Bart McAfee knows nothing comes easy in Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 softball playoffs. The Bears' 10-day layoff, the overnight stay in Sacramento for the 10 a.m. start and the fact that Merced's prom falls on the same night for the second straight year all form a kind of perfect storm of distraction.
Afolabi Olabode uncorked a throw of 59 feet, 8 inches to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 championship at Elk Grove High on Friday night. Golden Valley teammate Ryan Pust also won, the last one of the day, by clearing 15-1 in boys pole vault.Buhach Colony's 4x100 boys relay team of Matthew Moreno, Chandler Jefferson, DeAngelo Andrews and Jayce Webster finished first, tying the top time in the section this year with a time of 42.15 seconds.
There's no doubt where Greg Wakefield's focus will be when his Buhach Colony High baseball team takes the field tonight for its Sac-Joaquin Section third-round playoff game with league rival Pitman.
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Zach Bianchi pumped his fist as he reached first base. The Buhach Colony senior watched as his sinking line drive fell in center field for a base hit to plate Jonathan Ruiz with the eventual game-winning run.
There's no place like home for Winton racer Paul Stone.The wandering modified stock car driver will be back where his career started 15 years ago when Merced Speedway presents the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) Central Valley Clash on Saturday night.
Randy Pitcock, 22, rolling in the Monday Night Merchants league roll-offs, rolled the league high series, association high series, and his career high series with a 803.