RICHARDSON NEW NUTS’ GENERAL MANAGER
Tyler Richardson, a Modesto native and part of the Modesto Nuts front office since 2005, has been promoted to general manager. The CSU Stanislaus grad has been a Nuts’ assistant GM since October 2010. Mike Gorrasi, the GM for eight seasons, has been promoted to executive vice president of HWS Baseball – the parent company of the Nuts, Mobile Bay Bears and Mahoning Valley Scrappers. In addition, assistant GM Ed Mack, who has overseen concessions for the Nuts since 2008, has been promoted to vice president of HWS Beverage and will oversee concessions in both Modesto and Mobile.
MJC MEN, WOMEN SOCCER OPEN NORCAL SATURDAY
The Modesto Junior College men's and women's soccer teams will be separated by only about a half-hour drive Saturday during road games in the second round of the Northern California playoffs. The men (12-3-5), seeded 11th, travel to 6th-seeded West Valley in Saratoga. The Pirates' Francisco Chavez enters the game with 20 goals and 44 points, third-best in California. Meanwhile, the 9th-seeded MJC women (10-6-5) go to Los Altos Hills to face 8th-seeded Foothill. Coach Steve Aristotelous has led both programs this season with help from assistants Sebastian Gutierrez, Hugo Valadez and Chris Ibanez. Both games begin at 2 p.m.
EU’S RILEY IS 33RD AT STATE GOLF TOURNEY
East Union High sophomore Brooke Riley, the only Stanislaus District qualifier at the CIF Girls State Golf Championships, shot a 10-over-par 81 at Quail Lodge in Carmel and tied for 33rd out of a field of 54. Riley, who placed third at NorCals, lost momentum via pair of triple bogeys Wednesday. Torrey Pines won the state title and Mira Costa's Andrea Lee was medalist with a 4-under 67.
ALL-STAR WATER POLO GAMES PIT MMC, CCC
The top high school senior water polo players from the Modesto Metro Conference and the Central California Conference will square off in an all-star match on Saturday in Turlock. The four-match event, pitting the Stanislaus District’s large-school conferences, will start at 2 p.m. at Turlock High School’s Steve Feaver Aquatics Center. The four games will pit first- and second-team all stars in both boys and girls. Cost is $5. For more information, email Joe Bernardi of the Turlock Bulldogs Aquatic Boosters at jbernardi