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Thunder sale/league move update

There wasn’t any official news on Wednesday regarding the sale of the Thunder, other than Brad Rowbotham confirming he still officially owned the team, at least as of late that afternoon. But the changes, they are a coming. The Thunder will certainly be purchased by the Calgary Flames of the NHL, and it will likely [...]

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The Record’s All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year Watchlist

Boys basketball players around the area are doing their best to do what Gabe Vincent did last year. Vincent, a 2014 St. Mary’s graduate, was last year’s All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year. This year, there’s a treasure trove of worthy candidates. And that’s a good problem to have for those teams and for [...]

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A look at a rumored AHL All-California Division

The Calgary Flames of the NHL are in the process of buying the Stockton Thunder, and the road seems clear for that to happen. And the long-held speculation of a move of the West Coast ECHL teams moving up to the American Hockey League just picked up more steam. At first, the thought that this [...]

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AHL is hot issue for Thunder

The old saying goes like this: “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire” And the Stockton Thunder may have found the Flames which will ignite a move to a higher league. The hot rumor is that the NHL’s Calgary Flames will purchase the Thunder and move it up to the American Hockey League. This would make the [...]

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“If They Started Today” – Week 10 look at Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs

In about 70 hours, the Sac-Joaquin Section football brackets — Divisions I-VII — will be presented to the world. Until then, here’s a look at which playoff teams should be in if the playoffs started today, a rough guess-timate by yours truly. The final few at-large bids are iffy due to a bunch of 5-4 [...]

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Friday Prep Football Predictions: Week 9

  It doesn’t get any tougher than this. Tonight’s slate of local high school football games can go either way.  Playoff spots, eventual NorCal bowl bids and league finish are truly at the forefront. And the matchups, like Sierra-Manteca, Lincoln-Tracy, McNair-Chavez and more could swing either way. Of course, this rainy weather across Northern California [...]

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Footballpalooza: Week 8 Scoreboard, Week 9 Schedule, League Standings

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL SCORES: Sierra 35, East Union 21 Oakdale 49, Kimball 2 Central Cath. 55, Lathrop 14 Manteca 49, Weston Ranch 7 Chavez 22, Franklin 8 McNair 60, Edison 22 St. Mary’s 49, Tracy 29 Bear Creek 44, Stagg 37 Tokay 22, Lincoln 21 Lodi 29, West 20 Sonora 54, Amador 0 Escalon 55, [...]

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Tracy enters latest Sac-Joaquin Section football Top 25

There wasn’t an avalanche of movement inside the latest Sac-Joaquin Section football Top 25 rankings, released Tuesday and compiled by MaxPreps and The Sacramento Bee’s Joe Davidson. But for one local team, it was a breakthrough. Tracy High football is back in the mix, on a five-game winning streak after losing to two Bay Area [...]

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Stats and Breakdown: Chavez tops Edison

Chavez High football is on the brink of history. The Titans (5-2, 2-0 San Joaquin Athletic Association) are a win away from their second winning season in program history (the school opened in 2005), three wins away from the winningest season ever, and two wins away from the first-ever league championship in program history. It’s [...]

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St. Mary’s enters Cal-Hi Sports NorCal bowl rankings

St. Mary’s High football is getting some much deserved love for beating Los Gatos on Friday. The Rams (3-1) have made Cal-Hi Sports Top 15 NorCal Div. I bowl rankings after being on the bubble for multiple weeks, in at No. 14. Check out the story itself if you’re a Gold Club Member, as a [...]

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