Cal State Stanislaus is mourning the death of Jim Bowen, a man who was a mentor to students, taught physical education for four decades and guided the Warriors to two national championships during his 25-year coaching career. He died Thursday after a long illness.
Three former local prep stars will be making appearances on college football's biggest stages in the next few weeks, and at least one of them will have a major role on his respective team.
The Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and were able to answer goal for goal through the first half of their California Collegiate Athletic Association opener against Cal State Monterey Bay Friday night. But the Otters opened the second half strong with a layup by junior guard Michelle Santizo, which led to back-to-back three-pointers to raise CSUMB's lead to 51-36. A lay-up by Santizo gave the Otters their largest lead of the game, 53-36. CSUMB went on to earn a 58-44 victory.
In the past few weeks, he has been a major part of the Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball team that produced win after win in regular-season play and welcomed a new coach in Larry Reynolds who has a history of making teams into championship contenders. And personally, he was named as his league's best player this week after a solid weekend that saw him average nearly a double-double.
The Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team received a special package last week.
Northwest Nazarene used a strong second half to pull away from the Warriors as the Crusaders defeated the Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team 79-58 during the feature game of the Thanksgiving Classic on Friday in Nampa, Idaho.
Last spring, former Pitman High pitcher Nathan Gonzalez got what can be considered as an "unofficial visit" to Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. But there was a twist: He was throwing for St. Mary's College of California in Moraga at the time.
At Hilmar High, Nate Costa did a lot of big things with the football. He was the quarterback who earned all-state selection three times and led the Yellowjackets to the conference championship in 2005, when Hilmar posted a 12-1 record.
After winning their only two exhibition games and having a two-week break, the Stanislaus women's basketball players will be back on the court and playing in their first regular-season contest on Friday.
Last spring, Turlock High softball pitcher/infielder Morgan Riddick produced the kind of season that granted her many accolades, including being named the Central California Conference's co-MVP.
The Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball team used a balanced attack and put on a second-half surge as the Warriors defeated American Sports University, 96-74, Friday night at Warrior Arena.
Cal State Stanislaus soccer players Victor Regalado and Lisa Garcia both had impressive years, and they were honored earlier this week by being selected to the all-region teams.
Samantha Bertomen had a goal in mind when she first stepped through the doors of the Turlock High gym.
At this point in the season, with two exhibition wins under their belts and the next game not until after Thanksgiving, the Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball players and coaches are playing the waiting game. They're eagerly awaiting to hear if the NCAA will approve three transfers who could possibly change everything this season.
There's no denying that this is a new era for the Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball program.
The Journal tracked down Turlock High graduate and former Bulldog basketball standout Travis Souza fresh off his final game for the University of California, Irvine, where he made school history. Here's what Souza had to say:
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