Julian A. Lopez, The Modesto Bee

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Past articles by Julian:

Local Digest: Turlock’s Tyler Soderstrom plays in MLB High School All-Star Game.

Turlock (CA) High School senior catcher Tyler Soderstrom played in the MLB High School All-Star Game on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Soderstrom is committed to UCLA. → Read More

Turlock Christian drops football program. What does this mean for players?

Due to a low turnout, Turlock Christian (CA) High School has decided to drop its football program for the upcoming football season. The Eagles were 2-8 in 2018. → Read More

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

Downey (CA) High School football will host “Friday Knight Lights” on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Downey High School in Modesto, California. Several local schools are scheduled to play in the 7-on-7 competition. → Read More

Stanislaus District players shine, but North wins first Lions game in six years

The 46th annual Central California Lions All-Star Game was Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Lincoln High School in Stockton, California and the North team won for the first time in six years. → Read More

Local Digest: Hilmar’s Sharp commits to Sac State, Turlock alum drafted by Giants

Hilmar, California senior running back Isaac Sharp committed to play at Sacramento State. Sharp, who will be a preferred walk-on for the Hornets, averaged 10 yards per carry in 2018. → Read More

For the second straight year, a Stan State baseball player is drafted. Find out who.

Stanislaus State senipr pitcher Chase Wheatcroft was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 37th round of the 2019 MLB Draft. Wheatcroft had a 2.64 earned run average this year. → Read More

Top Mariners prospect to join Nuts. Find out who he is and when he’ll make debut

Seattle Mariners prospect Jarred Kelenic will join the Modesto Nuts in Modesto, California after being called-up on Tuesday night. Kelenic previously played with the West Virginia Power in Low-A. → Read More

They hadn’t won a title since 1994. Find out who helped Los Banos snap that streak.

Los Banos (CA) High School baseball beat Central Catholic High School in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Championship on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Tony Zupo Field in Lodi, California. → Read More

They had to win four straight games for a title. One local school did it Monday.

Waterford (CA) High School baseball beat Mariposa High School in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI Championship on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Klein Family Field in Stockton, California. → Read More

CIF State Track Meet: Gregori’s Garcia-Meza and Kackley both set personal records.

Gregori (CA) High School had two athletes run in the CIF State Track and Field Championships at Buchanan High School on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in Clovis, California. → Read More

From the first practice, they knew. How one local softball team won a section title.

Ripon (CA) High School softball beat Calaveras High School on Friday, May 24, 2019 to win a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV title. It’s the school’s first title since 2016. → Read More

Teams honored for work in classroom. Section announces Academic Team Champions.

Enochs (CA) High School had six teams place in the top five in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Academic Team Awards for the spring season. Orestimba High School had five and Pitman High School had four. → Read More

Escalon High softball wins third straight section title behind seven-run sixth inning

Escalon (CA) High School softball won its third straight CIF Sac-Joaquin Section on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 with a win over Linden High School at Arnaiz Stadium in Stockton, California. → Read More

Buhach Colony baseball defeats Oakdale to move two wins away from section title.

The Thunder overcame an early four-run deficit to defeat Oakdale 16-5 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III baseball playoffs. Atwater drop into loser’s bracket after loss to Ponderosa. → Read More

Local Digest: Oakdale baseball falls to Buhach Colony; Mustangs golfer wins NorCals.

Buhach Colony (CA) High School baseball beat Oakdale (CA) High School in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinals on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Stockton, California. → Read More

Baseball Digest: Turlock rolls behind Fountain; Gregori pulls off upset.

Turlock (CA) High School senior Garret Fountain, a San Diego State University football signee, leads the team on the diamond and helped the Bulldogs beat Lincoln High School in first round of playoffs. → Read More

Local Digest: Enochs falls, Oakdale wins in first round of softball playoffs.

Lodi (CA) High School softball beat Enochs High School in the first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Playoffs on Monday, May 13, 2019. Also, a former Modesto Christian coach has a new home. → Read More

Lopez: From the moment MC hired Ryan Green, it just smelled wrong.

After hiring Brett Butler as its new coach, has Modesto Christian (CA) High School recovered after the shocking resignation of Ryan Green last week? → Read More

Ryan Green steps down as coach of MC; no word yet on whether son Beau stays

After three months on the job, Ryan Green stepped down as head football coach at Modesto Christian (CA) High School on Thursday, May 2, 2019. → Read More

How Gregori remained alive for a spot in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs

Gregori (CA) High School baseball beat Enochs High School on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Enochs High School in Modesto, California. The game was a must-win for the Jaguars. → Read More