The Pirates senior running back continued his monster start to the season on Sept. 9 when he rushed for 379 yards and four touchdowns to lift Pittsburg to a 48-25 win over visiting Serra-San Mateo. Thompson wasted no time getting in on the action as he had three carries for 77 yards on the team’s game-opening drive, scoring on a 38-yard run.
In his first varsity start at quarterback, Curry showed no signs of fear or uncertainty with the program’s high-powered offense resting on his right arm. In fact, Curry turned in the second-best debut for any QB in Folsom history with 564 yards passing and six TDs. He connected on 35 of 42 passes and tossed all six of his scoring strikes in the first half as the Bulldogs opened up a 41-16 lead over Idaho state football power, Coeur d’Alene.
The Trojans' right-hander was selected to the Athletics' Northern California team that will compete in the 2016 Area Code Games during the second week of August. Denholm was outstanding in his junior season for Oak Ridge, compiling a 10-1 record and 0.71 ERA to go along with three shutouts and one save. Those efforts helped lead his team to a Sierra Foothill League title and a berth in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North finals against Elk Grove. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound hurler earned a spot on the Area Code Games roster by impressing scouts during the tryout process. The Area Code Games features eight regional teams that will play August 6-10 at Blair Field in Long Beach to determine a sole winner.
Building off the momentum he established during a phenomenal postseason for the Spartans this spring, McCarthy recently qualified for the PGA Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae taking place from July 28-31 in Hayward. McCarthy earned the entry by shooting a 4-under-par 67 at the 2016 Junior Tour Ellie Mae Classic Qualifier at TPC Stonebrae on June 26. He was the only qualifier from that day’s event.
The Matadors’ University of Florida-bound star won the 200-yard freestyle final in 1 minute, 33.7 seconds at the NCS Championships on May 14. The time set a national high school record that would stand for only a handful of hours. Santa Margarita-Rancho Santa Margarita swimmer Grant Shouls won the Southern Section 200 freestyle final in 1:33.26 later that...
The outfielder/pitcher, Dylan Carlson, has been big for the Thundering Herd in taking sole possession of first place in the highly-competitive Delta League. In a 14-1 victory over rival Davis, Carlson went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and 4 RBI. He also pitched a five-inning complete game in which he allowed just one hit and an unearned run.
Danielle Williams was the best pitcher in the East Bay as a freshman in 2015. So far in 2016, she’s making the case to be the best pitcher in the entire Bay Area. In a one week stretch from March 28-April 1, Williams pitched 18 no-hit, shutout innings with 42 strikeouts. She tossed four innings of a combined no-hitter in a 12-0 win over Monte Vista-Danville on March 29 before throwing back-to-back no-hitters against California-San Ramon on March 31 and Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland on April 1.
Despite a 31-27 loss to Marin Catholic-Kentfield in the North Coast Section Division IV semifinals, it was a historic season for both Ison and the Moreau Catholic football team.
The Troubadors’ goalkeeper held six-time defending champion Davis in check to help St. Francis win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship. Minor shut the Blue Devils out in the fourth quarter as junior Sally Ferguson scored twice in the final period to give the Troubadors a come-from-behind 6-5 victory.
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