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“If They Started Today” – Week 10 look at Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs

In about 70 hours, the Sac-Joaquin Section football brackets — Divisions I-VII — will be presented to the world. Until then, here’s a look at which playoff teams should be in if the playoffs started today, a rough guess-timate by yours truly. The final few at-large bids are iffy due to a bunch of 5-4 [...]

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Friday Prep Football Predictions: Week 9

  It doesn’t get any tougher than this. Tonight’s slate of local high school football games can go either way.  Playoff spots, eventual NorCal bowl bids and league finish are truly at the forefront. And the matchups, like Sierra-Manteca, Lincoln-Tracy, McNair-Chavez and more could swing either way. Of course, this rainy weather across Northern California [...]

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Footballpalooza: Week 8 Scoreboard, Week 9 Schedule, League Standings

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL SCORES: Sierra 35, East Union 21 Oakdale 49, Kimball 2 Central Cath. 55, Lathrop 14 Manteca 49, Weston Ranch 7 Chavez 22, Franklin 8 McNair 60, Edison 22 St. Mary’s 49, Tracy 29 Bear Creek 44, Stagg 37 Tokay 22, Lincoln 21 Lodi 29, West 20 Sonora 54, Amador 0 Escalon 55, [...]

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Tracy enters latest Sac-Joaquin Section football Top 25

There wasn’t an avalanche of movement inside the latest Sac-Joaquin Section football Top 25 rankings, released Tuesday and compiled by MaxPreps and The Sacramento Bee’s Joe Davidson. But for one local team, it was a breakthrough. Tracy High football is back in the mix, on a five-game winning streak after losing to two Bay Area [...]

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Stats and Breakdown: Chavez tops Edison

Chavez High football is on the brink of history. The Titans (5-2, 2-0 San Joaquin Athletic Association) are a win away from their second winning season in program history (the school opened in 2005), three wins away from the winningest season ever, and two wins away from the first-ever league championship in program history. It’s [...]

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St. Mary’s enters Cal-Hi Sports NorCal bowl rankings

St. Mary’s High football is getting some much deserved love for beating Los Gatos on Friday. The Rams (3-1) have made Cal-Hi Sports Top 15 NorCal Div. I bowl rankings after being on the bubble for multiple weeks, in at No. 14. Check out the story itself if you’re a Gold Club Member, as a [...]

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Patriarch of local racing family passes away

Sad news for the local racing community: Ron Strmiska Sr. has passed away. Anyone involved in the sport in San Joaquin County has heard of the Strmiska Family. Ron Sr. was the patriarch, beginning his career at Stockton 99 in the early 1970s. He won two track titles, plenty of races and thrilled fans with [...]

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Calaveras County parties before — and likely after — Dillashaw’s win

As promised, Calaveras County showed up to support the local sports hero. T.J. Dillashaw’s wife, Rebecca, said during Thursday’s media day that she wouldn’t be surprised if the whole town of Angels Camp showed up to her husband’s UFC Bantamweight title fight Saturday at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. And she was close, as hundreds [...]

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Another blow for UFC

Losing your promised main event the day before the pay-per-view is not good for business. Angels Camp Product T.J. Dillashaw was set to defend his UFC bantamweight crown against former champ Renan Barao today at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, but Barao pulled out of the bout because he because ill while trying to make [...]

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Cal-Hi Sports places locals on Preseason all-Sac-Joaquin Section squad

All that really matters is kickoff Friday, and the season thereafter. However, you can’t help but appreciate the statewide recognition some local football players are getting. Cal-Hi Sports has been releasing its preseason lists throughout the past couple weeks, and unveiled its Sac-Joaquin Section squad Wednesday evening. Here’s a look at the locals from Stockton, [...]

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