Category Archives: High School Sports

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

Gameday Preview: Manteca-Sierra VOL Rivalry

High school basketball is getting serious. League play is well into its slate already, but now, rivalries are popping up. In tonight’s case, it’s a rivalry that could ultimately decide the Valley Oak League boys basketball champion. Sierra (15-2, 4-0 VOL) entertains in-town arch rival Manteca (12-4, 4-0 VOL) at 7 p.m. The Timberwolves have [...]

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Boys Basketball Weekly MVP: Robin Hong

“Senior guard Robin Hong arrives at 6:30 a.m. daily to the Lincoln gym in solitude to practice his perimeter shooting, believing the extra work some day might make a difference.” A great passage from Kevin Niendorf, one of The Record’s sports correspondents, on Lincoln boys basketball senior Robin Hong and his daily ritual. And, if [...]

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Girls Basketball Weekly MVP: Raziya Potter

The best-kept secret in San Joaquin County girls basketball is hiding in Tracy, as the newest school in a town with three large high schools. Heading into this week, Kimball is 17-0 and 4-0 in Valley Oak League play, thanks in large part to its depth and length. At the forefront of nearly every game, [...]

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The Record’s Girls Basketball All-Area Player of the Year Watchlist

AARION MCDONALD (Brookside Christian, Jr.) McDonald has had no trouble adjusting to the Knights, averaging 27 points, eight boards, five assists and five steals. She’s a transfer from Fresno-Bullard and a verbal commit to the University of Washington. She’ll be key as Brookside Christian battles toward a second state championship. MI’COLE CAYTON (St. Mary’s, Jr.) [...]

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The Record’s All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year Watchlist

Boys basketball players around the area are doing their best to do what Gabe Vincent did last year. Vincent, a 2014 St. Mary’s graduate, was last year’s All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year. This year, there’s a treasure trove of worthy candidates. And that’s a good problem to have for those teams and for [...]

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New California Wrestler Rankings: Tokay’s Kranich On the Move

A great weekend for K.C. Kranich has been rewarded with some Thursday accolades. Kranich, a Tokay High junior and wrestler, has leaped from No. 38 in the state to No. 27 in the 220-pound class up to 27th, per The California Wrestler’s Weekly State Rankings.   He won the 220s championship at the Joe Rios [...]

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National, State Girls Basketball Rankings: ESPN, Cal-Hi, MaxPreps, NorCalPreps

St. Mary’s and Brookside Christian girls basketball, with one loss each, still rank among the best in the region, the state, and the United States of America. Here’s a media outlet-by-media outlet look at where the Rams and Knights fall, involving espnW, Cal-Hi Sports, MaxPreps and NorCalPreps. CAL-HI SPORTS St. Mary’s remains at No. 2, [...]

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Girls Basketball Power Rankings: Volume I

  By now, you’ve read my inaugural Boys Basketball Power Rankings, right? You haven’t? OK, you have to take out the trash and walk the dog, I understand. However, those rankings were released earlier today, and now, I’ve posted my first-ever Local Girls Basketball Power Rankings, a Top 5 focusing on squads from the Tri-City [...]

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Boys Basketball Power Rankings, Volume I

St. Mary’s boys basketball is 10-5. When you take that record at face value, you get a pretty-good, middle-seed playoff team. But it couldn’t be further from the truth. The Rams have played an exceptional preseason schedule — their losses have come to teams like Archbishop Mitty and Campolindo — and are the class of [...]

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Boys Basketball Weekly MVP: Anand Hundal

This is the era of hybrid big men. More and more post players seek to be Dirk Nowitzki — 7-footers hoisting up 3-pointers and fadeaways — than back-to-the-basket beasts like Shaq. And that’s OK. Life evolves and basketball evolves. But Manteca junior Anand Hundal has been a pretty cool throwback. Hundal, a 6-foot-8 power forward, [...]

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