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Bob Highfill

Bob Highfill has been with The Record sports department since 1990. He started as a part-time reporter/agate clerk then covered the high school sports beat before taking on the Pacific athletics beat. In 2006, he was named sports editor. Bob was awarded first place for sports writing in 2003 by the Associated Press News Executive Council. He is a Lincoln High and USC graduate and lives in Stockton with his wife, Christiane.

The verdict is in

Some of the true movers and shakers in the wine industry and other well-intended folks converged Monday morning at Viaggio Winery in Lodi. They tasted and evaluated dozens of wines, talked about them, learned about each other and went home with writer’s cramp after judging the Bottle Shock Open, a competition for amateur home winemakers [...]

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More from Dr. Omalu

Much of what Dr. Bennet Omalu said last week at a private screening of the motion picture “Concussion” didn’t wind up in print. San Joaquin County’s Chief Medical Examiner is a fascinating, brave and caring man, whose work inspired the book and the movie about his discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in deceased NFL players. [...]

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Meth helping coach Pacific golf team

Former Pacific golf standout Byron Meth, who competed in the 2015 Masters, is helping coach at his alma mater as he recovers from back surgery. While the San Diego native’s professional playing career is on hold, he’s lending a hand to his former teammates and the new players on the squad. “It’s good to be back, hanging [...]

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Greenhorn Creek to host junior golf tournament

The first annual Calaveras Junior Open will debut starting Monday, August 10 at Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp. The tournament, part of the Junior Golf Association of Northern California’s (JGANC) schedule, will conclude at nearby Saddle Creek Resort the following day. “We’re excited to be hosting these talented junior golfers and offer them a chance [...]

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New coach ready to go

Pacific women’s basketball head coach Bradley Davis is in the big office now. Davis occupied a smaller office inside the Pacific Intercollegiate Athletics building during his nine years under Lynne Roberts, now the head coach at Utah. The walls are sparsely decorated, as Davis settles into his new digs with new duties. Fortunately, he has a veteran core [...]

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Tiger still has his stripes

On Tuesday, former Pacific men’s basketball standout Christian Maraker partipated in open gym at Janssen-Lagorio Gymnasium on campus. The 6-foot-9 Swede has played professionally overseas for nine seasons, most recently in his native country. Maraker helped the Tigers reach the NCAA tournament three consecutive seasons during his tenure from 2002-06. He averaged 17.6 points, 8.9 [...]

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Tigers’ open gym

Some members of the Pacific men’s basketball now are attending summer school and competing in open gym and several others will join the team later this month for workouts until mid-July. David Taylor is with the Under-20 German National Team, which played Poland on Monday, T.J. Wallace is one of four students attending a conference [...]

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Tigers golf going high tech

Pacific golf coach Chris Hill holds a computer tablet. Perhaps 10 yards from Hill is Tigers’ senior golfer Bryon Meth, practicing on the driving range at Stockton Golf and Country Club. Meth hits a shot with a wedge, the tablet beeps and Hill looks at the screen. “He’s getting pretty consistent,” said Hill, who is [...]

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Sage advice from a master

Sports psychologist Glen Albaugh and Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll are good friends. They’ve learned a lot from eachother over the years. Albaugh was Carroll’s advisor when Carroll played football and later coached at Pacific. On Nov. 24, Albaugh visited his friend along with the Pacific men’s basketball team, which was in Seattle having played the [...]

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How’s the weather up there?

  Sami Eleraky stands 7-foot, making him perhaps the tallest man in Stockton. The sophomore center on the Pacific men’s basketball team said being that tall creates certain challenges off the court. Born in Denmark to Egyptian parents, the good-natured Eleraky has a unique perspective on the inquisitive and unabashed nature of some Americans as it pertains [...]

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    Bob Highfill has been with The Record sports department since 1990. He started as a part-time reporter/agate clerk then covered the high school sports beat before taking on the Pacific athletics beat. In 2006, he was named sports editor. Bob was ... Read Full

    Scott Linesburgh

    Linesburgh has been a member of The Record's sports department since 1988. A native of Wantagh, N.Y., he covers the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League, and has spent more than a quarter century reporting various other sports on the high ... Read Full

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    Lawrence became a prep and general assignment sports reporter for The Record in August 2014. He has covered high school, college and professional sports and more in his career. From November of 2011 through summer 2014, he covered college and prep ... Read Full
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