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Turlock trumps competition at Bulldog Classic

Wrestlers from 23 schools, including Turlock, Denair and Hilmar High, crowded into Turlock's Bulldog Stadium Saturday morning to compete in the 20th annual Bulldog Classic. After dozens of matches and more than nine hours of wrestling, the Bulldogs claimed their third tournament title of the year with a total of 18 and half points and three champions.

January 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Pitman’s second half rally earns a win

It wasn't looking good for Pitman High's boys basketball team when they hosted Merced High Wednesday night. The Pride's first half was a slow one chocked full of missed shots and turnovers. Despite the rough start Pitman was able to battle back after halftime and defeat the Bears 57-44.

January 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Pride slashes Falcons for second straight win

Pitman High's girls basketball players entered their second league matchup against Atwater High on Thursday with a heightened sense of confidence. Two days after defeating a highly athletic Merced High team, the Pride won its second game in the CCC, beating the Falcons 59-38.

January 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar wrestling teams notch league wins

It was a successful day Wednesday for the wrestlers at Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar highs. The three teams won their first league duals against Merced, Atwater and Orestimba High, respectively.

January 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Turlock’s back-to-back wins put them 2-0 in CCC

Turlock High's first league opponent was Buhach Colony High, one of the projected front runners for the CCC title this season. The Bulldogs faced the Thunder Wednesday night at home in a confidence building 62-56 win.

January 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

TC, Turlock girls start league strong

The beginning of league play can be a stressful time for teams in the Valley. Although the first couple of games won't break a team's chances at a league title, they can serve as the foundation for future success and indicate what the rest of the season holds.

January 06, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Therion Gregory bids Denair farewell

After 20 years at Denair High School Therion Gregory has retired. Gregory turned in his resignation in December and has since moved to Utah where he plans on finishing his education.

January 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Denair trounces Waterford with 3-point shooting frenzy

Denair High's girls basketball team had an easy time defeating Waterford High Tuesday night. The Coyotes finished 49-22, securing the win in their first league game.

January 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

I’m no Nostradamus, but I’ll give it a shot

The NFL's regular season is over and it's time for the playoffs, that special three-week stretch that ends with the grandest of events - The Super Bowl.

January 03, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Columns

Turlock’s Erick Parsons invited to All-Star game in Tampa

Young men often turn to athletics in pursuit of confidence and camaraderie. Some simply want to have fun, but most athletes strive to compete and have a deep desire to win. They follow in the footsteps of their role models and try to emulate the things they've seen, hoping their efforts will parlay into future success.

December 30, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports

Stanislaus dominates Dominican in home victory

The men's basketball team at California State University, Stanislaus blew by Dominican University Thursday 82-68. The Warriors (7-2) were led by Reggie Jones who finished the game with 24 points, 17 of which came in the first quarter. Jones also recorded 10 rebounds against the Penguins (1-10) who surprised those in attendance with a competitive first half.

December 30, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | College

Vikings go 1-1 in Texas

In the first round of the Youth National Championship Tournament the Turlock Vikings were pitted against the Texas Wrecking Crew, an All-Star team twice their size. The majority of those who face the Wrecking Crew quit by halftime but Turlock stuck it out on Tuesday, doing their best to compete in the 30-0 loss.

December 30, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Youth

Turlock Express: Indoor soccer at the professional level

Soccer fans rejoice; Turlock is now home to its first professional sports team, the Turlock Express. In their first year at the professional level the Express (6-3) are in second place of the Professional Arena Soccer League's Western Division and undefeated at home. Turlock will try and extend their perfect record at home Friday when they host the Tijuana Revolucion at the Turlock Indoor Soccer facility.

December 27, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional

Local soccer talent named All American

Since graduating from Turlock High in 2010 and joining Modesto Junior College's women's soccer team Sara Latham has experienced a high degree of success. Last year she was named to the All Regional Team, last fall she was named Big 8 Conference Player of the Year and last week she was selected to the JC All-American Division III team.

December 27, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | College

CCC title up for grabs

I didn't know what to expect out of this year's basketball season; before December I hadn't watched a high school basketball game for at least four years. I did know that Turlock and Pitman would be in constant competition with each other for bragging rights and that Turlock, as defending CCC champions, would be the team to beat.

December 27, 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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