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Thunder super fan and coach-for-a-day Tucker Larson passes away

Some sad news for the Thunder faithful. Tucker Larson has lost his long battle with cancer and passed away Friday at the age of 25. Larson, who was given six months to live in the Spring of 2012, enjoyed life as long as he could, and one of his biggest thrills was the Thunder. During [...]

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Win-win situation for Thunder

No matter how this turns out, the Thunder had to grab prolific scorer Jack Combs off of the waiver’s list, and it will end up with a quality player for free. Either Stockton gets Combs, who led the league with 56 points in 32 games for the Allen Americans before going to Europe, or he [...]

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10 things to know about the AHL in Stockton

The Calgary Flames recently purchased the Stockton Thunder and will swap it with its American Hockey League affiliate in Glen Falls, New York. So the Stockton franchise will become an AHL team for the 2015-16 season and the Glen Falls team will be in the East Coast Hockey League. 1. Go West, young players. The [...]

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Boys Basketball Weekly MVP: Joshua Patton

Joshua Patton refused to let Weston Ranch touch his Sierra boys basketball team’s unblemished Valley Oak League record. Patton, a 6-foot-7 senior bound for Sacramento State, scored 16 points, a number for him that wouldn’t raise any eyebrows. But anybody who gets 21 rebounds in a heated league game gets some mention. Even crazier, 13 [...]

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Tale of the Tape: Diaz vs. Silva

Stockton’s Nick Diaz will battle Anderson Silva in the middleweight main event of UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card begins at 7 p.m. Here’s how the two stack up: Nick Diaz Hometown: Stockton Age: 31 Weight: 185 Height: 6-0 Reach: 76 inches Record: 26-9-1 Kos: 13   [...]

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Name Game

To those who believe they have figured out the name of Stockton’s incoming AHL franchise, a word of caution. This may not be a done deal. It is true that the new owners of the Thunder, the Calgary Flames, trademarked the name “Stockton Grizzlies” a week ago. Great job by the fans who found that. [...]

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Girls Basketball Weekly MVP: Aarion McDonald

Pico Wilburn has three NCAA Division I commits in his starting lineup. So it takes something incredible for the Brookside Christian girls basketball coach to be dazzled. Wilburn, a two-time state champion as Oakland Tech’s coach, was vastly impressed with junior Aarion McDonald’s performance against VA Excel this past week. “I’d rather just sit down [...]

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Thunder sale/league move update

There wasn’t any official news on Wednesday regarding the sale of the Thunder, other than Brad Rowbotham confirming he still officially owned the team, at least as of late that afternoon. But the changes, they are a coming. The Thunder will certainly be purchased by the Calgary Flames of the NHL, and it will likely [...]

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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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A look at a rumored AHL All-California Division

The Calgary Flames of the NHL are in the process of buying the Stockton Thunder, and the road seems clear for that to happen. And the long-held speculation of a move of the West Coast ECHL teams moving up to the American Hockey League just picked up more steam. At first, the thought that this [...]

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