The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds hosted the area's youngest cowboys and cowgirls on Saturday during the 60th annual Turlock Horsemen's Club Junior Rodeo.
For the second consecutive year the boys of Turlock FC United are soccer champions. With the help of players from Turlock, Ceres, and Modesto, FC United entered the 2013 NorCal Premier Soccer League Spring Cross Regional Playoff in Davis and dominated the likes of Ballistic United of Pleasanton, Santa Clara Sporting, and Inter Rage Academy of Sacramento.
The Turlock Seadogs took down the Ripon swimming squad last Saturday at Ripon by a score of 1,680 to 1,440.
The Rivercats from the Turlock American Little League Minors will now face off against Atwater in the final game of the Tournament of Champions, after defeating the Los Banos A's, 8-4, on Thursday at Los Banos.
After a first round bye, the Turlock National Little League Majors champion Rockies dominated the Mariposa Reds, 13-1, at Soderquist field on Thursday to advance to the championship game of the Tournament of Champions.
It was a blistering hot day last Saturday with temperatures reaching well over the triple digit mark in the Valley as the Turlock Seadogs placed first in the Oakdale Invitational with a score of 1,575, while the second place Ripon squad trailed by over 100 points. It is the second time this season that the Seadogs have won an invitational.
The American Little League majors champion Tigers defeated the National League champion Rockies 11-1 on Saturday at Julien Field for the Turlock Little League City Title.
The Rivercats from the Turlock American Little League Minors won their second consecutive city title after defeating the National League champion Thunder, 7-2, on Saturday at Julien Field.
The Tigers have won the Turlock American Little League Majors title after lighting up the scoreboard against the Indians, 22-10, at Julien field in a game that started on Tuesday night and was carried into Wednesday.
Turlock Youth Wrestling Club coaches Andy York and Lucas Solarez saw major successes and improvements this year in their athletes, who range in age from 5 to 13.
The Rockies have won the Turlock National Little League title for the second straight season after shutting out the Dodgers in the finals, 8-0, on Saturday at Soderquist Field.
There is still no champion for the American Little League Majors, after Tuesday night's final game of a doubleheader was continued due to time.
It was a typical warm summer day in the Valley, perfect for swimming as the Turlock Seadogs defeated the smaller and up and coming Modesto squad on Saturday by a score of 1,414 to 318 at Turlock High.
It was 1-1 until the final inning, when the mighty Twins did all they could and forced the Tigers pitching to walk five and allow eight unanswered runs to take the 9-1 victory in the first round of the American Little League Majors playoffs on Thursday.
The Dodgers of the Turlock National Little League Majors have another shot at the top seeded Rockies, after defeating the Marlins, 12-5, in the semi-finals. The Dodgers nailed Thursday's win after a hot fifth inning rally that saw five runs scored.
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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