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Grizzlies Defeat Express, remain tied for first in PAC North Division

ROUND ROCK - The Fresno Grizzlies (59-42) and the Round Rock Express (45-56) combined for seven home runs on Sunday at Chukchansi Park. Fresno was victorious in an 11-8 final to have won 12 of their last 13 games to remain tied for first with the Reno Aces in the Pacific North Division. J.D. Davis went 3-for-5 for the Grizzlies for his first three-hit game of 2017 at the Triple-A level. He had six three-hit games while with Double-A Corpus Christi earlier in the season.

The Express got on the board first when Jurickson Profar reached second on an error and scored on a Travis Snider (2-for-5) RBI single in the opening frame to make the score 1-0. The Grizzlies tied the game quickly in the second when Davis scored Teoscar Hernandez (2-for-4) with a RBI single.

Grizzlies Take Rubber Match from Chihuahuas, 11-5

A.J. Reed, Colin Moran and Tony Kemp all homer to power Fresno on Sunday in El Paso

EL PASO - The Fresno Grizzlies (31-33) continued their rapid turnaround, winning for the 13th time in 17 games Sunday evening against the El Paso Chihuahuas (30-34) at Southwest University Park. Fresno is enjoying a 5-2 road trip and an 8-3 month of June during their resurgence.

The Grizzlies jumped all over El Paso starter Tyrell Jenkins, scoring five runs before an out was recorded in the top of the first. Colin Moran (2-for-4, 4 RBI) doubled into the right field corner scoring Tony Kemp (single), Tyler White (single) and Preston Tucker (walk) to make it 3-0 Fresno after four batters. For Moran, it's seven RBI in two games, after he drove in three Saturday with a pair of homers. After the first on Sunday, Moran had driven in six runs in 10 innings.

Edison's Matt Johnson to Lead Madera South's Football Program

MADERA - Less than a month after the resignation of Dane Cook, former Madera South High School Varsity Football Coach, the Stallions have a new leader. Matt Johnson, former varsity football coach from Fresno's Edison High School has been hired to lead the Stallion Nation's program.


Johnson, who played college football at the University of Southern California in the mid 80's, was an assistant coach for eight years under former Edison coach Tim McDonald. He also served as lead assistant under "one-year" head coach Ricky Manning. Then lead the Tigers to a 2014 CIF Valley Championship (first Edison championship since 1975) during his four year tenor as Edison's varsity football coach.

Fresno State Announces New Ticketing Option: The Bulldog Pass

FRESNO - Fresno State Athletics announced the unveiling of the Bulldog Pass on Monday, a new mobile ticketing option exclusively available for Fresno State Young Alumni and Fresno State Faculty/Staff.

The Bulldog Pass allows fans to select from four different packages and guarantees admission to every regular season home game or match for the sports included in the selected package. All passes represent at least a 25 percent savings; the larger the package, the greater the savings. Fresno State will only be offering a limited number of tickets through the Bulldog Pass, so fans are encouraged to purchase quickly.

Donegan Resigns as Madera South's Football Coach 18-57

MADERA - After seven years at the helm of Madera South High School's football program, Coach Scott Donegan has announced he is stepping down. He will remain as a physical education teacher and his successor has not been named.

Donegan was the then new school's first football coach in 2006 after a very successful run at Chowchilla Union High School where his team won the CIF Valley Championship in 2004 and placed second in 2005.

Chairman of Yosemite Motor Speedway Convicted of Fraud in New Mexico

MADERA - Investors were shocked to learn of the criminal past of head of the Yosemite Motor Speedway. Madera Online has uncovered forty-five pages of documents that show that the chairman of the racetrack's board of directors faced seventeen counts of fraud, two counts of racketeering and two attempted 3rd degree felonies in New Mexico less than ten years ago.

After a mistrial and a hung jury, Jerry Lowrie agreed to a plea-bargain deal in which he plead guilty to two counts of fraud. Both counts came with an 18-month prison sentence which was to be served consecutively and one year of state parole.

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