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Nationals pull ahead for 12-year-old All-Star victory

Thursday's semi-final between the 12-year-old American and National All-Stars in the California District 73 Little League All-Star Tournament was closely contested from the start. Both teams scored two first-inning runs, exciting fans from both sides who went to Soderquist Park expecting an interesting game.

July 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


American All-Stars face Los Banos American in finals

Turlock's 11-year-old National and American All-Stars met at Julien Field on Thursday to determine who would advance to today's California District 79 Little League Championship game. The American All-Stars jumped onto the board early and continued to tack on the runs with a steady stream of offense in their five-inning, 13-2 victory.

July 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


10-year-olds to play in District championship game

The 10-year-old Turlock National All-Stars showcased an aggressive offense on Thursday, defeating the Yosemite All-Stars 15-5 at Soderquist Park. The National All-Stars are now in Monday's California District 73 Little League Championship game where they will face the winner of today's matchup between Yosemite and the Turlock American All-Stars.

July 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Junior All-Stars one win away

After defeating the Atwater All-Stars 9-3 in the first round of the California District 73 Junior Little League Tournament and edging out the Los Banos All-Stars 6-3 on Thursday, the Turlock American All-Stars are set to play for the district championship today against either Los Banos or Atwater.

July 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Modesto Babe Ruth defeats Tracy, continues hunt for state title

It was a tense night in Hollister for the players of Modesto Babe Ruth. In their first-round matchup against Tracy, Modesto found themselves trailing by three runs for the majority of the game. Luckily, the team was able to turn things around in the second half of the game and claim victory, 8-3.

July 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


12-year old National and American All-Stars to meet in semi-finals

The Turlock American and Turlock National All-Stars blew through the 12-year-old bracket of the California District 73 Little League All-Star Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, crushing their opponents and setting up an in-town, semi-final game on Thursday.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


National All-Stars advance to semi-finals

After walloping the Sierra All-Stars on Saturday, the Turlock National All-Stars 10-year-olds skirted past the Los Banos American All-Stars, 4-3, in the second round of the California District 73 Little League All-Star Tournament on Sunday. The back to back victories earned the National All-Stars a spot in Thursday's semi-final game against the Yosemite All-Stars.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Local baseball players headed to Babe Ruth State Tournament

After a one loss regular season, the Modesto Twins have earned the right to compete in this year's Babe Ruth Central Valley State Tournament which begins on Thursday in Hollister.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Turlock youth boxer wins first amateur bout

Jose Gonzalez got his first taste of competition and victory on Saturday when he faced Fresno's Jonathan Garcia during Modesto Police Athletic League's "Throwdown in Motown" event at The Maddox Youth Center in Modesto.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


New Junior Champs in town

After four innings, the National Giants held a 5-0 lead over the American Angels in the Junior Little League City Championship on Friday, utilizing accurate pitching and a strong defense to stifle their opponents.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Another American Championship

The American Angels put together a stunning comeback in the top of the fifth inning against the National Giants during Friday's Junior Little League City Championship at Atch Pedretti Field.

June 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Local volleyball club competes in National Championships

Two years ago Fatima Handy created the Sting Volleyball Club, giving local girls, age 12 and under, the opportunity to play in the most competitive girls volleyball league in Northern California, the Power League division of the NCVA.

June 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Little League All-Star tournaments underway

There was stiff competition between Turlock's youth baseball players this summer. Nine to 12-year olds completed a tough, regular season in the American and National leagues as well as an exciting playoff tournament that culminated with the City Championships, the highlight for every Little League fan.

June 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Turlock’s Erick Parsons to wrestle for Menlo

The past year was a stellar one for Turlock High's Erick Parsons who finished his senior season with success on both the football field and wrestling mat. Parsons led the Bulldogs to a playoff berth, was named the team's MVP, and participated in the High School Senior All-Star Football Game in Tampa, Fla. As a wrestler, he was a big part of Turlock's undefeated CCC Championship season, placed third at the Masters Tournament and was one of four Bulldogs to qualify for the State Tournament.

June 26, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | College


Local All-Stars win 3rd annual cross-county baseball game

Stanislaus County continued its streak of dominance over Merced County with an 8-0 shutout in the Merced-Stanislaus County All-Stars game on Sunday.

June 26, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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Pitman softball chasing Merced

With only five games left in the Central California Conference season, Pitman High softball is on a mission to dethrone two-time defending CCC champs Merced High. The Pride continued their hunt for the Bears' first place position on Friday with a 10-1 home win against rival Turlock High, extending their league record to 9-6 and closing Merced's lead by only two games.

April 17, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock Wrestling places 11th at Reno Worlds

The Turlock Wrestling Club marked the end of the Folkstyle season with an 11th place team finish at last weekend's 2015 Flo Reno Worlds Championships. Eight of the club's 28 participating wrestlers placed fifth or better in their respective brackets, including Mason Ontiveros (60) who won gold in the 6U division.

April 16, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Eight local gymnasts shine at State Championships

Gymnastics. It's a sport that receives the bulk of its attention during the Olympics, at least from the average sports fan. But while mainstream focus might only highlight gymnastics in an annual fashion, gymnasts themselves are training year round. - eating, sleeping and living gymnastics.

April 16, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman snatches victory from Turlock

Pitman High hosted rival Turlock High Tuesday afternoon in the second cross-town soccer match of the season. The Bulldogs (7-2-1 CCC) entered the match on a five-game win streak and with a share of first place in the Central California Conference. The Pride (4-4-2 CCC) entered with third-place status in the CCC and the memory of their last meeting with Turlock, a 3-1 loss, fresh in their minds.

April 14, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


'Jackets and Bulldogs finish two, three individually at Pitman Invitational

With the end of the regular season in sight, Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar High golf took a break from the Central California Conference and the Trans Valley League for non-league competition at the Pitman Invitational at the Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club in Patterson on Monday.

April 14, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock softball goes 2-3 at Napa

Turlock High softball started this season's Central California Conference campaign o the right foot, winning three of its first five league games after winning a total of only two league games last season. After back-to-back one-run wins against Merced and Buhach Colony High the Bulldogs hit a snag, however, as they skid into spring break with a pair of losses to Atwater and Golden Valley High.

April 10, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Rage 16U wins big in Windy City

This year's 16U Rage Volleyball squad based out of Ripon - a true 15U team that placed second in last year's 14U Junior National Championships - won the Windy City Qualifier in Chicago last weekend with a 9-0 effort that included a straight-set finals win over the Texas Tornadoes.

April 09, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Three 'Jackets take gold at MJC Invite

Hilmar High's track team is, as it has been for some time, on the small side this year. Not physically, but in overall numbers. There are roughly 40 athletes filling the overall roster, most of whom are young, which has made the 2015 hunt for the Trans Valley League title a non-issue for the Yellowjackets.

April 07, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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