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Teen races past former track champions

Showing talent and skill way beyond his years, 14-year old Dennis Allen, of Lincoln, deftly held off three former track champions en route to a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday's 100-lap Tri-Holiday race for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Western Late Models at Stockton 99 Speedway.

May 27, 2014 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports columnist | Sports Professional


Turlock Quakes show vast improvement, but still fall short

The members of Turlock's U23 San Jose Earthquakes PDL team anxiously await their home opener this Saturday at California State University, Stanislaus' Warrior Stadium, and hope that it will bring them a win. The Quakes are coming off a four-game road trip, with no wins to show for it.

May 27, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Earthquakes PDL team begins season with even results

The U23 San Jose Earthquakes PDL (Premier Development League) squad, based out of Turlock, began the 2014 season last weekend after back-to-back road games against the Ventura County Fusion and the OC Blues where the Quakes managed to pull away with two 1-1 draws.

May 16, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Turlock PDL team readies for season opener

The San Jose Earthquakes Premier Development League team, which is based here in Turlock, will conclude its preseason this upcoming weekend with back-to-back exhibition matchups today and Sunday.

May 02, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Surviving The Masters: 5 things to remember for your trip to Augusta National

You've won.

April 08, 2014 | BY VINCE JOHNSON MNC Masters Correspondent | Sports Professional


Taylor to coach Earthquakes' Turlock development team

It was finally made official on Thursday that California State University, Stanislaus men's soccer head coach Dana Taylor will be the head coach for the San Jose Earthquakes Premiere Development League U-23 team in its inaugural season in Turlock this upcoming May.

April 04, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Lewis Gonzalez forced to pull out of championship fight

Opportunities in life are transitory. Here one minute and gone the next; they are to be seized and capitalized on whether in personal or professional arenas. But sometimes opportunities are fleeting by nature, dependent on external circumstances that are out of the control of those who stand to benefit from them.

January 14, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Farewell to Candlestick: Kaepernick forever tied to park's legacy

Candlestick Park-a Bay Area sports staple for more than half a century.

December 26, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Ashley Fantazia signs with second overseas volleyball club

It's been nearly a year and a half since Ashley Fantazia last graced an indoor volleyball court at the professional level, but with her recent signing by France's Bordeaux Merignac Volley, she's finally back.

November 16, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Bronil Koochoie continues his soccer career with the Dallas Sidekicks

Since graduating from Turlock High in 2001, Bronil Koochoie has travelled the globe with soccer as his vehicle. After experiencing exotic locals like Sweden, Iran, and Thailand as a professional outdoor player, Koochoie returned home to Turlock last year to try his hand at the indoor version of his beloved game as part of the Turlock Express in the Professional Arena Soccer League.

November 01, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Turlock Express jump into new year with new team

Turlock's professional indoor soccer team, the Express, finished its second year in the Professional Arena Soccer League with a 9-7 record that included a division final appearance in the postseason after placing second in the Western Division, now Pacific Division.

October 04, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


Colin Kaepernick: San Francisco’s next great QB?

The San Francisco 49ers are a storied franchise, but that wasn't always the case.

August 23, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


Outrunning the trappings of fame

Since being named the starter in San Francisco and leading the 49ers within five yards of a Super Bowl victory last season, Colin Kaepernick has become arguably the most popular player in the NFL.

August 23, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


No looking back: 49ers rush into season, rely on veteran defense

Last season the San Francisco 49ers saw themselves one play away from potentially achieving the ultimate prize in the National Football League, a Super Bowl victory. The heartbreaking 34-31 loss to the Baltimore Ravens may seem like it happened yesterday to die-hard fans, but the Niners aren't looking back; they're 100 percent focused on the season ahead.

August 23, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


The new Raiders : Oakland continues to rebuild post Al Davis

The Oakland Raiders thought 2012 would be their year to shine after finishing 8-8 and tying for first in the AFC West in 2011. Before 2012, the franchise hadn't seen a winning record or the postseason since 2002; but things quickly came crumbling down.

August 23, 2013 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


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How do you stop Jordan Spieth?

That's on the minds of many after the 21-year-old ran through Augusta National for the second day in a row Friday, turning a course known for its intimidation into his personal playground.

April 10, 2015 | BY VINCE JOHNSON Masters Correspondent | Sports Professional


Augusta National: 3 things you need to know for the 2015 Masters

Whip up your famous pimento cheese, plant eye-poppingly colorful azaleas and trim your yard to precisely 3/8 of an inch. Pump in 98 of the world's best golfers and thousands of guests dressed in their finest springtime getup, and you'll be at Augusta National for the 2015 Masters.

April 07, 2015 | BY VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Journal | Sports Professional


Welcome home Stanislaus Cardinals

Turlock sports continue to thrive.

April 07, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Sports Professional


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