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April 06, 2010 | | Community


Former coach wins national track title

Longtime Turlock teacher and retired coach James Hollister won the indoor title at the National Masters Pentathlon Championship at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston in the 65-age group last weekend. Hollister amassed 4,011 points, 443 shy of the world record.

March 30, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Community


Pitman senior to play soccer against world’s best

For years, Donya Oliveira's soccer skills have taken her to various places all across the country to compete with the best players around. She's been taking the sport seriously since age 8.

February 01, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Community


Fishing after a storm can be hit or miss

Fishing after a storm sometimes can turn the bite on. I remember one year when we had three storms in a row. Parts of I-5 were actually closed due to flooding but that didn't stop us from fishing Lake Amador. When we got there, the water was all muddied up and had risen several feet. Not really sure how to approach those conditions, we tossed out our plastic worms and proceeded to have one of the best fishing days we have ever had on the lake. In that situation the storm turned the fish on and the rising water ...

January 22, 2010 | Jarod Ballardo Fishing Columnist | Community


No tall tale

January 08, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Community


It’s never too late to learn how to ski

In January many look to the slopes for holiday and family fun. The latest ski report from Dodge Ridge includes 10 inches of new snowfall over the last two days. Bear Valley opened on Dec. 26 with limited terrain available, and First Tracks will open today.

January 02, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Community


A good coach is hard to find

One day, Dave Morgan was watching his Denair High boys basketball players hold a free-throw contest. Even in this supposedly fun activity, he became frustrated that they weren't sinking enough shots - so much so that he barked to his players, "Gimme that thing!"

September 22, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Denair coaching legend dies at 89

Dave Morgan, one of the most successful boys basketball coaches in state history who guided Denair High to a section title in 1990, died on Monday. He was 89.

September 18, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Mendonca returns to Modesto for playoffs

Turlock High graduate Tom Mendonca will be close to home once again, as his Bakersfield Blaze will open the North Division playoffs against the Modesto Nuts at John Thurman Field starting today at 7:05 p.m. in the best-of-three series.

September 08, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Brandstater starts and stuns in preseason finale

Everyone expected Tom Brandstater's first NFL start on Thursday night to be exciting, but the Turlock High graduate made people's jaws drop.

September 04, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Brandstater could benefit from ugly situation

The Denver Broncos quarterback situation is a mess, which is a good thing for Tom Brandstater.

September 01, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Turlock’s Mendonca receives a nice welcome in Modesto

MODESTO - Tom Mendonca was not in a rush to go anywhere.

August 29, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Turlock’s Kramer finishes overseas trip with a gold medal

It's back to football for Kevin Kramer.

August 25, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Brandstater roughed up in first NFL game

On Saturday night, Denver Broncos rookie quarterback and former Turlock High standout Tom Brandstater wasn't restricted to the sidelines for three hours, as he was a week earlier. He finally got his chance to play in an NFL game, this one against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field in preseason action.

August 25, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Community


Franchitti gets his first taste of Sonoma victory

Scotsman Dario Franchitti (#10 Target Ganassi Racing) used his starting position on the pole to maximum advantage by leading wire-to-wire for the victory in Sunday's IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Sonoma on the tough 12-turn, 2.303-mile road course at Infineon Raceway.

August 25, 2009 | Dale Bosowski Motorsports Correspondent | Community


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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


Not for mowing

High powered motorsports action continued this past Friday with lawn mower races at the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair.

July 18, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


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