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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


Local martial artists plan trip to visit Grandmaster in North Carolina

Tony Merafuentes is known as Master by his Tae Kwon Do students, a title that reflects his knowledge and status as a Tae Kwon Do practitioner. As a Master, Merafuentes holds a high degree of credibility in regards to his instruction and critiques of others but even he is outranked by another; Grand Master San Ho Lee.

June 01, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Athleticism and attitude: A derby girl’s credo

On Saturday I drove to the S.O.S Club in Modesto to watch the SINtral Valley Derby Girls host the Shasta Mountain Mighty Rollers, where I experienced the cult sensation known as roller derby for the first time. As I walked onto the basketball court - which had been fashioned into a makeshift track - I couldn't help but notice the crowd's enthusiasm as the girls strapped on their helmets and prepared to jam.

May 29, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Local driver in running for rookie award

Turlock's Chris Falkenberg is relatively new to the sport of dirt track racing but he hasn't let that stop him from winning - or having fun. Falkenberg, who races in Chowchilla, Merced and Watsonville, recently won three straight races and currently sits in first place at both the Merced and Chowchilla tracks, which is not an easy feat for a rookie.

May 01, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Edward Mackey’s MMA mission

Everybody has a dream.

April 24, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | Community


Junior Merafuentes, CBBL give back to martial arts community with free tournaments

Martial arts has experienced an uptick in enthusiasm in the last few years as kids, teenagers and adults flock to the various disciplines to learn self defense and respect while satisfying their competitive tendencies. Enthusiasm alone often isn't enough for some, however, as the cost to train, equip oneself, and compete has kept some potential martial artists away from the sports.

April 10, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | 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


Demolition Derby: Two-day event ends well for locals

The mayhem of the Turlock Lions Destruction Derby at the Stanislaus County Fair began on Monday and concluded on Tuesday as many locals fared well in the two-day event at the Food Maxx Arena with thousands of spectators present to watch cars smash into each other until only one was left standing.

July 15, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


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