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Turlock Youth Wrestling rolling with success

The Turlock Youth Wrestling Club recently completed its Folkstyle season, competing in and walking away from the 17th Annual Suplay Reno Worlds Wrestling Tournament with five medalists. Now, the Turlock club is kicking off its Greco season in today's Greco State Tournament which is being held at Fresno's Selland Arena.

April 25, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Alquist Arms expands its operations

Alquist Arms, Downtown Turlock's biggest draw for local gun enthusiasts, is opening the doors to its new location Saturday morning in a grand opening celebration that is expected to attract a large crowd. The grand opening will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will also serve as a commemoration of the 20th year of operation for the local business.

April 24, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Undefeated season for Turlock golf

The boys' golf team of Turlock High is one performance away from claiming its 11th straight Central California Conference title after Thursday afternoon's 424-450 defeat of Pitman High.

April 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Kenny Fraser headed to UC San Diego

Turlock High senior Kenny Fraser, the 6'6" leader on the court for Bulldogs basketball this past season, has settled on his destination after graduation. Fraser signed his letter of intent to play for the UC San Diego Tritons Wednesday afternoon where he is expected to receive significant minutes on the court his freshman year.

April 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Undefeated Turlock two games away from CCC title

Turlock High boys' tennis continued its unbeaten streak Tuesday afternoon with a 7-2 defeat of Golden Valley High - number two in the Central California Conference standings-to extend its record to 9-0 in the CCC.

April 15, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Bulldogs and Pride tie on the pitch in second matchup

Turlock and Pitman High met for the second time this season Monday night at Joe Debely Stadium, capping the second round of Central California Conference play with another closely contested, cross town matchup.

April 15, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Delhi eyeing SAL championship

Delhi High's softball team is riding a two-game win streak in which its girls have not allowed a run, setting up a must win matchup against Waterford High today that is likely to shape the final leg of the race for this season's Southern Athletic League title.

April 10, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Summer wrestling camp set to kick off new youth program

The city of Turlock is well known for its wrestling programs. With teams at Turlock High, Pitman High, Dutcher Middle School, and Turlock Junior High, as well as a long-established youth program in the Turlock Youth Wrestling Club, many Turlockers have grown up with an affinity for the mat.

April 04, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Ted Howze hired to lead Denair football

Ted Howze developed an ambition to coach football when he was 15 years old. Four years later he found himself at the helm of his first football team and his ambition became his passion. Since then, Howze has coached exclusively at the youth level, but that's about to change.

April 03, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


New recreation team to unite local talent

For the past decade, Turlock and Pitman High have been in the thick of the hunt for the Central California Conference baseball championship, testing each other and the rest of their opposition each season in what is often a neck and neck race for the league title.

April 03, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman dominates cross-county, league meets

Rain or shine, in league competition or in a clash of counties, Pitman High's track team, both boys and girls, are on a hot streak of success.

April 01, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Albino Orozco finishes 2-2 at national tournament

Less than one month after he capped his senior year at Turlock High with a 7th place finish at the State Tournament, Albino Orozco again found himself on the mat, only this time he was competing against the best wrestlers the nation, not just California, had to offer.

April 01, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Delhi jumps into top spot with win over TC

It was a matchup between top-tier and lower-tier Southern Athletic League teams Friday afternoon when 7th place Turlock Christian High hosted 2nd place Delhi High in a game that was originally scheduled to be played on Wednesday.

March 28, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


TJHS coach wins national championship

James Hollister's reputation precedes itself. Serving 47 years as the track and field coach at Turlock Junior High, his name is synonymous with running and fitness by most in Turlock.

March 27, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


TC athletic director resigns

After two and a half years at Turlock Christian High, Shane Smith, former head football coach and current athletic director, is stepping away. Smith, who coached the Eagles during the 2011 and 2012 season before turning in his whistle for the athletic director position duties in 2013, has decided to resign at the end of this school year to accept a teaching and coaching position at Modesto Christian High at the beginning of the 2014 school year.

March 27, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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Turlock Tee Birds win Central Valley, preparing for Tournament of Champions

The Turlock Tee Birds have been playing golf at the Turlock Golf & Country Club for more than 30 years, combining competition and fun with weekly runs of the course and friendly wagering. Currently comprised of women aged 49 to 80, the Tee Birds play golf year-round. For most, it's their time to have fun.

August 21, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Patrick Green: Bulldog to Lumberjack

There aren't many local football players who get the opportunity to play Division I college ball, but count Patrick Green in as one of the lucky few. A 2014 Turlock High graduate, Green entered his senior year as the 45th ranked tight end in the nation according to ESPN and earned All-Conference and All-State honors by season's end.

August 15, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | College


Delhi volleyball reborn for new season

The first foundation game of the season, the prelude to the much anticipated start of league play, is less than a month away for Delhi High.

August 14, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock fighter suffers first career loss after first-round KO

Lewis Gonzalez' name is preceded by the moniker of "Lethal" for a reason. Leading up to Saturday's main event fight against Luis Palomino at World Series of Fighting 12 in Las Vegas, Gonzalez had won eight of his nine professional fights via stoppage, with four of those fights being called in the first round.

August 12, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


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