It was an offensive showdown at Soderquist Field on Thursday afternoon as both Turlock 11-year-old All-Star Little League teams met for their usual crosstown battle.
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.
Make it five straight wins for the Stanislaus Cardinals Babe Ruth team which dropped their first contest of the year last Friday but since then have sailed a smooth wave into a winning streak.
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.
Already with a medal in one division, the Ripon-based Rage Volleyball Club looked to continue the success and progress in the Junior National Championships in three different divisions with hopes of medaling again at any level.
Second place is not always a bad thing, especially in a national setting.
With nine contests completed, the Stanislaus Cardinals Babe Ruth summer baseball team is a perfect 9-0 after back-to-back wins over Ripon and Lodi on Monday and Tuesday.
For the second time this summer Turlock High basketball head coach Doug Cornfoot, Denair head coach RJ Henderson and California State University, Stanislaus basketball assistant head coach Ben Riley have put together a three day basketball camp for boys and girls ranging from the ages of 7-14 years-old. The camp will run July 8-10 at Turlock High.
The Ripon-based Rage volleyball club qualified five teams in five different divisions for the Junior Olympics beginning this week in Minneapolis, Minn. The Junior National Championship attracts nearly 9,500 volleyball players and over 20,000 spectators annually.
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 wins just keep on piling up.
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.
Nate Costa is back, ready to not only share his football IQ with the area's youth but with its high school players as well. Last year, Costa-Hilmar High and University of Oregon alumnus-hosted his first ever youth football camp in association with Sting Football Camp that drew upwards of 60 kids.
Why play one sport when you can play them all? That is the theme for this summer's Warrior All Sports Camp being hosted at California State University, Stanislaus by the Stan State women's soccer squad.
Summer is the perfect time for local tennis players to develop their game and Turlock High tennis coach Bill Weber will offer his over 40 years of expertise in the sport through a series of summer tennis camps for kids from age 4 to athletes up to age 18.