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Q & A with Colin Kaepernick

The Journal visited with Turlock hometown favorite and Pitman High alum Colin Kaepernick after he and fellow Niners quarterback Blaine Gabbert participated in 7-on-7 drills at the training facility in Santa Clara earlier this month.

August 19, 2016 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Oakland heading into 2016 with one talented squad

No other team in the National Football league seems to have had a better offseason and progressive year in 2015 than the Oakland Raiders.

August 19, 2016 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


49ers begin year with high hopes in Chip Kelly era

There is no doubt that the San Francisco 49ers are heading into the 2016 season with more questions than answers.

August 19, 2016 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Lewis Gonzalez vs Bobby Nash: Turlock fighter enters his 14th professional MMA fight at GKO7

Lewis Gonzalez is in a familiar position, training with his teammates and preparing for an upcoming MMA fight. In his fifth year as a professional mixed martial artist and with a Welterweight bout against Bobby Nash at Global Knockout 7 on the horizon, it's business as usual for the Turlock native who is in the midst of a career climb back to a national promotion.

August 05, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


NHRA visits wine country

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series made their tradition trip to wine country in Sonoma for the 29th annual Toyota Sonoma Nationals. This is the second of three races of the NHRA's Western swing, and all the teams are feeling the pressure as the count down to the championship nears with just three races left to get into the six race playoff.

August 02, 2016 | BY JEFF BURGHARDT | Sports Professional


Turlock's Spencer Heller competes at U.S. Women's Open

Spencer Heller of Turlock might have missed the final cut to compete in this weekend's final at the 71st U.S. Women's Open, but that doesn't mean that she is done with golf or with her goal of achieving a spot in the tour, this is only the beginning.

July 15, 2016 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Another Turlock alum drafted to the 'Big Leagues'

Another Bulldog was added to the list of draftees when Turlock alumnus Jeremy McDonald was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 27th round of this year's Major League Baseball Draft.

June 17, 2016 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Turlock alums picked in top 5 rounds of MLB draft

Brett Cumberland and Blake Cederlind were standout baseball players during their years at Turlock High. Now, after a couple years on different paths, but still related to baseball, both are top 5 round picks in this year's Major League Baseball draft.

June 10, 2016 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Stockton 99 Speedway launches 68TH season of racing

Stockton 99 Speedway will host its 68th season of racing competition when the historic quarter-mile fires up the lights on Saturday night. The speedway will heavily emphasize a revived local program in 2016 with the Noceti Group presenting a full season of points racing. The N. Wilson Way oval will welcome the return of Late Models and Grand American Modifieds for points racing along with the touring Legends of the Pacific and the California Mini Cups.

May 12, 2016 | | Sports Professional


Pitman grad scores in arena football league

Former Pitman High receiver David Gianesin had only a few days to decide whether to drop everything, including collegiate athletics and forgo this semester of academics in order to pursue his dream of playing football at the professional level.

March 29, 2016 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Manning last game? Newton's finest moment? We'll see

Peyton Manning's last game? Cam Newton's finest moment?

February 06, 2016 | BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports Professional


Bad start for Turlock Express

It hasn't been by any standards an even decent start for the Turlock Express, or not one that head coach Art Pulido expected, but with nine games left in the season and the Express just two games from third place in their division, there is no question they are still in the hunt for the playoffs-meaning their year is far from over.

January 26, 2016 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Turlock fighter Lewis Gonzalez bruises Ty Freeman

Lewis Gonzalez set out to make a statement in his welterweight fight against Ty Freeman at WFC16 in Sacramento on Saturday, aiming to not only win but to do so in a way many haven't seen over the course of his four-year professional career.

January 26, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Turlock fighter looks to elevate his career with standup win

Lewis Gonzalez is a professional Mixed Martial Artist, but at his core he is a wrestler. His grappling skills propelled him to nine consecutive wins to begin his career, earned him a spot as a Las Vegas headliner, and garnered enough interest from the UFC for the premier MMA organization to give him a primetime fight in 2015.

January 22, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Cardinals edge Niners after Kap's surgery

This one was never supposed to be close. When the last-place 49ers took the field against the first-place Cardinals, oddsmakers declared them 10-point underdogs at home for the first time in nine years. When the division rivals met in September, Arizona trounced San Francisco, 47-7.

November 30, 2015 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Sports Professional


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