OAKDALE - It was an ideal way to start.
All the boys had left to do was run another 400 meters. This was what James Peterson, the new Turlock High football coach, wanted in order to successfully conclude the voluntary summer workout at Joe Debely Stadium on a warm Tuesday morning.
It wasn't easy to stand out, considering the number of athletes from across the country competing in the USA Youth Outdoor Championships at Eastern Michigan University. Athletes from Florida, Texas, California, Michigan were all there.
A number of local track and field athletes warmed up at the University of Michigan on Thursday morning. They ran around the track that helped produced All-Americans and walked across the football field of one of the most storied programs at the college level.
Here's a neat little concept: Round up all the best football players in Stanislaus District, have them put on helmets and pads for the first time in a long time and see what transpires knowing that this might be the final chance to impress college scouts.
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.
It's not an easy assignment to name all the sports Ben Culala has coached at Turlock High over the years.
Delhi High has a new volleyball coach for the 2014 season. Valley local, Lauren Ruell, who graduated from Buhach Colony in 2005 and then went on to play volleyball at Merced Junior College, is the Hawks' new head coach.
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