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Rockies blow past Dbacks

The Rockies wasted no time getting on the board when they faced the Diamondbacks on Thursday in the second round of the National League Little League playoff tournament. Two first-inning runs put the Rockies in the lead but it was a nine-run third inning that gave them the 13-3 win and a guaranteed spot in today's National League Championship.

June 01, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Tigers mount comeback, defeat Yankees 6-4

It was the top of the third inning. The American League Yankees led the Tigers by four runs and seemed to be in complete control of the game. The Tigers knew they had to turn the tide, and soon, or their goal of a tournament championship would become harder to achieve.

June 01, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Area camps offer basketball fundamentals

Do you have a son or daughter that likes basketball? Are you a young basketball player yourself, hoping to improve your skills? Well in less than a month there will be two basketball camps in the area to choose from, the Bulldogs Boys Basketball Camp and the Stanislaus County Elite Basketball Camp.

May 11, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


TJHS, Dutcher track athletes set county records

Athletes from Turlock Junior High and Dutcher Middle School took part in the 2012 Jr. Relays County Meet at Modesto Junior College on Saturday and finished the day with a number of first place finishers and a couple of record breakers to boot.

May 08, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Still on the mat; club wrestlers earn top marks at state folkstyle competition

High school wrestling season has ended but a handful of wrestlers continue to compete, sharpening their skills and staying in shape for next season. Those wrestlers, members of the Turlock Wrestling Club, took part in the 2012 Cadet-Junior Folkstyle State Championships last weekend and their performances earned TWC a team championship in both the Cadet and Junior classes.

March 16, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Turlock taekwondo students impress in Santa Cruz

Tony Merafuentes has been a taekwondo practitioner for 35 years and an instructor for 22 of those years. Merafuentes' instructing career began in Modesto when he was just 24 years old, but three years ago he brought his knowledge and love for the Korean martial art to the Turlock Academy on East Main.

March 16, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


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


Time for Little League sign-ups

While the weather remains chilly and Christmas was just a week ago, it's that time of year again - time to sign up for Little League baseball.

December 30, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Youth


Youth football team prepares to compete in national tournament

For more than 20 years the Turlock Youth Football program has groomed young players and produced countless championship teams. Now, for the first time in TYF history, young Turlockers have the opportunity to showcase their skills at the national level when a hybrid 49er/Viking team travels to Dallas, Texas Christmas week to compete in the Youth National Championship Tournament.

December 23, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Turlock girl takes first place at Punt, Pass and Kick

Mya Sanchez earned a first place trophy Sunday in the Punt Pass and Kick competition at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

December 06, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


Local second grader to punt, pass, kick at Candlestick

This Sunday when the 49ers host the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park in San Francisco Turlockers will be able to see two local faces if they watch closely, Colin Kaepernick and Mya Sanchez.

November 29, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Youth


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


GYMNASTICS: STATE CHAMP

Kylie Viray, a 7-year-old Turlocker, won the all around state gymnastics championship in Lemoore with an overall score of 37.225. Viray also won the balance beam championship with a 9.3 in only her second year of competition.

November 22, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Youth


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


New youth softball team to hold tryouts

Turlock now has a fastpitch softball program for local girls.

August 26, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Youth


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Turlock four send U18 Rage to Nationals

Lindsey Vander Weide and Maddy Halteman will be joining their respective Division I volleyball programs next month, but before that, the duo, along with two other Turlock natives herded their U18 Rage Volleyball team into the USA Junior National Championships this past week in New Orleans.

July 02, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


Hilmar's Baptista leads Rage U17

Emily Baptista has been a force in volleyball since she stepped foot on the court.

July 02, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


Four home runs lift American 11s over Nationals

Four - that is how many baseballs the Turlock American 11-year olds hit over the fence Monday at Osborn Park in Atwater during an All Stars matchup against crosstown rivals, the Turlock Nationals.

June 30, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


American 10s notch 2-0 start in District tourney

The 10-year-old Turlock American All Star team is rolling.

June 30, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


National 12-year-old All Stars boast veteran squad, ace pitchers

Lyle Zimmer knows a thing or two about winning.

June 26, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


American 12-year-old All Stars stacked with talent

The Turlock American 12-year-old All Star group is a unique squad for first year All Star head coach Scott Ericksen.

June 26, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


Defense key for National 11 All Stars

The Turlock National 11-year-old All Stars come into the season as the runner-up for the 10-year-old District 73 title, something the squad hopes to improve on this year.

June 26, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


American 11s All Stars heavy on hitters

The Turlock American 11-year-old All Star squad is looking strong.

June 26, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


National 10s All Stars eyeing District title

First year Majors coach Jeff Naranjo will now serve as first year head man for the Turlock National 10-year-old All Stars.

June 26, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


American 10-year-old All Stars look strong

Kirk Johnson has all the confidence in the world that his Turlock American 10-year-old All Stars can go to distance when the District 73 tournament begins this weekend.

June 26, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Youth


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