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Girls Basketball Player of the Year Watchlist: Vol. I

The Brookside Christian girls basketball team doesn’t have to deal with senioritis from Aari McDonald. McDonald, the Knights’ point guard and University of Washington commit, is The Record’s reigning Girls Basketball All-Area Player of the Year, and was an integral part of Brookside Christian’s Division IV Northern California championship run. She was named one of [...]

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Players to Watch: Sierra vs. Sutter

I’ll always remember my first and only trip to Sutter. I was 23 years old, and in my first full season covering high school football for the Redding Record Searchlight newspaper in far Northern California. One of the schools we covered, Cottonwood-West Valley, was facing Sutter for a Northern Section Division II championship the Friday [...]

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MaxPreps unveils potential Sierra bowl opponent

What a strange, but phenomenal, week it is for the Sierra football team. PHOTO GALLERY: Sierra football wins first Sac-Joaquin Section title, celebrates in style. The Timberwolves (8-5) are on a four-game winning streak, and more importantly, are your new Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champion. Sierra has clinched a CIF State NorCal bowl game appearance [...]

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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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