Category Archives: High School Sports

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

Is Brookside Christian goin’ bowling?

It looks that way. Salesian just beat Middletown in overtime. Middletown almost certainly would have been invited with a win. Now that Middletown is out of the picture, it’s a near certainly Brookside Christian — the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI champion — will be invited to the Division IV bowl game (state divisions and section [...]

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Cougars one step closer to D3 state bowl game

The Escalon football team got some help Friday night in its bid for the D3 north state bowl bid when Cardinal Newman beat Encinal-Richmond 35-7, but the Cougars won’t know anything until Sunday afternoon. Here’s the deal. Escalon beat Calaveras in the D4 championship game last week, 22-20, in one of the best game’s I’ve [...]

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Cougars wait about possible bowl bid

Escalon likely will be considered to represent Northern California in the Division III state bowl game. They won’t know their fate until Dec. 12. Cougars coach Mark Loureiro made a case for his team, which beat Calaveras 22-20 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship game on Friday at Lincoln High. Here is what Loureiro [...]

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Thanksgiving rarity

St. Mary’s volleyball coach Angela McShane is in her 11th season. For the 11th time, she is preparing her players during the week of the Thanksgiving holiday for the second round of the NorCal division of the state championship playoffs. The Rams play Menlo-Atherton at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln High. This year, for the [...]

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No live scoreboard Nov. 26

We will not be hosting our live high school football scoreboard Nov. 26 at recordnet.com/football. Please check back on Saturday for our photo gallery from three games involving local teams and on Sunday for coverage from the Brookside Christian game.

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Rivalry, only in name

The word rivalry sometimes stirs strong emotions that can lead to bitter feelings that can boil over into nastiness. Lincoln and St. Mary’s are called rivals by the outside world, including the media. And on Friday night, the Trojans and Rams comported themselves with the utmost class and gave their fans another thrilling football game, [...]

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Stockton high schools don’t hide from Grant

Grant High’s football program has been so dominant for so long, there are teams that refuse to schedule coach Mike Alberghini’s team. But not high schools in Stockton. In recent seasons, the Pacers have matched up against Franklin, Lincoln and Stagg. It’s an opportunity Stockton high schools have to test themselves against one of the [...]

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St. Mary’s QB takes a big hit in practice

Talent isn’t the only reason why the St. Mary’s High School football team has been among the best in the state the last few years. The team also takes its practices very seriously. In one practice drill, the coaches toss a ball out on the field and have their offensive and defensive units face off [...]

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Rivals unite

There have been efforts to rekindle rivalries between area high schools. In 2005, when the San Joaquin Athletic Association was broken in two, the high school sports landscape became homoginized. There were good and not so good results. There have been fewer reports of poor sportsmanship, but most everyone at some level has missed all the competitive fire that comes with a [...]

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Why No. 2?

The Sac-Joaquin Section power ratings were released on Monday, and for the second week in a row the St. Mary’s girls basketball team is No. 2 in Division III. This was the case last week when the first power ratings were released How does this happen? I’ve lost count how many times I’ve answered that [...]

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