The Central Catholic Raiders have won three consecutive state football titles, an unprecedented feat in the Stanislaus District. Their march to No. 3 was ranked The Modesto Bee’s No. 1 local sports story of the year.
The Modesto Junior College women’s golf team had a tough act to follow after its Big 8 Conference title, second place at NorCals and fourth in the state in 2013. So far, the Pirates are making good on their potential by seizing their second straight league championship.
The St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants have become the most consistent powers in the National League. Another chapter of their rivalry begins today in the start of the League Championship Series.
The San Francisco 49ers apparently have a coach in Jim Harbaugh who wins games while he alienates his bosses. Despite persistent stories to the contrary, the team appears to be on his side. Their victories the last two weeks, especially Sunday over Kansas City, showed a team on the same page as its head coach.
Oakdale’s Mabel Wong rubbed elbows with the rich and famous during her memorable week at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. She and Champions Tour pro Billy Andrade finished in a tie for 10th place in the pro-junior division.