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.
The Dodgers' late rally on Monday in the second round of the Turlock National Little League Majors playoffs was not enough to overcome their four run deficit as the defending champion Rockies kept their cool in the final inning to close out the 7-5 victory and move on to the championship game Saturday at Soderquist field.
The Turlock Seadogs summer swimming program placed first out of six teams at the Tracy Invitational, taking the tournament by storm and for the first time in the program's history coming home as victors. The Seadogs dominated the meet by 50 or more points, a tremendous feat in the swimming world. Swimmers ranged in age from 3 up to 18, and the Seadogs took 122 representatives out of its 180 strong squad.
The Turlock National Little League had a spectacular season this year with plenty of entertainment on both the offense and defensive sides of the ball.
The season began as it has concluded - with a ton of high powered offense coming from both the majors and also the minors side of the Turlock American Little League. With only one weekend left of action for the regular season, players are preparing for the postseason.
It was the final opportunity for the Iron Birds to keep their playoff hopes alive and they did just that. After taking down the undefeated Rivercats 11-4 in the season finale on Friday the Iron Birds currently sit tied in the fourth and final spot of the playoffs in the minors American Little League.
United States Olympic wrestler Ken Chertow came into town on Friday to host a wrestling clinic at Turlock High School's wrestling room and share his experiences as an elite athlete as well as teach the youth a few things on the mat.
Fresh off their Junior Bulldog Classic two weeks ago, the Turlock Youth Wrestling Club traveled to Hanford and entered the California Republic Wrestling Invitational.
The Ajax All-Star U-17G Elite girls soccer travel ball club will compete in the 2015 Vegas Cup Soccer Tournament this weekend, with over 17 local high schools represented from a variety of the best players in the San Joaquin/Stanislaus area.
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