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New Stanislaus AD looks to strengthen community ties

For the past three months Mike Matoso's life has been one of adjustments.

August 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | College


Turlock teen wins gold at Junior Olympics

It seems Cerah Moren learned a thing or two during her June trip to Finland where she attended the famed "Javelin Carnival."

August 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Turlock Express gearing up for second season

Turlock's sole professional sports team, the Turlock Express, surprised the Professional Arena Soccer League last season, finishing third in the Western Division and earning a playoff berth in their first year of existence.

August 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Armed robbers shoot at jewelry store owner

Three masked men, who robbed the Universal Jewelers in downtown Turlock Thursday night, left the store amidst gunfire.

August 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Crime


TC, Denair football start season under new management

When the Southern Athletic League's football season begins this month there will be some new faces on the sidelines. The majority of those faces will belong to players who have stepped up to fill the roles of last season's seniors but in the case of Turlock Christian and Denair High new faces will also belong to their head coaches.

August 07, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


No summer break for football

They've lifted tires, weights, and even sandbags; ran laps, sprints and plays. They've spent summer days competing and sweating under the heat of the sun. Coaches have yelled, offered reassurance, and even a congratulatory nod, all in the vein of motivation and preparation.

August 07, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Boxing’s Olympic fall

It's no secret that the sport of boxing has experienced a dip in popularity. Public perception of the sweet science has soured as newer generations of fight fans redirect their attention towards Mixed Martial Arts, leaving boxing aficionados to ask why.

August 07, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Columns


Jeremiah Metcalf scheduled for K-1 event in September

On Sept. 8, the world renowned kickboxing organization K-1 returns to American soil with K-1 Rising 2012. Fifteen fighters from around the world will meet in Los Angeles to help the legendary organization mount a resurgence, including Turlock's own Jeremiah Metcalf in his K-1 debut.

August 07, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Modesto Babe Ruth comes up short against New York, finishes 3rd

The Babe Ruth World Series was a tight tournament for the Modesto Babe Ruth All-Stars. Not tight cool, but tight close as the majority of the team's wins and losses were determined by a single run.

August 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


U11 soccer champions looking for recruits

The boys of the U11 Turlock FC Arsenal soccer club are feeling pretty good as they prepare for fall league to begin. With a 10-0 indoor record, a 9-0-2 Nor-Cal Spring League record, six tournament championships, and a number one Nor-Cal ranking for the State Cup Tournament it's easy to see why.

August 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


U9 girls chase their soccer dreams

Right now the world's best athletes are chasing their Olympic dreams in London, putting years of hard work to use as they compete for themselves and their countries. Like them, local youth athletes are also working hard towards their own goals, not quite international endeavors, but important nonetheless.

August 02, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Modesto Babe Ruth survives pooling, enters tournament as No.3 seed

The Modesto Babe Ruth All-Stars got out to a rocky start in Weimer, Texas this past weekend, losing to the New York All-Stars, 8-6, on Saturday and the Tri-Counties All-Stars of Texas, 11-9, on Sunday in the first pool games of the 2012 Babe Ruth World Series. Despite the rough start, Modesto rallied back on Monday to defeat the Bismarck All-Stars of North Dakota, 8-2, before beating the Alabama All-Stars 4-3 on Tuesday.

July 31, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Football players seek another chance with the County Regulators

High school athletics provides young athletes with the opportunity to compete and perform in front of their peers as well as form bonds with their coaches and teammates, but what happens after graduation? Some athletes go on to play at the collegiate level but many don't get that opportunity and even if they do, that time is limited.

July 31, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Turlock hosts Western National Championship Tournament

Thirty-six teams from Southern to Northern California, Oregon and even Hawaii gathered at Pedretti Field on Tuesday to kick of the 2012 Western National Championship Softball Tournament. Teams from two divisions, 16 and under and 18 and under, competed in the first of two pool games, the second of which will be played today, to determine tournament seeding and get a feel for their opponents.

July 31, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Youth football teams line up for new season

Cleats, cones, whistles, and proud parents; this was the scene at Pitman High this week as Turlock Youth Football's Vikings and 49ers held their annual try-outs and Trans Valley's Titans practiced under the sun.

July 27, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


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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


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