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Turlock baseball records first losses of the season

Turlock High's baseball team entered the Mark Dickson Tournament in Oakdale with an unblemished record and a goal to extend its stellar play through the tournament and into the beginning of Central California Conference play the following week.

April 06, 2018 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

THS’ Krupka named Coach of the Year

With a resume that boasts two Sac Joaquin Section Championships, 16 Central California Conference Championships – 14 of which were won in consecutive years – and a Sac Joaquin Section Model Coach award, Mary Krupka stands as one of the most decorated and successful coaches in Turlock High history.

April 06, 2018 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

From Haiti to the Hilmar gridiron

In a town like Hilmar, where football means more than most things, Isaac Sharp is at home.

December 01, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Turlock boxer takes first at Golden Gloves

There are no seasons when it comes to boxing, a fact Sandra Tovar is well aware of after completing a busy schedule of summer competition that took her across three state lines over a period of only two months.

August 22, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Youth

Turlock boxers earn wins in Livingston

Turlock fighters Sandra Tovar and Francisco Madrigal each picked up wins against their respective opponents, Mariah Malendrez of 51Fifty Boxing Club and James Hampton of Bullpen Boxing Club, at the 51Fifty Fight Night Dinner Show in Livingston on Friday.

June 20, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Youth

From the Navy to the streets

Bryan Morgan has had an interesting and difficult life since his birth in Oxfordshire, England almost 58 years ago, going from US Navy sailor to horse trainer to homeless father.

May 30, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local

Pride trio make history with three-way valedictorian tie

Around this time each year, hundreds of seniors from multiple high schools in the area prepare for graduation: the culmination of years of studying and testing. From these groups of seniors, an even smaller number are given the prestigious title of valedictorian as recognition for being the very best academically among their classmates.

May 23, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education

Proposed state budget takes aim at FFA and other career programs

A proposed budget put forth by California Governor Jerry Brown has instructors and students involved in Career Technical Education programs worried.

May 16, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government

A dream fulfilled: Connie Valverde set to graduate from Turlock Adult School

As a teenager growing up in the 1960s, Connie Valverde had dreams of earning an education, starting a family and making a life for herself in the United States. Living in the heart of Mexico in Puebla City, roughly 86 miles south of Mexico City, Valverde seemed to be in route to achieving her goals when she was suddenly forced to withdraw from the Mexican school system.

May 16, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education


The Central Park Evening Market brought vendors and patrons alike to Downtown Turlock during its grand opening Thursday night. As local band The Nines performed in the middle of Central Park, shoppers like Darci Viss stocked up on fresh strawberries. In addition to fruits and vegetables, there were also items such as wine, preservatives and jewelry available for purchase along with food trucks for hungry patrons. The market also provided entertainment for children in the form of a bounce house and a cookie decorating station, where Turlockers Aubree Carillo and Leona DeLeon passed the time.

May 04, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local

Turlock’s Colin Kaepernick named Time 100 Icon

Time Magazine has published its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world - the Time 100 - for 18 years. Over that time the magazine has recognized a wide range of individuals as titans, pioneers, artists, leaders and icons for enacting change in the world, good or bad.

April 21, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local

Hilmar wrestling beats outnumbered Mountain House

The Hilmar High wrestling team had no trouble picking up its first Trans Valley League dual win of the season when it hosted Mountain House High Wednesday night and beat the Mustangs 72-3.

January 06, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Bulldogs take down Gauchos with second-half surge

Turlock High boys soccer snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over El Capitan High at home Wednesday night in the first Central California Conference match of the season.

January 06, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Pitman wrestling beats Atwater with ease

Pitman High hosted Atwater High Wednesday night for a six-match dual that saw the Pride beat the Falcons in convincing fashion, 74-6, for their third Central California Conference dual win of the season.

January 05, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | 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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