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Tennis squads ready to post victories

In 2012, the Central California Conference girls' tennis season saw a crazy year after Pitman High struggled with a 1-9 record, placing last in league, while Turlock High - at 15-4 - were co-champions with Merced in the CCC.

September 10, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS

Turlock, Pitman football squads prepare for kick-off

Immediately after last year's final snap, the Pitman and Turlock High football teams were already looking into the upcoming season, with a focus on conditioning in the off-season.

August 13, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS

CrossFit scores with Turlock athletes

CrossFit ParaBellum hosted their first fitness competition on their one-year anniversary at their Turlock gym Saturday, with over 98 participants from around the Central Valley.

August 13, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS

Ajax Girls make it to quarterfinal round

After recently winning their fourth tournament this season, the under 10 Modesto Ajax United girls soccer club is now 23-3-1, after losing in the quarterfinal game at the Mustang Stampede Tournament this past weekend.

August 13, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS

Go up to beat summer heat

Years ago, it didn't matter how hot it got outside, I was prepared to fish through the heat of the day. I actually scoffed at anglers who got off the water by noon or waited until the evening.

July 12, 2013 | Jarrod Ballardo | SPORTS

Modesto Babe Ruth looking for back to back State Championships

The Modesto Babe Ruth baseball team is back in the Central California Babe Ruth 16-18 Year Old State Tournament for the second consecutive year. After a 2012 summer season that included a state championship victory and a run into the Babe Ruth World Series Tournament that ended with a third place finish, Modesto has returned with a talent laden roster and hopes to improve on last year's success.

July 12, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS

Turlock golfer hitting his stride during offseason

As a junior standout at Turlock High, Teo Chiesa was the Most Valuable Player for the Central California Conference for the 2012-2013 year. Now a senior, Chiesa returns in his final season with high hopes of another successful campaign and perhaps a future in golf.

July 12, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS

Among the clouds

Nearly every time Caleb Monticalvo picked up a pole to vault over the crossbars as a high school athlete, the collegiate scouts told him to put it back down.

July 12, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS

Heller finds success on and off course

Spencer Heller graduated from Turlock High in 2009 with dreams of golf glory. She wanted to compete at the highest level, but to her dismay she didn't receive any Division I offers, and so she went in search of a university to call home. Her search brought her to Sonoma State University, and although it was a Division II school, it turned out to be the perfect fit for the former Bulldog.

June 18, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS

Rivercats take title

The American League Rivercats won the Minors division Tournament of Champions for the first time after defeating the Atwater Angels, 3-2, on Saturday in a tight ball game at Julien Field.

June 18, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS

Pitman shoot-out

Pitman High hosted its 12th annual basketball shoot-out tournament on Saturday at Pitman High with 16 local schools participating from the San Joaquin area from as far south as Merced and as far north as Manteca. Pitman, Turlock, and Delhi High were among the competitors.

June 18, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS

Rockies claim championship

It was a nail biter at Julien Field on Saturday as the National League Rockies defeated the Yosemite Reds in the Majors division, 5-4, in walk-off fashion after a seventh inning Ramon Grande RBI single scored Marino Cabero from third.

June 18, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS

Fly fishing trout quest

Just as soon as I send this report, I'll be making my way to Clarks Fork for a week of camping with family and friends. This year is a little different; I've become a little more serious in my pursuit of the elusive trout.

June 18, 2013 | Jarrod Ballardo | SPORTS

Trying to master this predictions thing

It's time to confess. I love predictions. For whatever reason, reading opinions on why a future outcome will happen based on convoluted thoughts fascinates me.

April 11, 2013 | Vince Johnson The Santa Clarita Valley Signal | SPORTS

Two D1 signings from Pitman

There were smiles and a few tears, but mostly smiles on Wednesday when Pitman's Jordan Gonzalez and Hailee Baldwin signed their respective letters of intent to the University of the Pacific and Fresno State. Staying with Pride tradition, a large crowd gathered in the school's library to watch the culmination of the two athletes' energy, effort, and time and catch a glimpse of what their future might hold.

November 30, 2012 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS

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