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Bocce standings as of Friday, Dec. 18

The Martinez Bocce Federation Indoor Winter League consists of 63 teams for the inaugural league in excess of 500 players participating. The indoor courts are located at NorCal Courts, 360 Ferry St., Martinez, California. Standings current as of Friday, Dec. 18, 2015.

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Letter to our readers: I’ll be back shortly

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Martinez Tribune readers, I have penned this letter to let you all know that from Dec. 28, 2015, to Jan. 18, 2016, I will not be in town to cover sports at Alhambra. I’ll be on holiday in Europe during that time, and have found …

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Bulldog basketball beat down 45-37

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune When a game starts with a team putting up only four points in a quarter, it’s pretty clear they’re having an off night. Maybe their minds weren’t focused due to the winter break? Maybe the Albany team was just better? Fair questions due to the …

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Bulldog grapplers fall short in DFAL opener

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Bulldog wrestling team opened their Diablo Foothill Athletic League campaign with a shock loss to Acalanes on Thursday, Dec. 10. Coach Pep Roa said before the match that he and his athletes were still scouring the school to fill out their roster. The unfortunate …

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Bulldog basketball takes third place in Vacaville tourney

Last weekend (Dec. 8-10) the varsity boys basketball team headed out to Vacaville High School for three games in the “Honk” Williams Classic. It was a weekend they will surely never forget. In three days the Dogs were a part of three separate games in which the outcome of the …

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Dogs look to youth as an advantage

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Coach Rory Gentry’s possession-based attacking style of soccer has what he calls “checks and balances” that players must make to perform smart passes. Much like a government, the structure of his team’s style of play is also reflected in the style of leadership his captains …

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Bocce standings as of Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

The Martinez Bocce Federation Indoor Winter League consists of 63 teams for the inaugural league in excess of 500 players participating. The indoor courts are located at NorCal Courts, 360 Ferry St., Martinez, California. Standings current as of Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.

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Diaz preserves draw with man of the match effort

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune There is perhaps no better way to open the Diablo Foothill Athletic League’s last boys soccer campaign for Alhambra than by securing a draw and keeping a clean sheet against a tough opponent in Miramonte. With a superhuman effort from senior Jose Diaz in goal, …

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Injury-plagued Dogs fade late against Panthers

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune The Bulldogs are banged up right now. They’re missing three players to injuries, they lost a player who left the team, and they’re heading into a stretch where they’ll play six games in two weeks before league play. It’s going to get interesting. Their 70-52 …

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Alhambra capitalizes in road victory

By GERARDO RECINOS Martinez Tribune Blustery conditions don’t make for very attractive soccer games, but while the weather in the air was bitter cold Monday night, the temperature on the field was always rising. It was a classic case of a referee who had lost control of the game, but …

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