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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


Denair, Hilmar and TC girls hit the court running

Fans of high school girl's basketball should be ready for an exciting season this year. Denair, Hilmar and Turlock Christian High, in particular, have put together quality teams as they begin their chase for the playoffs.

December 02, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Playoffs goal for small school teams

The 2011-12 high school basketball season is in full swing. Players are putting in time and effort in school gyms across the Valley, practicing and preparing for successful seasons.

December 02, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Making history

Hilmar High traveled more than 50 miles to face their league rival Escalon High in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division IV section championship at Lincoln High in Stockton on Friday. From the size of the crowd it seemed like more than half of Hilmar made the journey with them.

December 02, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride wrestling hungry for a championship

For the past two years Pitman High's wrestling team's ambition of becoming league champions has been thwarted by Golden Valley High. In 2010, the Pride finished second in the Central California Conference as the Cougars took home the title. Last year, Pitman and Turlock finished the season with a tie as Golden Valley once again ended their season as champions. This season, with the return of head coach Chris Wolfley, Pitman looks to a young, but experienced team to bring home the league championship

November 29, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldog wrestlers aim for another league title

Turlock High wrestling has a documented history of success, winning nine league championships since 2000. The past two years haven't gone so well for Turlock, however, as they watched Golden Valley High walk away with the league title. The Bulldogs enter this season determined to bring the title back to Turlock and restore its winning ways.

November 29, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Local second grader to punt, pass, kick at Candlestick

This Sunday when the 49ers host the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park in San Francisco Turlockers will be able to see two local faces if they watch closely, Colin Kaepernick and Mya Sanchez.

November 29, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Hilmar to challenge Escalon in Section championships

Hilmar High's football team entered its 14 semifinal playoff game on Friday, hosting a Liberty Ranch High team that, before this year, had never played in a playoff game. Whether it was the experience or the hard hits, the Yellowjackets (11-2) propelled themselves to the section championship with a final score of 37-7; proving that history does indeed repeat itself.

November 25, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride, Bulldog boys teams aim high

It's that time of the year again - turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and the beginning of the high school basketball season. For Turlock and Pitman high's boys basketball teams it's a season of growth.

November 25, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - Frankie Tovar


Second half comeback lifts Pride over Knights

Pitman High entered Friday's home game against Downey High with a team characterized by its youth. With only two returning starters from last year's squad and the bulk of its roster comprised of juniors, the Pride knew that the Knights, back-to-back winners of the Modesto Metro Conference title, would be a difficult challenge to overcome in their season opener.

August 30, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Mountaineer ready for a winning season

Three years ago, Tyler Juncker was a senior at Hilmar High where he played offensive tackle and defensive end for the Yellowjackets and helped earn his alma mater a Division IV SJS Championship.

August 28, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


No place like Oakland for the Raiders

The Los Angeles Raiders. Sure, it's better than the San Antonio Raiders, but it still doesn't sound quite right.

August 23, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Kaepernick leads 49ers into new chapter at Levi's Stadium

Life is good for Colin Kaepernick.

August 23, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


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