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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Turlock American Little League minor champions-the Bulls-are only one game away from playing in the Tournament of Champions finale on Saturday.
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.
It was a bit of a struggling season in 2013 for both boys and girls Turlock High water polo squads.
The 2014 season is here, and Turlock and Pitman's cross country teams have been preparing for the start of the new season in the always competitive Central California Conference.
Turlock High has dominated girls golf in the Central California Conference over the past decade, capturing the previous 10 CCC titles, including last year's title, but don't count out Pitman for the 2014 season.
The boys and girls water polo squads of Pitman High are ready to put the past behind them and start fresh in 2014.
Last year's defensive coordinator for Turlock High, Eddie Abassi, has found a new home with Modesto Junior College's football team as the new inside linebacker coach.
Former Pitman High pitcher Bradin Hagens was called up to the Arizona Diamondbacks major league team on Thursday.
The past two years have been a roller coaster of success for Turlock high school soccer teams.
The 2013 Hilmar High boys' soccer team is coming off an interesting yet successful year.
The Southern Athletic League had a facelift in 2013 and so did Delhi and Denair high schools.
The last two seasons have been almost a dream for the Turlock Christian volleyball team who captured back-to-back section titles with coach Ken Wynne at the helm before he decided to retire on top.
The 2013 volleyball year was one to remember for the ages after the Hilmar Yellowjackets set a school record with a 38-10 regular season showing after they swept through the Trans Valley League with a perfect 12-0 posting.
Pitman volleyball is coming off one of the more successful years in head coach Kristen Pontes' career after amassing a record of 33-5 throughout the course of a difficult season and reaching the Division I section semifinals.
Pitman High graduate Bradin Hagens is on the road to the big leagues and now he's just one step away.
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