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Countdown to Tipoff: Girls No. 2 – Aari McDonald

I was shocked the first time I saw Aari McDonald and the Brookside Christian girls basketball team play. From the stat lines I’d seen from McDonald, then a junior Knights guard who’d already committed to the University of Washington, I figured she’d be a tall forward. Not so much. McDonald is 5-foot-7 (if that), so [...]

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Countdown to Tipoff: Girls No. 4, Mi’Cole Cayton

It’s hard to put Mi’Cole Cayton fourth on any list. Cayton, who averaged 12 points last year, was unconscious and a fearless driver to the basket, in scoring a team-high 21 points in St. Mary’s 76-69 CIF State Open Division championship win over Santa Ana-Mater Dei on March 28 at Cal’s Haas Pavilion in Berkeley. [...]

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Sierra-Calaveras Player of the Game: Daniel Wyatt

The moniker “D.J.” won’t soon be forgotten by Sierra High athletics fans. Daniel “D.J.” Wyatt, a Timberwolves senior, was already a pivotal part of his junior year boys basketball team, which won the program’s first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championships. And he was unstoppable in the playoffs, looking like an All-Area Player of the Year candidate for [...]

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Heat puts up a fight

In the midst of the Heat’s 4-0 loss Saturday to Ontario came a special moment. Colton Orr had his first conforntation as a member of the Heat, and Stockton fans got their first look at a master of the hockey fight. He didn’t disappoint. The veteran of 11 seasons and 119 fights in the NHL [...]

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Meth helping coach Pacific golf team

Former Pacific golf standout Byron Meth, who competed in the 2015 Masters, is helping coach at his alma mater as he recovers from back surgery. While the San Diego native’s professional playing career is on hold, he’s lending a hand to his former teammates and the new players on the squad. “It’s good to be back, hanging [...]

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“If they Began Today”: Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs

Last year, I started an imperfect, just for fun, lay out of the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs before they began, and you guys seemed to enjoy it. So, we’re bring it back again this year. Keep in mind, this is imperfect. Some league races are still too close to call the top two seeds at [...]

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By the Numbers: Prep Football Week 7

Numbers are numbing. That’s one of the things they teach aspiring reporters in journalism school, myself included, and it’s mostly wonderful advice. If you dive into BABIP and weighted slugging percentages in high school baseball articles 98 percent of your audience will fall asleep into their morning bacon and eggs. Yet, sometimes, numbers can be [...]

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Prep Football Power Rankings: Week 7

For the first time this year, the Manteca football team’s starters allowed a touchdown. That’s how good the Buffaloes have been, albeit against non-Central Catholic or Oakdale competition. That’s why Manteca is back, once again, as No. 1 in my Prep Football Power Rankings for Week 7. The Buffaloes lead the large-school top 5, and [...]

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Big opening night for the Heat

There’s no such thing as a perfect day. But the Stockton Heat’s opening night came pretty darn close. The first American Hockey League game in the city was a rousing success. The Heat thrashed the Rockford IceHogs 7-0 in front of a good sized and very vocal crowd. It would have been difficult for Stockton [...]

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Calgary’s goalie situation could have big impact on Heat

The goalie situation has been determined, at least for opening night. But how long can the Calgary Flames carry three goalies? For the first game Wednesday against Vancouver, Flames head coach Bob Harley has announced Karri Ramo will start, Jonas Hiller will serve as the backup and Joni Ortio will be a healthy scratch. That [...]

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