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Brandon Bettencourt continues MMA comeback in Merced

Disappointment comes in many forms, but for Brandon Bettencourt it came in the form of a dislocated shoulder a little over three years ago. In the genesis of his amateur MMA career, Bettencourt found himself on the losing end of his first sanctioned fight against Mike Ruiz due to injury default when he threw out his shoulder in the opening seconds of round one.

July 16, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Mud Drags races are back at the fair

After a year in hiatus, the Mud Drags races returned on Wednesday afternoon for some motorsports action at the 2015 Stanislaus County Fair.

July 16, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Stanislaus Cardinals eliminated from State Tournament

For the first time in nine years, the Stanislaus U18 Babe Ruth Cardinals will not be vying for the Central California State Tournament championship. After executing a comeback win in their opening game on Friday, the Cardinals were dealt back-to-back losses by Bullard on Saturday and Delano on Sunday and were unexpectedly eliminated from the tournament.

July 14, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock American 12s go 1-2 in Section tourney

After tearing through the District 73 Majors All Star Tournament a week prior, the Turlock American 12-year-old team brought their confidence into the Section 6 tournament that begin on Saturday and concluded on Monday.

July 14, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Denair driver takes top spot in derby

After 16 long years of trying Denair's Tony Silveira was finally able to smash and bash his way to victory in Monday night's "Traditional Turmoil" Demolition Derby, presented by the Turlock Lions Club, in the Food Maxx Arena at the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 14, 2015 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Turlock Journal | SPORTS


Rodeo hits Stanislaus County Fair

Local rodeo competitors proved to be standouts at the 2015 Stanislaus County Fair rodeo.

July 14, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Opponents come together on the mat for match night

Bonding and helping voluntarily are not activities that are typically associated with athletic opponents, but for Valley wrestlers it has become a summer time tradition. Though they face off against each other through league and into the postseason, Central California Conference wrestlers - and those from surrounding leagues - have been coming together to help each other stay sharp on the mat for weekly match nights, the last of which was held on Wednesday at Turlock High.

July 09, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock and Hilmar meet 7 on 7

The beginning of the 2015 high school football season is roughly three months away, but preparation has already begun for local teams who are shaking the rust and acclimating new varsity players through seven-on-seven scrimmages.

July 09, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


No stopping the Turlock Seadogs

The Turlock Seadogs can't stop tasting victory in the Mid Valley Swim League this season.

July 01, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Hilmar duo help Rage U13 into Nationals

The U13 Rage Volleyball squad was led by two soon-to-be Hilmar High Yellowjackets, as they sent their youngest team of five to the USA Junior National American Championships which took place at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center this past weekend and concluded on Monday.

July 01, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Barnes, Tubbs and Handy lead Rage 15s to title

Whitney Barnes, Jadyn Tubbs and Julia Handy all have something in common-their hometown is Turlock and they are part of the best U15 Club Volleyball squad in the nation.

July 01, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


CSUS men's golf coach headed to UOP

John Cook won back-to-back California Collegiate Athletic Association championships as California State University, Stanislaus' men's golf coach and earned four CCAA Coach of the Year awards during his seven years with the Warriors, so it came as no surprise when the University of Pacific offered him the position as the Tigers' men's golf head coach.

June 25, 2015 | | SPORTS


Dakota Edwards tosses no hitter

The development of former Turlock High Bulldog Dakota Edwards has seen its ups and downs at the collegiate level but after an impressive summer baseball outing the previous week, the local right-handed pitcher seems to be on the upswing.

June 25, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Six locals joining All-Star football team

The 30th annual Rotary North v. South All-Star football game is tonight and will feature the skills of players from more than 56 high schools, including Turlock and Pitman High.

June 25, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Turlock fighter to make UFC debut on Saturday

Lewis Gonzalez is officially a UFC fighter. Less than two months after requesting a release from his World Series of Fighting contract and putting his MMA career in a state of uncertainty, Gonzalez has been asked to fight on the preliminary card of Saturday's UFC Fight Night 70 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL where he will face Brazilian fighter Leandro "Buscape" Silva.

June 25, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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Turlock Seadogs headed to Meet of Champions

For the past four years the Turlock Seadogs have dominated the Mid Valley Swim League, earning consecutive championships and cementing themselves as the premier ...

July 29, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


American 11s end season at State

The Turlock American All Stars barreled into the 11 year-old State Tournament on Sunday carrying major heat, defeating all opponents who stood in their way ...

July 29, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


USA for 3rd; Mexico barely in final

And Americans thought the World Cup was the only major tournament.

July 23, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


American 11s eyeing a run for state

Head coach Kurtis Carr has his team motivated and focused.

July 23, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | SPORTS


Running with history

Ralph Gonzales has been long distance running for roughly 20 years, covering ground at marathons in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, New York and more. He ...

July 23, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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