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All-Stars’ state run ends in second round

The 10-year-old American All-Stars picked up where they left off in the first round of the California Division II All-Star Tournament, stringing together hits and playing solid defense for a 12-1 win over the Eel River All-Stars.

July 27, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


11-year-old American All-Stars end season

The 11-year-old Turlock American All-Stars had a great 2012 season, earning District 73 and Section 6 Championships, but their run was cut short on Tuesday in the California Division II All-Star Tournament. After falling to River Park 15-1 on July 21, the American All-Stars were eliminated by Vacaville Central by a score of 8-1.

July 26, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Modesto Babe Ruth prepares for World Series

The Modesto Babe Ruth baseball travel team has earned state and regional championships in 2012 but their thirst for victory has yet to be quenched. Less than a week after defeating Watsonville in the Pacific Southwest Regional Championship, the Modesto All-Stars were at John Thurman field, being honored by the mayor of Modesto, several congressmen, the Modesto Nuts, and their fans for advancing to the 2012 World Series in Texas.

July 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


National All-Stars eliminated in second round

The Turlock National All-Stars came up short for the second time on Tuesday, losing a close 4-3 game against the Lakeside All-Stars in the 12-year-old Northern California Divisional All-Star Tournament. Turlock bounced back with a competitive six innings against Lakeside after a crushing 17-0 defeat to the Petaluma All-Stars in the first round of the tournament.

July 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Fair motorsports end in the mud

The Stanislaus County Fair asked visitors to "imagine the fun" this year but many opted to experience the fun instead, and nowhere was that more evident than in the Food Maxx Arena. During the fair's 10-day run spectators witnessed two destruction derbies, monster trucks, freestyle motocross and flat track events - but the concluding night of motor sports was arguably the most fun.

July 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Allison Kuchan signs with Missouri Valley

After helping lead Pitman High to its first Central California Conference softball championship, Allison Kuchan is on her way to Missouri Valley College where she plans to continue her success on the field. Kuchan inked her letter of intent with the Vikings on Tuesday, becoming one of the many Pride athletes to commit to collegiate programs this year.

July 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | College


Rodeo returns to Turlock

After six days of motorsports, the Food Maxx Arena facilitated a different kind of horsepower on Thursday - the authentic kind. The annual California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association rolled into the Stanislaus County Fair to the delight of a packed grandstand, welcoming local and not so local competitors to chase nearly $5 million in prizes.

July 20, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Turlock Sea Dogs claim championship

For the first time since 1975, the Turlock Sea Dogs can call themselves champions. After a season of success in the water the Turlock team finished strong at the Mid Valley Swim League Championships at Ripon High on July 14, taking the first place position with a total of 1,090 points.

July 20, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Bulldog wrestlers come up short at Nationals

Turlock High's Rafael Hererra, Isaac Bertalotto, and Albino Orozco experienced mixed results at the USA Wrestling National Tournaments in Fargo, ND this week. All three competed in the Cadet Freestyle Tournament, but Bertalotto and Hererra also competed in the Cadet Greco Tournament. The Bulldog grapplers made their way to the national level after a rigorous summer schedule and generous donations from the community.

July 20, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


10-year-old American All-Stars claim championship

The stakes were high during Wednesday's Section 6 All-Star Championship game between Turlock American and Delta. Both teams ran onto Julien Field determined to end the day with a trophy and banner in their hands, but only one could prevail.

July 19, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Turlock American All-Stars win 11-year-old Section 6 title

The Turlock American All-Stars started and ended their Section 6 Championship run with close games against the Manteca All-Stars of District 67. Turlock American squeaked by Manteca on July 14, earning a 17-16 win in the ninth inning, and won a war of attrition on Tuesday, claiming their second tournament championship by a score of 6-4.

July 19, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


12-year-old National All-Stars take District 6 Tournament

Tuesday marked the second time in three days that the Turlock National All-Stars and the Hoover Tyler All-Stars met face to face on a baseball diamond. After falling to Turlock in the semi-finals of the Section 6 All-Star Tournament, 4-3, Hoover Tyler battled through the losers' bracket and found themselves in the championship game. The two teams once again engaged in close competition - but in the end Turlock claimed the District 6 crown with another one-run win. The final score was 7-6.

July 19, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Junior All-Stars come up short against Salida

The Turlock American All-Stars came up a run short against the Salida All-Stars in Tuesday's Section 6 Championship game, losing 12-11 in the seventh inning.

July 19, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Modesto Babe Ruth earns Regional crown

After steam rolling East Sacramento on Saturday, 11-1, and defeating San Gabriel Valley on Sunday, 3-1, the Modesto Babe Ruth baseball team edged out Watsonville in the Pacific Southwest Regional Championship game, 5-4.

July 17, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Tractor, truck pulls put engines to the test

The sun was out but the heat wasn't a factor at the Stanislaus County Fair on Sunday. To compensate, people from across the Valley and beyond piled into the Food Maxx Arena for high octane entertainment at the Truck and Tractor Pulls.

July 17, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


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Small school, no problem

Small-school track teams made it happen at this year's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Championships, specifically Hilmar and Delhi High who exited the final day of the two-day competition at California State University, Stanislaus on Thursday with a combined five qualifiers for next week's SJS Masters Championships.

May 21, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Lady Eagles win CCAA

Turlock Christian High found success on the track in its inaugural year in the Central California Athletic Association with its girls' team winning the league championship and its boys' team finishing second overall.

May 21, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Hilmar's Olson, Harris move on to D4/5 finals

Hilmar High walked out of the Trans Valley League track season and into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Championship Trials with four TVL champions - Dani Olson, Hudson Harris, Kenzye Spears and Angelique Souza.

May 19, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hawks win SAL track title

Since claiming the Southern Athletic League championship in 2012 for the first time in program history, Delhi High's boys track team has struggled to add another league title year to its banner. The Hawks have been in the running the past two years, but ultimately fell just short, and it seemed that would again be the case in 2015.

May 19, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Rams eliminate Bulldogs with walk-off win

Playoffs, St. Mary's High and heart break. It's a familiar formula for Turlock High baseball.

May 15, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Branson Garcia signs with UC Merced

Branson Garcia has spent a lot of time on basketball courts, practically growing up with a ball in his hands since the age of five. The game is a major passion for the Pitman High senior, so much so that it's hard for his family and friends to dissociate Garcia from basketball.

May 14, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Vander Weide, Wheeland win big at OAA’s

The 48th Annual Outstanding Athlete Awards ceremony was held at the Sportsmen of Stanislaus Club in Modesto on Wednesday, bringing the best student and adult athletes Stanislaus County has to offer together for one night of recognition and fun.

May 14, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Community


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