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Scenery is not everything

Several years ago I took a friend out fishing on the delta. He proceeded to catch the biggest bass of his life that day. Funny thing was that he just got back from a guided trip in Mexico for trophy bass. His biggest fish during his Mexico trip was half the size of the one he caught that day.

August 20, 2010 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Community

Indoor soccer: Faster paced, higher scoring

World Cup fever spread across the globe this summer, renewing Americans' interest in the global game of soccer – and supposedly psychic cephalopods.

August 13, 2010 | | Community

Life-long passion

Andre Weiglein has been playing water polo most of his life.

August 13, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Community

Local drivers embrace the mud

What most drivers would consider nightmare road conditions were just the ticket for area Mud Bog competitors at the last night of the Stanislaus County Fair on Sunday.The muddier the better was the mantra of those who put their four-wheel drives to the test in the knee-deep mud pits which took center stage in FoodMaxx Arena. The annual Mud Bog competition consisted of four categories: Rhino/Rangers, Local, Super Stock and Modified. The majority of drivers in the Local division brought their respective trucks and Jeeps out mainly for some dirty fun, with winning taking a back seat. "It ...

July 27, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Community

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

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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 ...

December 02, 2016 | Eddie Ruiz | Community


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