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Beyer bests Bulldogs in first home game

The girls basketball team at Turlock High hosted its first home game of the season against a red hot Beyer High team Friday night. The Bulldogs (2-6) and Patriots (9-1) played a close first half but as the game progressed, Beyer gradually pulled away, handing Turlock its sixth loss by a score of 51-35.

December 16, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Eagles drop first game, then rebound in tourney

Turlock Christian High (1-7) entered the first round of the Denair basketball tournament on Thursday pitted against an eager Hughson High (2-5). Both teams were looking for their second win of the season and a spot in the second round winner's bracket.

December 16, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Denair starts strong in own tournament

It wasn't looking good for Denair's boys basketball team (2-6) Thursday night when they faced Cristo Rey High (1-7) in the first round of their own tournament. The Trojans looked to be on their way to the second round after a dominate first half, but a Coyote comeback dashed their plans. Denair snatched the win from Cristo Rey by a score of 76-68 and advanced to the second round where they played Hughson High.

December 16, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar loses close match to Hughson

Hilmar High's wrestling team had to overcome two obstacles Wednesday night in their first dual of the season, a tough Hughson High team and a lack of preparation. With only a week of practice and conditioning Hilmar came up short, losing 33-39.

December 16, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar defeats Denair with outstanding shooting

It was a dominate performance by the Yellowjackets Tuesday night when Hilmar High (4-3) traveled to Denair High (1-6) to face the Coyotes. Hilmar, led by Jesse Burke, outscored Denair 74-53. It was Hilmar's most productive night of the season.

December 13, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Eagles rally to defeat Pitman

It was as close as it could get Monday night when Pitman High's girls basketball team hosted Turlock Christian High. The Pride controlled most of the game but with 1:00 left in regulation the score was tied, 40-40, as the two teams engaged in a back and forth battle for the win.

December 13, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Valley takes home Godinez championship

The 35th annual Frank Godinez basketball tournament almost ended with a showdown of local rivals, Turlock and Pitman High. Although both teams played well in the tournament they both lost in the second round, setting up a championship game between Davis High (6-4) and Valley High (6-1) on Saturday. When it was all said and done, Valley emerged from the tournament as champions, defeating Davis 71-62.

December 13, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock’s Brandstater ready to make debut on Monday Night Football

Since he was drafted in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos, Turlock's Tom Brandstater has had a career of uncertainty. Less than a year after signing a four-year contract, Brandstater was waived by the Broncos when they drafted Tim Tebow and acquired Brady Quinn from the Cleveland Browns in the 2010 season.

December 09, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Six pins lead to a Turlock win

Confidence is contagious. It motivates and inspires athletes to perform to their expectations, and sometimes beyond. Such was the case Wednesday night when Turlock High's wrestling team hosted the Los Banos Tigers in its first home dual of the season.

December 09, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman unable to match Spartan intensity in second round

The boys from Pitman High's basketball team handed Ceres High a first round loss at the Godinez tournament on Thursday, 55-39.

December 09, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock comes close, but loses to Valley in second round

Turlock High's boys basketball team entered the first round of the Frank Godinez tournament on Thursday facing a Beyer High team that had only won two games in the past two seasons. Most expected the Bulldogs to pull off an easy victory and cruise into the second round.

December 09, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Lack of preparation leads to a Hilmar loss

With only one practice that included all of its players, Hilmar High's boys basketball team entered Tuesday's game against Atwater High under-prepared, yet enthusiastic. Their enthusiasm wasn't enough to finish the Falcons, however, as they lost 58-42.

December 06, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Denair, Hilmar wrestling teams preparing for success

It's a new season for Hilmar and Denair high's wrestling teams. Time to lace up their shoes, snap on their head gears and get ready to grapple with anyone who steps on the mat.

December 06, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Yellowjackets unable to fend off Raiders

Hilmar High's girls basketball team entered Monday's home game against Central Catholic with high energy and expectations to win. Unfortunately, the Raiders were able to keep the Yellowjackets at bay, claiming victory 51-38.

December 06, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock girl takes first place at Punt, Pass and Kick

Mya Sanchez earned a first place trophy Sunday in the Punt Pass and Kick competition at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

December 06, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


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Articles By Author - Frankie Tovar


Lady Bulldogs take second in first CCC center meet

Central California Conference cross country competition began Wednesday afternoon as runners from six schools braved a three-mile course through Merced's Applegate Park in the first CCC center meet of the season.

September 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock volleyball opens league play with win

Turlock High's volleyball team bounced back from last week's straight-set loss to Hilmar High with a straight-set victory of its own in Monday's Central California Conference home opener against Golden Valley High.

September 16, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


49ers christen Levi’s Stadium with loss to Bears

It was a rough day at the office for Colin Kaepernick Sunday night when San Francisco hosted Chicago in the 49ers' first regular season game at Levi's Stadium.

September 16, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Turlock upsets Clovis West

Clovis West High entered Joe Debely Stadium as if it were its home turf Friday night, showcasing a brand of confidence against underdog Turlock High that is typically reserved for champions.

September 12, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock golf sweeps competition

The only team to beat Turlock High at the 2014 Merced High Invitational on Monday was Turlock High, as the Bulldogs finished both first and second in the overall team standings.

September 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Hilmar pushes past Turlock in straight sets

Hilmar High rolled through its second Central California Conference team in a week Thursday night when the 'Jackets (14-4 overall) defeated Turlock High two days after doing the same to Atwater High. Hilmar beat the Bulldogs (8-4 overall) in straight sets (27-25, 25-11, and 25-18) as team defense and a powerful offensive attack from Emily Baptista paved the way.

September 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Prep Football Roundup: Week 02

Denair High returns to winner's column

September 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar golf finishes 6th in home tourney

Hilmar High's golf team hosted its annual Yellowjacket Invitational Monday morning at the Stevinson Ranch Golf Club where the 'Jackets finished 6th in team rankings out of an 11-team field.

September 10, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Journal video catches eye of Tru TV

Who is equal parts cute and funny? Aspiring roller derby girl Keeley Parker.

September 09, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Local pastor shares experiences at Ground Zero

Roughly 10 years before Tim Guerino became the executive director of the Turlock Gospel Mission he ministered to first responders at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 09, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


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