Mark Nielson had no fancy uniforms, no assistant coaches or even a selection process.
He scraped together four 9- and 10-year-old girls for the Hershey Nor Cal State Championships in San Jose on Saturday.
"It was like David vs. Goliath," he said.
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My name is Bryan DeMain and I'm a cycling fan.
I forced my sons to wait 100 minutes for guys on bikes to whiz by them in less than 30 seconds. Then we left.
How could I do that to them? Here are a 3- and 5-year-old, sitting around Wheatland High, w... Full story
He coached for more than 40 years.
The game was as big as it got as a profession, a close second to his family.
On Sept. 9, Frank "Bud" Van Deren enjoyed a home DVD of his family and then shortly after passed away at his home at age 85.
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It's hot. The grass-to-skin combo makes for an itchy start, but it's nothing compared to the summer's first stinger.
The days of getting away with an easy hour of weights are long gone — it's hell week.
Two-a-days, cramps, jugs of water and s... Full story
Jim Stassi, Eric Lay, Dave Deniz, John Kukuruda, James Bowen, Jake Stassi — these are the names that were bouncing around the sports desk for weeks.
And not just at work ...
There were times when the all-area baseball conversation carried on ... Full story