In a game filled with highlights, Turlock High junior Kevin Kramer managed to make his mark. On Monday, he competed in USA Baseball as he was part of the Red Team that won 6-4 over the Blue Team at Goodwin Field on the campus of Cal State Fullerton. He finished the day going 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored to lead his team at the plate. Kramer, who was the starting shortstop last ...
Local junior golfers and sisters Esther and Kathleen Rojas have been picked to play in the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in California, an official PGA Champions Tour event, during Labor Day weekend.
A pair of Turlock High wrestlers competed in a national tournament recently and both ended their trip with good results.
HUGHSON - Therion Gregory jogged to the sidelines of the Hughson High football stadium, and took a couple sips of water. He looked back at the field and didn't see very much purple.
The pressure was on. Players from the Turlock High and Turlock Christian High football teams were competing against each other in 7-on-7 football under the hot sun Monday afternoon at Joe Debely Stadium, while a couple dozen people watched from the stands. Players knew this was one of a few chances in the summer to showcase their potential before the fall season.
OAKDALE - It was an ideal way to start. Hayden Baldwin, who's likely going to be Pitman High's starting quarterback in the fall, made a perfect toss down the right sidelines. Dominick Walker was on the other end of the 40-yard pass, as he impressed everyone with his end-zone speed. Right behind Baldwin at the 50-yard line was coach Brandon Harris, who was expressionless. But his heart was probably doing gymnastics. This was what he ...
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.
HILMAR - Hilmar High quarterback Andrew Olson couldn't have approached one of his most terrifying athletic moments in any other way, going full throttle despite the disappointing circumstances.
2010 record: 4-2 TVL, 6-5 overall
DENAIR - Inside his office, Denair High football coach Therion Gregory was fixing a helmet for one of his players. His office sits right next to the school's football field, so on this day, he has a clear view of his team practicing. At the moment, the Coyotes were stretching.
2010 record: 5-2 SL, 6-5 overall
Turlock Christian High football coach Rusty Lyon called over a couple members of his coaching staff. He wanted to ask them about a certain detail of one of last season's infamous injuries.
2010 record: 1-6 SL, 2-8 overall
As a group of parents and other supporters of the Turlock Youth Football League watched nearby, a Turlock High offensive lineman was on the verge of puking. He was down on one knee, his hand to his stomach.
2010 record: 3-2 CCC, 8-3 overall
The other day, Steve Feaver walked to his car after practice. Right before he stepped inside, he spotted a familiar face. It was one of Turlock High's campus maintenance employees, who made small talk with the Bulldogs boys' water polo coach.
This week signifies the beginning of the fall sports season. Athletes from Pitman High, Turlock High, Turlock Christian, Denair High and Hilmar High all worked out underneath the sun for the past two days, and they will continue on for the next few weeks. The first official game in any sport won't start until Aug. 26, so for now, footballers, tennis players, cross country runners, water polo athletes, golfers and ...
In June, Allison Kuchan graduated from Pitman High without truly knowing if she'd play softball at the college level - a childhood goal. A few weeks earlier, she helped lead the Pride's softball team to its first playoff game in the school's short history.
Now, it's time for some football.
Before entering every one of her wrestling tournaments, Alexia Moreno's goal is simple. She wants to do better than before.
On July 7, a group of Hilmar High students woke up with football on their minds. That's what happens when you're a Yellowjacket. They were in the middle of summer workouts, a very crucial element in preparing for the fall season. Their main focus were strengths and conditionings, with much of the responsibility sitting on the shoulders of assistant coach Franky Silveira.
NEWMAN - When it comes to the happenings of last season, the Turlock Christian High football program would rather not talk about it.