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Modesto Babe Ruth wins State Championship

Modesto Babe Ruth won the Central California State Championship in Hollister on Sunday, their fourth State Title in four years, defeating San Benito 11-2. The championship win advances Modesto to the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament, which will be held in Watsonville on Sunday.

July 11, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Delhi Boxing Club fighters win debuts

Mariela Banuelos and Marco Valladares stepped into Fresno's Aleman Gym on Saturday racked with nerves as they prepared for the first boxing match of their amateur careers. The two fighters tapped into more than three years of training to defeat their respective opponents via decision, becoming the latest fighters from Delhi Boxing Club to win in their amateur debuts.

July 11, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


American All-Stars blow out Turlock National for championship

The 10-year-old Turlock American All-Stars left nothing to chance when they faced the Turlock National All-Stars in a two-game series for the District 73 Little League Championship this week. After losing to Yosemite in the second round and battling through the losers' bracket, Turlock American defeated the National All-Stars 7-2 on Monday and 24-2 on Tuesday.

July 11, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Nationals pull ahead for 12-year-old All-Star victory

Thursday's semi-final between the 12-year-old American and National All-Stars in the California District 73 Little League All-Star Tournament was closely contested from the start. Both teams scored two first-inning runs, exciting fans from both sides who went to Soderquist Park expecting an interesting game.

July 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


American All-Stars face Los Banos American in finals

Turlock's 11-year-old National and American All-Stars met at Julien Field on Thursday to determine who would advance to today's California District 79 Little League Championship game. The American All-Stars jumped onto the board early and continued to tack on the runs with a steady stream of offense in their five-inning, 13-2 victory.

July 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


10-year-olds to play in District championship game

The 10-year-old Turlock National All-Stars showcased an aggressive offense on Thursday, defeating the Yosemite All-Stars 15-5 at Soderquist Park. The National All-Stars are now in Monday's California District 73 Little League Championship game where they will face the winner of today's matchup between Yosemite and the Turlock American All-Stars.

July 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Junior All-Stars one win away

After defeating the Atwater All-Stars 9-3 in the first round of the California District 73 Junior Little League Tournament and edging out the Los Banos All-Stars 6-3 on Thursday, the Turlock American All-Stars are set to play for the district championship today against either Los Banos or Atwater.

July 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Modesto Babe Ruth defeats Tracy, continues hunt for state title

It was a tense night in Hollister for the players of Modesto Babe Ruth. In their first-round matchup against Tracy, Modesto found themselves trailing by three runs for the majority of the game. Luckily, the team was able to turn things around in the second half of the game and claim victory, 8-3.

July 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


12-year old National and American All-Stars to meet in semi-finals

The Turlock American and Turlock National All-Stars blew through the 12-year-old bracket of the California District 73 Little League All-Star Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, crushing their opponents and setting up an in-town, semi-final game on Thursday.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


National All-Stars advance to semi-finals

After walloping the Sierra All-Stars on Saturday, the Turlock National All-Stars 10-year-olds skirted past the Los Banos American All-Stars, 4-3, in the second round of the California District 73 Little League All-Star Tournament on Sunday. The back to back victories earned the National All-Stars a spot in Thursday's semi-final game against the Yosemite All-Stars.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Local baseball players headed to Babe Ruth State Tournament

After a one loss regular season, the Modesto Twins have earned the right to compete in this year's Babe Ruth Central Valley State Tournament which begins on Thursday in Hollister.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Turlock youth boxer wins first amateur bout

Jose Gonzalez got his first taste of competition and victory on Saturday when he faced Fresno's Jonathan Garcia during Modesto Police Athletic League's "Throwdown in Motown" event at The Maddox Youth Center in Modesto.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


New Junior Champs in town

After four innings, the National Giants held a 5-0 lead over the American Angels in the Junior Little League City Championship on Friday, utilizing accurate pitching and a strong defense to stifle their opponents.

July 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Another American Championship

The American Angels put together a stunning comeback in the top of the fifth inning against the National Giants during Friday's Junior Little League City Championship at Atch Pedretti Field.

June 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Local volleyball club competes in National Championships

Two years ago Fatima Handy created the Sting Volleyball Club, giving local girls, age 12 and under, the opportunity to play in the most competitive girls volleyball league in Northern California, the Power League division of the NCVA.

June 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


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Denham target of healthcare bill protesters

A group of roughly 60 protesters lined the sidewalk in front of Dust Bowl Brewery Tuesday afternoon to protest Congressman Jeff Denham and his recent ...

May 09, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


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