Category Archives: High School Sports

Coverage of High School Sports in the Stockton, California area.

St. Mary’s, Tracy baseball in NorCal Top 20

The Tracy and St. Mary’s baseball teams are both listed in NorCalPreps’ Top 20 rankings. Tracy (4-0) is No. 11 and St. Mary’s (1-2) is No. 15. Besides being Tri-City Athletic League rivals, the two teams have been dominating the southern half of the Sac-Joaquin Section’s Division I playoff bracket. The two return first-team All-Area [...]

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Elliot Christian boys ranked No. 4 in Division V

The Elliot Christian boys basketball team is the top ranked area team in its division statewide, according to Cal-Hi Sports. Elliot Christian is tabbed at No. 4 in Division V behind No. 1 San Pedro-Rolling Hills Prep, No. 2 Riverside-Notre Dame and No. 3 Watsonville-St. Francis. The Eagles host Ross-Branson in a CIF NorCal Division [...]

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Gameday Preview: Lincoln-St. Mary’s semifinal

When two rivals meet in the playoffs, the spectators can be nearly as invested and anxious as the participant. Take the pregame scene at Pacific’s Spanos Center, where fans awaited the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal between rivals No. 4 Lincoln and No. 1 St. Mary’s. Doug Murray, Delta College football’s defensive coordinator and the [...]

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Rapid Reaction: Section Basketball Playoffs

It’s almost here. Wait for it. Now WATCH: The basketball playoffs are here! And usually, the release of the brackets is more a ceremonially-exciting thing. It takes awhile for league rematches, or marquee games, to show up. But the Sac-Joaquin Section (which communications director Will DeBoard acknowledged during the selection show with The Sacramento Bee’s [...]

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Prep Baseball Players to Watch this Spring

Lee Brewer was not The Record’s All-Area Baseball Player of the Year last spring (it was impossible to deny St. Mary’s center fielder Jarron Silva, now at UCLA), but he certainly produced a deserving season. Brewer, now a senior and third baseman for the defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division I South champion Bulldogs, batted .393 with [...]

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SJAA Boys Basketball Playoff Scenarios

March Madness is here 19 days early. The final night of San Joaquin Athletic Association regular-season boys basketball is here. And before we dive into potential playoff scenarios, here’s a quick look at the hierarchy: 2016-17 SJAA standings T1. Edison 7-2, 17-9* T1. Stagg 7-2, 17-9* 3. Chavez 6-3, 13-12 4. Franklin 5-4, 8-15 T5. [...]

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Edison’s Almendarez honored by Cal-Hi Sports

Celeste Almendarez, a junior point guard on the back-to-back SJAA champion Edison girls basketball team, has been honored as one of Cal-Hi Sports’ State Stat Stars of the Week. Almendarez had two triple-doubles last week, with 35 points, 13 rebounds and 10 steals in a 69-36 win over McNair and 22 points, 15 rebounds and [...]

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Lincoln girls ranked No. 8 in NorCal

The Lincoln girls basketball team are the top-ranked area team in NorCalPreps’ latest Top 20 hierarchy. Lincoln is No. 8, followed directly by rival St. Mary’s at No. 9. The Trojans beat the Rams 48-42 on  Jan. 29 at Lincoln. Lincoln is also The Record’s top-ranked large school team and St. Mary’s is No. 2. [...]

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Boys basketball on center stage in San Joaquin County

The biggest night of boys basketball thus far this season is here. There are enormous games for league championship, and playoff implications, in the Tri-City Athletic League, San Joaquin Athletic Association and Valley Oak League. Here’s a brief look at all three. The Record is planning on having a reporter at all three games so [...]

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Kelly, Verhoeven, Pieters honored by Cal-Hi Sports

Lincoln High’s Andre Kelly, Manteca’s Tydus Verhoeven and Stockton Christian’s Kadyn Pieters were all named State Stat Stars of the Week by Cal-Hi Sports. Here’s why each of these (Kelly and Verhoeven are seniors and Pieters is a freshman) made the list: Kelly had 32 points and 20 rebounds in Lincoln’s 89-61 win at Tokay. [...]

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