Category Archives: High School Sports

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

Turlock-Tracy Players of the Game: Nate Jones and Jake Alvarado

Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all-time, was clutch. And he wore the number 23. Considering Tracy football’s Nate Jones is No. 2, and Jake Alvarado is No. 3 (2 plus 3, get it?) it’s only appropriate. Jones ran for a game-high 112 yards Friday, with two touchdowns on 24 carries, and Alvarado got [...]

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Sac-Joaquin Section Football Playoff Local Scoreboard; Next Week’s Matchups

Here it is, folks, your local scoreboard from the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoff Friday, with next week’s matchups with quarterfinals for Div. I-III and semifinals for Div. IV-VII. No. 16 Stagg plays at No. 1 Folsom in a Div. I game Saturday. DIVISION I N0. 3 Granite Bay 63, No. 4 Chavez 14 No. 4 [...]

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Players to Watch/X-Factors: Turlock at Tracy

Not much is enticing like the high school football playoffs. But when it’s a regular-season rematch that was an epic game? That’s worth a second glance. Friday, the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs open, and No. 10 Turlock (6-4) travels to No. 7 Tracy (7-3) for a Division I first-round battle at Wayne Schneider Stadium. Tracy [...]

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Prep Football Predictions: Sac-Joaquin Section Playoff Edition

As soon as I stepped onto that field, I was hooked. It was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, on a frigid-cold night in Paradise — just east of Chico — in 2011. I was a week into my first job covering high school sports, and covering the Northern Section Division I championship between Palo Cedro-Foothill and [...]

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NorCal football bowl rankings: Playoff Edition

Just because the regular season stops doesn’t mean MaxPreps’ and Cal-Hi Sports’ NorCal football bowl rankings do. Sierra (9-1, 6-1 Valley Oak League) is still not in MaxPreps’ Top 10 after losing to Manteca two weeks ago, and St. Mary’s (9-1, 5-0 Tri-City Athletic League hasn’t cracked the Top 10 yet this year. But both [...]

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Know Thine Enemy: Football Playoff Edition, Part II

One of the most fascinating part of the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs is the unknown. Game film can only tell you so much. When Lincoln plays St. Mary’s or Manteca plays Sierra in the regular season, those kids grew up playing Pop Warner ball together and know all of each others’ tendencies. I’ve already come [...]

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Sac-Joaquin Section Football Top 25 Rankings: Playoff Edition

Just because the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs are here doesn’t mean the section’s Top 25 list, presented by MaxPreps.com and The Sacramento Bee’s Joe Davidson, stops. A new one is out today, and four local teams are included as has been the norm the last few weeks. This is listed by ranking, team, last week’s [...]

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Know Thine Enemy: Football Playoff Edition, Part I

This part of high school football season is the dessert. Who doesn’t love the playoffs? Eleven local teams are into the postseason: Tokay, Tracy, Chavez and Stagg in Division I, St. Mary’s in Div. II, Sierra and Manteca in Div. III, Escalon in Div. IV, Ripon Christian in Div. VI and Brookside Christian and Elliot [...]

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Footballpalooza Playoff Edition: Section Schedule, Week 10 Scoreboard

Alright, the high school football regular season has flown by, and now the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs are here. I’ve got the final regular-season scoreboard, from Week 10, and a local team schedule for the first-round of the section playoffs Friday. Here you go: WEEK 10 SCOREBOARD St. Mary’s 45, Lincoln 14 Tracy 48, West 14 [...]

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Helmet Stickers: Prep Football Week 10

What a first varsity regular season it’s been for Sierra’s Mark Paule Jr. The Timberwolves’ junior now has 37 rushing touchdowns, to go with a passing and a receiving touchdown, after Friday’s 49-7 win over Weston Ranch. Sierra earned a co-Valley Oak League championship with Oakdale, and is the No. 2 seed to the Mustangs’ [...]

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