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St. Mary’s Johnson one of state’s top sophomores

Bryce Johnson isn’t just one of the top sophomores in the area. Just ask statewide media outlet Cal-Hi Sports: Johnson is one of the most formidable underclassmen in the state. Johnson, a 6-foot-6 forward was named a First Team All-State Sophomore by Cal-Hi this week. Johnson started for St. Mary’s, which shared a Tri-City Athletic [...]

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All-Area Baseball Player of the Year Watchlist

    The Sac-Joaquin Section baseball playoffs are less than a month away, and the pool of candidates for The Record’s All-Area Player of the Year is slowly becoming clearer. Take a look at a few of the names involved. Keep in mind, The Record gives the benefit to the most successful teams in the [...]

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Tracy, East Union, St. Mary’s softball state-ranked

Three San Joaquin County softball teams still hold places in Cal-Hi Sports’ state top 20. Tracy (14-1), which remained at No. 15 for a second consecutive week, leads the way, followed by East Union (up to 18 from 19) and St. Mary’s (up to 19 from 20) follow. Tracy and East Union play in the [...]

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Brusa belts first Cal League HR

The swing that’s so smooth, you just know it’s impossible to teach, has produced its first Cal League home run. Gio Brusa, a product of both St. Mary’s High and University of the Pacific baseball, clobbered his first homer with the San Jose Giants in a road game against the Lancaster JetHawks on Tuesday. Brusa [...]

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St. Mary’s football adds Mater Dei to schedule

The St. Mary’s football team will no longer play the reigning CIF State Open Division champion in 2017. Bellflower-St. John Bosco, which was scheduled for a Week 4 trip to Stockton after the Rams traveled to Whittier College to face the Braves last year, pulled off St. Mary’s schedule after setting up a game with [...]

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St. Mary’s football ranked No. 6 in state

The final high school football state rankings from Cal-Hi Sports are here. St. Mary’s has jumped to No. 6, from No. 7, after beating Oakley-Freedom 49-40 in the CIF NorCal Division 1-AA bowl on Friday in Stockton. The Rams’ state finals opponent, San Diego-Cathedral Catholic (14-0), has jumped to No. 5 from No. 6. St. [...]

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Know Thine Enemy: Players to Watch

We’ve spoken plenty already about the five area football teams still competing in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs: St. Mary’s, Manteca, Amador, Argonaut and Brookside Christian. But as they venture on in the playoffs, it’s time to look at their opponents and said opponents’ best players for Friday night. Here we go, starting with: DIVISION I [...]

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Midseason Report: All-Area Football Player of the Year Watchlist

There is no clear cut All-Area Football Player of the Year. There is no clear cut All-Area Coach of the Year. And I like it that way. League play and the section playoffs have a big say in deciding those awards, and how this football season will be remembered. Here’s a brief midseason Player of [...]

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Prep Football Predictions: Week 5

I have to admit, it’s fun being bulletin board material. When the Tracy football team, a No. 7 seed, shocked No. 2 Carmichael-Jesuit in the 2014 Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinals, I had picked Jesuit like the rest of the media outlets. Bulldogs senior Jake Alvarado called me on it during the fourth quarter, and [...]

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Helmet Stickers: Prep Football Week 4

Most of the East Union football team’s headlines go to its three-year starting quarterback Jack Weaver. And he’s earned them. But several more of his teammates are stepping up this season, including the offensive line and the other guys running the ball. One of those is Isaiah Sholund, a junior fullback, who tallied 28 carries [...]

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