Finally, after a long offseason, the 2014 San Francisco 49ers are officially in business.
Training camp is especially important this year for the Oakland Raiders, a team that went through major changes in the offseason. This is the first opportunity for the coaches to see how close-or how far-the team is to competing on a weekly basis heading into the first preseason game for the 2014 year.
In 2013, the California State University, Stanislaus women's cross country team finished second in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and took sixth place in the West Region finals.
The Lady Warriors of the California State University, Stanislaus volleyball team have gone through some rough patches over the years, but head coach Christina Lore is determined to change that.
The California State University, Stanislaus' women's soccer team had a historical season in 2013 with a record of 18-1-2, which included an undefeated season up until the NCAA tournament where they picked up their first loss of the season against Cal State San Bernardino.
The men's soccer team from California State University, Stanislaus has been on the rise ever since head coach Dana Taylor stepped on to the pitch, amassing over 10-win seasons since 2009, including a conference title in 2012 and an NCAA tournament berth.
Local amateur boxer, Sandra Tovar nabbed her fourth win after defeating Gabrielle Cassaro on July 19 in Brentwood.
The San Francisco Giants have won two of the previous four World Series with Bruce Bochy at the helm. This year, they are chasing history to hopefully make it three of five - but the season has been rocky leading up to the final two months of baseball.
The Stanislaus Cardinals Babe Ruth 18-year-old team reached the Pacific Southwest Regional championship game for the second consecutive season, only to fall in two straight games to the eventual winners in San Gabriel Valley at Modesto Christian on Monday.
The area's youngest football players put their game faces on during Turlock Youth Football tryouts this week, kicking off the 2014 season.
With back-to-back mercy-rule wins to open the Pacific Southwest Regional tournament, the Stanislaus Cardinals Babe Ruth 18-year-old team has ensured its ticket to the semifinal game where they will square off against San Gabriel from Southern California today.
Delhi High has a new volleyball coach for the 2014 season. Valley local, Lauren Ruell, who graduated from Buhach Colony in 2005 and then went on to play volleyball at Merced Junior College, is the Hawks' new head coach.
Last year, at the age of 49, Stevinson local Cindy Kelley competed in her first CrossFit Games in the Masters Women 45-49 division, topping out in eighth place and taking third in one of the events in Los Angeles.
The Turlock National Senior All-Stars had a storied year after winning the District and Section title, but at the Northern California divisional tournament, things didn't quite turn out the way head coach Daryl Finney anticipated.
Muddy Balls, a local charity mud volleyball tournament, will take place at the Stanislaus County Fair starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 2, with all the proceedings benefitting 8-year-old Kaiden Pacheco, who was recently diagnosed with stage four Rhabdomyosarcoma.
The Turlock and Pitman baseball programs enter the 2015 season coming from different places - the Bulldogs from earning three league titles in four years and the Pride from a disappointing 8-7 season in 2014 - but both hoping to clinch a top spot in the Central California Conference. Both teams have the potential to reach their shared goal.
Pitman and Turlock High's girls varsity soccer squads kicked off the 2015 regular season with a two-day tournament event at Pitman with 16 schools from around the area competing for a chance to call themselves the best of the tourney.
Since 1974, donkeys in Hilmar have played basketball. The annual fundraiser pits members of the boys and girls basketball teams against each other in a game played atop nature's most stubborn four-legged beasts.
The 2014 season was arguably one of the most exciting years for high school sports in the area and it wasn't any different in varsity girls soccer.
Adolfo Maldonado of Pitman High has decided to attend California State University, Stanislaus on a soccer athletic scholarship.
For the second year in a row the Turlock Christian High girls' varsity basketball squad has punched their ticket to the Division VI Sac-Joaquin Section Championship game after beating Sacramento Waldorf, 48-34, in the semifinal game at home on Thursday night.
A fourth quarter catastrophe cost the Turlock Christian High boys' basketball team an opportunity to move on to the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI Tournament.
For the eighth straight year the Turlock Christian High girls varsity basketball team is in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV semifinal round of the postseason after trouncing Freedom Christian on Tuesday night, 66-26.
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