Intra-district season opener will feature two teams trying out female kickers. Junior Annika Blom could seize the job for Modesto, while Modesto Christian is auditioning all-around athlete Rachel Smith.
Former Modesto Christian linebackers Brandon Malone and Brock Andrew were inducted into the Ring of Honor on Friday evening. Both rose to the rank of Marine corporal before separate encounters with bombs in Afghanistan ended their military careers.
Dozens of Stanislaus District football teams participated in scrimmages Saturday as they get ready for the 2016 season opener Friday night. The Bee’s James Burns, Joe Cortez and John Westberg, and the Merced Sun-Star’s Shawn Jansen, Sean Lynch and Andrew Kuhn were all over the map to bring you snippets of info and images from various locales.
We’ve been told, by parents and fairy godmothers, nothing good happens after midnight. Cinderella returns to an ordinary life of servitude. Her carriage turns into a pumpkin, and the horses, so regal and strong, are reduced to mice. Out here, though, it’s quite the opposite. Out here, the extraordinary takes shape. Out here, a beast is born at 12:01 – the kind that thrives on camaraderie and thirsts for championships.
Rachel McWilliams, 4, spent nearly a week in a Sacramento hospital with severe head injuries following a three-vehicle collision in Redding, a horrific scene that parked everything: football, work, unpacking a new home, and yes, that scooter.
Two years ago, during the last realignment, the Mother Lode League tried to bar Sonora High School football from joining its ranks. As realignment begins to heat up again, two coaches have told Sonora’s Bryan Craig they wish the Wildcats played elsewhere.
Beyer won Modesto Metro Conference titles in football, wrestling and baseball during the 2015-16 school year with key contributions from a very determined junior class. Football coach Doug Severe can sense the best is yet to come for this group.
The Modesto Bee's James Burns and Joe Cortez discuss the latest news and notes impacting the four teams playing in this weekend's CIF state championship bowl games – Central Catholic, San Marino, Sierra and Chowchilla. (Brian Clarkfirstname.lastname@example.org)
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