Category Archives: High School Sports

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

Know Thine Enemy: Mater Dei Monarchs

St. Mary’s girls basketball, the No. 1 seed in the state and the California Interscholastic Federation NorCal Open Division champion, faces who it’s wanted all year — Southern California champion Santa Ana-Mater Dei. The Rams (33-1) and Monarchs (31-2) play for the CIF State Open Division title at 6 p.m. Saturday at Cal’s Haas Pavilion [...]

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BREAKING: Bear Creek boys, girls basketball coaches Cortes, Lowrey dismissed Thursday

Bear Creek boys and girls basketball head coaches Rod Cortes and Jason Lowrey were dismissed March 12, they both said. Cortes and Lowrey were given the news by Bruins athletic director Anthony Sahyoun, they said. In two seasons as head coach, Cortes’ teams went a combined 42-15, a winning percentage of .737, winning the 2014-15 [...]

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NorCal Basketball Primer: Tonight’s Semifinals

It continues to be an astonishingly good postseason for Stockton and San Joaquin County basketball. Thirteen percent, that’s 5 of 40 teams, left in the CIF NorCal semifinals for Divisions I-V are from San Joaquin County: Brookside Christian boys and girls, St. Mary’s boys and girls and Sierra boys. All of them have a shot [...]

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Now It Matters: Pacific Baseball Enters WCC Play

Battered,  bruised, and probably better, Pacific baseball emerges from the preseason at 1-14. It wasn’t just any preseason. The Tigers played four series and a single game against NCAA Regional playoff teams from a year ago: Washington, UNLV, Nevada, Cal Poly and California. Of those, the Tigers took a single home game against Cal Poly. [...]

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Girls Basketball All-Area Player of the Year Watchlist

AARION MCDONALD (Brookside Christian G, Jr.) Even in defeat, the Washington verbal commit McDonald proved an incredible competitor. McDonald posted 38 points and 16 rebounds in Brookside Christian’s  74-62 loss to Sacramento-Bradshaw Christian in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship Saturday at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. She’s not just a double-double, but a triple-double [...]

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Boys Basketball All-Area Player of the Year Watchlist

One of my favorite parts of The Record’s All-Area high school awards, is we’re not the MLB, NBA or NFL press. We most certainly include postseason performance and clutch moments into consideration. With that in mind, here’s my latest All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year Watchlist, focusing on a handful, and with a few [...]

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Gameday Preview: Kimball, St. Mary’s Girls on Championship Stage

  To talk about two by u1506″ href=”#”>programs with different histories heading into Sac-Joaquin Section basketball championship Saturday at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, go no further than Kimball and St. Mary’s. The Jaguars (31-0) were an abysmal 1-26 in their inaugural season of 2010-11, but under the guidance of coach Miguel Granillo, who’s been [...]

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Brookside Christian girls, Elliot Christian boys on to section finals

It was a great night for small-school basketball in Stockton and Lodi. And that included No. 1 Brookside Christian girls basketball’s 68-41 win over No. 4 Dixon in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal at Tokay, and No. 4 Elliot Christian boys basketball’s 56-41 victory over No. 8 Auburn-Forest Lake Christian in a Div. V [...]

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All-Access: Traveling with St. Mary’s Boys Basketball to Sleep Train Arena

As the St. Mary’s boys basketball motorcade (okay, a handful of vans and SUVs) drove into Sacramento and neared Sleep Train Arena, the home of the Kings, it was obvious the pressure wasn’t getting to the Rams. “You think all of us could ghost ride this van?” one player asked. “What, into the arena?” another [...]

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Still Rolling: St. Mary’s Girls Dismantle Davis in Div. I semis

St. Mary’s girls basketball (29-1) hasn’t been beaten by a California-based team this season. And the No. 1 Rams hammered fourth-seeded Davis Sr. 86-48 in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal Tuesday at Spanos Center. St. Mary’s moves on to play No. 3 Sacramento-McClatchy — which has former Brookside Christian coach Que Ngo as an [...]

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