A crosstown rivalry matchup always seems to be a bit bigger than most games.
The 17-year-old Ripon-based Rage volleyball club concluded their Junior National Championship run on Wednesday after finishing 20th out of 24 teams in the USA division in Minneapolis, Minn.
Success on the volleyball court is something Ashley Solis is accustomed to.
Austin Bush, the 6-foot-6, 255 pound Bush, who is a fresh Turlock High graduate, has his eyes set on the big leagues but before doing so the big man must prepare himself for Division I baseball by playing in the West Coast League.
The third time was the charm for the Seadogs, Actually, so was the first and second.
Turlock has long been known for its success in wrestling at any level and this past weekend reinforced that as the Turlock Youth Wrestling Club concluded their seven month long season with a state title after taking the California Freestyle State Championships Wrestling Tournament by storm at Selland Arena in Fresno.
The Turlock Golden Eagles summer basketball program came home with a 2-3 record from the Otter Shootout tournament Friday and Saturday at California State University, Monterey Bay.
For the first time, the Tigers of the American Little League are the Majors Tournament of Champions winners after toppling over their opponents in a rather convincing fashion last week which led to Friday's 10-6 win over Yosemite in Los Banos.
The Turlock National Little League champions on the Majors level-the Marlins-are now in the semifinal round of the Tournament of Champions after back-to-back road wins despite losing their first contest.
The 2014 American Little League Major winners-the Tigers-are now 2-0 in the Tournament of Champions heading into Friday's possible finale against Los Banos, after winning back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday at Julien Field.
The Turlock American Little League minor champions-the Bulls-are only one game away from playing in the Tournament of Champions finale on Saturday.
One last shot at prep football glory. That's what seven local players get this Saturday at the 47th Annual Central California Lions All-Star Football Classic, where the area's top football talent from this past season is divided between North and South and pitted against each other.
For the second consecutive season the Tigers, who are part of the American Little League majors, clinched the league title after a 5-2 win over the Yankees on Thursday afternoon at Julien Field.
Tyler Murphy's Wednesday afternoon return to baseball was successful, emotional, and inspirational.
It was a dazzling tournament this weekend for the Turlock-based Shake 'n Bake U8 girls' squad who managed to come out as the winners in the annual Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championship.
The California Collegiate Athletic Association Track and Field Championships are fast approaching for the Warriors of California State University, Stanislaus with both the Men's and Women's teams preparing for the April 30 competition at San Francisco State University.
For the second year in a row, Turlock High has finished the Central California Conference season with a perfect record and a league title, a feat that was cemented with an 8-1 win over rival Pitman High at home on Thursday.
Going into the Central California Conference varsity swim meet this weekend, Pitman High is making a run for the title on both the boys (4-1) and girls (4-1) teams, trailing only Merced, and sitting nicely with a pool filled with both veteran talent and leadership.
Thursday's Central California Conference showdown between Turlock and Pitman High's boys' golf teams proved to be a very significant contest as the battle for second place heated up.
The Turlock Wrestling Club marked the end of the Folkstyle season with an 11th place team finish at last weekend's 2015 Flo Reno Worlds Championships. Eight of the club's 28 participating wrestlers placed fifth or better in their respective brackets, including Mason Ontiveros (60) who won gold in the 6U division.
Although the 2015 season hasn't brought a winning year for Delhi (2-7-1) and Denair (0-8-2) High's varsity girls' soccer squads, the two teams have been grinding out in the Southern Athletic League with the top teams in the standings and on Wednesday afternoon both teams met for a showdown.
There is a humble powerhouse in the area that is quietly launching up in the rankings-the Hughson High varsity softball team.
Gymnastics. It's a sport that receives the bulk of its attention during the Olympics, at least from the average sports fan. But while mainstream focus might only highlight gymnastics in an annual fashion, gymnasts themselves are training year round. - eating, sleeping and living gymnastics.
Pitman High hosted rival Turlock High Tuesday afternoon in the second cross-town soccer match of the season. The Bulldogs (7-2-1 CCC) entered the match on a five-game win streak and with a share of first place in the Central California Conference. The Pride (4-4-2 CCC) entered with third-place status in the CCC and the memory of their last meeting with Turlock, a 3-1 loss, fresh in their minds.
Fresh off a Nor Cal Classic Tournament appearance, the Delhi High varsity softball team was looking to begin a winning streak heading into the final half of league play, as they came off a 5-3 win over Durham in their final game of the tourney this past Saturday, but instead ran into a wall on Tuesday.
With the end of the regular season in sight, Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar High golf took a break from the Central California Conference and the Trans Valley League for non-league competition at the Pitman Invitational at the Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club in Patterson on Monday.
The Pitman High (14-5) softball team continues to win.
After losing the first game of the San Luis Obispo High School Spring Tournament, the Pitman High (12-3) Pride baseball team regrouped after an off opening game to pick up back-to-back wins over Morro Bay and St. Mary's of Albany in day-two of the tourney on Thursday.
AUGUSTA – Dawgs are running wild in Augusta. Again.
Since graduating from Pitman High in 2012, AJ Derr has been thriving in baseball at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.