With the World Cup looming fans in the Central Valley are feverishly preparing for a month of 'futbol' or soccer.
After ending their winless drought on Friday night, the San Jose Earthquakes U23 team returned to action on Saturday night against the BYU Cougars for the second time this season, but fell 1-2 at Warrior Stadium.
The San Jose Earthquakes U23 team ended its winless streak of five games with a victory on Friday night at Warrior Stadium on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus after trouncing the Real Colorado Foxes, 1-0.
The Turlock Golden Eagles summer basketball program began their season on Wednesday at William Jessup University in Rocklin where over eight teams competed, with the Eagles squaring off in two games as they ended the day even at 1-1.
Why play one sport when you can play them all? That is the theme for this summer's Warrior All Sports Camp being hosted at California State University, Stanislaus by the Stan State women's soccer squad.
Summer is the perfect time for local tennis players to develop their game and Turlock High tennis coach Bill Weber will offer his over 40 years of expertise in the sport through a series of summer tennis camps for kids from age 4 to athletes up to age 18.
For the third consecutive year, Turlock High basketball coach Doug Cornfoot along with Denair head coach RJ Henderson and California State University, Stanislaus basketball assistant head coach Ben Riley have put together a three-day basketball camp for boys and girls from 9-14 years old beginning Monday.
For the second consecutive season the Tigers, who are part of the American Little League majors, clinched the league title after a 5-2 win over the Yankees on Thursday afternoon at Julien Field.
It was a dazzling tournament this weekend for the Turlock-based Shake 'n Bake U8 girls' squad who managed to come out as the winners in the annual Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championship.
Three of the top summer swimming programs took to the pool this weekend in a tri meet at Ripon High. In a very critical meet between Turlock, Ripon and Tracy, the Turlock Seadogs were the ones to come out victors after pulling away with a big lead.
When local pastor Rusty Lyons decided to work together with the people of Calvary Baptist Church back in 2006 to put together a basketball recreation league, he never imagined that the effort would meet with such success, driving players to transform their game on and off the court.
The Turlock-based San Jose Earthquakes U23 squad lost, 2-0, in their home debut against the OC Pateadores Blues of Irvine on Saturday night at Warrior Stadium in a Southwest Division clash.
The Marlins are the 2014 National Little League Majors champions, after keeping a battling Dodgers team at bay on Friday and pulling off a 5-3 victory.
The American Little League Majors Twins' eight-run rally in the top of the sixth inning capped off a very impressive inning that lifted the team over the Rangers and into today's semifinal playoff contest against the heavy favorites in the Yankees.
The Turlock Express have joined other top professional indoor soccer teams from across the United States and Mexico to create a new super league.
The Pitman High varsity wrestling team is coming off the most successful season in school history after winning its first Central California Conference title in 2013-14 and posting a 12-1 overall record.
Coming off a devastating defeat to Sonora High in the CIF Division-IV Sac-Joaquin Section Championship, Hilmar High's volleyball team was hoping to bounce back in the CIF Northern California State Tournament but things ended quickly for the Yellowjackets who lost in straight sets, 0-3.
The Turlock Christian High volleyball team is moving on to the Northern California State Tournament semifinal after defeating Fall River in the opening round of the CIF Division-VI Nor Cal State Tournament, 3-1, on Tuesday.
The Hilmar High volleyball team went into Friday's Section championship game against Sonora looking for a very different outcome than last year's matchup. The Yellowjackets left the UC Davis court disappointed, however, because for the second straight year Sonora outplayed Hilmar to take the banner.
Winning a Section title isn't easy, but the Turlock Christian High volleyball team makes it seem so, especially after taking home three consecutive banners.
The 2014 season is underway for Turlock's professional indoor soccer team and along with a new year, the Major Arena Soccer League has been implemented.
For the first time in school history, the California State University, Stanislaus women's soccer team is in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division II Championship after toppling Western Washington, 1-0, this past Saturday.
Pitman High softball prodigy, Alexis Mettler is one of the rare gifted young talents from the area who have proven extraordinary qualities for a student-athlete that everyone wishes to inquire over their career.
Maybe the second time is the charm.
The list of Turlock High athletes moving on to the collegiate level continues to grow.
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