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Delta football’s kicking game has been a problem

STOCKTON – The kicking game has been among the biggest liabilities for Delta’s football team this season. Delta left at least six points and as many as 14 points on the field in a two-point loss Saturday at home to Chabot due to its poor kicking game. After missing the extra point following their first [...]

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Nwabuzoh, Laugero on nationally-ranked team

Two of San Joaquin County’s top volleyball players the past couple seasons seem to be part of something special in Santa Clara. The Broncos, off to a 6-0 start, have rocketed from unranked to No. 19 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll: a top 25 for NCAA Division I programs. And freshman Ngozi Nwabuzoh [...]

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Former pros help out at Stockton schools

Lavelle Hawkins and De’Marieya Nelson both have a presence that commands respect. Certainly, their presences are very different. Hawkins, the former Edison High, Cal, NFL and CFL wide receiver, is a superb athlete but a very approachable person. He’s quick to smile, and lights up the room with his positive energy. That kind of personality [...]

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Football Camp Tour: Lincoln, Brookside, Manteca, East Union, Franklin and Chavez

Sorry to get behind, folks. I’m bringing back my camp visit thoughts from our high school football preview season. The past three days, I’ve visited Lincoln, Brookside Christian, Franklin, Chavez, Manteca and East Union, in that order. Given each of those stops was pretty brief, here’s one prevailing thought for each team: LINCOLN TROJANS We’re [...]

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Manteca’s Wooten pursued by Kansas State, Nevada

A year off from varsity basketball hasn’t derailed the recruiting trail for Manteca High senior Kenny Wooten. Wooten, a 6-foot-8 forward, transferred from Stagg to Manteca as a junior, after averaging 22 points, eight rebounds and five blocks per game as a sophomore in 2013-14. He attempted to have the 30-day transfer sitout period for [...]

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BREAKING: Pacific baseball coach Sprague resigns

STOCKTON — Pacific director of athletics Ted Leland announced today that Ed Sprague has resigned as head baseball coach after 12 seasons. Sprague, a St. Mary’s High graduate, went 250-406 — a .381 winning percentage — in his time guiding the Tigers. This spring brought high expectations for a veteran team, but Pacific finished with [...]

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Delta College baseball’s four-year commitments

The Delta College baseball team is No. 1 in the nation for a reason. They’ve got talent that’s not just exceptional for junior college, but for NCAA Division I as well. Delta plays Orange Coast at noon Saturday at the CCAA state finals, a four-team, double-elimination tournament at Fresno City College. Host Fresno and Palomar [...]

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Recruiting: McNair football’s Derrion Grim verbally commits to Boise State

Derrion Grim, a junior wide receiver with the McNair football team, had a fantastic second half of the 2014 season: with 35 catches for 637 yards and 10 touchdowns. Extrapolate that to a full season, and that’s 70 catches for 1,274 yards and 20 TDs, pretty staggering numbers. Well, teams across the nation took notice, [...]

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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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Pacific Baseball: Roster filled with local talent

It’s tough to field a Division I baseball team with a plethora of local players and be a postseason contender. Pacific, though, believes it can make that happen this year. Of the Tigers’ 33 players listed on the active roster, 14 of them are from The Record’s coverage area (including Tracy, Lodi, Escalon and Stockton [...]

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