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Turlock High graduate enjoys baseball, life in Taiwan

Whenever Dan Reichert has a meeting with his coaches on the mound, it looks like a game of telephone.

August 05, 2011 | Chhun Sun | Sports Professional


Through midseason slump and friends’ deaths, Mendonca is recovering

Tommy Mendonca has only been in the Minor League Baseball system for two years now, but he's considered to be on the fast track. After he got drafted by the Texas Rangers in the second round of the First-Year Player Draft in 2009, he began his pro career in Spokane, Wash. He then got promoted to the Bakersfield Blaze that same year, even playing against the California League's North Division rival, the Modesto Nuts, at John Thurman Field in Modesto, a short drive from his hometown of Turlock.

August 02, 2011 | Chhun Sun | Sports Professional


Fleming inching toward big leagues

It was only for a short time, but Marquis Fleming came so close to his big league dreams. Last week, the former Cal State Stanislaus pitcher found himself in Triple-A baseball - just one step from the MLB.

July 29, 2011 | Chhun Sun | Sports Professional


A buckin’ good time

Dozens of rodeo cowboys and cowgirls from across Northern California gave Stanislaus County Fair visitors a show to remember at FoodMaxx Arena on Thursday night.

July 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Sports Professional


Brazil to be honored at Stockton 99 Speedway

The NASCAR Whelen All American Series returns to the Stockton 99 Speedway today to celebrate the racing career of one of the Speedway's favorite sons with Johnny Brazil Night by Performance Electric.

July 15, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Sports Professional


Mendonca shines in Double-A

Turlock High graduate Tommy Mendonca is making his mark with the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, as he was named Texas League Player of the Week.

July 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Sports Professional


Belletto continues to rack up points

Season points leader and second generation driver Jeff Belletto, of Modesto, continued his winning ways in the Western Late Model division at Stockton's 99 Speedway last Saturday night.

June 17, 2011 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports | Sports Professional


Nuts begin 4-game homestand today

The Modesto Nuts did not have a memorable Memorial Day - in the good sense.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Sports Professional


Kaepernick’s dream job close to home

A few minutes after his childhood dream became a reality, Colin Kaepernick was asked a simple question.

April 29, 2011 | Chhun Sun | Sports Professional


Pitman High grad Colin Kaepernick considered an early NFL Draft pick

To understand what the next couple of days will mean to Colin Kaepernick, it's best to rewind to three months ago. The date is Jan. 9, the day his career as the quarterback of the University of Nevada football team ended. Yes, he was a little emotional afterward, knowing that he would no longer play with the teammates he'd gotten close to during the previous five years.

April 26, 2011 | Chhun Sun | Sports Professional


Bikers complete inaugural race around Turlock Lake

Nearly 500 bike racers completed the Turlock Lake Road Race on Saturday afternoon, wrapping up the inaugural event at Turlock Lake in La Grange with expectations that it will attract a greater attendance next year, said Robert Bell, the marketing director for Fun Sport Bikes Cycling Team, also the organizer.

April 12, 2011 | Chhun Sun | Sports Professional


Turlock’s Lawless wins PGA Pro match

The Northern California PGA announced Monday that with a final score of even par 72, PGA Professional Marc Lawless of Diablo Grande Golf Club in captured first place at the 2011 NCPGA Pro-Series 3 contested at Catta Verdera Country Club at Twelve Bridges in Lincoln.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Sports Professional


An interview with TC graduate Jill Baker, now a pro volleyball player in Switzerland

Jill Baker has traveled a long, productive path since her days playing on the Turlock Christian High volleyball team. During her time as an Eagle, she helped lead the team to Sac-Joaquin Section title appearances. After that, she moved onto Azusa Pacific University, a school located near Los Angeles. She had an incredible career there, culminating in winning the NAIA Volleyball Player of the Year award in 2009.

December 23, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Sports Professional


Blaze sweep Nuts with help from THS grad Mendonca

In a span of two days, Turlock High graduate Tommy Mendonca torched the Modesto Nuts before he sizzled down on the third day. Still, his Bakersfield Blaze took care of business.In three games this week against a team he was familiar with growing up, Mendonca - who gained national recognition for leading Fresno State to the 2008 College World Series title - had a 5-for-10 showing with one home run, four runs scored, one triple, one double, three RBIs and some heroics at historic Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield. In the third game, he went 0-for-3 but had one RBI.Mendonca ...

July 30, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Sports Professional


Rodeo brings cowboys, cowgirls to town

Wrestling steers, riding a bucking bronco and racing around barrels were all common sights on Thursday night in the FoodMaxx Arena as cowboys and cowgirls took the stage for the California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association Rodeo event this year at the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Sports Professional


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