Hilmar volleyball star Emily Baptista picked up right where she left off after a historical sophomore year for the Yellowjackets, only this time it was a national setting as her 16-year-old Rage club captured gold at the Junior National Championships in the American division in Minneapolis, Minn.
The Turlock Seadogs swim team was able to notch a tight win against Tracy and Manteca in a tri-meet in Manteca last Saturday. This would be the closest match for the Seadogs all season long as they nudged out 1,477 points to Tracy's second place score of 1,470, with the Manteca Dolphins finishing last at 1,201.
Already with a medal in one division, the Ripon-based Rage Volleyball Club looked to continue the success and progress in the Junior National Championships in three different divisions with hopes of medaling again at any level.
For the second time this summer Turlock High basketball head coach Doug Cornfoot, 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 ranging from the ages of 7-14 years-old. The camp will run July 8-10 at Turlock High.
Here's a cool stat: In this year's World Cup more goals have been scored in the group stages than at any other World Cup with 32 teams competing. The tournament has seen 136 goals already, which tops the tallies of 130 and 126 in 2002 and 1998, respectively.
Austin Bush, the 6-foot-6, 255 pound Bush, who is a fresh Turlock High graduate, has his eyes set on the big leagues but before doing so the big man must prepare himself for Division I baseball by playing in the West Coast League.
The 18-year-old Stanislaus Cardinals Babe Ruth baseball team ended its season with an early run in the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament. With the help of a pool of talented players from local schools including Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar High, the team is shaping up well and looking to surpass last season's success and eventually make the World Series.
Pitman High track and field head coach Thad Moren said the Pride has had one goal in mind since finishing the last league meet in April. That goal was to put all the season's hard work into a top showing at last week's CIF Sac-Joaquin Division I Section finals.
The Pitman High Pride were coming off a clutch one-run victory over Gregori last week and looked to continue their playoff streak as they had their eyes set on the quarterfinal match on Monday against a familiar foe from the Modesto Metro Conference-Beyer High.