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Stanislaus signs local talent

Maecie Ireland has been playing soccer since the fifth grade. Her playing days started with the Turlock Tornadoes where she played for four years and developed an appreciation for the sport. When junior high was over Ireland joined the Turlock Bulldogs as well as the Modesto Ajax, committing herself to a rigorous schedule for the love of the game. Now, with her high school days nearing their end, Ireland has decided to extend her dedication to the sport, signing with California State Stanislaus.

February 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | College


Pitman snaps Turlock’s 8 game win streak

Pitman High's girls basketball team avenged its previous loss to Turlock High Tuesday night at home. The Pride held a lead for more than three quarters in their 52-27 win, showcasing accurate shooting and a strong team defense.

January 31, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Rumble in the Jungle: 3 Bulldogs and a Yellowjacket finish as champions

The eighth annual Rumble in the Jungle at Pitman High saw 595 wrestlers compete in 748 matches over the course of 11 hours on Saturday. When all the mats were cleared and the tournament ended Turlock High emerged as team champions, accumulating 220 team points. It was the Bulldogs' fourth tournament title this season.

January 31, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Gustine no match for TC’s Bergman and Muller

Turlock Christian High's girls basketball team stepped onto its home court with a quiet sense of confidence Monday night when they hosted Gustine High. The Eagles (9-0 Southern) once again cruised to a lopsided victory, defeating Gustine (2-7 Southern) 72-13.

January 31, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Eagles still undefeated in league

It was another blow out win for Turlock Christian High's girls Thursday night when they visited the Lady Hawks of Delhi High. Per usual, the Eagles' offense lit up the boards as they continued their streak of wins, defeating an overwhelmed Delhi team 74-39.

January 27, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Team effort pushes Turlock past Atwater

For the second time this week Atwater High traveled to Turlock to play a basketball game, and for the second time they came up short. This time the Falcons (0-8 CCC) faced Turlock High in a Wednesday night showdown that was completely controlled by the Bulldogs (5-3 CCC). Turlock defeated Atwater 60-36, creating a tie with Pitman High for third place in the CCC.

January 27, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Undefeated Bulldogs one dual win away from CCC title

Turlock High (4-0 CCC) and Golden Valley (3-1 CCC) entered their Wednesday night dual with undefeated league records. With the end of conference competition just a week away the matchup was, as one assistant coach put it, "for all the marbles." In their closest league dual of the season the Bulldogs managed to edge out the Cougars 27-18, maintaining an undefeated league record and extending their consecutive dual win streak to 23.

January 27, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride drop first place standing to Cougars

Pitman High had an opportunity to maintain a number one position in the CCC Wednesday when they hosted Golden Valley High. The Pride (5-3 CCC) and Cougars (6-2 CCC) came into the game in a three way tie with Buhach Colony for first place, creating a highly competitive atmosphere for the game. Unfortunately for the Pride, they let the opportunity slip through their fingers as they lost 58-50.

January 27, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Sixth straight win for the lady Bulldogs

Turlock High's girls were without their team captain and leading scorer Tuesday night when they hosted Merced High. The Bulldogs (6-1 CCC) weren't fazed, however, and breezed by the Bears (2-4 CCC) 43-29.

January 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman finishes the Falcons

Last Friday Pitman High followed up a huge win against rival Turlock with a disappointing loss to Merced High. On Monday the Pride were back in winning form when they hosted Atwater High. Pitman (5-2 CCC) defeated the Falcons (0-7 CCC), 65-52, in the first of three games this week.

January 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Former Bulldog becomes a Road Runner

At 6 feet, 6 inches Mason Russell looks like he was born to play football, and it seems famed coach Larry Coker agrees. The 290-pound Turlock High alumnus recently agreed to take his talents to the new football program at the University of Texas at San Antonio, fulfilling one of his many goals.

January 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | College


Heartbreak for Hilmar in one point loss

Hilmar High hosted rival Escalon on Friday night in a game that will be remembered for some time. The last time these two schools faced each other was on a football field in Stockton for the Section championship. This time, the Yellowjackets (2-4 TVL) and Cougars (4-1 TVL) met each other on the basketball court in a back and forth matchup that was decided in the final seconds.

January 20, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride drops early lead to Merced

Pitman High's girls basketball team suffered its fourth straight loss Thursday night when they hosted Merced High. The Bears (2-3 CCC) rallied in the second half to overtake the Pride (3-3 CCC), finishing the game 42-38.

January 20, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock, Pitman wrestling teams each earn dual wins

Turlock High's wrestling team continued its impressive streak of dual wins on Wednesday. The Bulldogs (3-0 CCC) defeated Buhach Colony High 51-18, marking their 22nd consecutive dual win of the season.

January 20, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman orchestrates dramatic comeback in overtime win against Turlock

Pitman High's gym was packed Wednesday night as students, teachers and parents from both schools filled the stands to watch the Pride (4-1 CCC) and Bulldogs (3-2 CCC) face off. It was the second meeting of the season but the first league matchup for the two teams who entered the game in a three-way tie with Buhach Colony High for first place in the CCC.

January 19, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - Frankie Tovar


Bulldogs back on the mat

Turlock High has dusted off its wrestling gear and is back on the mat for the 2014 winter season. After finishing third in the Central California Conference last year and graduating two state qualifiers, the Bulldogs return with a handful of experienced wrestlers and a crop of fresh faces as they aim to take league and return to state once again.

November 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Three Turlock water polo players named to Fall All-Century Team

The sport of water polo has thrived in Turlock and the rest of the Central Valley since its introduction roughly 40 years ago by the late Steve Feaver.

November 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman onto round two

Four days after winning the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin Section championship in one of its hardest matches of the season, Pitman High played Oakland Tech High in what could be argued was its easiest match.

November 25, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


D1 Champions: Pitman volleyball beats Pleasant Grove in five games

Pitman High volleyball etched a place for itself in Sac-Joaquin Section history Friday night with its first ever Division I championship victory.

November 22, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


All-Stars ready to compete

Close to 100 water polo athletes gathered in the waters of the Steve Feaver Aquatics Center last year for the first annual North vs. South High School Senior All-Star Game. The inaugural event featured eight teams and four matches and turned longtime opponents into teammates for one final high school competition.

November 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman volleyball headed to championships

Pitman High is headed to the CIF Division I Sac-Joaquin Section championship match for the first time ever after Tuesday's 3-1 (19-25, 25-14, 25-13 and 25-20) victory over St. Francis High of Sacramento.

November 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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