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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 school, college and professional level.

New Heat goalie has other talents

The Heat signed goaltender Mark Owuya toa Professional Tryout (PTO) contract on Friday, taking him from the roster of the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies. He’s an experienced guy, but there’s some interesting things about him which has nothing to do with hockey. His brother, Sebastian, played for the Stockton Thunder in 2011-2012. and Mark, a native [...]

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Heat puts up a fight

In the midst of the Heat’s 4-0 loss Saturday to Ontario came a special moment. Colton Orr had his first conforntation as a member of the Heat, and Stockton fans got their first look at a master of the hockey fight. He didn’t disappoint. The veteran of 11 seasons and 119 fights in the NHL [...]

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Big opening night for the Heat

There’s no such thing as a perfect day. But the Stockton Heat’s opening night came pretty darn close. The first American Hockey League game in the city was a rousing success. The Heat thrashed the Rockford IceHogs 7-0 in front of a good sized and very vocal crowd. It would have been difficult for Stockton [...]

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Calgary’s goalie situation could have big impact on Heat

The goalie situation has been determined, at least for opening night. But how long can the Calgary Flames carry three goalies? For the first game Wednesday against Vancouver, Flames head coach Bob Harley has announced Karri Ramo will start, Jonas Hiller will serve as the backup and Joni Ortio will be a healthy scratch. That [...]

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First cuts include longtime Thunder favorite Ryan Constant

It would appear that Ryan Constant, the Thunder’s longtime and hard-hitting defenseman, has played his last game in Stockton. Constant was in the first round of cuts made by the new Stockton Heat of the AHL, who offered tryouts to Constant and Garet Hunt. Hunt survived Saturday’s releases. This is a tough one for local [...]

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#FreeNickDiaz is real, and it’s only getting bigger

The Nick Diaz story isn’t going away. Here’s a refresher: The Stockton fighter was suspended an astounding five years and fined $165,000 for his third failed test for marijuana, and this act of arrogance and overkill by the Nevada State Athletic Commission has turned the controversial Diaz into an unlikely martyr for MMA drug policy [...]

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There’s a good chance Diaz will win his next fight — but it won’t be in a cage

Nick Diaz’s last fight resulted in a loss, and the decision was later reversed. His current battle with the Nevada State Athletic Commission is likely to end the same way. Diaz, Stockton’s best known and often controversial MMA star, was hit with a five-year suspension and a $165,000 fine for his third failed drugged test, [...]

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Lomberg shines as Calgary gets first tourney win

Ryan Lomberg, one of two Stockton Heat players on the team, scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory Friday against the Winnipeg Jets in the opener of the Young Stars Classic in Penticton, British Columbia. Lomberg, 20, who signed with Stockton on Sept. 4, scored the second goal of [...]

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Two Heat players — and possible teammates — head to prospect camp, Young Stars Classic

Some of the Calgary Flames’ top young players will spend the next several days practicing and playing games under the watchful eye of team officials at the prospects training camp. The players arrived today, and will get right to work when they meet the Winnipeg Jets prospects 4 p.m. Friday in the first game of [...]

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A trip down memory lane with the Stockton Thunder

The Thunder era in Stockton comes to a close at 7:30 p.m. Saturday when the ECHL franchise hosts the final home game against the Bakersfield Condors at Stockton Arena. Take a trip down memory lane with a look at some of the Thunder’s greatest moments. 1. Opening night at Stockton Arena (2005) After playing the [...]

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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

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    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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