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Pitman’s Mick Tate retires

Ten years, 146 wins, three 20-win seasons, a 2006 Division I South Section title, and at least 10 former players turned collegiate athletes.

June 08, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock’s Lindy Avila signs with William Jessup

Lindy Avila's time at Turlock High has come to an end but her academic and athletic careers are far from over. After a highly competitive senior season on the court, Avila is set join William Jessup University's women's basketball team. She will be the sole incoming freshman on the squad.

June 08, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


TC’s Chase Gonzalez selected for national super football combine

Last year Turlock Christian's Chase Gonzalez suffered a mid-season collar bone injury, forcing the Eagle's starting quarterback to miss half of the season's scheduled games. Gonzalez didn't let his injury keep him down, though, as he returned to finish the final few games under center and end the season with 1,588 passing yards and 12 touchdowns in his second year as a varsity player.

June 08, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Undefeated Rangers to face Rockies in Little League City Championship

Lulu's Rangers faced a familiar foe during Tuesday's American Little League Championship game, the Tigers. After defeating the Tigers in the first round of this year's playoff tournament, the Rangers put in a repeat performance, winning 10-4 and earning a spot in the Turlock Little League City Championship game on Saturday.

June 05, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Bullfights celebrate Portuguese tradition

The Turlock Pentecost Association wrapped up its 100th anniversary celebration with a Galla Traditional Portuguese Bullfight at the Stevinson Pentecost Bull Fighting Arena on Monday. Those in attendance were treated with a taste of 18th century Portuguese culture as Cavaleiros (horseman), Matadores and Forcados (suicide squad) battled six bulls in the center of the ring, risking injury for the sake of entertainment, pride and tradition.

June 05, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Youth wrestlers shine at state tournament

Three wrestlers from the Turlock Youth Wrestling Club earned medals at the Youth Freestyle State Tournament at the Selland Arena in Fresno on Sunday. William Giron finished fourth in the 65 pound division, Juan Mora placed fourth at 112 pounds, and Hailey Ward walked away with a gold medal in the girls' 60 pound division. All three wrestlers competed at the intermediate level, comprised of 9-10 year olds.

June 05, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Local martial artists plan trip to visit Grandmaster in North Carolina

Tony Merafuentes is known as Master by his Tae Kwon Do students, a title that reflects his knowledge and status as a Tae Kwon Do practitioner. As a Master, Merafuentes holds a high degree of credibility in regards to his instruction and critiques of others but even he is outranked by another; Grand Master San Ho Lee.

June 01, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Rockies blow past Dbacks

The Rockies wasted no time getting on the board when they faced the Diamondbacks on Thursday in the second round of the National League Little League playoff tournament. Two first-inning runs put the Rockies in the lead but it was a nine-run third inning that gave them the 13-3 win and a guaranteed spot in today's National League Championship.

June 01, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Tigers mount comeback, defeat Yankees 6-4

It was the top of the third inning. The American League Yankees led the Tigers by four runs and seemed to be in complete control of the game. The Tigers knew they had to turn the tide, and soon, or their goal of a tournament championship would become harder to achieve.

June 01, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


THS wrestlers prepare for national freestyle event

This year's wrestling season was one to remember for Turlock High. The Bulldogs finished with an undefeated league record, a CCC Championship, a Division I South Championship, and sent four wrestlers to the State Tournament. Freshman Isaac Bertalotto and sophomore Albino Orozco played a big part in Turlock's successful season, proving that a young team and a championship team weren't mutually exclusive.

June 01, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Local athletes record personal bests at Masters

Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar High each saw its track season come to an end at the SJS Masters tournament in Elk Grove last Thursday. A combined nine athletes from the three schools competed in various events throughout the day, with a majority competing in the girls division.

May 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Athleticism and attitude: A derby girl’s credo

On Saturday I drove to the S.O.S Club in Modesto to watch the SINtral Valley Derby Girls host the Shasta Mountain Mighty Rollers, where I experienced the cult sensation known as roller derby for the first time. As I walked onto the basketball court - which had been fashioned into a makeshift track - I couldn't help but notice the crowd's enthusiasm as the girls strapped on their helmets and prepared to jam.

May 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Former THS wrestler prepares for MMA pro bout

Professional debuts are usually planned months in advance, giving fighters ample time to train and prepare themselves for their opponent as well as their introduction to the highest level of Mixed Martial Arts competition. Turlock's Ty Costa has been fighting for two years but he's only had two weeks to get ready for today's 145 pound fight with Mario Soto. Still, the former Bulldog wrestler exhibited a calm confidence as he wrapped up his training on Thursday, making it clear that he intends to win.

May 25, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


NCGA, Stevinson Ranch and Delhi High team up to develop youth golf

Golf is viewed as an elitist sport by many, on par with tennis when it comes to the high cost to participate and develop as a player. Because of this, a lot of young athletes don't consider golf to be a viable option, resulting in a large, untapped demographic of potential golfers.

May 25, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar baseball to compete for Div. V title

With an upset over Linden High under its belt, Hilmar High baseball planned on cruising by Dixon High, in a best two out of three series, on its way to the SJS Division V Championship game. Things didn't quite go as smoothly as they hoped, though.

May 22, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - Frankie Tovar


Seadogs walk away with seven top 16 swimmers at Meet of Champions

The Turlock Seadogs entered their first competition outside the Mid Valley Swim League this past weekend when the team took 18 swimmers to the Sacramento ...

August 04, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Alumni Highlight: Mariya Fefilova

Last year, Mariya Fefilova joined California State University, Monterey Bay as an outside back for the women's soccer team and encountered familiar circumstances for ...

July 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Season over for Babe Ruth

The Stanislaus Cardinals Babe Ruth team is officially finished with its 2015 season after posting a 1-2 record at the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament.

July 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock Seadogs headed to Meet of Champions

For the past four years the Turlock Seadogs have dominated the Mid Valley Swim League, earning consecutive championships and cementing themselves as the premier ...

July 29, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


American 11s end season at State

The Turlock American All Stars barreled into the 11 year-old State Tournament on Sunday carrying major heat, defeating all opponents who stood in their way ...

July 29, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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