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, 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.