport. (Camera: Nikon D2X. […]

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Biological clock

Pacific’s Wolfgang Rafferty is double-teamed by UC Davis’ Ari Warmerdam, left, and Vince Oliver during a men’s basketball game at Spanos Center in Stockton. Deadlines are a fact of life in the news business. Occasionally we have a lot of time to work on a story (a few days, maybe week, if we’re lucky), more […]

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A zombie jamboree

Edison High basketball player Trey Gross recently came into our photo studio to have his picture taken for The Record’s All-Area boys basketball first team (a 6′-3″ guard, he averaged 21 points and 4.5 rebounds per game). He stood for the picture (just your standard mug shot) with his best “I’m-as-tough-as nails” expression (it’s something […]

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Old dogs and new tricks

East Union’s J.D. Snead shoots a jumper during a boys varsity basketball game at Sierra High School in Manteca. Record Photo by Craig Sanders. The lighting in most high school gymnasiums in the area (anywhere, for that matter) is, at best, a challenge. Usually, the best we can do, photographically speaking, is crank up the […]

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