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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


Former Bulldog Vince Wheeland drafted in 24th round

The Houston Astros chose former Turlock High pitcher Vince Wheeland as their first pick in the 24th round in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft (706th overall) out of Oklahoma State, helping to fulfill one of the former Bulldog's long-time dreams.

June 13, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


World Cup recap: Brazil gets a shock; Spaniards fall to Dutch

Chile, Brazil, Mexico and the Netherlands-much to Spain's surprise-were winners in their first matches of the 2014 World Cup and you can add three points into the mix for each team that won in rather convincing fashion.

June 13, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Marlins National Majors advance in Tournament of Champions

The Turlock National Little League champions on the Majors level-the Marlins-are now in the semifinal round of the Tournament of Champions after back-to-back road wins despite losing their first contest.

June 12, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


American Tiger Majors pounce on opponents

The 2014 American Little League Major winners-the Tigers-are now 2-0 in the Tournament of Champions heading into Friday's possible finale against Los Banos, after winning back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday at Julien Field.

June 12, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


American minors one win away from title

The Turlock American Little League minor champions-the Bulls-are only one game away from playing in the Tournament of Champions finale on Saturday.

June 12, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


World Cup moves onto the center stage

Every four years, 32 countries gather to compete for the ultimate sports prize-the World Cup-and as the Central Valley has evolved into a soccer based area, both local and international fans around the world prepare for the event that has taken the majority of the world by storm.

June 10, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Local soccer fans eager for World Cup

With the World Cup looming fans in the Central Valley are feverishly preparing for a month of 'futbol' or soccer.

June 10, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


Earthquakes get shaken by BYU Cougars

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.

June 10, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Earthquakes pick up first win of the season

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.

June 06, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Turlock Golden Eagles begin summer play

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.

June 06, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | High School Sports


Cal State Stanislaus offers All Sports Camp

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.

June 06, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


Tennis coach aims to grow sport through summer camps

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.

June 06, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


Local basketball coaches offer 3-day camp

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.

June 06, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


Tigers notch American majors title

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.

June 05, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


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Articles By Author - Eddie Ruiz


Stanislaus cross country teams look to continue program's success

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.

August 01, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | College


Warriors volleyball ready to begin again

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.

August 01, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | College


Lady Warriors begin season without star player

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.

July 31, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Seasoned university soccer squad looks to have a bright year

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.

July 31, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Junior Olympic hopeful notches up more wins in the ring

Local amateur boxer, Sandra Tovar nabbed her fourth win after defeating Gabrielle Cassaro on July 19 in Brentwood.

July 31, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Giants' 2014 may end better than it started

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.

July 29, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Columns


Babe Ruth fall one game short of World Series run

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.

July 29, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


Turlock Youth Football readies for 2014 season

The area's youngest football players put their game faces on during Turlock Youth Football tryouts this week, kicking off the 2014 season.

July 29, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


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


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