Former Turlock High and Fresno State standout Tommy Mendonca will make another semi-homecoming to John Thurman Field in Modesto, home of the Modesto Nuts. But these visits appear to be a little more special than the others.
Cal State Stanislaus and its surrounding areas are about 125 miles away from Pebble Beach. But during a recent four-day stay, Erick Justesen felt like it was 2007 and '08 again, when he was building his golfing legacy at Stanislaus.
Different day, same result. That pretty much sums up Erick Justesen's past two days at Pebble Beach, where the former Cal State Stanislaus golfer is a first-time participant at the prestigious U.S. Open, an event that attracts the best golfers in the world, from legends such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to upcoming stars.
Erik Justesen accepts his position in his sport.
Just days after his biggest NFL shakeup, Turlock High and Fresno State standout Tom Brandstater is back on his feet.
Back when he was at Denair High, Shawn Stuart's favorite place to show off his athleticism wasn't the baseball diamond. Instead, it was the basketball court. That's what his high school baseball coach, Ron Cornell, remembers of the now MLB First-Year Player Draft selection.
On Wednesday, a bit of magic happened in Eric Cendejas' life. He was visiting Anaheim, his hometown, and later on the day, he was walking around the city's main attraction, Disneyland - the most magical place in the world, according to numerous advertisements.
Former Cal State Stanislaus men's golfer Erik Justesen earned medalist honors at a sectional qualifier on Monday and has qualified for the USGA U.S. Open Championships at Pebble Beach.
Marquis Fleming, a former standout and second team All-American pitcher at Cal State Stanislaus, was added to the Florida State League All-Star team on Sunday.
In a move that didn't come as a complete shock - considering the amount of quarterbacks and experience surrounding him - Turlock High and Fresno State standout Tom Brandstater was let go by the Denver Broncos on Friday, months before his second NFL season.
Last summer, when he was volunteering his time at the Westside Ministries Sports Camp in Turlock, then-Fresno State football player Anthony Harding briefly talked about the possibility of playing in the NFL. He didn't say too much, considering he was training for the upcoming college football season and didn't want to look beyond his immediate task.
Don't mess with Tommy Mendonca, especially when he's in front of familiar faces. The challenger will get a tongue-lashing like no other.
MODESTO - As the majority of the 4,427 fans made their way out of John Thurman Field on Thursday night, the sky was lit up with fireworks. It was a rainbow of colors and people watched in awe, mouths opened. This display was, yes, icing on the cake.
The California Cougars of the Professional Arena Soccer League will play at Turlock Indoor Soccer on Sunday, as the Cougars out of Stockton face the Denver Dynamite. The match begins at 4 p.m.
Tommy Mendonca ended his first professional baseball season with big numbers, perhaps enough to exceed the expectations of a second-round selection in the 2009 MLB Draft.