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Ukiah drivers mow over competition at fair races

The first annual lawn mower races held at the Stanislaus County Fair on Sunday attracted local drivers who were just getting into the sport, as well as dedicated racers from Ukiah and Sacramento.

July 27, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Community

Quadcross and Pee Wee Bikes Results

Results from July 23 at the Stanislaus County Fair

Quad Beg. 310+ Race A: 1. Brandon Shaw of Escalon; 2. Daniel Soares of Modesto; 3. Matt Titus of Riverbank

July 27, 2010 | | Community

Local racers tear up the track

It's nearly silent in the FoodMaxx Arena at the Stanislaus County Fair, save for the puttering of two two-stroke engines.

Then a light turns green.

July 23, 2010 | | Community


LOCAL GOLFTuesdayTurlock Tee-Birds· First flight: Joan Kappmeier 40, Peggy Jenkin 41, Emily Gomes 41. Second flight: Joan Patrias 42, Diane Arakelian 45, Elaine Garcia 49.

July 20, 2010 | | Community

Fans flock to fair for ‘metal mayhem’

This is a truth about humanity that no one can seem to deny: Whenever there's a car accident, nearby drivers and passengers can't help but break their necks to see what had happened.This is also true for demolition derby.But in this particular setting, there's no guilt involved for the spectators. Just a lot of cheering and hollering, encouraging the demolition drivers to smash to pieces whatever is closest to them. It was an undeniable scene Tuesday night at the FoodMaxx Arena, where the Stanislaus County Fair was wrapping up its second and final day of ...

July 20, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Community

Fair Arena Sports Results

Tuff TrucksFridayAt FoodMaxx Arena1. Ace Rocha, Waterford; 2. Herk Usrey, Modesto; 3. Jared Scott, Denair; 4. Vincent Alamo, Oakdale; 5. Jason Boudreaux, Turlock; 6. Bryant Desaire, Hilmar; 7. Jerry Williamson, Oakdale; 8. Ace Rocha (58-White); 9. Aspen Desaire, Hilmar; 10. Matt Nascimento, Turlock.

July 20, 2010 | | Community

Modesto Babe Ruth survives tournament

MODESTO - Before the Central California State Tournament, Bobby Swedberg and his 16-to-18-year-old Modesto Babe Ruth baseball team had reasons to believe that they were going to easily skip past this round of action.

July 16, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Community

Locals impress at junior volleyball nationals

At the prestigious USA Volleyball National tournaments in Reno, Nev., which finished on July 1, six Turlock-area players - who qualified through Rage Volleyball in Ripon - made their marks, as one of the representatives went home with an individual recognition.

July 09, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Community

Denair grad looks to shine in Babe Ruth baseball

MODESTO - For Dylan Werner, it hasn't been easy.

July 09, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Community

Fishing by moonlight

School is finally out and this is the time of year when night fishing can be the best choice for anglers looking to beat the crowds and the heat.

June 29, 2010 | BY JAROD BALLARDO | Community

No secrets in pro fishing

This past week the FLW Nation Guard Western Division Series Tournament was held on the Delta. The tournament was eventually won by Discovery Bay's Don Davis. Davis was fishing a little known area south of Mossdale that has been closed up for years by beaver dams and low water levels. I've fished there myself several years ago and can only imagine how good it must have been for him; nobody has been able get in there for years. His means for getting in were very ingenuitive and at the same time viewed by others as unfair. In his ...

June 18, 2010 | BY JAROD BALLARDO | Community

Summer fishing has arrived

Summer has officially started for me and I have several friends that I promised to take fishing. It's been a crazy spring; I had one trip that was postponed three times due to the weather and another that has been postponed twice. Never before have I had to worry about the weather being a factor once getting past the month of April. I have a brother-in-law who lives in England, while he was over this past summer we were discussing a planned barbecue for this July. His response was, "it must be nice not having to worry about the ...

June 04, 2010 | BY JAROD BALLARDO | Community

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May 11, 2010 | | Community

Stanislaus County residents shine at Special Olympics

Turlocker Ryan Gosik looks forward to the Stanislaus County Special Olympics every year. He doesn't just have one favorite event; all of the events are his favorite.

April 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Community

Fair makes changes for motocross event

Every year hundreds of motocross riders and fans pack the FoodMaxx Arena during the Stanislaus County Fair. The motocross event is a popular attraction at the fair and draws a large number of riders, making each event a long affair, often going into the wee hours of the morning. The 38th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors decided to make a change that will, hopefully, give motocross riders and their fans a little bit more slumber time. On Monday, the board unanimously approved to have daytime preliminary races, then a slack period prior to the main motocross event.

April 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Community

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