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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 MaxPreps.com 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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Boys Basketball All-Area Player of the Year Watchlist

One of my favorite parts of The Record’s All-Area high school awards, is we’re not the MLB, NBA or NFL press. We most certainly include postseason performance and clutch moments into consideration. With that in mind, here’s my latest All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year Watchlist, focusing on a handful, and with a few [...]

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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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