Tom Mendonca's professional debut wasn't exactly noteworthy but he quickly made up for it the following day.
When rocks turned into faces, I knew the end was near. They were glowing in the dark, soon after the light from our only flashlight ran across their ghostly stares.
Colin Kaepernick is one of the best pitchers in Pitman High history, but people around him knew he had other intentions when he was competing in Turlock. Football was his passion and he carried that with him to the University of Nevada - though he could have gotten a scholarship to play college baseball, according to one coach.
Sixteen teams weighed in five fish limits with most of those teams reporting catching less than eight keepers during the last event of the 2009 Anglers Choice Motherlode Semi-Pro Team season held on June 13 in a night tournament at Don Pedro.
Everything seems to be falling into place for Bradin Hagens, a local product that finished his sophomore season at Merced College with the school's first conference championship in 23 years.
There's no way anyone could have predicated that Tom Mendonca was going to be this good of a baseball player.