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Turlock Cycling Team aims to build excitement for sport

Turlockers got the chance to meet their first cycling team during the Festival of Lights in downtown Turlock on Friday. Armed with water bottles, Christmas cookies, and posters, the members of Bell Real Estate Cycling helped spread the word about the newest edition to Turlock's athletic scene.

November 23, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Football players seek another chance with the County Regulators

High school athletics provides young athletes with the opportunity to compete and perform in front of their peers as well as form bonds with their coaches and teammates, but what happens after graduation? Some athletes go on to play at the collegiate level but many don't get that opportunity and even if they do, that time is limited.

July 31, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Turlock hosts Western National Championship Tournament

Thirty-six teams from Southern to Northern California, Oregon and even Hawaii gathered at Pedretti Field on Tuesday to kick of the 2012 Western National Championship Softball Tournament. Teams from two divisions, 16 and under and 18 and under, competed in the first of two pool games, the second of which will be played today, to determine tournament seeding and get a feel for their opponents.

July 31, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Fair motorsports end in the mud

The Stanislaus County Fair asked visitors to "imagine the fun" this year but many opted to experience the fun instead, and nowhere was that more evident than in the Food Maxx Arena. During the fair's 10-day run spectators witnessed two destruction derbies, monster trucks, freestyle motocross and flat track events - but the concluding night of motor sports was arguably the most fun.

July 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Tractor, truck pulls put engines to the test

The sun was out but the heat wasn't a factor at the Stanislaus County Fair on Sunday. To compensate, people from across the Valley and beyond piled into the Food Maxx Arena for high octane entertainment at the Truck and Tractor Pulls.

July 17, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Tuff Trucks and Monster Truck Results

Tuff Trucks and Monster Truck Results

July 17, 2012 | | Community


Destruction Derby II: Metal Mayhem Results

Destruction Derby II: Metal Mayhem Results

July 17, 2012 | | Community


Destruction Derby I: Traditional Turmoil Results

Destruction Derby I: Traditional Turmoil Results

July 17, 2012 | | Community


Appetite for Destruction

The night started just as it had in years past. Modified and reinforced cars entered Food Maxx Arena one by one, taking a ceremonial parade lap as the crowd cheered. Behind them followed six tow trucks, stalking the cars as a vulture would their soon-to-be prey - a sign of the destruction to come.

July 13, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Delhi Boxing Club fighters win debuts

Mariela Banuelos and Marco Valladares stepped into Fresno's Aleman Gym on Saturday racked with nerves as they prepared for the first boxing match of their amateur careers. The two fighters tapped into more than three years of training to defeat their respective opponents via decision, becoming the latest fighters from Delhi Boxing Club to win in their amateur debuts.

July 11, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Fewer drives sign up for county fair destruction derby

When Stanislaus County Fair Destruction Derby Promoter Buster Lucas switched the dates of the fan-favorite competition from Monday and Tuesday to Friday and Saturday, he believed the field size would increase.

July 11, 2012 | BY DALE BUTLER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Community


Local father-daughter tandem to miss derby for religious reasons

The Ceres father-daughter tandem of Greg and Kinsey Mathews have chosen to forego the 37th Stanislaus County Fair Destruction Derby for religious reasons.

July 11, 2012 | BY DALE BUTLER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Community


Local athlete offers boot camp

Anthony Harding's interest in physical fitness was born many years ago when he was just a kid on the football field. It grew as he attended Pitman High, where he became a two-sport varsity standout, flourished at Fresno State University, where Harding majored in Kinesiology and served as the Bulldog's running back, and finally took a hold of him during his preparation for the NFL combines after graduation.

June 22, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Former Bulldogs become hall of famers

Turlockers Paul Larson and Dave Maggard were recently inducted into the California Interscholastic Federation's Sac-Joaquin Section 2012 Hall of Fame class for their athletic accomplishments at Turlock High and beyond. Both were three-sport standouts, representing the Bulldogs on the football field, basketball court and track.

June 12, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Bullfights celebrate Portuguese tradition

The Turlock Pentecost Association wrapped up its 100th anniversary celebration with a Galla Traditional Portuguese Bullfight at the Stevinson Pentecost Bull Fighting Arena on Monday. Those in attendance were treated with a taste of 18th century Portuguese culture as Cavaleiros (horseman), Matadores and Forcados (suicide squad) battled six bulls in the center of the ring, risking injury for the sake of entertainment, pride and tradition.

June 05, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


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