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Gonzalez seeks redemption in the cage

Four months have passed since Lewis Gonzalez suffered his first career loss at the hands of Luis Palomino in the World Series of Fighting 12 main event in Las Vegas. Those familiar with Gonzalez had grown accustomed to watching the Lightweight prospect pummel his way through the division and a loss, especially via KO, was the last thing that was expected.

December 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock rolls through Ceres in day one of Godinez Tournament

Turlock High hit the court with a bang Thursday night in the first day of the 38th annual Frank Godinez Boys Basketball Tournament with a 66-37 win over Ceres High, snapping a two-game losing streak and setting up a game with Ripon High tonight.

December 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Niners at the crossroads

Oh the dynamics of Sunday's Battle of the Bay between the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers. Since their first meeting in 1970, the Bay Bridge rivals have always provided fodder for fans and media when they play. What else would you expect from a pair of proud NFL organizations separated by only 34 miles?

December 09, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Pitman falls short in state final

Pitman High volleyball has been synonymous with dominance in 2014. The Pride steamrolled nearly every opponent they faced this season with its combination of size, power and speed. And when a team rose to the occasion to provide Pitman with a challenge, its girls seemed to persevere through sheer force of will.

December 08, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldog boys aiming for top CCC finish

Turlock High's boys basketball team has kicked off the 2014 season with a pair of hard-fought wins over Modesto High and McNair High, improving to a 2-0 record by a combined margin of five points. For the Bulldogs, this type of close competition is nothing new.

December 04, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman headed to State finals

It was a Tuesday-night thriller when Menlo-Atherton High traveled to Pitman High's home court for the CIF Division I Nor Cal finals in a showdown of champions.

December 02, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman set to host NorCal finals for first time in school history

Pitman High's historic season on the volleyball court was extended Saturday night with the Pride's straight-set victory of San Ramon Valley High in their CIF Division I NorCal semifinal match.

December 01, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Holiday heartbreak: Puttering offense puts 49er playoff hopes in jeopardy

Three points and 164 yards. It's hardly the type of effort one would expect from an NFL team, but that was San Francisco's output against Seattle on Thursday.

November 28, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Bulldogs back on the mat

Turlock High has dusted off its wrestling gear and is back on the mat for the 2014 winter season. After finishing third in the Central California Conference last year and graduating two state qualifiers, the Bulldogs return with a handful of experienced wrestlers and a crop of fresh faces as they aim to take league and return to state once again.

November 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Three Turlock water polo players named to Fall All-Century Team

The sport of water polo has thrived in Turlock and the rest of the Central Valley since its introduction roughly 40 years ago by the late Steve Feaver.

November 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman onto round two

Four days after winning the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin Section championship in one of its hardest matches of the season, Pitman High played Oakland Tech High in what could be argued was its easiest match.

November 25, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


D1 Champions: Pitman volleyball beats Pleasant Grove in five games

Pitman High volleyball etched a place for itself in Sac-Joaquin Section history Friday night with its first ever Division I championship victory.

November 22, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


All-Stars ready to compete

Close to 100 water polo athletes gathered in the waters of the Steve Feaver Aquatics Center last year for the first annual North vs. South High School Senior All-Star Game. The inaugural event featured eight teams and four matches and turned longtime opponents into teammates for one final high school competition.

November 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman volleyball headed to championships

Pitman High is headed to the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin Section championship match for the first time ever after Tuesday's 3-1 (19-25, 25-14, 25-13 and 25-20) victory over St. Francis High of Sacramento.

November 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


First round heartbreak: Turlock falls two points short to Tracy

It was déjà vu for the Bulldogs of Turlock High when they traveled to Tracy High for the first round of the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. As was the case when the two Bulldog teams met in week 5, Turlock found itself just two points shy of victory after a failed two-point conversion attempt cemented a final score of 21-19

November 14, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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'Jackets hit the pitch running

The 2015 spring season just began on Wednesday for Hilmar High, but already the Yellowjackets have four matches under their belt and at least one more scheduled for today. It's the kind of starting schedule one would expect from a team trying to improve on a fourth place Trans Valley League finish last season.

February 27, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldogs eliminated

The boys' basketball season is officially over for Turlock High after Wednesday's 89-54 playoff loss to Sheldon High in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Boys Basketball Championships. The reigning Central California Conference champions met their match in the Huskies (19-6 overall) who showed the Bulldogs (16-11 overall) how they became Delta League champs and why they were seeded second in the tournament.

February 26, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman sending nine wrestlers; Turlock sending four to Masters

The post season has always been a tough road for local wrestling teams, but with this year's shakeup of the post season format - specifically the inclusion of Folsom and Del Oro High in the new Sac-Joaquin Section Division I AA Championships - that road proved to be even more difficult for Turlock and Pitman High.

February 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Rentfro, Flores and Mendoza qualify for Masters

Hilmar, Delhi and Denair High are each sending one wrestler to this weekend's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships at the Stockton Arena after their respective 12th, 13th and 14th place finishes in the team standings at the SJS Division V Championships last weekend.

February 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldogs eliminate Vikings

Despite claiming the Central California Conference championship this season, Turlock found itself seeded 15th in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Championships when the playoff brackets were released earlier this week, setting up a buy-in game at home against 18th seed Edison High on Friday.

February 20, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Denair, Delhi send 16 to Divisionals

Southern Athletic League competitors Denair and Delhi High finished a respective third and fourth in the overall team standings at the SAL League Tournament last weekend with both breaking program records for divisional qualifiers.

February 19, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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