With summer vacation officially upon us it's time for local football players to get back to work and prepare themselves for the fall season. For most players, preparation consists of individual cardio and weight training sessions until the time comes to join their teams for group conditioning. But for a select few players, their moment of preparation will come much sooner and in a different type of team setting thanks to former Hilmar High and University of Oregon quarterback Nate Costa.
Since her amateur debut on July 14, 2012, Sandra Tovar has compiled an 8-3 record while honing her skills inside the boxing ring. Now, nearly three years after her first fight, the Dutcher Middle School 7th grader finds herself on the biggest stage of her career: the USA Boxing Junior Olympic and Prep National Championships, where she is set to compete at 101 pounds in the Intermediate division.
Beginning the year with back-to-back wins is tough to do in any sport. The Turlock Seadogs summer swimming program made it look easy on Saturday with a win over the visiting Ceres Dolphins at the Turlock High Pool.
All year long the Yankees have dominated the Turlock American Little League Majors with their deep pitching and explosive offense but when the playoffs started back on May 19, they were upset in a 5-6 loss to the Angels which was only their second loss all year long.
Sandra Tovar is back in the winner's circle a little more than four months after suffering only the third loss of her amateur career. Tovar, representing the Delhi High 51FIFTY Boxing Club, avenged her previous loss with an unanimous decision victory over Hermelinda Mendoza of Battle Fit Gym at the Black Star Boxing Show in Sacramento on Saturday.
United States Olympic wrestler Ken Chertow came into town on Friday to host a wrestling clinic at Turlock High School's wrestling room and share his experiences as an elite athlete as well as teach the youth a few things on the mat.