Jasmine Nickelberry of Turlock High and her Mustang Rampage (of Danville) won the inaugural National Championship of the Elite Clubs National League earlier this month in Seattle. Twenty of the best under-16 girls soccer teams from across the U.S. competed over the last year in the ECNL Challenge A Division.
MODESTO - Garrett Roberts might have said it best. Right before his 16-to-18-year-old Modesto Babe Ruth baseball team started practicing earlier this week at Davis Park, he said that his teammates make up the most talented group he's ever been a part of. This comes from a guy who has played baseball for most of his life.But even he knew talent wasn't enough last week, when Modesto was stunned by Hanford late in the semifinal game of the winners' bracket in the Central California State Tournament. But with talent comes confidence, and Roberts and his teammates showed that ...
Even after suffering their most devastating loss of the All-Stars season, the 11-year olds of the Turlock American Little League came together one last time for breakfast on Tuesday morning. They didn't necessarily spend all the time talking about the previous night's 11-7 defeat to Visalia - which ended their Regional Championship tournament run in Lemoore on Monday night - but also discussed the possibility of linking up again next season, when they're a year older.
The 11-year olds of the Turlock American Little League All-Stars had one major problem glaring back at them in the District 10 Championship on Monday night in Madera. And Coach Nick Pryschuk knew how to fix it.
Yes, there were moments when the 12-year olds of the Turlock American All-Stars were a threat in their District 10 Championship. But in the end, Riverpark was just too good.
It wasn't difficult to pinpoint the key moment for the 13-to-14-year olds of the Turlock American Little League All-Stars in their 14-4 victory over Turlock National at Pedretti Park on Thursday night in front of dozens of fans.
It ended in dramatic fashion.
The 12 year olds of the Turlock American Little League All-Stars weren't getting it done in the first two innings of Wednesday night's game. Their at-bats didn't produce anything exciting; just a bunch of scoop-able grounders.
It was a tough night for the Turlock National Little League Majors on Tuesday at Soderquist Park, as the 12 year olds watched Madera National overpower them with hits and runs in three big innings.
Things were going quite well for the 10-year-old Turlock National Little League All-Stars during the first few innings at Soderquist Park on Thursday night. They were ahead by three runs and collecting hits like it was a hobby, not to mention having pitcher Anthony Encalade humble the Atwater All-Stars one by one.
The Turlock American All-Stars in the 10-to-11-year-old division of Area 2's California District 10 knew how to get their Little League game started on Monday, thanks to a run in the first inning that was backed up by solid pitching by Damon Treadwell before they held on to win 5-2 over the Los Banos American in front of a large crowd at Julien Field.
In one of the biggest swim meets of the summer, easily more than 1,000 swimmers aged 18 and under participated in the SeaDog Invitational at Pitman High on Saturday. The event, in its 43rd year, attracted teams from the Mid-Valley Swim League, including the Sea Dogs Swim Team and Turlock Marlins.
It's not often that you see a team with a .500 record in a championship game, let alone win one.
It was a busy day at Pedretti Park on Wednesday night. A pair of City Championship games were held for the Turlock Junior and Senior Little League.
Amidst the cowbells, whistles, and parents cheering with homemade signs showing support for their teams, the Turlock National Little League Major 10-12-year-old champions were crowned on Saturday.
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.
The area's youngest football players put their game faces on during Turlock Youth Football tryouts this week, kicking off the 2014 season.
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.
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.
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