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Turlock’s Lethal Lewis Gonzalez still undefeated

As people sat at tables and slot machines trying to earn a quick buck on Saturday, Lewis Gonzales was downstairs earning his money, fighting fellow welterweight Justin Baesman at Oroville's Gold Country Casino and Hotel.

November 14, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional

Lethal Lewis Gonzalez: Fighting for a future

In a small town like Turlock, that rarely garners national attention and where time moves at a steady pace, people are quick to claim any source of pride they can find. Recently, the ascension of Tom Brandstater, Colin Kaepernick and Tom Mendonca to the professional level of their respective sports has become the main source of pride for many Turlockers.

November 11, 2011 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional

Denair-raised UFC fighter bows out of Saturday event

Jeff "Hellbound" Hougland announced Tuesday he will not fight in Saturday's UFC Live 6 due to torn tendons in his hand. The mixed martial artist will undergo surgery for the injury, sustained during training, next Tuesday.

September 27, 2011 | | Sports Professional

Despite bad night, Pitman grad Colin Kaepernick shaping to become the next San Francisco 49ers QB —

SAN FRANCISCO - Colin Kaepernick had to stop getting dressed. He was already in a pair of jeans, a T-shirt and a gray hat representing the San Francisco 49ers. He was looking for his shoes. But that task had to be put on hold, as about dozen members of the media wanted a piece of him.

August 30, 2011 | Chhun Sun | Sports Professional

Former Warrior earns minor pitcher of the year honors

Former Cal State Stanislaus standout pitcher Andrew Stueve had an eventful weekend as he nears the end of his first professional season. On Saturday, he was named the Pitcher of the Year for the Arizona Rookie League Royals after he appeared in 22 games and threw 43 innings to earn a 2.09 ERA while striking out 40 batters and collecting six saves.

August 30, 2011 | | Sports Professional

Road from Denair to UFC long for local fighter

The trip from Denair to Las Vegas isn't an arduous one, for most. It's just eight hours of leisurely, albeit monotonous, highway driving.

August 10, 2011 | | Sports Professional

Brandstater joins Cowboys

Since his selection in the 2009 NFL Draft, Tom Brandstater has put on various team uniforms.

August 09, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Sports Professional

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

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