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Local Digest: Downey to host 7-on-7 competition on Friday with several local schools

Highlights: Turlock 30 Downey 24

Turlock beat Downey 30-24 in a Central California Athletic League matchup on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at Joe Debely Stadium.
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Turlock beat Downey 30-24 in a Central California Athletic League matchup on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at Joe Debely Stadium.

With Dead Period beginning next week for most teams (although it officially begins July 8th), Downey is hosting a 7-on-7 competition on Friday at 6 p.m.

“Friday Knight Lights” will feature the Knights along with Escalon, Hughson, Pacheco, Sonora, Stagg, Turlock, and Waterford.

Turlock recently beat Downey in the semifinals of the UC Davis tournament and Escalon went 4-1 at the Battle of the Valley tournament hosted by Fresno State on June 22.

Cost of admission is $3.

Nuts catcher homers from both sides of the plate: Modesto Nuts catcher Cal Raleigh did something on Wednesday that only one MLB player has done this year: hit a home run from both sides of the plate.

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escober accomplished the feat on June 10.

Raleigh, the Nuts third-round pick in 2018, was 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs in a 6-5 loss to the San Jose Giants.

He homered from the left side in the fourth inning and right side in the eighth.

In his last 10 games, Raleigh is .353 with five home runs and 16 RBIs.

The Nuts are home for their next seven games beginning Thursday with a four-game series against the Visalia Rawhide followed by three against the Giants.

Eating disorders conference held next month in Bay Area: Signe Darpinian, a certified eating disorders specialist in Modesto, will participate in the “2019 Eating Disorders in Sport Conference” on July 19 and 20 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. Some topics that will be discussed include: The risk factors for developing an eating disorder and treatment interventions, including nutritional and medical management for athletes with eating disorders. For additional information, visit https://app.ce-go.com/edis2019/home.

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Julian A. Lopez has been covering local sports for The Modesto Bee since August 2018. He graduated from Arizona State in 2016 with a BA in Journalism.
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