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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.

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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Ferrero still in the game

Lodi High and University of Texas graduate Lisa Ferrero is skipping this season on the LPGA Tour as she fights breast cancer. Ferrero, 31, was diagnosed with the disease last year and recently had her final surgery. She is recuperating at her home in Florida, looking forward to earning her place back on the tour. “I’m [...]

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Delta water polo signings

Delta water polo players sign with four-year institutions. Pictured (left to right): Manuel Zorn, Carson Williamson, Jacob Castro and Cole Mahoney. The Delta College Men’s Polo Team will have four athletes moving on to play polo at the university level.  Jacob Castro (Soph., Lincoln HS – Stockton) has accepted a water polo scholarship to play at [...]

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Cooks anxious for draft next week

Lincoln graduate and Stockton native Brandin Cooks has been studied, prodded, poked and evaluated. He has met face-to-face with coaches, general managers and player personnel executives, people who will decide his immediate future. It all comes with being one of the top receivers in this year’s NFL Draft class. Cooks, who won the Biletnikoff Award as the [...]

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Thunder-Reign, Game 4, 2nd period recap

From Record Correspondent George Alfano in Ontario. With 2 minutes remaining in the second period, Ontario still leads Stockton, 1-0. Thunder captain Garet Hunt is assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Thunder kill the five-minute penalty without allowing a goal. Stockton had a power play at 2:45 into the second period. It was the Thunder’s third power [...]

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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 has covered the Stockton Thunder hockey franchise since its inception in 2005 and has spent more than two decades reporting on motorsports and ... 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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