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.
This year's 16U Rage Volleyball squad based out of Ripon - a true 15U team that placed second in last year's 14U Junior National Championships - won the Windy City Qualifier in Chicago last weekend with a 9-0 effort that included a straight-set finals win over the Texas Tornadoes.