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Fishing part of quality family time

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." (Henry David Thoreau) The longer that I've been fishing the more this quote has meant to me. Fishing has and will always be something that I seem to value more as time passes. I was reminded of this by my son last year. He asked to go fishing with me only. Our previous trips were with a friend or two. Admittedly, he's not as obsessed with fishing as I was at his age but he was obviously interested in spending ...

May 12, 2016 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Community


Turlock Ultimate Frisbee club best in state

Turlock has the best Ultimate Frisbee club in the state of California.

April 01, 2016 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


209 ski resorts ready for better season

Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley are officially open for the 2015-16 winter season.

December 24, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


Cindy Kelley takes first at CrossFit Games

Cindy Kelley entered the world of CrossFit competition two years ago at the age of 49, taking what was essentially a healthy hobby and turning it into a goal-driven source of motivation. She finished eighth at her first Reebok CrossFit Games and second last year, but in the 2015 games, as part of the Women's 50-54 Division, Kelley trumped her past performances with an overall first place finish.

July 24, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Locals find their groove at fair

Saturday was truly a day for local motocross racers to shine at the Stanislaus County Fair, in the final day of motorsports action in the Food Maxx Arena.

July 21, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


Brandon Bettencourt TKOs Daniel Wehner

Brandon Bettencourt is known for his wrestling, but on Saturday, at HFP4: Finished No Judges Required in Merced, his performance in the cage was defined by his right hand.

July 21, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Denair racers mow through competition

Lawns across the state are going brown due to the drought, freeing up lawn mowers and their drivers for more competitive tasks, like racing at the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 17, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


Denair's Monster pro switches gears for fair truck pulling

Denair's Russell Steeley is known by many as a small town celebrity.

July 10, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


More motorhomes, more fun at this year’s Destruction Derby

The Stanislaus County Fair is here and with it an anticipation for fried foods, rides, exhibits, musical performances and motor sports. Of all the entertainment options available during the fair's nine-day run, the single most popular event is undoubtedly the two-day Destruction Derby, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday and hosted by the Turlock Lions Club.

July 10, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Stanislaus Cardinals return for big year

The 18-year-old Stanislaus Cardinals Babe Ruth baseball team ended its season with an early run in the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament. With the help of a pool of talented players from local schools including Turlock, Pitman and Hilmar High, the team is shaping up well and looking to surpass last season's success and eventually make the World Series.

May 26, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


Vander Weide, Wheeland win big at OAA’s

The 48th Annual Outstanding Athlete Awards ceremony was held at the Sportsmen of Stanislaus Club in Modesto on Wednesday, bringing the best student and adult athletes Stanislaus County has to offer together for one night of recognition and fun.

May 14, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Four area athletes nominated for Outstanding Athlete Award

The Sportsmen of Stanislaus club has been recognizing athletic achievements in the form of the Outstanding Athlete Award for several decades, celebrating and rewarding athletes from Stanislaus County for their success and ability in their respective sports. Players, coaches, teams and community contributors from all over the county have had the honor to win an OAA award, and tonight, at the 48th annual OAA banquet, four athletes from Turlock have the opportunity to be added to that list.

April 21, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Inaugural Grand Prix brings high-speed action to streets of downtown Modesto

The sounds of high revving go karts were heard all weekend long on the temporary street circuit in the heart of downtown Modesto at the inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix for the Superkarts USA Summer Nationals.

August 04, 2014 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Turlock Journal | Community


Cindy Kelley does it again

Last year, at the age of 49, Stevinson local Cindy Kelley competed in her first CrossFit Games in the Masters Women 45-49 division, topping out in eighth place and taking third in one of the events in Los Angeles.

July 25, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


Motocross action: Fair event puts injured racer back on a bike

Saturday not only marked the near end of the Stanislaus County Fair, but also concluded the over week -long period of motorsports action at the Food Maxx Arena with quads, pee wee bikes and motocross competitors taking the action to the dirt track.

July 22, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


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