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Turlock fighters earn wins in Fresno

Chukchansi Park is the home of the Fresno Grizzlies and built to host baseball games, but on Oct. 23, knuckle balls and home runs where replaced with knuckled fists and gloved punches for the Golden State Championships boxing show.

November 04, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Teammates to rivals

It's that time of year again; time for Turlock to come together for the friendly and intense competition known as the Harvest Bowl. This season marks the 13th time Pitman and Turlock High meet at Joe Debely Stadium, continuing a tradition of rivalry between the town's most talented football players.

November 03, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Lewis Gonzalez vs Bobby Nash: Turlock fighter enters his 14th professional MMA fight at GKO7

Lewis Gonzalez is in a familiar position, training with his teammates and preparing for an upcoming MMA fight. In his fifth year as a professional mixed martial artist and with a Welterweight bout against Bobby Nash at Global Knockout 7 on the horizon, it's business as usual for the Turlock native who is in the midst of a career climb back to a national promotion.

August 05, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Bernie Sanders rouses thousands with message of revolution

With Election Day in California less than a week away and the general election for the United States presidency looming closer, Senator Bernie Sanders pushed his campaign into overdrive, hosting a last-minute rally in Modesto on Thursday in a growing trend of added campaign stops designed to help close the gap between himself and fellow Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

June 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Government


Professor integrates community service into coursework; students take aim at homelessness

Homelessness is often an out of sight, out of mind issue for many, but for a group of 20 students at California State University, Stanislaus it's an issue that has been brought into the light by, of all things, a first-year composition English class.

April 14, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Super Bowl City, NFL Experience offer football fans pre-game thrills

Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi's Stadium for the big game. While the game itself will be played on Sunday when the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers take the field in Santa Clara, the event began much earlier in the week in San Francisco where installations and exhibits littered the city and jerseys of all kinds dotted the streets.

February 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Turlock fighter Lewis Gonzalez bruises Ty Freeman

Lewis Gonzalez set out to make a statement in his welterweight fight against Ty Freeman at WFC16 in Sacramento on Saturday, aiming to not only win but to do so in a way many haven't seen over the course of his four-year professional career.

January 26, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Turlock fighter looks to elevate his career with standup win

Lewis Gonzalez is a professional Mixed Martial Artist, but at his core he is a wrestler. His grappling skills propelled him to nine consecutive wins to begin his career, earned him a spot as a Las Vegas headliner, and garnered enough interest from the UFC for the premier MMA organization to give him a primetime fight in 2015.

January 22, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Sacred Heart 7th graders support classmate with cancer by shaving their heads

A group of 7th graders are sporting freshly shaved heads at Sacred Heart Catholic School, not as part of a new trend, but instead to show support for classmate Andrew "AJ" Perez, who was diagnosed with Hodgskin's Lymphoma roughly three weeks ago.

December 18, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Education


Quarterfinal upset: No. 7 Tracy takes out No. 2 Turlock

The Sac-Joaquin Section Division I girls volleyball quarterfinal between Turlock High and Tracy High was supposed to be a continuation of Turlock's successful 2015 campaign and a return to the upper levels of post season competition. Fresh off their first playoff win since 2006 and with powerful weapons on the court, the blue and gold Bulldogs hosted their green and gold counterparts on Thursday with every intention of repeating the preseason performance in which they beat Tracy 3-1.

November 12, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Tovar avenges Jr Olympics loss

Turlock boxer Sandra Tovar defeated Junior Olympics silver medalist Angela Murillo in Fresno on Saturday via unanimous decision in the 101pound weight class of the 13-14 girls division.

August 25, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Pride, Bulldogs volleyball on crash course for league title

It was a respective one-two finish in the Central California Conference last season for Pitman and Turlock High's volleyball teams.

August 18, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pride soccer turning corner towards 2015 season

Pitman High had a fairly successful season last year, finishing third in the Central California Conference with a 6-5-4 record and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Sac Joaquin Section Division I Boys Soccer Playoffs.

August 13, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock soccer prepping for comeback season

Since claiming the Central California Conference title in 2012, Turlock High's boys' soccer team has posted consecutive fifth-place seasons, the most recent of which came by way of a 2-10-3 record.

August 11, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Young QB joins new team; earns second trip to All-American Bowl

Around this time last year, Brady House was gearing up for his third year of Pop Warner football with the Hughson Huskies while preparing for his national debut at the Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Florida.

August 08, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


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