Lodi News-Sentinel

Lodi Mile brings blazing times, community feel to Hutchins

Running fans who dropped in on Hutchins Street Square on Sunday weren’t treated to the 4-minute mile the organizers of the Lodi Mile were hoping for, but they were treated to a pair of exciting professional races on the streets of Lodi. … In the Open race, Westmont College runner Blake Fonda, a Lodi High grad, won at 4:34. more

Signings: Tokay’s Quesada, Elliot’s Sepp ready for college ball

Jaime Quesada and Madi Sepp are ready to start their new adventures in the classrooms and diamonds after they graduate from Tokay High and Elliot Christian High next spring, respectively. …  He visited Greenville University, along with Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Whittier College in Whittier and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. before deciding to become a Panther. more

St. Mary’s grad Rishwain taken on third day of MLB draft

After a successful senior season for Westmont College of the NAIA, St. Mary’s alumnus Michael Rishwain is ready to take his pitching arm into the professional ranks.

And there’s an organization waiting for him — on Saturday, the Washington Nationals selected Rishwain in the 23rd round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, the 694th overall pick. more


Track and field: Local athletes denied state berths, but many positioned for another shot next year

The second day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Track and Field Masters Championships was trying for the local athletes who competed, with nobody claiming a top-three spot to join pole vaulter Michael Gonzalez at next week’s state meet. …Blake Fonda, who is headed to Westmont College in Santa Clara in the fall to run cross country and track, had position in the pack in the boys 3,200 before taking a spike to his leg at the start of the second mile. more

Lodi High School’s top students of 2015 ready for the next steps

Joseph Greene Cumulative GPA: 4.4941 Parents or guardians: Hayley and Michael Greene Post-graduation plans: I plan to attend University of California, Davis. …Blake Fonda Cumulative GPA: 4.411 Parents or guardians: Bobbi and Douglas Fonda Post-graduation plans: Attain a chemistry degree at Westmont College. more

St. Mary’s Rams rake in awards after banner year

St. Mary’s Rams baseball players J.J. Wagner, Michael Rishwain, Tayor Johnson and Spencer Ferdun, all Lodi residents, all earned All-Tri-City Athletic League honors. … Rishwain and Ferdun will both play at Westmont College in Santa Barbara next year. more