Athletes make good with second chance

April 8, 2016 12:00 am0 comments
Tiara Tucker dribbles past half court as coach Johnson and team looks on at Joseph Blanchard Gymnasium. PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

Lady Mustangs Guards Tiara Tucker and Brittany Butler returned to the courts after suffering injuries that derailed their early college careers. Butler, 19, entered her freshman season eager to make up for lost time after missing last year with a kneecap dislocation. “There was no cartilage behind my kneecap and […]

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Staff writer’s picks top five all time NFL free agents

March 18, 2016 10:33 am0 comments

Jerry Rice to Oakland In the early 2000s the Raid- ers were Super Bowl contenders and with the addition of Rice the Raiders would go on to play in the 2002 Super Bowl. However, not even Rice could help the Silver and Black as they were defeated by former head […]

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Freshman pitchers starting off strong

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Freshman Nick Frank of Delta pitches a fastball to a Modesto Junior College opponent at Nick Cecchetti Field on March 9.

The Delta College baseball program opened Big 8 conference play on the shoulders of three undefeated freshmen starting pitchers. Redshirt freshmen Alex Dentoni and Lucas Vaughn, along with freshman Nick Frank have helped the Mustangs (16-1, 2-0 Big 8) obtain a No. 6 nationwide ranking from Perfect Game USA as […]

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Tennis star suspended

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On March 7, tennis star Maria Sharapova tested positive for a drug named “Meldonium” at the Australian Open. Meldonium is a blood flow drug used to treat ischemia and has been found to help capacity in patients. “One can feel a toning effect, one’s memory improves, thinking becomes faster, your […]

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Mustangs split weekend Conference doubleheader

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ALL THE RIGHT MOVES: Mustang Freshman Chase Bailey attempts to lay down a bunt. PHOTO BY ZACHARIAH MERCES-SPINDLER

On Mar. 12, The Mustangs’ Softball team began Big 8 Conference play with a doubleheader against the Sierra College Wolverines at Bucky Layland Softball Field. Entering Saturday’s contests, Sierra stood at 3rd place with a 14-3 record with Delta three slots beneath them in sixth place but not far behind […]

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Johnson continues to guide Mustangs to postseason

March 14, 2016 4:49 am0 comments
Johnson looks on as team prepares for tip-off against Fresno City College on March 2, 2016. PHOTO BY DELTA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Student-athletes come and go every two years at San Joaquin Delta College, but one thing remains the same every season for the women’s basketball program – a successful culture preached by head coach Gina Johnson. Johnson, 47, has led the Lady Mustangs since 1996, has piled up a record of […]

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Baseball team brings out the broom

March 3, 2016 8:28 pm0 comments

On Feb. 27, the Mustangs (11-1, Big 8) finished a three-game sweep of Napa Valley to keep pace in a com- petitive division. “We’re a good hitting team, there’s nobody that can beat us,” strong words from Delta Pitcher Lucas Vaughn. The Big 8 has four teams atop the division […]

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Farewell ‘Black Mamba’

February 19, 2016 10:54 am0 comments

Kobe Bryant’s importance in the NBA has affected future players. “The way he plays his game and the way he strategizes, I’m influenced. It’s more of the mental side of his game,” said Delta College basketball player Christian Allen. The Lakers acquired Bryant in a trade with the Charlotte Hornets […]

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Opening doors for athletes to move on

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MOVING ON: From left, Yesenia Piceno, Elizabeth Martinez, Rachel Sianez, Meghan Wallace, Amanda Lopez and Jessica Sanchez. PHOTO BY ADRIENNE SORENSON

The life of a student-athlete can be challenging, but young individuals combat this with support from their teammates, coaches, and the overall atmosphere that surrounds Delta College. Phillip Kimble, starting quarterback for the Mustangs from fall 2014-2015, is a student-athlete who used Delta to catapult himself to success by earning […]

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Softball team roughing up opponents

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Mustang pitcher Kristin Borst delivers a pitch. The Lady Mustangs are off to a 6-1 start. PHOTO BY ROBERT JUAREZ

Punxutawney Phil has stepped into the light and declared it an early spring in 2016, and what screams spring more than softball in February? Delta’s Softball team got a huge win but lost some valuable playing time. The Mustangs were set to face two opponents Saturday morning and afternoon on […]

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Royals win World Series over Mets

December 16, 2015 11:30 pm0 comments

After coming up short to the San Francisco Giants last year, the Kansas City Royals returned to the World Series and defeated the New York Mets in five games to claim the team’s second championship in franchise history. “To be able to win this is very, very special, with this […]

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Delta athletics end 2015 on high note

December 15, 2015 5:37 pm0 comments

The year of 2015 is in the record books for athletic teams at San Joaquin Delta College. The women’s soccer program led by Northern California Coach of the Year Adrienne Sorenson established two program records by going 15-4-3 throughout the season, and posting 15 shut-outs, that led state. The Lady […]

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Mustangs win Gridiron Classic over American River College

November 23, 2015 8:54 pm0 comments
Mustangs win Gridiron Classic over American River College

Delta College (7-4) claimed the Mustangs first bowl victory since 2012 against the American River College Beavers (7-4) with an overtime score of 24-17 at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 21. “I’m just really proud of them and thought they competed really hard,” said Head Coach Gary Barlow in his 11th […]

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Lady Mustangs complete best season in program history

November 20, 2015 8:11 pm0 comments
The Lady Mustangs huddle up after defeating DVC on Nov. 13 for the team's 15th victory.

The Delta College women’s soccer team (15-3-3, 8-3-3 Big 8) ended the regular season with a 2-0 shutout over the visiting Diablo Valley College Vikings (8-5-7, 5-4-5 Big 8) on Nov. 13 at University of the Pacific’s Gardemeyer Field. “This was the perfect way for us to end our conference […]

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Delta football earns bowl bid

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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 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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