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 third time was the charm for the Seadogs, Actually, so was the first and second.
In soccer, anything can happen at any time. And not just in the World Cup.
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.
The 29th annual North/South Rotary All-Star Football game will include players from Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar High.
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.
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.
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.
The wins just keep on piling up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Turlock athletes will be well represented at the annual Stanislaus County All Star baseball game today at John Thurman Field in Modesto.
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.
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.
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.
The title run for the Turlock American 10-year-old All-Stars was put to a halt at this weekend's
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.
High powered motorsports action continued this past Friday with lawn mower races at the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair.
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