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Rivals team up for Lions All Star game

The high school football season has long since been over and the NFL season is still some ways away but football fans have the chance to satisfy their hunger for the pigskin tonight at the 39th annual Lions All Star Football Classic at Modesto Junior College.

June 15, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Rotary Baseball Classic features nine local players

The best junior and senior baseball players Stanislaus County has to offer are set to compete in the 23rd annual Modesto Sunrise Rotary Baseball Classic today at John Thurman Field in Modesto. Nine players from the Turlock area will participate in today's All-Star game, representing Turlock High, Pitman High, and Turlock Christian High. The Pride will also be represented by Mick Tate and his staff who were selected to coach the West team.

June 15, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman’s Mick Tate retires

Ten years, 146 wins, three 20-win seasons, a 2006 Division I South Section title, and at least 10 former players turned collegiate athletes.

June 08, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock’s Lindy Avila signs with William Jessup

Lindy Avila's time at Turlock High has come to an end but her academic and athletic careers are far from over. After a highly competitive senior season on the court, Avila is set join William Jessup University's women's basketball team. She will be the sole incoming freshman on the squad.

June 08, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


TC’s Chase Gonzalez selected for national super football combine

Last year Turlock Christian's Chase Gonzalez suffered a mid-season collar bone injury, forcing the Eagle's starting quarterback to miss half of the season's scheduled games. Gonzalez didn't let his injury keep him down, though, as he returned to finish the final few games under center and end the season with 1,588 passing yards and 12 touchdowns in his second year as a varsity player.

June 08, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


THS wrestlers prepare for national freestyle event

This year's wrestling season was one to remember for Turlock High. The Bulldogs finished with an undefeated league record, a CCC Championship, a Division I South Championship, and sent four wrestlers to the State Tournament. Freshman Isaac Bertalotto and sophomore Albino Orozco played a big part in Turlock's successful season, proving that a young team and a championship team weren't mutually exclusive.

June 01, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Yellowjackets stung by Escalon in Section final

Hilmar struck first - plating a run in the top of the third inning - but Trans-Valley League rival and defending state champion Escalon was up to the task, scoring two runs in the fourth inning and hanging on for the win.

May 29, 2012 | BY MARG JACKSON TURLOCK JOURNAL | High School Sports


Local athletes record personal bests at Masters

Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar High each saw its track season come to an end at the SJS Masters tournament in Elk Grove last Thursday. A combined nine athletes from the three schools competed in various events throughout the day, with a majority competing in the girls division.

May 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


NCGA, Stevinson Ranch and Delhi High team up to develop youth golf

Golf is viewed as an elitist sport by many, on par with tennis when it comes to the high cost to participate and develop as a player. Because of this, a lot of young athletes don't consider golf to be a viable option, resulting in a large, untapped demographic of potential golfers.

May 25, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hilmar baseball to compete for Div. V title

With an upset over Linden High under its belt, Hilmar High baseball planned on cruising by Dixon High, in a best two out of three series, on its way to the SJS Division V Championship game. Things didn't quite go as smoothly as they hoped, though.

May 22, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock, Pitman track near end of season

The SJS Division I Section Finals were a success for both Turlock and Pitman High. After two days of competition at Elk Grove High, the Bulldogs advanced eight athletes to the Masters Meet Trials and the Pride advanced five.

May 22, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Pitman softball comes up short in first round

Pitman High was elated at the end of the regular season, winning its first Central California Conference softball championship in school history. The Pride's (16-11 overall) enthusiasm was short lived, however, as Sheldon High (19-9 overall) destroyed their post-season dreams in the first round of the SJS Division I Playoff Tournament, 16-1.

May 22, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Softball All-League Honors

Central California Conference

May 22, 2012 | | High School Sports


Hilmar track shines at Sections

Local athletes put in solid performances last week at the SJS Division IV/V Track Finals that were held at Modesto Junior College. Denair High, Turlock Christian High, and Hilmar high each brought athletes to the competition and experienced varying degrees of success. Hilmar walked away with the most success, however, finishing 12th as a team in the girls division and advancing five athletes to the finals of their respective events.

May 18, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Bulldogs undefeated season ends at the feet of Franklin

Turlock High's playoff run is over. After two emotional, sudden death, post-season victories, the Lady Bulldogs (13-3-7 overall) succumbed to Franklin High of Elk Grove, 1-0, on Thursday in the semi-final round of the SJS Division I Playoff Tournament.

May 18, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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5 Questions for Hayden Steger

Q. How is this year's team different than last year's?

September 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


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