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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

Sea Dogs win home invitational for first time

The Turlock Sea Dogs have been chasing the Ripon Sea Lions for some time. Last year Turlock's swimmers came close to defeating their rivals at the Sea Dog Invitational but came up short once again, finishing in second place by a margin of 10 points. After last year's heartbreak, the Sea Dogs and their coach Erich Richter made it their mission to top the Sea Lions and claim first place at their home invitational.

June 26, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth

NorCal Jr. Rodeo rides through town

The Northern California Junior Rodeo Association's season has been in full tilt since the end of April, bringing boys and girls as young as five years old together with middle and high schoolers to enjoy the competitive atmosphere of the rodeo.

June 26, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth

Turlock, Pitman All-Stars to represent Stanislaus County

Last weekend, West met East at the 23rd annual Modesto Sunrise Rotary Baseball Classic. The best high school players from Stanislaus County faced each other in an evenly matched showdown, treating the spectators at John Thurman Field to a thrilling and fittingly competitive game.

June 22, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Young track athlete learns the way of the javelin

Finland. A land most Americans care or know little about. It fended off the Russians during World War II and is home to thousands of lakes, but did you know it's also a javelin powerhouse?

June 22, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth

Local athlete offers boot camp

Anthony Harding's interest in physical fitness was born many years ago when he was just a kid on the football field. It grew as he attended Pitman High, where he became a two-sport varsity standout, flourished at Fresno State University, where Harding majored in Kinesiology and served as the Bulldog's running back, and finally took a hold of him during his preparation for the NFL combines after graduation.

June 22, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community

Turlock Sea Dogs win third straight dual against Manteca

It was 105 degrees on the pool deck when the Turlock Sea Dogs hosted the Manteca Dolphins on Saturday. Parents and spectators took refuge under canopies and the young competitors cooled down in the water, but Manteca could do little to beat the heat Turlock had to offer as they succumbed to the Sea Dogs by more than 600 points.

June 19, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth

All-Stars forced to settle for a tie

As the West and East teams met on John Thurman Field Saturday for the 23rd annual Modesto Sunrise Rotary Baseball Classic, each player had the same goal in mind - winning.

June 19, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

South falls to North, 30-0, in All Star stomping

After months of anticipation and a week of practice, the South team thought they had what it took to defeat the North in the 39th annual Lions All Star Football game at Modesto Junior College.

June 19, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Rivals team up for Lions All Star game

The high school football season has long since been over and the NFL season is still some ways away but football fans have the chance to satisfy their hunger for the pigskin tonight at the 39th annual Lions All Star Football Classic at Modesto Junior College.

June 15, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Rotary Baseball Classic features nine local players

The best junior and senior baseball players Stanislaus County has to offer are set to compete in the 23rd annual Modesto Sunrise Rotary Baseball Classic today at John Thurman Field in Modesto. Nine players from the Turlock area will participate in today's All-Star game, representing Turlock High, Pitman High, and Turlock Christian High. The Pride will also be represented by Mick Tate and his staff who were selected to coach the West team.

June 15, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Kevin Kramer aids UCLA in World Series victory

Starting as a true freshman for a nationally ranked college baseball team is a dream come true. Helping that team advance in the College World Series is more than former Turlock High standout Kevin Kramer thought possible.

June 15, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | College

Rivercats, Rangers take Little League City Championships

The American Rivercats faced the National Bats in the first of two Turlock Little League City Championships on Saturday. The first half of the game turned out to be a defensive battle as the Rivercats and Bats dueled from the hill in the Minor league contest. An offensive surge in the top of the fifth inning turned the tide for the Rivercats, however, leading to a 7-2 victory and the team's first City Championship.

June 12, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth

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