Gabriel Bolton remembers the old days, when his Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer team played on a less-than-stellar field. It had a beatup scoreboard and was infested with gophers that dug dangerous holes when his players weren't storming the ground.
The Cal State Stanislaus volleyball players and coaches can all go to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Web site and discover that not a lot is expected from them.
Imagine allowing 21 shots - with six of them on target - and walking away in a good mood.
Both Cal State Stanislaus men's and women's teams have been chosen to finish somewhere in the middle of the North Division races in the upcoming 2009 California Collegiate Athletic Association seasons, according to polls of league coaches released earlier this week.
When Hamid Shirvani became the Cal State Stanislaus president four years ago, he looked at the university as sort of a project. He wanted to make things better. He had an agenda. He wanted to have the school earn recognition within the state while creating a college-town atmosphere.
It looks like it's going to be another long season for the Cal State Stanislaus volleyball team.
Teddy Schrier's first 18 holes on Monday morning at the USGA Amateur Qualifying Sectional event at Brookside Country Club in Stockton was "kind of average, nothing special," he said. He remembers feeling bittersweet after making a couple good shots along with a few mistakes.
Suppose you've been doubted all your life and people keep saying you've been doing the wrong thing, implying that your destiny lies somewhere else.
"It's nothing you haven't seen before." Those words were spoken from the opposing team's dugout to the batter. Nathan Gonzalez probably didn't hear one of the coaches say that, or even had the time to realize what the words really meant: Hanford, the opposing team, wanted to delay the inevitable.
Warrior Stadium will be abuzz with activity come November as the 2009 California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's and Women's Soccer Championships will be played at California State University, Stanislaus' home field.
Two Cal State Stanislaus track and field student-athletes were named to the USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic Track and Field team last week.
Aug. 9 is a very important date for Dana Taylor, the new Cal State Stanislaus men's soccer coach. That's the day when his players, who will likely have high expectations, report for the first day of training for the upcoming season.
The first thing to know about Sam Smith's performance at the 98th California State Amateur Championship at Lake Merced Golf Course in Daly City last week is that it wasn't heartbreaking or dissatisfying despite the ending.
Warriors' all-time career homerun and doubles leader Kyle Loretelli is one of three California State University, Stanislaus baseball players who were drafted in the 2009 MLB First Year Player Draft. Loretelli joins CSUS teammates Dakota Watts, who was taken in the 16th round (492nd pick overall) on June 10 by the Minnesota Twins, and Eric Federico, taken in the 39th round (1,171st pick overall) June 11 by the Colorado Rockies.
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.
The University of California Merced Golden Bobcats recently released its first official varsity athletic schedule.
Of the 451 student-athletes named California Collegiate Athletic Association All-Academic for the 2010-11 year, 35 of them are from Cal State Stanislaus. The list was released Tuesday.
For the third consecutive year, Cal State Stanislaus has been named the host of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's and Women's Soccer Championships, conference commissioner Robert J. Hiegert announced Tuesday.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced its postseason awards recently and the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors are well represented on its lists - for both athletic and academic accomplishments.
At the high school level, pitcher Vince Wheeland was a walking definition of the word "dominant." He had the size, the arm and the velocity to make batters think their time inside the batter's box was a short one.
After serving as an assistant coach for a professional club soccer team in South Africa, Morgan Cathey will join the coaching staff of the Cal State Stanislaus men's soccer in the fall to strengthen the Warriors' recent success.
Former Cal State Stanislaus pitcher Dakota Watts has been added to the South Division squad for the 2011 Florida State League All-Star Game, representing the Fort Myers Miracle of the High-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.
For the second straight year, Trevor Blair made the Division II PING All-America team as an honorable mention selection.
Cal State Stanislaus men's soccer coach Dana Taylor announced Friday that Paul Lekics has stepped down from his assistant coaching position to return to the Midwest for a coaching gig with the FCX Soccer Club in Barrington, Ill. Lekics was with the Warriors for two seasons.
Andrew Stueve, who recently wrapped up a stellar season with Cal State Stanislaus baseball, has signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals.
Former Cal State Stanislaus baseball standout Marquis Fleming has been named a 2011 Southern League All-Star. Fleming - a pitcher for the Montgomery (Alabama) Biscuits, the Class AA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays of the MLB - will play for the South Division on June 21 at Pringles Park in Jackson, Tenn.
Turlockers Matt Costa and Jeffrey Larson will compete in team roping in next week's College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., with the event taking place at the Casper Events Center from Monday to June 19. What's at stake? National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association titles and scholarships.
Today at Willow Bridge Books in Oakhurst, George Takata will hold a book signing from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to promote his new children's book, "TimeOut's Great Baseball Adventure: How Fresno State's Favorite Bulldog Helped the Diamond Dogs Win the College World Series," which tells the story of the Fresno State baseball team's greatest triumph through the eyes of its mascot, TimeOut. That campaign, which took place in 2008, ...
Add another academic achievement to the resume of Cal State Stanislaus women's tennis junior Verena Preikschas. The two-time All-American and two-time California Collegiate Athletic Association All-Academic honoree was named Thursday to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America Women's At-Large Third Team.
Turlock High graduate Vince Wheeland had a learning experience as a freshman pitcher on the Oklahoma State baseball team. Since he was a newcomer, he didn't get much action, but he was part of a team that went to the NCAA Division I Nashville Regional, where the Cowboys lost 9-2 to Troy and 3-2 to Belmont to end the season on Saturday.