The piece of binder paper is slightly wrinkled. Surprisingly, it's still rather white after being stored in a manila envelope for about seven years. On the sheet are words written by an 11-year-old boy.
Though I grew up in the Central Valley, I knew very little about Turlock. I knew it had a college, a couple high schools, good places to eat and shop … and that was about it. Call me naïve back then.
The first two sets were a breeze.
MODESTO - It wasn't much of a challenge, not because Pitman High boys water polo faced a much lesser opponent.
MODESTO - In Saturday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division I opening round match against Modesto High, there was a sequence that made veteran Turlock High boys water polo coach Steve Feaver think, "Oh, wow."
Last week, the Pitman High and Turlock High football teams produced a Harvest Bowl classic.
AJ Derr is arguably the best athlete at Pitman High. If there was any doubt if he was or not, he changed that perception Friday night in one of the biggest games of the season - the 8th Harvest Bowl.
For the first few years, the main location of the Harvest Bowl trophy was on the Pitman High campus. But for the last four years, it's been moving from place to place like an unstable sports franchise.
STOCKTON - For golfers from Turlock High and Turlock Christian High, their season ended among the best golfers in the Sac-Joaquin Section.
HILMAR - In perhaps the biggest game since winning the 2008 Sac-Joaquin Section title, the Hilmar High football team knew what was at stake Friday night in the mega-showdown against Escalon High, which is best known as the defending state champ in Division III.
After Tuesday's loss to Golden Valley High, the Turlock High boys soccer team thought its hopes of a Central California Conference title were gone.
In front of hundreds of cheering fans, and as the night fell cold underneath the lit up Turlock sky, Steve Feaver took a dip into the swimming pool. With his clothes on.
When the season started, Turlock High girls water polo coach Sonja Raynes wasn't sure about her team.
Though seemingly out of breath, Ron Barton walked past race officials and other runners around the finish line area and found a tree to lean on - well beyond his team's designated park tables, while other finishers slapped hands and talked about their performance.
Sean Downs, the tough and relentless Turlock High sophomore who quarterbacked the Bulldogs to a playoff berth, is out for the season.