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, was led by Turlock High graduate Tommy Mendonca, the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
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.
Cal State Stanislaus junior Dawson Vorderbruegge was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District track and field/cross country team last week. He is among 10 student-athletes in NCAA Divsion II and III to be named to the College Division District VIII team.
Stesha Brazil and her University of Houston softball team made a nice turnaround after losing to Oklahoma State in Friday's NCAA Division I Stillwater Super Regional opener. The Cougars entered Saturday knowing they needed to win two straight games in order to advance to the College World Series for the first time in program history.
Mark Erickson was a fixture in Cal State Stanislaus track and field, as he was usually seen near the hammer throw or shot put rings at track meets. That was certainly the case last week when the NCAA Division II Championships were held at Al Brenda Track at Warrior Stadium.
Stesha Brazil and her University of Houston softball team is in a tight spot. If the Cougars don't win both of their games today in the NCAA Stillwater Super Regional against Oklahoma State, the Cougars' season - along with their hopes of reaching the College World Series for the first time in program history - will end.
Coming off a run in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament, the Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball has added four players for the upcoming fall season. Earlier this week, coach Larry Reynolds announced the signings of junior college transfers Vincent Fuller (El Camino College in Torrance), Joe Malone (El Camino College) and Donald Gaines (Southwestern College in San Diego) and nearby Amador High standout Clinton Tremelling.
Cal State Stanislaus women's tennis junior Verena Preikschas has won another academic award. The two-time All-American and two-time all-conference all-academic honoree was named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District Women's At-Large Team on Thursday.
Cal State Stanislaus athletes Alycia Wagner and Rashee Dean both made the final cut to compete at the Division II National Track & Field Championships to be held at Al Brenda Track at Warrior Stadium on May 26-28.
Senior pitcher Andrew Stueve was named to the Division II All-West Region second team on Tuesday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Senior pitcher Andrew Stueve was named to the All-California Collegiate Athletic Association first team on Wednesday as it was voted by the head coaches and announced by the conference office.
The Cal State Stanislaus track and field athletes put on impressive showings at last week's California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships at the Al Brenda Track at Warrior Stadium - finishing with conference titles, better provisional marks and personal bests.
Wes Bartole notched another double-double and Tyler Barber scored 16 points on Thursday as they led the Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball team to another run-away win. This time it was over Notre Dame de Namur, 72-56.
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