Delta football earns bowl bid

November 20, 2015 8:05 pm0 comments
Phillip Kimble dives for the end zone pylon for a touchdown.

Rally leads to 42-35 victory over rival Modesto Jr. College The Delta College Mustangs (6-4, 4-1 Valley Conference) rallied past the Modesto Junior College Pirates (5-5, 2-3 Valley Conference) with a score of 42-35 at DeRicco Field on Nov. 14. The win helped the Mustangs clinch the team’s first postseason […]

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Water polo prepares for Big 8 run

November 6, 2015 7:04 pm0 comments
Water polo prepares for Big 8 run

Women’s Water Polo ended its stellar season on Oct. 28 with a 12-8 victory over the American River College Beavers (8-11). The win was the 20th of the season, and capped a 20-4 record overall. Sophomore Brooke Mahoney put together a solid season with 31 goals, 22 assists and 21 steals. […]

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Mustang’s ready to stampede

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Delta College Men and Women’s basketball teams are set to begin play on Nov. 6 and 7. Both programs have brought success in the form of 35 combined conference championships dating back to 1963, according to deltacollege.edu. The Lady Mustangs, led by Gina Johnson in her 20th season as head […]

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Lady Mustangs look to repeat as Big 8 champs

October 26, 2015 9:30 pm0 comments

The lady Mustangs are off to a 6-1 start in the Big 8 Conference. “The Big 8 this year has overall really improved,” said sophomore Kirstin Kielhold. “Every team we really have to take seriously and that we kind of learned that a little bit slowly, but we have taken […]

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Football falls in Valley Conference opener

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Delta running back Evan Owens runs for a big gain during the Mustangs 56-20 defeat to Chabot on Oct. 17. PHOTO BY ANGEL GUERRERO

Delta College football team (2-4, 0-1 Valley Conference) were defeated 56-20 by the Chabot Gladiators (4-2, 1-0) at Lawrence A. DeRicco Field on Oct. 17. “It’s the first game of Valley conference play and we went into it after a bye week feeling really optimistic,” said Delta Head Coach Gary […]

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Teenage boxer pounds competition

October 23, 2015 7:20 pm0 comments
LITTLE ROCKY: Gabriel Flores Jr. takes in a sparring session with his father, Gabriel Sr., at Los Gallos gym where
the teen is preparing for a January tournament. PHOTO BY ZACHARIAH MERCES-SPINDLER

As the old saying goes, there’s always a diamond in the rough, and Stockton has found it’s diamond in the boxing world. At Los Gallos Boxing Academy on North Broadway in Stockton, 15-year old Gabriel Flores Jr. is shining bright. The young boxer has won nine national titles already. At […]

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Women score big in tourney

October 9, 2015 8:23 pm0 comments
Women score big in tourney

After starting the season with some up and downs, the Lady Mustangs Water Polo team found its rhythm in the water by winning seven in a row, including four at the San Diego Mesa Tournament. “We didn’t have a lot of preparation because we had some conference games three weeks […]

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Heat rises in Stockton

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Heat rises in Stockton

Professional hockey has been prominent in Stockton, California since 2005 when the Stockton Thunder of the East Coast Hockey League came to the 209. Ten years later and a new era will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the form of the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey […]

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Football no longer pushovers

October 3, 2015 6:17 pm0 comments

At 2-3 the Delta College Mustangs football season has seen much improvement from seasons past so far. However, inconsistency seems to be the team’s main flaw. After opening the season by upsetting the No. 20 ranked Santa Rosa College (3-2) on the road, the Mustangs then dropped back-to-back games to […]

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Lady Mustangs 7-0 record best start in school history

September 26, 2015 12:44 am0 comments

The Delta College women’s soccer team held on for a 1-0 victory over Folsom Lake College Falcons improving to 7-0 on Sept. 19 at Gardemeyer Field. “We expected a very physical game,” said sophomore forward/defender Rachel Sianez. “We expected this to be our toughest game of preseason …” With the […]

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Baseball on notice: Fans’ lives matter

September 24, 2015 6:47 pm0 comments
Baseball on notice: Fans’ lives matter

Entering a baseball stadium, fans usually have two thoughts in mind: Get on television or catch a foul ball. The excitement of getting a free souvenir ball drives fans to a mini riot wherever it lands. However, danger is also a possibility as soon as the ball leaves the bat. […]

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SaberCats roar to championship at Stockton Arena

September 4, 2015 7:05 pm0 comments
SaberCats roar to championship at Stockton Arena

The San Jose SaberCats captured its first championship, since 2007, by defeating the Jacksonville Sharks, 68-47 in Arena Bowl XXXVIII at Stockton Arena on Aug. 30. The Sharks (12-9) led the SaberCats (20-1) 33-27 at the half, yet weren’t able to take control in the second half. San Jose took […]

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Sports facilities renovated over summer

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Sports facilities renovated over summer

The Delta College athletic department did some renovating to Joe Blanchard, Marcopulos Gym and the weight training room during the summer intersession. The biggest changes people will notice are the gym floors. “What you generally do every year with basketball courts, is you light sand them,” said Athletic Director Daryl […]

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49ers, Raiders fill needs in NFL draft, Delta standout among rookie class

May 11, 2015 10:58 pm0 comments

Now that all seven rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft are in the books, we can take a deeper look into what local teams have done to improve. After an underwhelming 3-13 season last year, the talent-depleted Oakland Raiders needed to draft well to compete. With the fourth overall pick the Raiders selected Amari […]

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Ports honor Stockton native Braden

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WELCOME HOME:
Dallas Braden signs autographs for his hometown fans on May 2 at Banner Island Ballpark. PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

Fans showed up to Banner Island Ballpark on May 2 to watch the Stockton Ports honor one of the city’s own. Former Ports and Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden had his jersey retired and threw out the first pitch before the Ports game against the San Jose Giants. “It’s unbelievable […]

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Baseball players make the grade

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Baseball players make the grade

The Delta Mustangs baseball team is ranked No. 1 in the nation. Two players are balancing the responsibilities of being on a winning team with school duties. Outfielder Lance Berringer and first baseman Zach Perugi don’t have a problem with keeping grades up and playing baseball. The two are all […]

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