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Junior All-Stars one win away

After defeating the Atwater All-Stars 9-3 in the first round of the California District 73 Junior Little League Tournament and edging out the Los Banos All-Stars 6-3 on Thursday, the Turlock American All-Stars are set to play for the district championship today against either Los Banos or Atwater.

July 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Modesto Babe Ruth defeats Tracy, continues hunt for state title

It was a tense night in Hollister for the players of Modesto Babe Ruth. In their first-round matchup against Tracy, Modesto found themselves trailing by three runs for the majority of the game. Luckily, the team was able to turn things around in the second half of the game and claim victory, 8-3.

July 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


12-year old National and American All-Stars to meet in semi-finals

The Turlock American and Turlock National All-Stars blew through the 12-year-old bracket of the California District 73 Little League All-Star Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, crushing their opponents and setting up an in-town, semi-final game on Thursday.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


National All-Stars advance to semi-finals

After walloping the Sierra All-Stars on Saturday, the Turlock National All-Stars 10-year-olds skirted past the Los Banos American All-Stars, 4-3, in the second round of the California District 73 Little League All-Star Tournament on Sunday. The back to back victories earned the National All-Stars a spot in Thursday's semi-final game against the Yosemite All-Stars.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Local baseball players headed to Babe Ruth State Tournament

After a one loss regular season, the Modesto Twins have earned the right to compete in this year's Babe Ruth Central Valley State Tournament which begins on Thursday in Hollister.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Turlock youth boxer wins first amateur bout

Jose Gonzalez got his first taste of competition and victory on Saturday when he faced Fresno's Jonathan Garcia during Modesto Police Athletic League's "Throwdown in Motown" event at The Maddox Youth Center in Modesto.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


New Junior Champs in town

After four innings, the National Giants held a 5-0 lead over the American Angels in the Junior Little League City Championship on Friday, utilizing accurate pitching and a strong defense to stifle their opponents.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Another American Championship

The American Angels put together a stunning comeback in the top of the fifth inning against the National Giants during Friday's Junior Little League City Championship at Atch Pedretti Field.

June 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Local volleyball club competes in National Championships

Two years ago Fatima Handy created the Sting Volleyball Club, giving local girls, age 12 and under, the opportunity to play in the most competitive girls volleyball league in Northern California, the Power League division of the NCVA.

June 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Little League All-Star tournaments underway

There was stiff competition between Turlock's youth baseball players this summer. Nine to 12-year olds completed a tough, regular season in the American and National leagues as well as an exciting playoff tournament that culminated with the City Championships, the highlight for every Little League fan.

June 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Sea Dogs win home invitational for first time

The Turlock Sea Dogs have been chasing the Ripon Sea Lions for some time. Last year Turlock's swimmers came close to defeating their rivals at the Sea Dog Invitational but came up short once again, finishing in second place by a margin of 10 points. After last year's heartbreak, the Sea Dogs and their coach Erich Richter made it their mission to top the Sea Lions and claim first place at their home invitational.

June 26, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


NorCal Jr. Rodeo rides through town

The Northern California Junior Rodeo Association's season has been in full tilt since the end of April, bringing boys and girls as young as five years old together with middle and high schoolers to enjoy the competitive atmosphere of the rodeo.

June 26, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Young track athlete learns the way of the javelin

Finland. A land most Americans care or know little about. It fended off the Russians during World War II and is home to thousands of lakes, but did you know it's also a javelin powerhouse?

June 22, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Turlock Sea Dogs win third straight dual against Manteca

It was 105 degrees on the pool deck when the Turlock Sea Dogs hosted the Manteca Dolphins on Saturday. Parents and spectators took refuge under canopies and the young competitors cooled down in the water, but Manteca could do little to beat the heat Turlock had to offer as they succumbed to the Sea Dogs by more than 600 points.

June 19, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Turlock FC soccer club wins Norcal playoffs

The Turlock FC, United U/11 boys team recently competed in and won the 2012 Norcal Premier Soccer League, Spring Cross Regional play off. The team is coached by Vicente Mejia and is made up of local boys from the Modesto, Ceres, Turlock and surrounding areas.

June 15, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Youth


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