FROM THE FORUM
What readers are saying on The Bee's forum at forums.modbee.com:
Edison of Fresno played Merced in Week 2, while Edison was under investigation by the CIF. After it was cleared, the Fresno Bee quoted an Edison math teacher saying that he gave a football player an F grade, which was later changed without his permission to an A. Thursday, the Fresno Bee ran another story where an assistant principal backed up what the teacher was saying:
"What concerns me the most is the CIF Central Section investigated and found nothing wrong. This means that either the CIF is complicate toward one of their premier teams or one or more people that are in a position of power at Edison High School lied to keep a kid eligible and the program afloat. If true, the principal should be removed from his job and have his credentials suspended or revoked. Why do we have a governing body like the CIF if they can't even hold an investigation and find these types of gross infractions? This should carry some stiff penalties for both Edison High School and the district that has employed these people. Most importantly this damages the reputation of any student athlete who has ever attended Edison High School. I feel terrible for the teachers, coaches and students who are doing things the right way." GVENVY
A weekly topic on everybody's predictions for football games involving WAC teams generally spawns discussions about how those teams will finish in league, like this one:
"Gustine will defeat Waterford. They have a renewed spirit and are on a roll. They should do OK in league play, defeating both Livingston and Orestimba, but I think that is where they will end their success. Hilmar has proven themselves to be a good team this year and will not finish less than third. Patterson and CC will take the top two spots." westsidechick
TOP OF THE DAY
One of the top girls water polo tournaments in the western United States -- the 30th Annual Western States Invitational -- kicks off at sites across the Stanislaus District. Nearly every local girls water polo team is participating. Johansen coach Brent Bohlender said as many as 16 college coaches will be watching players today. Action begins at 7:30 a.m. For a full schedule, go to www.modesto-stanislauswp.com.
The Holy Bowl -- the annual football matchup between St. Mary's of Stockton and Central Catholic -- kicks off at Central's David Patton Field at 7:30 p.m. Watch for a shootout as both teams are scoring loads of points this season.
See Will DeBoard's predictions
30th Annual Western States Invitational (at all Modesto HS pools, Oakdale, Ceres, Turlock and MJC), all day. For full schedule see www.modesto-stanislauswp.com.
STATS & STARS
Shawnee Martinez, Enochs golf: Shot a 4-over-par 40 at Creekside as the Eagles beat Davis 263-320.
Bianca Pallotta, Beyer tennis: Held off Downey's Jordan Flora 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 in their No. 1 singles match as Beyer beat Downey 5-2.
Emily Blair, Enochs tennis: After losing her first set, came back to beat Amanda Gonzalez 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in their No. 2 singles match as the Eagles beat Davis 4-3.
-- WILL DeBOARD