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Mutual aid

Between halves at nearly every high school football game the cheerleading squads from both sides put on extended routines for a halftime show. The game between Stagg and Edison at Edison’s Magnasco Stadium was no different. As soon as the first half ended and the players made their way off the field, both cheerleading squads [...]

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Blocked

I was an offensive lineman on my high school football team in the late 1970s. My job, as with all interior linemen, was to protect the quarterback and make holes in the defensive line for the running backs to run through and to block those who might tackle him. During downfield blocking assignments in addition [...]

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Not a hair out of place

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500the sec. @ f/2.8. ISO:1600) Stagg’s Bruce Vaba sported an interesting haircut. The swirls made for an interesting pattern in his closely cropped dark hair. It was pretty cool looking. It was too bad that he had to wear a helmet and cover it up.

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Rainy days and Fridays

Stagg cheerleaders Ashley Eckerty, left, Jacqueline Lee and Meghan Chiaplae-Jackson keep dry under umbrellas during a varsity football game against Bear Creek at Chavez High in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500the sec. @ f/2.8. ISO:1600) Last year, I gloated over not getting rained during football season and I thumbed my nose [...]

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What a difference the day makes

“I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man.”- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens St. Mary’s High’s Nick Copriviza makes a move on Stagg High’s Joe Dabney, left, and Johnny Mao during a game [...]

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To be in deep water

“Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep” – William Shakespeare, Henry VI Part II Franklin High goalie Ashley Kamita throws a pass during a girls water polo game against Stagg High at Franklin. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure f5.6@ 1/500sec. ISO: 200) As I’ve said, I don’t know a lot about [...]

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Treading water

“I didn’t know one thing about the sport.  I used to wonder how they got the horses in the pool.” – Dick Enberg, on his first L.A. television assignment in 1963, a water polo match between USC and UCLA: Stagg’s Krystal Krietermeyer closely guards Franklin’s Sarah Adriano druing Tuesday’s high school girls water polo match [...]

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