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Bubba Moreno to play baseball at Westmont

When Bubba Moreno hung up his football cleats at the end of fall, his basketball sneakers at the end of winter and his baseball cleats at the end of spring, he looked towards his collegiate future with athletic uncertainty.

June 23, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Westside Ministries continues Summer Soccer Camp tradition

For the past seven years roughly 14,000 of Turlock's youth have participated in the annual Westside Ministries Summer Soccer Camp, joining community mentors to learn the basics of soccer in a three-week program at Wakefield Elementary.

June 19, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Recreation, competition and sisterhood

Tennis courts in Turlock are typically populated by high school and collegiate teams seeking competition and individuals looking for recreation, but from September to March there is a group of women who occupy the courts at Brenda Athletic Club in search of both.

June 18, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Ajax United wins third straight tournament

The U9 boys of Ajax United are on a roll right now, following an undefeated campaign in the Central Valley - Region 7 Fall League with three straight tournament championship wins and a record of 27-1-2 at the midway point of Spring League.

June 18, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Former Bulldog drafted by Twins

Unexpected yet exciting. That was the mood for Blake Cederlind when he was selected 650th overall in the 22nd round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins.

June 16, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Former Bulldog drafted by Pirates

Former Turlock High Bulldog and recent UCLA shortstop Kevin Kramer was selected 62nd overall in the second round of the MLB Draft on Monday by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

June 09, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Nate Costa Football Camps ready for another year

With summer vacation officially upon us it's time for local football players to get back to work and prepare themselves for the fall season. For most players, preparation consists of individual cardio and weight training sessions until the time comes to join their teams for group conditioning. But for a select few players, their moment of preparation will come much sooner and in a different type of team setting thanks to former Hilmar High and University of Oregon quarterback Nate Costa.

June 09, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Turlock boxer prepped for Junior Olympics

Since her amateur debut on July 14, 2012, Sandra Tovar has compiled an 8-3 record while honing her skills inside the boxing ring. Now, nearly three years after her first fight, the Dutcher Middle School 7th grader finds herself on the biggest stage of her career: the USA Boxing Junior Olympic and Prep National Championships, where she is set to compete at 101 pounds in the Intermediate division.

June 05, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Turlocker claims second National Snooker Championship

When Sargon Isaac started playing snooker at the age of 14 in England his interest in the game was one of pure recreation. It didn't take long for Isaac's interest to develop into a full-blown passion, however, and by the time he was 18 years old he was playing the game competitively in tournaments and adult leagues. But at age 22, just when he was refining his snooker skills, Isaac accepted a job offer and moved to California, effectively ending his love affair with snooker.

June 04, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Sergio Hernandez signs with Illinois College

Sergio Hernandez was known in the Southern Athletic League for the past three years as Delhi High's hard-hitting middle linebacker. He was a core component of the 2014 Hawks squad that made the playoffs for only the third time in school history. After Monday, however, Hernandez will also be remembered as the first football player in school history to receive an athletic scholarship with the singing of his letter of intent to play Division III football for Illinois College.

June 02, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Small school, no problem

Small-school track teams made it happen at this year's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Championships, specifically Hilmar and Delhi High who exited the final day of the two-day competition at California State University, Stanislaus on Thursday with a combined five qualifiers for next week's SJS Masters Championships.

May 21, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Lady Eagles win CCAA

Turlock Christian High found success on the track in its inaugural year in the Central California Athletic Association with its girls' team winning the league championship and its boys' team finishing second overall.

May 21, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Hilmar's Olson, Harris move on to D4/5 finals

Hilmar High walked out of the Trans Valley League track season and into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Championship Trials with four TVL champions - Dani Olson, Hudson Harris, Kenzye Spears and Angelique Souza.

May 19, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hawks win SAL track title

Since claiming the Southern Athletic League championship in 2012 for the first time in program history, Delhi High's boys track team has struggled to add another league title year to its banner. The Hawks have been in the running the past two years, but ultimately fell just short, and it seemed that would again be the case in 2015.

May 19, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Rams eliminate Bulldogs with walk-off win

Playoffs, St. Mary's High and heart break. It's a familiar formula for Turlock High baseball.

May 15, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - Frankie Tovar


Alumni Highlight: Mariya Fefilova

Last year, Mariya Fefilova joined California State University, Monterey Bay as an outside back for the women's soccer team and encountered familiar circumstances for ...

July 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Season over for Babe Ruth

The Stanislaus Cardinals Babe Ruth team is officially finished with its 2015 season after posting a 1-2 record at the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament.

July 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock Seadogs headed to Meet of Champions

For the past four years the Turlock Seadogs have dominated the Mid Valley Swim League, earning consecutive championships and cementing themselves as the premier ...

July 29, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


American 11s end season at State

The Turlock American All Stars barreled into the 11 year-old State Tournament on Sunday carrying major heat, defeating all opponents who stood in their way ...

July 29, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Cindy Kelley takes first at CrossFit Games

Cindy Kelley entered the world of CrossFit competition two years ago at the age of 49, taking what was essentially a healthy hobby and turning ...

July 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Community


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