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5 Questions for Hilmar volleyball's Emily Baptista

Q. You were a standout sophomore on the court for Hilmar volleyball. Have you made any changes to your game for your junior season?

September 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


'Jackets defeat Los Banos in three

It's been almost a full two weeks since the majority of local volleyball teams started league competition, with Trans Valley League teams being the exception. The late start to league-play has resulted in slim pickings for Hilmar High's volleyball team in terms of opponents, but on Thursday the Yellowjackets managed to lure Los Banos High to their homecourt during a bye week for the Tigers.

September 25, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Hawks test Bulldogs; fall in four

Delhi High's volleyball team fell short against Le Grand High in the Hawks' second Southern League matchup of the season on Tuesday. The Lady Hawks tested the Bulldogs through four sets, but ultimately walked away from the court with a 3-1 loss (13-25, 25-14, 21-25, and 13-25).

September 23, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar falls three points short for second week in a row

Hilmar High remains winless at home after Fresno High spoiled the Yellowjackets' homecoming celebrations with a 24-21 victory at McSweeney Field Friday night.

September 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


5 Questions for Hayden Steger

Q. How is this year's team different than last year's?

September 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Lady Bulldogs take second in first CCC center meet

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.

September 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock volleyball opens league play with win

Turlock High's volleyball team bounced back from last week's straight-set loss to Hilmar High with a straight-set victory of its own in Monday's Central California Conference home opener against Golden Valley High.

September 16, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


49ers christen Levi’s Stadium with loss to Bears

It was a rough day at the office for Colin Kaepernick Sunday night when San Francisco hosted Chicago in the 49ers' first regular season game at Levi's Stadium.

September 16, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Turlock upsets Clovis West

Clovis West High entered Joe Debely Stadium as if it were its home turf Friday night, showcasing a brand of confidence against underdog Turlock High that is typically reserved for champions.

September 12, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock golf sweeps competition

The only team to beat Turlock High at the 2014 Merced High Invitational on Monday was Turlock High, as the Bulldogs finished both first and second in the overall team standings.

September 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Hilmar pushes past Turlock in straight sets

Hilmar High rolled through its second Central California Conference team in a week Thursday night when the 'Jackets (14-4 overall) defeated Turlock High two days after doing the same to Atwater High. Hilmar beat the Bulldogs (8-4 overall) in straight sets (27-25, 25-11, and 25-18) as team defense and a powerful offensive attack from Emily Baptista paved the way.

September 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Prep Football Roundup: Week 02

Denair High returns to winner's column

September 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar golf finishes 6th in home tourney

Hilmar High's golf team hosted its annual Yellowjacket Invitational Monday morning at the Stevinson Ranch Golf Club where the 'Jackets finished 6th in team rankings out of an 11-team field.

September 10, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Journal video catches eye of Tru TV

Who is equal parts cute and funny? Aspiring roller derby girl Keeley Parker.

September 09, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Local pastor shares experiences at Ground Zero

Roughly 10 years before Tim Guerino became the executive director of the Turlock Gospel Mission he ministered to first responders at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 09, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


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Articles By Author - Frankie Tovar


30 years of TYF excellence

Turlock has a rich tradition of football excellence. From Turlock High to Pitman High, and even Turlock Christian High, coming-of-age Turlockers have spent a majority of their formative years on the gridiron, locked in competition. As is the case in many other towns in the area, these players often get their start at the youth level where they learn the game, sharpen their skills and build friendships that can last a lifetime.

October 30, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Hilmar volleyball almost perfect, again

Hilmar High is two matches away from finishing with an undefeated Trans Valley League record for the second straight year, and only one match away from clinching the outright 2014 TVL title.

October 28, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock rolls through Atwater

Turlock High put in its best performance of the season Friday night during its homecoming matchup against Atwater High, dominating the Falcons 56-7.

October 25, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


5 Questions for Turlock water polo's Zach Glidden

Q. What is the hardest part about playing water polo?

October 25, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock sweeps CCC competition

Turlock High swept both the Central California Conference Singles tournament and Doubles tournament for the second year in a row on Thursday. Competing on the home courts of Atwater High, Mila Johns claimed the singles title while the newly formed team of Lauren Carlson and Courtnie Chan took the doubles title.

October 23, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Bulldogs golf claim CCC championship, again

For the 11th season in a row, Turlock High has finished Central California Conference competition as champions in girls golf. The Bulldogs cemented their place as 2014 CCC title holders by shooting a 448 at Monday's CCC Championships in Atwater-86 strokes ahead of second place Pitman High.

October 21, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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