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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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!"
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.
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.
Everyone expected Tom Brandstater's first NFL start on Thursday night to be exciting, but the Turlock High graduate made people's jaws drop.
The Denver Broncos quarterback situation is a mess, which is a good thing for Tom Brandstater.
MODESTO - Tom Mendonca was not in a rush to go anywhere.
It's back to football for Kevin Kramer.
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.
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.
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.
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