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Pitman soccer aims to defend crown; Turlock looks to bounce back

Girls soccer is back as Turlock and Pitman high officially kicked off the 2012 season on Tuesday. After five straight top-three finishes in the Central California Conference, the Pride finally earned their second league title last year with a 13-1-1 season. The Bulldogs, who had defended the CCC title for five consecutive years prior to last season, finished in fifth place with a disappointing record of 2-7-3.

March 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Small school softball teams ready to play

Hilmar, Turlock Christian, and Denair High's girls are back on the softball field. Last season each team had varying degrees of success but they all have one thing in common this season, a desire to improve and win a league title.

March 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


TC falls to Brookside in championship game

After overcoming rival Ripon Christian High in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals on Wednesday, Turlock Christian fell to Brookside Christian High in the Division V Championship game 63-51 on Friday. The Eagles (26-3 overall) and Knights (25-4 overall) played a practically even game but Brookside pulled away midway through the fourth quarter to win its first section championship.

March 02, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock’s top four head to Bakersfield

In the last two years Turlock High has only taken two wrestlers to the State Tournament but this year the Bulldogs will be four strong in Bakersfield. After a season that saw Turlock record 25 straight dual wins and place fifth at Masters, the Bulldogs are now in a position to walk away with multiple state medals, despite the fact they entered this season with no state returners.

February 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock, Pitman swinging for CCC title

Grab your peanuts and Cracker Jacks folks; it's time for baseball in the Valley. Turlock and Pitman high's players are swinging their bats and warming up their arms in preparation for the 2012 season. The Bulldogs and Pride are projected to be teams to beat in the Central California Conference alongside Buhach Colony High and Merced High in what is sure to be an exciting season for players and fans alike.

February 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Local athletes take next step

Four local standouts -in football, wrestling and soccer - signed letters of intent to play at the collegiate level this week.

February 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Eagles, Knights set to clash — again — in semi final

Turlock Christian High is just one game away from the Sac-Joaquin Division V Section Championship after a 61-42 victory over Central Catholic High on Thursday.

February 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Masters: Turlock boasts four state qualifiers; Hilmar medals one

Turlock High's success on the mat continued at the Masters Tournament this past Thursday and Friday. The Bulldogs finished in fifth place as a team and had five wrestlers earn medals, four of which will continue on to the State Tournament next weekend.

February 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Huskies outplay the Pride

Pitman High missed its shot, literally and figuratively, against Sheldon High on Wednesday night. The Pride met the Huskies in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Division I Section Playoffs in what became a catch-up game. Sheldon won handedly 78-43.

February 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldogs can’t match the Wildcats

Turlock High's 2011-12 boys basketball season officially ended Wednesday night at Franklin High. The Wildcats (22-5 overall) thwarted the Bulldogs' (15-13 overall) post season aspirations for the third year in a row with a 61-37 victory in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Division I Section Playoffs.

February 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Local angler looks to reel in the big bucks at Bassmaster Classic

Ish Monroe has been fishing practically his entire life. As the Hughsonite grew up, joined the workforce and enrolled in college he would still turn to his favorite passtime to relax. The simple act of throwing a line in the water from his boat was enough to make him happy.

February 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Playoff Time

Turlock and Pitman High had two goals coming into this season; win the Central California Conference championship and make playoffs.

February 21, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Taking it to the mat

The Division I South Wrestling Championships belonged to Turlock High this year. The Bulldogs pulled out one of their best divisional performances in school history with their first place finish of 225 team points, more than a hundred points ahead of second place McNair High.

February 21, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman and Denair’s girls come up short in playoffs

Pitman High's postseason ended before it really began on Monday when the Pride (13-15 overall) faced Chavez High of Stockton. The Titans (16-11 overall) took advantage of a low energy Pitman team that struggled to find the basket, winning the out bracket game 51-44.

February 21, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman upsets Buhach Colony

Pitman High's boys finished off their season with a 55-50 upset over Buhach Colony High Wednseday night. The Thunder (9-5 CCC) arrived at Pitman's gym tied with Turlock in the CCC but a determined Pride (8-7 CCC) team knocked them down to third place and out of title contention.

February 18, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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No place like Oakland for the Raiders

The Los Angeles Raiders. Sure, it's better than the San Antonio Raiders, but it still doesn't sound quite right.

August 23, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Kaepernick leads 49ers into new chapter at Levi's Stadium

Life is good for Colin Kaepernick.

August 23, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


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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