During his early days on the Turlock High water polo team, Zac Young had the mentality not a lot of others around him carried, one coach said. He was all about defense. Not about shooting and attacking all the time, taking attention away from his teammates.
There's no way anyone could have predicated that Tom Mendonca was going to be this good of a baseball player.
Dana Taylor, who took the Oregon State men's soccer team to national prominence with two NCAA Division I Championship appearances while producing 50 all-conference players and a number of All-Americans, will try his luck in Turlock.
After a national search, Cal State Stanislaus announced it has hired former Long Beach State men's basketball coach Larry Reynolds as someone who will guide the Warriors to national prominence.
I have only physically been to one hockey game.
Just the other day, Steve Feaver had a pleasant look on his face while watching his granddaughter, Molly, blow air into a plastic frog. It was one of those inflatable toys used to float two-year-olds in a backyard pool, something that will help her learn how to swim.
At some point, the magic was going to die.
LeBron James was a poor sport last weekend, failing to shake hands with the Orlando Magic after his Cleveland Cavaliers were shunned the chance for an NBA Championship after losing in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. He decided to walk through the tunnel of Amway Arena - the Magic's home court - with his head down, avoiding any kind of human contact, and on to the locker room.
It's not an easy assignment to name all the sports Ben Culala has coached at Turlock High over the years.