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This is your year USA fans

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.

June 27, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Columns


Turlock grad Austin Bush playing for top summer league

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.

June 26, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Seadogs win invite for third straight year

The third time was the charm for the Seadogs, Actually, so was the first and second.

June 26, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


'Quakes shock Misioneros in upset win

In soccer, anything can happen at any time. And not just in the World Cup.

June 24, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Local club volleyball sets sights on national title

The Ripon-based Rage volleyball club qualified five teams in five different divisions for the Junior Olympics beginning this week in Minneapolis, Minn. The Junior National Championship attracts nearly 9,500 volleyball players and over 20,000 spectators annually.

June 24, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


North meets South for All-Star football game

The 29th annual North/South Rotary All-Star Football game will include players from Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar High.

June 24, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Turlockā€™s Cumberland getting ready for college ball

Recent Turlock High graduate Brett Cumberland will be attending University of California, Berkeley in the fall on an athletic scholarship for baseball, but before the Bulldog star steps foot on the Pac-12 campus he is preparing himself to compete at the next level.

June 20, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | College


Stanislaus Babe Ruth wins big over Lodi

With the Stanislaus Cardinals Babe Ruth summer season underway, the local superstar team that is made up of nine local players from Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar highs came away with a big 15-5 home win in walk-off fashion on Wednesday.

June 20, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


'Quakes rebound with back-to-back wins

The San Jose Earthquakes U23 team are back in the playoff race after capturing wins against the Southern California Seahorses last Saturday at Warrior Stadium then beating down the Fresno Fuego, 3-2, in Thursday's battle in Fresno.

June 20, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Turlock Seadogs continue win streak, beat Ripon

The wins just keep on piling up.

June 20, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


Turlock Golden Eagles test their mettle against coastal squads

The Turlock Golden Eagles summer basketball program came home with a 2-3 record from the Otter Shootout tournament Friday and Saturday at California State University, Monterey Bay.

June 19, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Tigers pounce on pitching to take championship

For the first time, the Tigers of the American Little League are the Majors Tournament of Champions winners after toppling over their opponents in a rather convincing fashion last week which led to Friday's 10-6 win over Yosemite in Los Banos.

June 19, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


East defeats West in Rotary Baseball Classic

It was a pitching battle in the 25th annual Modesto Sunrise Rotary Baseball Classic at John Thurman Field on Saturday where the East squad was able to notch a 5-0 win over the West.

June 17, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Local ropers, riders finish strong at Junior Rodeo event

The youngest cowboys and cowgirls from the area competed at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds during the 61st annual Turlock Horsemen's Club Junior Rodeo on Saturday.

June 17, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


Seven players from Turlock, Pitman to play in county All Star game

Turlock athletes will be well represented at the annual Stanislaus County All Star baseball game today at John Thurman Field in Modesto.

June 13, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - Eddie Ruiz


Babe Ruth moving on to semifinal

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.

July 25, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


Delhi welcomes new volleyball coach

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.

July 25, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Cindy Kelley does it again

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.

July 25, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


Historic run ends at divisionals for Turlock National Senior All-Stars

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.

July 24, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Locals will take to the mud to help Hilmar girl

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.

July 24, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


Motocross action: Fair event puts injured racer back on a bike

Saturday not only marked the near end of the Stanislaus County Fair, but also concluded the over week -long period of motorsports action at the Food Maxx Arena with quads, pee wee bikes and motocross competitors taking the action to the dirt track.

July 22, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


Turlock American 12s' title run ends at Nor-Cal

After a historical run for the Turlock American 12-year-old All-Stars, which included both a District and Section title, the magic has run out after losing in the Nor-Cal Divisional tournament this past weekend in San Jose.

July 22, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


American 10s falter at Section tourney

The title run for the Turlock American 10-year-old All-Stars was put to a halt at this weekend's

July 22, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


Three-peat for Turlock Seadogs

Winning three championships in a row is a tremendous feat to accomplish in any sport, that sense of victory is compounded when the team is made up of athletes from a wide range of ages like with the Turlock Seadogs swim team.

July 22, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


Not for mowing

High powered motorsports action continued this past Friday with lawn mower races at the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair.

July 18, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


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