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JV Vikings win Super Bowl

The Turlock Vikings won the 2011 JV Super Bowl Championship on Saturday at Atwater High School when they defeated the Manteca Jaguars 30-12.

November 22, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Hilmar stifles Livingston and advances to semifinals

It was a hard hitting battle Friday night when Hilmar High School hosted Livingston High in the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Division IV football playoffs. It was a slow start for the Yellowjackets (10-2) but in the end they trounced the Wolves (6-6), 27-0

November 18, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Running through uncertainty: Kaitlyn James ready for State

The transition from high school to college can be a rough task. Unknown expectations, self doubt and anxiety are all part of the equation when teenagers step onto the collegiate level. This process can be even more nerve-racking for student athletes, who must adjust to the new academic setting and a higher level of competition.

November 18, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | College


Pride prepare for Pleasant Grove and quarterfinals

This Friday Pitman High School's football team will journey to Oak Ridge where they are set to face Pleasant Grove High School in the quarterfinals of the Division I CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. The Pride (10-1) will take advantage of the long trip, using the time to gather their thoughts and emotions as they focus on the task at hand; defeating the defending champion Eagles (10-1).

November 15, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


New chapter in Journal sports

Turlock has been my home practically my entire life. I've watched this town grow and expand as fields turned into shopping malls and housing developments. I grew up on Turlock sports, my childhood consisted of wrestling in the winter and football in the fall. I spent six with the Turlock Youth Wrestling Program and played five years with the Turlock 49ers. When I wasn't on the mat or the field I was at home watching and rooting for the Oakland Raiders and booing the Dallas Cowboys.

November 15, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Columns


Turlock Vikings advance to Super Bowl

Turlock Vikings JV squad (8-2) defeated the Ceres Seahawks 24-6 on Saturday, in the second round of playoffs in the Central California Junior Football League. The win sends the Vikings into the Super Bowl, where they will face the Manteca Jaguars at Atwater High School this Saturday at 5 p.m.

November 15, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Local volleyball standouts continue success at Holy Names University

A pair of local volleyball players continued their path of success this year with the Holy Names Hawks.

November 15, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | College


Turlock’s Lethal Lewis Gonzalez still undefeated

As people sat at tables and slot machines trying to earn a quick buck on Saturday, Lewis Gonzales was downstairs earning his money, fighting fellow welterweight Justin Baesman at Oroville's Gold Country Casino and Hotel.

November 14, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Hilmar slaughters Linden Lions

It was cold and wet Friday night when Hilmar High School's football team (9-2) hosted Linden High School (5-6) in the first round of the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Hilmar was favored coming into the game and they lived up to expectations, defeating the Lions 41-14.

November 11, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman stomps West in first round of playoffs

Pitman High School faced West High School Thursday for the third time in Sac-Joaquin Section playoff history. The Pride entered Joe Debely Stadium with intensity, determined not to be eliminated by the Wolfpack for a third time.

November 11, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Eagles fall to Ripon Christian in valiant effort

Turlock Christian High School's volleyball team couldn't overcome Ripon Christian High in the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, losing in three straight sets (25-18, 25-17, 25-16).

November 11, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride volleyball stopped by St. Mary’s

Pitman High School's volleyball team expected a tough match against St. Mary's on Thursday in the Division I Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinals and that's exactly what they got. The Central California Conference champions could not muster a win, falling 25-8, 25-10, 25-11 in their loss to the Rams.

November 11, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman standout softball pitcher signs with Sonoma State

It was 3 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon and the Pitman High School Library Media Center was full of people. No one was studying, researching or reading books; they were all there to watch Janessa Guevara sign on to play softball for Sonoma State University.

November 11, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Lethal Lewis Gonzalez: Fighting for a future

In a small town like Turlock, that rarely garners national attention and where time moves at a steady pace, people are quick to claim any source of pride they can find. Recently, the ascension of Tom Brandstater, Colin Kaepernick and Tom Mendonca to the professional level of their respective sports has become the main source of pride for many Turlockers.

November 11, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Feaver coaches last game as Turlock polo falls to Oak Ridge

Wednesday marked the last time Steve Feaver would coach Turlock High School's boys water polo team.

November 10, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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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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