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Bob Highfill

Bob Highfill has worked in The Record’s sports department since 1990. He has covered a variety of sports, including high schools, Pacific and professional sports. In 2006, he was named sports editor. Bob is a graduate of Lincoln High and the University of Southern California. He and his wife, Christiane, live in Stockton.

So Long Stagg Stadium

Reaction to the pending demolition of Stagg Memorial Stadium has made some nostalgic for Friday nights watching high school football under the lights and Saturday afternoons and evenings watching the Pacific Tigers play football. The 64-year-old relic will be razed to make room for tennis courts, a soccer field and a field hockey playing suface. [...]

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Cooks is red hot at Oregon State

   Lincoln High graduate Brandin Cooks, a junior wide receiver at Oregon State, leads the nation in most receiving categories through six games entering Saturday’s game at Cal. Cooks credits his success to his faith and an offseason that included long workouts in the summer heat of Corvallis, Ore., and bonding experiences with his teammates, including post-workout barbecues. “I’m [...]

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Pats not the right fit for Lavelle

Edison grad Lavelle Hawkins has had an eventful few months. In May, the receiver was released after five seasons by the Titans, the team that drafted him out of Cal in 2008. Just days later, he signed a two-year deal with the Patriots, but that didn’t work out and he was released in July. Days later, [...]

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Judge taking BP

Linden High graduate Aaron Judge took batting practice with his new parent club, the New York Yankees before Tuesday night’s game with the Athletics in Oakland, according to Pacific softball coach Brian Kolze, who was at the game. Must have been exciting for the kid from Linden, taking BP with the Yankees in a major-league ballpark. Judge [...]

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Sage advice for McCloud

Pacific senior guard Lorenzo McCloud said he received a call of congratulations last Saturday from his good friend, Houston Rockets all-star guard James Harden, following the Tigers’ win over UC Irvine in the Big West Conference Tournament championship game. Harden shared his wisdom with McCloud, who might keep his words in mind when Pacific plays Miami on Friday in [...]

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Making the tournament gives expsoure to Pacific

Pacific athletic director Ted Leland traveled Wednesday to Austin, Texas, with the No. 15 Tigers’ men’s basketball team for Friday’s second-round, East Region matchup with No. 2 Miami. Leland said outside a victory over the Hurricanes, the benefit the Tigers will receive by making the tournament is exposure on national television. “It’s huge exposure in terms of [...]

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Paying Tribute to Coach T

Coach Bob Thomason’s final regular-season game at Pacific was part game, part reunion, as scores of his former classmates at Clayton Valley High in Concord, former teammates from his days at Pacific, and former players in his 25 years of coaching paid their respects at Spanos Center. All were in a gleeful mood following the [...]

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Section realignment

Officials with the Sac-Joaquin Section met for eight hours at The Reserve at Spanos Park to hash out a realignment plan that would alter several leagues, including the San Joaquin Athletic Association and Tri-City Athletic League. Here’s the URL. http://cifsjs.org/governance/realignment/realignment-1_proposal_1-e_14-18.pdf  

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Braden to pitch at old stomping grounds

The Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday that Dallas Braden, a Stockton resident, Stagg graduate and former Oakland A’s pitcher who threw the 19th perfect game in Major League Baseball history, will return to Texas Tech and his college baseball team this weekend for its annual alumni weekend. The weekend centers around a game between the current [...]

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Fangate

Pacific athletic director Ted Leland said he likely won’t file a report with the Southland Conference regarding Monday’s situation in which a Pacific fan was asked to leave at halftime of the Pacific-Oral Roberts men’s basketball game at Spanos Center. Dick McClure, a Pacific alum and longtime booster, was booted for the first time in [...]

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