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Bear Creek’s Green commits to Holy Names

The tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, better known as the “ACL” in a knee, has become one of basketball’s signature injuries. It’s like baseball pitchers’ elbow woes, followed by Tommy John surgery. Or, the inevitable and often brutal concussions of football. Many basketball players (see: former NBA MVP Derrick Rose) don’t look the same [...]

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Elliot Christian softball loses heartbreaker in finals

It was a heartbreaking Saturday for No. 3 Elliot Christian softball, which fell 7-6 to top-seeded Woodland Christian in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII finals at Arnaiz Softball Complex in Stockton. The Eagles’ Ashley Johns threw a complete game, and Bradi Kooyman went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBI. — Woodland [...]

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Area teams in Sac-Joaquin Section baseball, softball playoffs

  The Sac-Joaquin Section baseball and softball playoff brackets aren’t released until Thursday (some leagues like the Mother Lode League and Valley Oak League need to finish this week). So in the meantime, here are the area teams who have for sure qualified for the postseason. BASEBALL St. Mary’s (TCAL co-champion, No. 1 seed) Tracy [...]

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Saturday’s Cal League game: Ports 8, Giants 7

The Stockton Ports (11-12) held on to beat the San Jose Giants (7-16) 8-7 Saturday night in a game that finished too late for print for The Sunday Record. Starting pitcher Dylan Covey (2-2) earned the win for Stockton, allowing two earned runs on six hits over five innings, with no strikeouts and four walks. [...]

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Tokay football promotes Holst to head coach

It’s been a solid run for Tokay High football with one of its own in charge. Louis Franklin, a Tokay alum, coached the varsity football squad for eight seasons, and has departed after a string of three consecutive winning campaigns. Franklin will become head football coach and a special education teacher at South Tahoe High [...]

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Tiebreaker Breakdown: TCAL Baseball Playoff Seeding

Even as a reporter, you’ve got to remind yourself to do the proper homework. So as I printed out the Tri-City Athletic League constitution*, which includes the baseball playoff seeding and tiebreaker rules and bylaws, that’s exactly what I was doing. Little did I know I was printing the entire constitution, a 43-page monster. OK, [...]

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New Pacific women’s coach has international roots

Bradley Davis’ childhood was anything but dull. Davis, who was hired as Pacific women’s basketball’s new head coach Monday, is American, but spent time in Zaire, South Africa, Bahrain and Switzerland. He graduated from high school in Geneva. From the early-to-mid ’90s on, he’s been a Northern California mainstay, though (UC Berkeley BA in 1995, [...]

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A trip down memory lane with the Stockton Thunder

The Thunder era in Stockton comes to a close at 7:30 p.m. Saturday when the ECHL franchise hosts the final home game against the Bakersfield Condors at Stockton Arena. Take a trip down memory lane with a look at some of the Thunder’s greatest moments. 1. Opening night at Stockton Arena (2005) After playing the [...]

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Final National Rankings: St. Mary’s, Mater Dei into CIF State finals

St. Mary’s girls basketball (33-1), the No. 1 seed in the state, finally has what it wants: the California Interscholastic Federation Open Division championship game. And the Rams face Southern California champion Santa Ana-Mater Dei, ranked No. 1 in the nation by and the team St. Mary’s coach Tom Gonsalves calls the best the [...]

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Girls Basketball All-Area Player of the Year Watchlist

AARION MCDONALD (Brookside Christian G, Jr.) Even in defeat, the Washington verbal commit McDonald proved an incredible competitor. McDonald posted 38 points and 16 rebounds in Brookside Christian’s  74-62 loss to Sacramento-Bradshaw Christian in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship Saturday at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. She’s not just a double-double, but a triple-double [...]

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