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Know Thine Enemy: Ayala Bulldogs

When you hear that the Manteca boys basketball team’s CIF State championship matchup is against a team from Chino Hills, it might drop your jaw to the ground. After all, Chino Hills High is the No. 1-rated high school basketball team in the nation, and faces Concord-De La Salle for a CIF State Open Division [...]

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New Heat goalie has other talents

The Heat signed goaltender Mark Owuya toa Professional Tryout (PTO) contract on Friday, taking him from the roster of the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies. He’s an experienced guy, but there’s some interesting things about him which has nothing to do with hockey. His brother, Sebastian, played for the Stockton Thunder in 2011-2012. and Mark, a native [...]

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By the Numbers: Pacific baseball’s preseason

It’s serious business now. The Pacific baseball team has wrapped up its preseason games, and enters West Coast Conference play at BYU Thursday through Saturday. The Tigers (6-10) have had a stronger start than a year ago, though with a more realstic schedule. Here’s a “By the Numbers” look at what Pacific’s done so far, [...]

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Know Thine Enemy: Bishop O’Dowd Dragons

The Manteca boys basketball team is 32 minutes away from the program’s, and the city’s, first CIF Northern California championship. What stands in the Buffaloes’ way? Well, just the defending Open Division champion. No. 2 Manteca faces eighth-seeded Oakland-Bishop O’Dowd in the CIF NorCal Division III title game at 8 p.m. Saturday at American Canyon [...]

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Boys Basketball Player of the Year Watchlist

The Sac-Joaquin Section basketball playoff brackets will be unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 18. With that in mind, here’s a long list for The Record’s All-Area Player of the Year Watchlist. Not every team posts statistics on MaxPreps.com, so we went with names only, partially because there are so many who are in the mix. We [...]

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Boys Basketball Power Rankings: Vol. VI

The St. Mary’s boys basketball team doesn’t have the dazzling raw talent of section- or league-championship teams past. Yet this group gets every single cent out of this season, and that continued last week. St. Mary’s topped West 70-66 Wednesday in Tracy, sweeping the Wolf Pack in their Tri-City Athletic League series and forcing a [...]

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Girls Basketball Power Rankings: Vol. IV

From the first possession, you knew it was the kind of game that St. Mary’s thrives in. The first half of the St. Mary’s-Lincoln girls basketball rivalry featured 28 total fouls, and a wash of sloppy-but-intense transition defense, steals and errant passes. The Rams live for that chaos. Sure enough, St. Mary’s strolled to a [...]

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The Record’s Girls Basketball Stat Leaders

We’re well into league play for girls basketball in Stockton, San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode, so without further ado, here are the top five statistical leaders for points, rebounds and assists per game from area players: (For purposes of keeping these players even closer to home, the two Mother Lode League teams I’m [...]

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St. Mary’s football schedules St. John Bosco

My eyes almost popped out of my head. I was standing at the Chavez-McNair wrestling dual meet tonight, working on a feature story on Eagles senior Roman Romero, when I saw a new tweet from St. Mary’s star lineman Popo Aumavae. The St. Mary’s football team had added Bellflower-St. John Bosco to its schedule. For [...]

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Boys Basketball Power Rankings: Vol. III

Thanks to Jaelen Ragsdale, the Cougars protected their perch atop my Boys Basketball Power Rankings for large schools in Stockton, San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode. Ragsdale, a Weston Ranch senior guard, scored 21 of his game-high 34 points in the fourth quarter, leading to a come-from-behind 72-68 victory over fellow Valley Oak League [...]

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