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Greenhorn Creek to host junior golf tournament

The first annual Calaveras Junior Open will debut starting Monday, August 10 at Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp. The tournament, part of the Junior Golf Association of Northern California’s (JGANC) schedule, will conclude at nearby Saddle Creek Resort the following day. “We’re excited to be hosting these talented junior golfers and offer them a chance [...]

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Jed Sprague trades Pacific baseball for Nevada

Jed Sprague was left with a decision to make. Sprague, a freshman baseball player with Pacific, saw his father Ed Sprague Jr. resign as Tigers head coach June 30 after 12 seasons on the job. Check back with The Record and later this week for the full story on Jed Sprague and his transfer [...]

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St. Mary’s girls basketball leaves TCAL

Lincoln, Tokay, Lodi, West and Tracy girls basketball can all exhale. St. Mary’s, after a reign of terror in the Tri-City Athletic League — the Rams are 59-0 against those teams in the past decade — is dropping its league affiliation and becoming an independent “freelance” team, just like fellow Stockton program Brookside Christian. Rams [...]

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Top 5 Prep Football Nonleague Games

  The high school football nonleague season can be a bizarre match-up of different teams with different styles from different cities or even different sections. Before the new San Joaquin Athletic Association and Tri-City Athletic League were formed, the preseason was at least a good time for rivals like St. Mary’s and Lincoln, West and [...]

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Top 50 Football Players Countdown: Nos. 25-31

Being ranked as a Top 50 returner for The Record’s coverage area, in Stockton, San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode, is difficult enough. If you’ve made it this far, then you’ve already made your mark at the varsity level and then some. In the fourth  installment of my returner rankings, a Top 50 Football [...]

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Oakland A’s trades feeding Stockton Ports

Ever since a scintillating June, the Stockton Ports have been playing mostly .500 baseball. But in the past week, the big league club and general manager Billy Beane have helped rejuvenate their roster. Last Wednesday, the A’s dealt ace-caliber lefty Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros. Ironically, Stockton, an Oakland affiliate, was at Lancaster, a [...]

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Pacific baseball coach Neu bringing in new staff

Mike Neu, the new Pacific baseball coach who was hired Monday, said today in a text message that he’ll bring on an entirely new set of assistants for his staff. That means Mike McCormick, the Tigers’ pitching coach and former coach Ed Sprague Jr.’s top assistant, will be gone, as will young assistant Joey Centanni, [...]

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Top 50 Football Players Countdown: Nos. 32-38

We’re getting into serious territory. In the third installment of my returner rankings, a Top 50 Football Players Countdown, we have impact defenders, dangerous wide receivers and more. With that in mind, my rankings are set to continue with Nos. 32-38. This time, we have seven players from the cities of Stockton and Tracy. My [...]

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First Reaction: Pacific hires Neu as baseball coach

Word came trickling through Twitter on Sunday night that the University of the Pacific had hired its 17th head baseball coach in program history. And it turned out to be former Cal pitching coach Mike Neu, a 37-year-old, former big league pitcher and native of Napa. I spoke to Neu for the first time this [...]

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Alexander siblings commit to Cal State Stanislaus

Elisabeth and Dylan Alexander, sister and brother and graduates of Weston Ranch High School, will both play college basketball south on Highway 99, at NCAA Division II Cal State Stanislaus. Elisabeth Alexander graduated this spring, and was a second-team All-Area selection for The Record. Dylan Alexander graduated in 2013, after scoring 18 points and helping [...]

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