Turlock Vikings JV squad (8-2) defeated the Ceres Seahawks 24-6 on Saturday, in the second round of playoffs in the Central California Junior Football League. The win sends the Vikings into the Super Bowl, where they will face the Manteca Jaguars at Atwater High School this Saturday at 5 p.m.
Turlock now has a fastpitch softball program for local girls.
Youth soccer players, fans and community members came out to Warrior Stadium on Saturday and participated in the second annual Kickoff Carnival, presented by the Turlock Youth Soccer Association and Cal State Stanislaus men's and women's soccer programs.
The Hilmar Hammerheads are the Merced County Swim League champions for the first time after years of dominance by the Los Banos Tigersharks, who had won the title the previous 19 years.
The kids in the Turlock Youth Football League can't help but widen their eyes when they hear names like Colin Kaepernick, Tom Brandstater and Anthony Harding - with the first two being in the NFL and Harding having played at Fresno State. That's because they represent the ultimate success stories of the local organization.
After collecting thousands of miles across the United States, visiting historic sites along the way and challenging America's best youth athletes, the results are in: Thad Moren's cross country road trip with his Team Olympians athletes ended in some jewelry.
SALIDA - For recent Turlock High graduate and UCLA-bound shortstop Kevin Kramer, it was a dream that turned into reality. Like most baseball players, he grew up dreaming about his shot at heroics - his opportunity to win an important game with one swing of the bat.
The thought of the Senior League Baseball World Series has been etched into the minds of the Turlock Americans ever since the group got together months ago. And that thought did not go away Monday night, when the boys faced their fiercest competitors so far in this campaign.
Pitman High coach Thad Moren and a group of youth track and field athletes are making one of the biggest trips of their athletic lives.
MODESTO - The roster for the Modesto Babe Ruth 18-under baseball team looks intimidating, considering that all but two won't be playing at the college level next season. That's because those two still have a year left of high school. The other players either have a year of college experience or are about to.
The Turlock American Seniors are now a step closer to their goal.
The 10- to 11-year-olds of the Turlock American All-Stars found themselves in a humbling hole.
Looking back, the Little Leaguers are glad they experienced the loss.
Three years ago, a group of Turlock Little Leaguers made a serious run into the World Series.
They considered themselves the underdogs, but they didn't play like one.
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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