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American 11s take home District 73 championship

After dispatching their National League counterparts in the first game of this year's District 73 10/11 All Star Tournament with the help of four homeruns, the Turlock American All Stars beat Atwater back-to-back on Friday and Monday to clinch the District 73 Championship.

July 07, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


American 12s beat National All Stars to win District title

The Turlock American 12-year-old All Star team tore through the 2015 District 73 Majors All Star Tournament last week, showcasing a high-output offense and a stingy defense that respectively earned 48 runs and allowed only 10 runs through four games. The American All Stars' championship capstone was set on Sunday in a showdown with the Turlock Nationals that saw the Americans win 12-1 in four innings.

July 07, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


American 10s finish 2-2 in District tourney

It was a white-hot start to the 2015 District 73 9/10 All Star Tournament for the Turlock American All Stars who beat Mariposa 11-3 in the opening game before taking down Los Banos 11-6 in the quarterfinals. Turlock's heat didn't last for long though, instead it dissipated over the next two games with a 6-9 loss to Atwater in the semifinals and a 8-11 loss to Mariposa in the losers' bracket.

July 07, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Where to watch the World Cup Final

The championship rematch is on for Sunday - the United States vs Japan for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. It's been a long road for our country's women who barreled through Colombia, edged China and upset the top seeded Germany, all for a chance at redemption against a Japan team that took the Women's Cup title in 2011.

July 02, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Kap swings with heart at annual golf tourney

Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.

June 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Gonzalez goes the distance; loses via decision in first UFC fight

Lewis Gonzalez came close on the scorecards in his UFC debut against Leandro Silva on Saturday, but 10 days notice proved to be too short a time frame to keep Silva from winning via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night 70.

June 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Turlock fighter to make UFC debut on Saturday

Lewis Gonzalez is officially a UFC fighter. Less than two months after requesting a release from his World Series of Fighting contract and putting his MMA career in a state of uncertainty, Gonzalez has been asked to fight on the preliminary card of Saturday's UFC Fight Night 70 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL where he will face Brazilian fighter Leandro "Buscape" Silva.

June 25, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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


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Former Journal sports editor honored at namesake tourney

It's been 22 years since Frank Godinez passed away, leaving behind a legacy of exceptional sports reporting in the town of Turlock. Often referred ...

December 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


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