There was only one way the Bruins were going to win the Turlock Girls Softball Championship on Monday. And that was to dominate.
It was a tough task for the Turlock Fire Elite U-15 boys soccer team - to play five games in three days.
The Junior Diamondbacks were on the verge of a disaster, as their best pitcher was close to reaching his pitch-count limit and their opponents, who had redemption in their hearts, wanted to be the ultimate spoilers. This was in the top of the sixth inning, when the Junior Angels were eager to explode for a few scores.
These kids could have easily stayed at home, maybe watch some cartoons while having their favorite plate of food in front of them. Or perhaps find something more troublesome to do.
After blowing a big lead to pieces, the Junior Diamondbacks of the Turlock Little League did not panic.
Central Valley Aquatics swim club has been a competitive swim team since 1958. Over its 51 years, the team has seen many athletes and coaches come and go. This April, the team saw a familiar face return to coach the team for a third time.
A combination of strong pitching and solid hits helped the American East Rangers take the sting out of the National AAA's Bees ball play Friday night and clinch the City Championship minor league title, 11-1.
Late February and early March is crunch time for high school wrestlers. After months of hard work in wrestling rooms, wrestlers either see their labor rewarded with divisional, sectional, and state success or they see the flame of their season extinguished. It's the defining high stakes nature of a sport that requires a high degree of dedication.
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