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.
Three of the top summer swimming programs took to the pool this weekend in a tri meet at Ripon High. In a very critical meet between Turlock, Ripon and Tracy, the Turlock Seadogs were the ones to come out victors after pulling away with a big lead.
Vickie Rouse was a volleyball powerhouse for Pitman High during her time on the court for the Pride. After leading her team to a Central California Conference championship her senior year and earning CCC player of the year with 178 kills, 77 blocks, and 66 assists along the way, it was no surprise when UC Merced came calling and offered her a chance to play for the Bobcats in 2012.
One pitch. One swing.
The Turlock Seadogs summer swimming program placed first out of five schools at the Tracy Invitational, ousting second place Ripon Sea Lions en route to their second title in two years at the Pink Phillips memorial pool at West High in Tracy on Saturday and Sunday.
The Turlock High Bulldogs season is over.
Before the 2014 season no athletic team in Delhi High School's history had even made a section championship, let alone win one, but on Saturday the Hawks softball team made their mark by becoming the first sports squad to reach the big game.
As the regular season winds down for Turlock little leaguers, the playoffs are just in reach for both Turlock's National and American Little League minors and majors.
The U10 Modesto Ajax youth girls' soccer head coach, Ricarrdo La Barbera of Italy, has only been in the states for a handful of years but with his insight on soccer play from Europe he has brought a whole new style of play that most people in the area are not accustomed to seeing.
Pitman High sophomore Natasha Sondeno placed first out of 20 girls present at the varsity diving Division I CIF Sectionals with a score of 274.5 in Thursday's trial run at Johansen High.
Delhi tennis was the only squad to make the CIF Sectional tournament in the Southern Athletic League as a squad but Denair also sent a handful of players to compete in the always competitive Division III co-ed team tournament.
In their final home regular season dual meet, the Hilmar Yellowjackets track and field squad hosted Hughson High in a day where most of the team was missing due to personal reasons, but the 'Jackets did not see it that way as they looked for personal records.
Pitman High's girls' tennis team fell, 3-6, to Central California Conference foe Atwater for the first time in Doug Reimers stint as the head coach.
Two failed penalty kicks cost the Pitman High boys soccer team an opportunity to go up two-games in the Central California Conference, after Atwater came into town and beat out the Pride in a 2-0 shutout on Thursday.
This year's Pitman High volleyball squad is already in the history books after a perfect start to the season with a 13-0 overall record that includes an early 2-0 start in the Central California Conference after topping out Golden Valley High at home on Wednesday in a 3-0 win, (25-15, 25-12 and 25-6).
Central California Conference cross country competition began Wednesday afternoon as runners from six schools braved a three-mile course through Merced's Applegate Park in the first CCC center meet of the season.
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