Sunday, November 29, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 38

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Santa Maria Sun / Sports

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On a path to victory: Santa Maria boxer Karlos Balderas qualifies for Olympic team

As a kid, Karlos Balderas liked to get in trouble. His uncle, Emiliano Balderas, a pastor, took him to a gym to help him work out energy in a more focused way. What nobody knew at the time was that with that one simple action—redirecting a troubled 7-year-old child’s energies—a fateful path was set in motion. A motion that would lead Karlos to a place on the U.S. Olympic boxing team.  “So the... [ Read More ]