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.