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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


Former Bulldogs become hall of famers

Turlockers Paul Larson and Dave Maggard were recently inducted into the California Interscholastic Federation's Sac-Joaquin Section 2012 Hall of Fame class for their athletic accomplishments at Turlock High and beyond. Both were three-sport standouts, representing the Bulldogs on the football field, basketball court and track.

June 12, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


National softball tourney coming to town

Girls, get your mitts and softballs ready. School may be out but competition never stops, which is why the Turlock Community Services and Greater San Joaquin Softball Association are sponsoring a 16 and under and an 18 and under Western National Softball Tournament.

June 12, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Lewis Gonzalez remains unbeaten with 1st round submission

It only took 1:31 for "Lethal" Lewis Gonzalez to finish Dan Price on Saturday, recording his fourth professional victory via first round stoppage and fifth overall. In his second fight in three weeks, Gonzalez defeated Price by way of a Darce choke, delighting the fans at the Sutter County Fairgrounds in Yuba City.

June 12, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Lewis Gonzalez, Dan Price set to face off tonight

Three weeks ago "Lethal" Lewis Gonzalez scored an exciting TKO victory over Lamar Reed in his fourth professional Mixed Martial Arts bout, maintaining an undefeated record and a string of victories via stoppage. Instead of resting on his laurels, Gonzalez (4-0) will be competing in his fifth professional fight against Dan Price (5-3) tonight at the Sutter County Fairgrounds in Yuba City.

June 09, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


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


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Tovar avenges Jr Olympics loss

Turlock boxer Sandra Tovar defeated Junior Olympics silver medalist Angela Murillo in Fresno on Saturday via unanimous decision in the 101pound weight class of the ...

August 25, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


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