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Local cowboy shines at Fair

It was an unfamiliar feeling in a familiar setting.

August 07, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Motorsports: Ground to air

Fans at the FoodMaxx Arena this week had plenty to cheer about, as motorcycle jumpers did their version of gymnastics in the air and kids and adults got a kick of adrenaline rush in the quad drag races. A good chunk of the quad drag racers were local, while there was one motorcycle jumper who recently participated in the X-Games. It was an eventful night in which spectators cheered on quad drag riders as they went as fast as they could on a 200-feet track.

August 07, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Modesto Babe Ruth’s run ends in regional title game

The quest is over. Although it didn't end with final victory; the Modesto Babe Ruth 16-18-year-old baseball team can look back at the season and know it was an action-packed ride. The players and coaches were just one win away from recapturing the glory and success they achieved in 2008.

August 07, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Mendonca crowned top WAC athlete

Tom Mendonca's legacy just keeps growing.

August 07, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Turlockers dominate ‘Traditional Turmoil’

At precisely 7:30 p.m. Monday night, a horn blared to signal the start of the first of four preliminary heats at "Traditional Turmoil" the first of two straight evenings of the fan favorite demolition derby action, presented annually by the Turlock Lions Club at the Stanislaus County Fair.

August 04, 2009 | Dale Bosowski Motorsports Correspondent | Community


Truck and tractor pulls draw in large crowds

It wasn't a typical day at the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday evening, as the sun was making its slow descent in the west. The drivers sat in their vehicles that lined up in a row looking almost endless, waiting for a turn.

August 04, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Truck and Tractor Pull Results

FoodMaxx Arena

August 04, 2009 | | Community


Modesto Babe Ruth fights back into regional title game

It wasn't easy.

August 04, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Girls youth soccer team on good roll

The Turlock Tornados girls soccer under-13 team is on a winning streak, and the players and coaches hope to continue their good fortune.

August 04, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Modesto Babe Ruth comes out strong to take regional opener

For the Modesto Babe Ruth 16-18-year-old baseball team winning is now a recurring theme. And the players did it again on Thursday night, exploding for eight runs in the first inning of their Pacific Southwest Regional opener against Nevada at Wastonville High in Wastonville. They won 19-1.

July 31, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Brandstater inks deal with Broncos

Tom Brandstater was looking cool and relaxed in a T-shirt and a pair of shorts and sandals along the sidelines of Joe Debely Stadium last week, taking in the last day of his nearly three-week break from the Denver Broncos.

July 28, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Local players shine in Babe Ruth state championship

MODESTO - One by one, the batters went down, humbly and stoically back to their dugout. They knew it was going to be a difficult day, and not because the state championship was at stake.

July 24, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Babe Ruth moves on to title game

MODESTO - Bobby Swedberg, the coach of the Modesto Babe Ruth 16-18 year-old baseball team, gathered his players in a huddle before the top of the third inning. He didn't like what he was seeing so far. He challenged them to be better.

July 21, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Local Babe Ruth players aim high

The goal is simple: Win state.

July 17, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Doing it the Harding way

For some reason, Anthony Harding had a difficult time dodging people. But this time, he wasn't in his Fresno State football gear. He wasn't at Bulldog Stadium in front of thousands of people or somewhere in the country trying to reach the end zone.

July 10, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


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