The Turlock Titans are starting their 2013 season with a new name and new partnership. The Titans are now the Turlock Jr. Pride after the former Titans President and Pitman High Coach Thad Moren decided to combine their programs to begin a new era in the gridiron.
The Modesto Babe Ruth baseball team reached the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament championship on Wednesday after winning five consecutive games, only to be defeated by the San Benito squad from Hollister in a tight 12-11 game.
The California State University, Stanislaus Warrior Athletics program will be holding camps that provide opportunities for local athletes of all ages to hone their skills in a fun environment. Camps and clinics in a number of sports and activities will be offered, including women's soccer, baseball, women's tennis, volleyball and softball.
The Modesto Babe Ruth baseball team is two wins away from claiming the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament and reaching the Babe Ruth World Series for a second consecutive year after defeating Vallejo, 10-2, and Riverton, 23-3.
Success on the mat has been easy to come by as of late for Turlock High's Isaac Bertalotto. After securing his first state medal last season with the Bulldogs, Bertalotto continued to wrestle and became an All-American in April with his third place finish at the USAW/Cliff Keen Folkstyle Tournament.
The Turlock American 11-year-old All-Stars were knocked out of the Nor Cal Division II State tournament after playing back-to-back games at Soderquist Park on Sunday and Monday, getting outscored 15-2, including a shutout.
The Modesto Babe Ruth 16-18 year olds fell short of a second consecutive title on Monday after San Benito of Hollister shut out the local team, 5-0, in the second game of a doubleheader at the Central California State Tournament.
A fifth inning rally stranded the possible game-winning run on third for the Turlock American 12-year-old All-Stars as they fell just short to the Sunrise All-Stars, 4-3, in Wednesday's Section 6 championship game at the Western Little League in Stockton.
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.