Windemuth to be honored Wednesday
Former players and friends will honor the late Dick Windemuth with a first-pitch ceremony at Enochs High's baseball field Wednesday at 3 p.m. Jim Enochs, the school's namesake and Modesto City Schools superintendent who retired last year, spearheaded the movement to name the field after Windemuth, a longtime area baseball coach. After the ceremony, Enochs High will play a Modesto Metro Conference game against Modesto High. Windemuth coached at Modesto and Davis, and event organizer Kenn Cunningham said all of Dick Windemuth's former players are invited to attend.
Former Oakdale star dominates for Bears
Former Oakdale High star Marissa Drewrey helped lead the Cal softball team to a perfect 5-0 record and a Capital Classic Championship over the weekend. Drewrey (13-4) compiled a 4-0 record and 0.72 ERA at the Sacramento tournament, striking out 38 batters in 29 innings. She had shutout wins over nationally-ranked Ohio State and Oklahoma. Cal (25-9) has won 17 of its last 19 with Drewrey as the star pitcher. The Bears clinched their third Capital Classic title with a 5-2 win over Nevada on Sunday.
USOC on boycott: Worst idea ever
Sticking with a stance it's taken all along, the U.S. Olympic Committee reiterated that an American boycott of the Beijing Olympics is completely out of the question. "Put together a ranking of the worst ideas ever conceived and 'Olympic boycott' would be at the top of that list," USOC spokesman Darryl Seibel said. "Other than unnecessarily and unfairly punishing athletes, Olympic boycotts accomplish absolutely nothing." Calls for a boycott date to 2006, and though none has been heeded, the recent violence in Tibet has brought a new wave of protests over China's handling of the situation.