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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 has covered the Stockton Thunder hockey franchise since its inception in 2005 and has spent more than two decades reporting on motorsports and various other sports on the high school, college and professional level.

Calaveras County parties before — and likely after — Dillashaw’s win

As promised, Calaveras County showed up to support the local sports hero. T.J. Dillashaw’s wife, Rebecca, said during Thursday’s media day that she wouldn’t be surprised if the whole town of Angels Camp showed up to her husband’s UFC Bantamweight title fight Saturday at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. And she was close, as hundreds [...]

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Another blow for UFC

Losing your promised main event the day before the pay-per-view is not good for business. Angels Camp Product T.J. Dillashaw was set to defend his UFC bantamweight crown against former champ Renan Barao today at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, but Barao pulled out of the bout because he because ill while trying to make [...]

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Thunder makes good and familiar hire

Sometimes the obvious choice is the best. Bringing back Dave Piecuch to become the new president of the Thunder was an obvious move, and the correct one. A former vice president of sales from the time when the franchise led the ECHL in attendance, he brings a nice combination of youth, experience and familiarity. The [...]

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Yaqui Lopez would be a champion if classic fight happened in 2014

As a lifelong boxing fan, it was fascinating to research old fight footage while preparing to write the story which ran in Saturday’s edition of The Record about famed Stockton fighter Alvaro “Yaqui Lopez’s trip to attend the funeral of old friend and foe Matthew Saad Muhammad. And I was left with the feeling that [...]

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Thunder finished because it couldn’t finish

It was a fine run by the Thunder in the playoffs, it played hard and swept a higher seed in the first round of the playoffs. But it didn’t get out of the second round because it couldn’t close the deal when it had the lead against Bakersfield. The Condors won 5-3 on Saturday, won [...]

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Thunder has little time to shake off disheartening loss

The Thunder are in trouble. The only question is how it reacts to the situation. There’s no doubt Friday’s 2-1 loss to Bakersfield stings. The Thunder had the lead with less than eight minutes to go, and now trail the series 3-1 and could be eliminated on Saturday. The Condors final goal was a terrible [...]

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Special win for Thunder

Rich Kromm had his team work on its special teams skills for an extra 30 minutes on Tuesday in preparation for Wednesday night’s game. It could not have worked better for the Stockton Thunder who is right back in the ECHL Western Conference semifinals. Stockton went 2 for 4 on the power play and James [...]

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Let the hats fly

Jeremy Langlois admittedly got his hat trick a little late, but the fans still should have been able to celebrate it. The Thunder beat the Ontario Reign 5-3 Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in its best-of-seven ECHL Western Conference playoff series. Laglois had a fabulous game, and the star rookie had a hat trick. [...]

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Thunder wins intense, feisty playoff opener

Thunder coach Rich Kromm has spoken often in the last few days about “playoff hockey.” It’s different from the regular season, more intense, more physical and the pressure is greater. The Thunder went out Saturday and showed an example of exactly what its coach was talking about. The Thunder’s 3-1 playoff win against Ontario in [...]

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Travel schedule doesn’t make it easier on Thunder

The Thunder play three of four games at home this weekend, but are doing it in the least convenient way possible. Stockton lost to Idaho 4-2 Wednesday at Stockton Arena, and meets the Steelheads again in Friday in Stockton. But the Thunder has to travel to Ontario on Saturday for a night contest, and back [...]

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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 ... Read Full

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    Dhillon joined The Record as full-time reporter in 2003 and has covered Pacific, the Stockton Ports, the NBA, MLB and high school sports in his time here. 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 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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