Ron Agostini, The Modesto Bee

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The Modesto Bee

Modesto, CA, United States

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Past articles by Ron:

Ron Agostini: He started with carbon paper and ended with Facebook

Ron Agostini, the Modesto Bee sports writer and columnist for over 40 years, ends his career with a fond look back → Read More

Clutch jump: Modesto Christian's Warwick delivers PR for 2nd at CIF state meet

Modesto Christian graduate Nicole Warwick, sitting in fourth place going into her final attempt in the long jump, uncorked a personal best 20 feet, 2 3/4 inches to place second at the 99th CIF State Track Championships on Saturday night, June 3, 2017, at Clovis, Ca. → Read More

Final reunion: Maurice and Walljasper at Women’s College World Series

Johansen High graduate and UCLA senior Gabby Maurice wraps up an admirable career at the Women’s College World Series beginning Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Oklahoma City. Maurice, a leftfielder, has started in 225 of 228 games the last four years for the Bruins. → Read More

Going big early: MC’s Nicole Warwick keynotes day with big Masters win

Modesto Christian senior Nicole Warwick soared to a lifetime best 20 feet, 1/4-inch to win the long jump title at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field Championships at Elk Grove, Ca., on Friday, May 26, 2017. → Read More

State JC track: MJC’s Thompson and Gallego bring home titles

Modesto Junior College’s Matthew Gallego (hammer throw) and Michael Thompson (triple jump) came through with personal-best performances to win state titles at the State Community College Championships which ended Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Sacramento, Ca. → Read More

Season ends: Gregori golfers stumble in wind at Section Masters

The Gregori High golf team stumbled in the wind at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championship on Monday, May 15, 2017, at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton, Ca. The Jaguars, the Section Division I South champions, saw their season come to an end. → Read More

Together again: Modesto and the Amgen Tour of California on Monday

The Amgen Tour of California returns to Modesto for the first time in six years when the downtown area kicks off Stage 2 on Monday. The peloton will roll through two neutral circuits downtown before embarking on its 89.8-mile journey through the West Side and over the Diablo Range to San Jose. → Read More

Modesto teen wrote to Giants, 'Sign Melancon.' They did." 'Sign Melancon,' a Modesto teen wrote to the Giants. They did.

Grace Davis High sophomore Mark McFarlin has made an impression on the San Francisco Giants through his many handwritten letters to players and officials. The Giants heeded his advice, in fact, and signed relief pitcher Mark Melancon. The Giants then invited McFarlin and his family to the home opener last month. → Read More

Johnny Mundt reports to Rams mini-camp week nextrepots to Rams as free agnet f

Johnny Mundt, the former tight end for Central Catholic and the University of Oregon, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Rams. He’ll report to their rookie three-day mini-camp next week. → Read More

Stanislaus jarred by Larry Reynolds' fight against Parkinson's disease

Cal State Stanislaus men’s basketball coach Larry Reynolds has been fighting Parkinson’s disease for over two years, the school announced this week. Reynolds will be helped next season by co-head coach Paul Trevor, formerly of San Francisco State. → Read More

McRae final: Kimball pitching contains host Ceres

The Ceres High Bulldogs, the hosts of the McRae Lions Easter Tournament, won three straight games to reach the finals, then fell to Kimball of Tracy 7-1 Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Young Texas cowboy captures bull riding title at Oakdale Rodeo

Texas cowboy overcomes injuries to win bull riding at 66th Oakdale Rodeo → Read More

More overtime for Girardi – he’ll again lead both MJC hoops teams

Mike Girardi again will coach both the Modesto Junior College men’s and women’s basketball teams next season. → Read More

Canham, new Modesto Nuts skipper, driven by family and baseball

The Modesto Nuts, who will work under the banner of the Seattle Mariners for the first time this season, open Thursday night at Lake Elsinore. They are managed by Mitch Canham, raised in the Northwest and a life-long Mariners fan. → Read More

Kaepernick still looking for NFL work ... because of vegan diet?

Pitman High graduate Colin Kaepernick, who quarterbacked the San Francisco 49ers to within one play of a Super Bowl title four years ago, is still trying to find work as an NFL free agent. Why he’s unemployed has become a national debate. → Read More

Three wins, three records for MC’s Nicole Warwick at MJC track

Modesto Christian senior Nicole Warwick won three events, all with meet-record marks, during Friday’s windy Modesto Junior College High School Invitational Track meet. → Read More

Flood-damaged Dryden, closed since Feb. 16, will re-open April 10

Dryden Park Golf Course, closed since Feb. 16 due to flooding from the adjacent Tuolumne River, is scheduled to reopon on Monday, May 10. Dryden, the city’s first municipal 18-hole golf course, underwent no permanent damage. → Read More

Girls Wrestler of the Year: Enochs’ Coscia celebrates perfection

Enochs High junior Rory Coscia, The Bee’s Girls Wrestler of the Year, went 39-0 and climaxed her season with a dramatic overtime victory for the state 116-pound state title earlier this month at Visalia. → Read More

Double duty: MC’s Warwick, in basketball mode, rocks county track

Modesto Christian senior Nicole Warwick, seventh in the state in the long jump last year, smashed the long jump meet record at the Stanislaus County Meet with a personal best of 19 feet, 11 inches. And she’s still playing NorCal playoff basketball for the Crusaders. → Read More

Streaking CC Raiders open NorCals with impressive win over Kerman

The Central Catholic Raiders opened the Northern California Division IV playoffs with an impressive 85-59 win over visiting Kerman on Wednesday night. The Raiders, who stretched their winning streak to 10 games, will welcome Half Moon Bay in a second-round game Saturday night. → Read More