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.
The Stanislaus Cardinals 15-year-old Babe Ruth team capped off a winning season in the District finale by playing in the big game, but unfortunately, the team was not nearly perfect enough to surpass the San Benito squad as they fell 4-2 in Sunday at Modesto Christian.
The 15-year-old Stanislaus Cardinals Babe Ruth baseball team, which includes four players from Turlock and Pitman High, began its postseason play on Thursday night at Modesto Christian in the Babe Ruth district tournament with an 8-7 win in extra innings against Tracy.
Turlock's Sandra Tovar bounced back into the winner's column after a big loss last month at the Adidas National Tournament for boxing to win her recent fight in this past Saturday's Aleman's Independence Day Boxing Show in Fresno.
Hilmar volleyball star Emily Baptista picked up right where she left off after a historical sophomore year for the Yellowjackets, only this time it was a national setting as her 16-year-old Rage club captured gold at the Junior National Championships in the American division in Minneapolis, Minn.
The Turlock Seadogs swim team was able to notch a tight win against Tracy and Manteca in a tri-meet in Manteca last Saturday. This would be the closest match for the Seadogs all season long as they nudged out 1,477 points to Tracy's second place score of 1,470, with the Manteca Dolphins finishing last at 1,201.
Lindsey Vander Weide and Maddy Halteman will be joining their respective Division I volleyball programs next month, but before that, the duo, along with two other Turlock natives herded their U18 Rage Volleyball team into the USA Junior National Championships this past week in New Orleans.