One day, Dave Morgan was watching his Denair High boys basketball players hold a free-throw contest. Even in this supposedly fun activity, he became frustrated that they weren't sinking enough shots - so much so that he barked to his players, "Gimme that thing!"
Dave Morgan, one of the most successful boys basketball coaches in state history who guided Denair High to a section title in 1990, died on Monday. He was 89.
Turlock High graduate Tom Mendonca will be close to home once again, as his Bakersfield Blaze will open the North Division playoffs against the Modesto Nuts at John Thurman Field starting today at 7:05 p.m. in the best-of-three series.
Everyone expected Tom Brandstater's first NFL start on Thursday night to be exciting, but the Turlock High graduate made people's jaws drop.
The Denver Broncos quarterback situation is a mess, which is a good thing for Tom Brandstater.
MODESTO - Tom Mendonca was not in a rush to go anywhere.
It's back to football for Kevin Kramer.
On Saturday night, Denver Broncos rookie quarterback and former Turlock High standout Tom Brandstater wasn't restricted to the sidelines for three hours, as he was a week earlier. He finally got his chance to play in an NFL game, this one against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field in preseason action.
Scotsman Dario Franchitti (#10 Target Ganassi Racing) used his starting position on the pole to maximum advantage by leading wire-to-wire for the victory in Sunday's IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Sonoma on the tough 12-turn, 2.303-mile road course at Infineon Raceway.
Things were looking bleak for the 16-under U.S. National players, who found themselves in a rather deep hole against the Chinese Taipei baseball team.
SAN FRANCISCO - There is no way to know for sure what Tom Brandstater would have done with the football Friday night.
Quad Drag Results from Aug. 5
Stanislaus County Fair Motocross Results
CCPRA Rodeo Results from the Stanislaus County Fair
The inevitable is here: Tom Brandstater, the former Turlock High and Fresno State standout quarterback, will play in an NFL game. It will happen Friday, when his Denver Broncos face the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in preseason action at 7 p.m.
For the 10th straight year, the Modesto Junior College football staff will offer its annual Football Coaches Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
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