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Academica SC begins next chapter in new league

Turlock's professional soccer team Academica SC made a huge leap recently after they made their way into the National Premier Soccer League - what team President Simon Bettencourt says is similar to the Advanced Single-A of baseball, but for pro soccer.

March 09, 2018 | Eddie Ruiz | Community

Local baseball team wins MABL Championship

Four years ago head coach Jaime Trujillo promised his Turlock Pitbulls baseball team that they would win a championship in the 209 Mexican American Baseball League and after last Sunday's results, the promise came true.

October 10, 2017 | Eddie Ruiz | Community

Derby provides metal crashing action

For many the Stanislaus County Fair means visiting with friends, connecting with the area's agricultural heritage and eating some fried treats. For others, it's a chance to cause some destruction.

July 18, 2017 | Eddie Ruiz | Community

Jousting, monster trucks included in fair arena lineup

The Stanislaus County Fair is known for its rides, food and livestock, but those looking for adventurous entertainment can head out to the FoodMaxx Arena this year to see exciting events that feature destruction, larger-than-life trucks and even jousting.

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Community

Pitbulls keeps baseball players in the game

When Turlock's own Jaime Trujillo started the Turlock Pitbulls recreation baseball team nearly four years ago his goal was simple-to allow kids to play baseball after high school and college.

July 11, 2017 | Eddie Ruiz | Community

Turlock's Mixed Martial Arts gym boasts pro fighters; open to all

Turlock Academy of Martial Arts is the only Mixed Martial Arts gym in the town of Turlock and owner and black belt instructor Derrick Williams is on a mission to assist the local talent in a unique sport that teaches more than just self-defense and discipline.

June 01, 2017 | Eddie Ruiz | Community

Ireland chases hockey dream

Kellen Ireland of Turlock has a dream that is unlike any student-athlete who comes out of the Valley. He has a dream of playing collegiate ice hockey. And not just any, he wants to play at the highest level.

December 02, 2016 | Eddie Ruiz | Community

Tuff Trucks and Mud Drags bring families together

The Tuff Trucks and Mud Drags competition took place at the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday, bringing with it a whole lot of mud, some stiff competition and for two local families, special moments.

July 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Community

Local drivers dominate 'Traditional Turmoil'

It took Denair's Tony Silveira 16 years to win for the first time, but only one year to do it again as the veteran driver claimed his second consecutive victory in Monday's "Traditional Turmoil" Destruction Derby, presented by the Turlock Lions Club, in the Food Maxx Arena at the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 12, 2016 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports columnist | Community

Challenger Sports Soccer coming to Turlock

They are calling it the "Summer of Soccer" and here is another reason why that statement holds true. Some of the most talented British soccer minds and coaches are coming to Turlock to help mold the next generation.

June 17, 2016 | Eddie Ruiz | Community

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

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